Data Security Considerations when Implementing QAD ERP in the Life Sciences Industry

Posted on: February 3, 2020 | By: Jillian Hampston | QAD Business Process

Two decades ago, when cloud-based ERP solutions were introduced, companies viewed hosted systems as the panacea for cyber security. This is not the case as 90% of data breaches are the direct result of human error.  Internal business processes are still key to protecting against data breaches. Manufacturers/distributors who have faced a reportable data loss suffer both public relations damage as well as financial repercussions, as the average cost to...


Managing Supply and Demand in the Food and Beverage Industry with QAD

Posted on: January 24, 2020 | By: Jillian Hampston | QAD Business Process

The Food and Beverage (F&B) industry is difficult to operate in, especially when factoring in seasonality and freshness. Consumer demands are shifting constantly, leaving many companies within the industry struggling to keep up. QAD recognizes the fast pace of the food and beverage industry and has designed a solution to help companies better manage their supply and demand needs.   To read the rest of our article on how QAD can...


Implementing Segregation of Duties with QAD’s Adaptive ERP

Posted on: January 22, 2020 | By: Jillian Hampston | QAD Business Process

Under the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, publicly traded companies must safeguard investors from the possibility of fraudulent accounting activities done by corporations. This is accomplished through the segregation of duties (SOD). SOD is an internal control designed to prevent error and fraud by ensuring that at least two individuals are responsible for separate tasks within a business process. While SOD was introduced to improve security, it can add overhead...


Securing Item Master Data

Posted on: January 17, 2020 | By: Brian Clark | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

One of the complex processes defined during any ERP implementation project is the creation and maintenance of item master records. Often, users in different roles of an organization are required to maintain data elements relevant to their role, but should be restricted from changing those outside their jurisdiction. QAD Enterprise Edition addresses this requirement in several ways: The first way is menu security. The main frames of the item master...


QAD’s Adaptive Applications and QAD Adaptive ERP

Posted on: December 31, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

In 2019 QAD rebranded its solution portfolio to be called QAD Adaptive Applications. Its main ERP application will be called QAD Adaptive ERP. One of the main purposes was to reflect how QAD can adapt to constantly changing business conditions with more speed and agility. The QAD portfolio will also include a related and supporting solutions such as QAD Supplier Portal, QAD Cloud EDI, and  QAD Automated Solutions, all of...


Use 2020 to Plan Your QAD Enterprise Edition Implementation

Posted on: December 31, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

With many companies still on older version of QAD's Enterprise Applications software, 2020 is a great time to evaluate the many benefits of moving to QAD's Enterprise Edition and Adaptive ERP. QAD has made many improvements over the years to its software including most recently it Adaptive User Interface/Experience and portfolio of cloud-based applications. The most effective implementations of QAD solutions result from a through Scoping and Planning effort resulting...


Testing with Migrated Data

Posted on: September 30, 2019 | By: Brian Clark | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

Virtually every ERP implementation entails the testing of business processes as well as the migration of data. One thing that is easy to overlook, however, is testing business processes with migrated data. As development and testing environments are populated with data to facilitate unit and conference room piloting, there is a tendency to test different scenarios with the same data over and over again. While the processes may end up...


Shipping Rules – Not just for ASN’s…

Posted on: September 27, 2019 | By: Brian Clark | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Introduced in Enterprise Edition, Shipping Rule functionality offers an opportunity for QAD users to tighten up data accuracy during the shipping process. For QAD installations in the automotive vertical, EDI plays a major role in the communication of requirements and shipment information with the customer. In QAD Standard Edition, users typically had to wait until the ASN Export screen to populate relevant variables for a successful outbound ASN. With Shipping...


Sales Tax Series Blog 4: Business Risks and Challenges, the Ever-Changing Sales Tax Landscape

Posted on: September 27, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Financials

The United States Sales and Use tax environments are ever changing. States continue to pull this lever for revenue enhancement.   Monthly, jurisdictions publish new tax rates.   Tax laws and regulations change at the whim of state legislatures.   County and City changes occur as the result of ballot initiatives. Lack of understanding of the sales tax environment can create unintended business risk. Corporate leaders are personally liable for sales taxes accrued...


QAD EE – The Power of .Net Browses

Posted on: September 26, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

As companies implement QAD EE and its .Net interface when they convert from other ERP systems or as they upgrade from previous versions of QAD’s ERP software, the power of browses continues to impress! Power users and IT teams who understand where QAD EE data resides can easily create browses which can be used on an ad hoc basis or linked to a menu and accessed by all users who...