Enterprise-Wide Global Standards

Posted on: September 26, 2019 | By: Cliff Oman | ERP Selection, M&A, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

Enterprise-Wide Standards - (Business Systems Solution and the ERP Core) Most companies strive for a standardized Enterprise-Wide Business Solution, including a standardized ERP Enterprise software package as the core of the Enterprise-Wide Business Systems Solution. This can be accomplished by standards or through transformations. As part of the integration/migration; certain coding and configuration standards for a variety of configurations and/or fields should be established and followed globally. When establishing these...


Leveraging Web Service Call and QXtend to Expose QAD EE Data in SAP

Posted on: September 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials

One of Logan Consulting’s long-standing clients is considering a strategy of standing up a hybrid ERP model for its US operations, leveraging its existing SAP footprint for financials and PLM, while migrating its US plants off of their existing ERP applications to QAD’s Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition (QAD EE). In order to support this long-term strategy, tight integration between SAP and QAD EE will be important for financial users who...


Why You Should Consider a Cloud-Based ERP System

Posted on: August 8, 2019 | By: Jillian Hampston | ERP Selection

With so many ERP systems to choose from on the market, cloud-based solutions have become common-place. However, many businesses still rely on complicated, outdated on-premises ERP. Read on to learn why your business should consider making the transition to a cloud-based ERP system.   Easy Infrastructure Implementation   One of the advantages of a cloud-based ERP system is simplicity. Because cloud-based systems don’t require a large hardware or IT investment, the amount of time needed...


Early Project Focus on Critical Manufacturing Data Important to ERP Implementation Success

Posted on: June 27, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

In complex manufacturing environments, the maintenance of item master, bill of material, and routing data is critical to accurate costing, planning, and manufacturing. Unfortunately, in many ERP implementations, the focus on this data and the conversion of it from a legacy ERP system to the new ERP system starts too late! Some ERP systems manage this data differently for planning, costing and manufacturing. As a result, it is important to...


The Importance of Pre and Post Cutover Metrics for ERP Implementations

Posted on: June 27, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

Defining specific pre and post cutover metrics is an important step in the planning of a new ERP system. ERP implementations are often seen as projects which reduce on-time shipment performance or throughput, for example. The Project Team needs the ability to reference pre cutover metrics and easily compare them to the same cutover metric to assess the positive or negative impact of the cutover. The Project Team (internal and...


Logan Consulting Internal Training Focus

Posted on: June 26, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, Logan Consulting News, Professional Services

As a constantly growing and evolving consulting firm, Logan Consulting is constantly adding new resources to its full-time consulting team and is focused on internal team growth. One of the most important pieces of this dynamic is our annual schedule of internal training for our team. This mandatory training is focused on the two major areas below, addressed in bi-weekly team sessions: Methodology Training – At Logan Consulting, we are...


United States Sales Tax Series (Blog 2) – The Complex Sales Tax Environment

Posted on: June 26, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, QAD Financials

This is the second in a series of Blogs regarding Sales Tax environments in the United States. This series will describe general considerations, legal environment and other conditions that create impact your business Sales Tax requirements. The complex environment exists because state legislatures create unique sales tax laws. There are some common conventions across the states. They include: • Sales Tax are calculated based on where the product lands or...


Prevent Fraud Within Your Company

Posted on: April 5, 2019 | By: Michael Angel | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Professional Services

Companies on a daily basis deal with large numbers of transactions which can cause lots of ins and outs within the company. This can make managing a company more complex which can cause lots of strain on upper-level management. In today’s day of electronic transactions, it can make it difficult to trust entries and cashing of checks.  Therefore, many Cash Management departments of Banks came out with an automated fraud...


Effective Development Planning for ERP Implementations

Posted on: March 26, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News, Uncategorized

Many ERP implementations involve development as part of the project. Development in this context can mean any or all of the following: Development of new functionality to address a functional gap in the softwareDevelopment of customer or supplier facing forms such as a Packing Slip, Shipper, Sales Order Acknowledgement, or Purchase OrderDevelopment of internal or customer facing labelsDevelopment of new reports, inquiries, or browses that present system data in more...


4 Myths of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Debunked

Posted on: January 29, 2019 | By: Guy Logan | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics GP

An ERP system is a very viable investment for any organization; big or small. Deciding to implement an ERP system, like Microsoft Dynamics GP, can cultivate many questions for you. There are tons of different options and finding the right solution for your organization can be quite the process. Any company can benefit from an ERP system by providing your organization insight on future trends, streamlining your supply chain, and...