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...


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...


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...


Manufacturing Variances Defined & Explained

Posted on: September 25, 2019 | By: Cliff Oman | QAD Business Process, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies usually have a business goal of increasing the company’s revenue and improving profit margins. To accomplish this a company needs to understand their manufacturing costs and how to manage and improve costs. The cause and effect of costing and manufacturing related processes usually will cause variances. Understanding these variances really starts with understanding what are the variances that are created and the cause of these variances. If your...


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...


What is your Business System Strategy for Accounting for Tariffs?

Posted on: September 20, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | QAD Financials

The current US  trade climate in 2019 involves the use of tariffs to apply economic pressures on United States trading partners. The overall strategy is intended to create an outcome more favorable to US businesses and the greater US economy. If you are a US business with operations in China, these tariffs are having an immediate impact on the price of inbound material, as well as, creating downward pressure on...


Sales Tax Series Blog 3 – Consult the Tax Professionals

Posted on: June 30, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | Professional Services, QAD Financials

The complex US Sales Tax environment can have cost and risk impact on your business. An accurate ERP Configuration ensures the collection of transactions with appropriate tax calculations. Understanding the comprehensive business conditions for sales tax requires knowledge of Nexus, Exemption Rules for Customers, Exemption Rules for products or services, filing deadlines, filing agencies, form requirements, and evidence-based audit requirements.   Typically, small to medium size businesses lack internal resources...


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...