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...


QAD EE Correction Invoices

Posted on: June 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

Historically in QAD, any corrections to a posted Sales Order Invoice would normally be done through the creation of an adjusting invoice in Pending Invoice Maintenance. A negative line item with the original (incorrect) Item, Quantity and / or Price would be entered, followed by an additional line with the corrected Item, Quantity and / or Price. This process corrected key historical data for sales, sales history, and salesperson history,...


QAD EE Improved Serialization Tracking Gains Traction

Posted on: June 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

One of Logan Consulting’s medical device clients is implementing QAD’s enhanced serialization functionality to allow for enhanced tracking of a serialized unit within an inventory lot. Our client, a long-time QAD user, embraced the new functionality and learned it with no outside assistance. Although not in use for our client, the new serialization functionality also allows for managing a unique License Plant Number (LPN) that containerizes inventory to allow for...


QAD Precision for Global Trade Management

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

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...


Automate Your Accounts Payable – QAD’s Evaluated Receipts Settlement

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

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...


Keeping your Customer Accounts Current in QAD Enterprise Applications

Posted on: March 27, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | QAD Business Process, QAD Financials, Uncategorized

Accounts Receivable in QAD’s Enterprise Edition Financials offers several different tools to apply payments to open customer invoices. This blog will focus on two manual tools for applying payments. Customer Payment Create and Banking Entry Create are the primary programs used for applying payments. Customer Payment Create is used when the business customer portfolio is generally not complex. This implies that you customer sold to records and your customer bill...


Supplier Performance in QAD

Posted on: March 27, 2019 | By: William Scheetz | QAD Business Process, QAD Manufacturing

One major factor in a manufacturer’s success is the dependability of their suppliers.  Are your raw materials being delivered on time? Are you receiving the actual quantity that you ordered?  In many cases, not knowing the answers to these questions can become a detriment to your manufacturing business.  When it comes to the performance of your suppliers, ignorance is NOT bliss.  Tools that allow you to compile data and statistics...


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...


MSW/PSW – Scheduling Workbenches

Posted on: March 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

They are still out there! Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets used for planning and scheduling. Many QAD clients continue to utilize them because they are not aware of alternatives or simply have always done it that way. They often spend hours each week re-keying inventory, planning and scheduling data from their QAD ERP application. During a recent QAD EE upgrade Scoping and Planning project, Logan Consulting inquired about the use of MRP...