Enterprise-Wide Global Standards

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

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...


Leveraging Web Service Call and QXtend to Expose QAD EE Data in SAP

Posted on: September 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials

One of Logan Consulting’s long-standing clients is considering a strategy of standing up a hybrid ERP model for its US operations, leveraging its existing SAP footprint for financials and PLM, while migrating its US plants off of their existing ERP applications to QAD’s Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition (QAD EE). In order to support this long-term strategy, tight integration between SAP and QAD EE will be important for financial users who...


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...


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 Security Segregation of Duties Transactional Restrictions and Blocking User Roles can be defined by a given company, with users added to Roles and menu level permissions...