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...


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...


Improved Security Controls in QAD’s Enterprise Edition

Posted on: March 23, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

As we have discussed in the past, QAD’s Enterprise Edition adds more structure and controls to its user security model. The added benefits of the new model continue for our QAD EE clients, with the three high level improvement areas previously noted: Role Based SecuritySegregation of DutiesTransactional Restrictions and Blocking User Roles can be defined by a given company, with users added to Roles and menu level permissions added to...


QAD Knowledgebase an Effective Tool for Users and Support Team

Posted on: March 22, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News, Uncategorized

QAD Inc. has provided best in class Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions for many years to its global manufacturing customer base. QAD also provides excellent support resources for its customers and partners. One of the most utilized and effective support resources is the QAD Knowledgebase. Found via www.QAD.com, users can select the Support option and Knowledgebase. Simple search and filter functionality allow a user to easily find functional and technical support...


QAD DynaSys Demand and Supply Chain Planning

Posted on: March 19, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News, Uncategorized

QAD’s DynaSys Demand and Supply Chain Planning (DCSP) solution was named as a Challenger by Gartner’s August 2018 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Systems. DSCP focuses on allowing its users to optimize, analyze, simulate, collaborate and efficiently plan their supply chain activities, with integration to QAD’s ERP applications. Gartner’s Challenger designation indicates a High Ability to Execute and very Completeness of Vision. QAD offers the DynaSys solution as a...


Increase Supply Chain Efficiency and Execution with QAD ERP

Posted on: November 5, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Implementing an ERP system that complements your organizations supply chain while improving efficiency is crucial for success. Customer satisfaction can make or break the customer’s idea of the company and with a successful supply chain, delivery will leave the customer satisfied. With QAD ERP, your organization will have visibility of your supply chain and the ability to manage procurement, distribution, and production planning. With mobile approvals, you can manage your...


Formal ERP Go-Live Approval and Tools

Posted on: September 25, 2018 | By: Tim Lovely | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

In prior articles, Logan Consulting discussed its focus on data approvals by the business prior to go-live events. It is also important to follow a formal standard of seeking approval from a project Steering Committee for the Go-Live. Logan Consulting recommends a minimum of two formal meetings with the Steering Committee prior to Go-Live. The first meeting should be held after the final Conference Room Pilot (CRP) and the second...


Reminder for Better QAD Intercompany In-Transit Management

Posted on: September 24, 2018 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

Time and again we see QAD clients struggle with the management of in-transit shipments and quantities, especially for movement of product between divisions internationally. Where possible, we encourage the use of EDI to support this process, utilizing the following basic approach to allow the business to gain visibility and control of in-transit. Sales Order Shipper created for shipment Sales Order Shipper confirmed Shipment ASN Export creates an ASN Document Import...


QAD Reporting Framework (QRF) and Email Bursting

Posted on: September 23, 2018 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

QAD’s Reporting Framework (QRF) is a very useful tool for formatting customer-facing documents such as Invoices and Sales Order Acknowledgments with less of a need for Progress programming skills than may have been needed to customize and format these documents in prior versions of QAD with no QRF. In a recent implementation of QAD 2016 EE, Logan Consulting worked with its client to implement the following: QRF Invoice and Sales...