Translating Inbound/Outbound EDI Documents in QAD

Posted on: April 15, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Business Process

When companies receive EDI documents to their QAD system, it is often in a format that QAD cannot read. Additionally, many companies have different EDI standards that complicate outbound documents. This blog discusses the importance of translating inbound/outbound EDI documents so that companies can leverage this standard form of document communication compatibly with their ERP system.  Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, documents is a standard way of electronically sending documents...


Automation Solutions in QAD: Lessons Learned

Posted on: April 13, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Business Process

QAD's Automation Solutions Module enables users to barcode inventory and then perform transactions using barcode data collection. This aids the organization in the efficient identification of the product and its movement. Prior to the introduction of this module, users had to use third party applications to accomplish barcode label generation and barcode data collection. This blog details the lessons Logan Consulting's team has learned during their implementation experiences leveraging the...


Production Execution in QAD

Posted on: April 11, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Production Execution (PE) is a new QAD functionality that enables collaboration and communication between production planning and operations, ultimately offering benefits that increase production flexibility and operational capabilities. It offers a convenient solution to production management software within the QAD system, eliminating the need for paper waste or custom software.   By using a touch screen interface at the shop floor, PE creates the opportunity within the QAD system to...


Serialization in QAD

Posted on: April 1, 2022 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Manufacturing

Summary QAD's Serialization provides out-of-the-box functionality to create and transact containerized inventory throughout the receiving, production, and shipping processes. QAD uses the term “Serialization” to represent the container serial number or “license plate." QAD Serialization supports multiple levels of containerization (e.g., items in boxes, boxes on pallets, etc.). Once inventory is Serialized, the Serialized container can be transacted throughout QAD by simply scanning the single Serialized number, which speeds processing...


Service and Support Management (SSM) in QAD

Posted on: March 17, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

QAD Service and Support Management (SSM) provides a comprehensive suite of functionality to support a manufacturer’s efforts to service products sold to their customers and ensure customer satisfaction. Determining what SSM functionality to implement is based on the services that you provide to the customer now and those you intend to provide in the future. Among the many decisions that need to be made, determining what SSM functionality to implement is key....


The Latest in QAD’s Production Orders Module

Posted on: March 16, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

QAD's newest iteration of the production orders module combines the best of both worlds when it comes to production orders processing: discrete work orders and advanced repetitive processing.  The discrete work order process is a finite production run that may be seen in a job shop or make-to-order environment. The advanced repetitive functionality is applicable when you are producing the same items over and over. Whereas before QAD had supported...


Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) in QAD

Posted on: March 14, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process

QAD's Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) functionality enables users to connect ad hoc query tools to a practice database and access curating data. It also allows the ability to send commands to communicate with that database. Additionally, it can use Progress ODBC drivers to connect to private, third-party Windows-based applications that use structured query language (SQL) to obtain data. SQL is a standard database interface language used by many application packs,...


Incoming Bank File Excel Integration in QAD

Posted on: March 9, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Business Process

QAD has elevated its cash settlement software to enable better integration with financial institutions. Leveraging the Incoming Bank File Excel Integration program allows users to access varying levels of integration to make their AR payment process more efficient. At a basic level, users can use the banking entry software to settle customer accounts by manually applying cash receipts in Banking Entry Create. However, QAD offers two additional levels of integration...


Specific Features of the Latest QAD Production Orders Module

Posted on: March 7, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

Since 2017, QAD has taken the Advanced Repetitive and the discrete Work Order modules and merged them together into one streamlined model, called Production Orders. The Production Orders module provides a single set of programs for setup and transaction processing. All of the features of the older modules exist within the new module but the single transaction set makes user training and adoption much easier. Additionally, you can still run...


Customer Consignment in QAD’s Adaptive ERP

Posted on: March 3, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

Summary QAD provides out-of-the-box functionality to manage Customer consignment inventory that integrates all aspects of the process including shipping, tracking consigned inventory, usage reporting, and deferred billing until usage. This blog discusses the setups of the Customer Consignment module and subsequent transaction processing. Customer Consignment Setups The following setup is required when using the Customer Consignment module Enable the module through the Customer Consignment Control file. You can also set...