Enterprise-Wide Global Standards

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

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...


Sales Tax Series Blog 3 – Consult the Tax Professionals

Posted on: June 30, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | QAD Financials, Professional Services

The complex US Sales Tax environment can have cost and risk impact on your business. An accurate ERP Configuration ensures the collection of transactions with appropriate tax calculations. Understanding the comprehensive business conditions for sales tax requires knowledge of Nexus, Exemption Rules for Customers, Exemption Rules for products or services, filing deadlines, filing agencies, form requirements, and evidence-based audit requirements.   Typically, small to medium size businesses lack internal resources...


The Importance of Pre and Post Cutover Metrics for ERP Implementations

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

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 | Logan Consulting News, ERP Selection, 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...


How Can Business Central Improve Your Company?

Posted on: June 13, 2019 | By: Michael Angel | Professional Services, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, a cloud-based version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, finally released earlier this year. Business central is ideal for a company that is in the small to medium in size range. Most would say that the main reason business central can improve a business is due to the Automated processes and workflows, Cross-department data and process flow, and the centralized data management. While Business Central can provide this...


QAD Precision for Global Trade Management

Posted on: June 4, 2019 | By: Robert Joynt | QAD Business Process, Professional Services

Global trade management (GTM) streamlines global trade by revolutionizing the entire transactional process from order to settlement and in turn improving operations and cash flow. Many international companies are tested with the challenges of importing or exporting products such as buyer screening, customs, delivery and settlement. Implementing QAD Precision well allows seamless integration with Enterprise Resource Planning to overcome those challenges and help your company thrive. Documentation and Compliance: Many...


Prevent Fraud Within Your Company

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


Automate Your Accounts Payable – QAD’s Evaluated Receipts Settlement

Posted on: March 29, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | Uncategorized, QAD Financials, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services

Included with your QAD Enterprise Edition Bundle of Software are several programs that enable Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS). ERS is an automation tool that converts an electronic purchase order receipt into a supplier invoice. Critical to ERS processing are accurate purchase orders. Accurate purchase orders imply accurate purchase order lines with accurate quantities, accurate units of measure and accurate pricing. The packing list number on the shipment from the supplier...


Success! – Implementing GL Consolidation in QAD Enterprise Edition Financials

Posted on: March 28, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | Uncategorized, QAD Financials, Professional Services

Our Logan Team and the Strong Financial Client Project Team successfully implemented General Ledger Consolidations. The profile of this implementation was the following: • Multi-Entity • Multi-Domain • Alternate Currency Source Ledgers including Peso and Renminbi • Target US Dollar Currency Consolidation Ledger • 1 year or 12 periods of General ledger History Our results were the following: • The QAD Consolidation of history replicated and balanced the historical consolidation...


Proper Training is critical to the short and long-term success of your QAD implementation

Posted on: March 14, 2018 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services

All ERP implementations are impacted by multiple factors that ultimately determine whether the implementation is a success. When viewed in the short-term (i.e. from software selection to actual “go-live”) and long-term (go-live through system maturity), one of the biggest factors is training. And, unfortunately, this is the factor that often receives the least attention after the go-live date. The result of the long-term is that users are no longer following...