Using QAD’s Financial Report Writer Step 1: Cubing Data

Posted on: July 6, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Business Process

QAD’s Financial Report Writer is a very useful accountant’s tool within the QAD environment that works on top of the general ledger to organize transactions and generate reports (such as balance sheets and income statements). Though financial statements must be built from scratch, the ability to keep and organize financial data within QAD, as opposed to exporting it to an external tool, is very convenient. Additionally, as GL transactions post,...


Going Through Acquisition? How a Process-Based Approach to ERP Integration Can Accelerate Your ROI

Posted on: June 29, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, M&A

Over 70% of acquisitions fail to meet their business objectives. If you’re looking for ways to avoid the pitfalls of the 70%, then read on. This article will discuss why the acquisition failure rate is so high, including some of the challenges of ERP integration during an acquisition, and we will cover how a process-based approach to ERP integration can alleviate these difficulties. Why Most Acquisitions Fail The hard truth...


How QAD’s MSW/PSW can help your company manage a materials shortage

Posted on: June 25, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

A plastics shortage has persisted in the United States since the Texas Freeze in February. One of the largest exporters of plastics and petrochemicals, Texas faced mass blackouts during Winter Storm Uri this year, forcing the shutdown of many chemical plants. Though the weather has warmed, the plants have been slow to reopen, as the process of restarting a chemical plant is tedious and dangerous and thus cannot be rushed....


QAD MSW/PSW and Maximizing Available Resources

Posted on: June 25, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on businesses in many ways, and manufacturers are no exception. The persistent economic uncertainty has contributed to a labor shortage, making it difficult for companies to plan and fulfill production goals efficiently while maximizing their available resources. QAD’s MSW/PSW functionality can help to alleviate scheduling issues that may arise if you have fewer workers than you anticipated. It is a very useful tool for...


Reducing Cyber and Data Security Risks for Medical Device Manufacturers

Posted on: May 20, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

The hard truth is that a cyber and/or data security event can happen to any medical device manufacturer. However, there are practices and tools that can allow companies to reduce their cyber and data security risks. This article will discuss some of these safeguards. We’ll discuss the potential consequences that cybersecurity events can have for medical device manufacturers, solutions to prevent possible security breaches, and we’ll cover some different forms...


Assessing the Impact of Process Improvements with QAD Variance Reporting

Posted on: May 20, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Automotive manufacturing companies typically desire to continuously improve their business processes to maximize revenue. This is often done by generating ideas and forecasting the expected impact to the organization. Understanding how QAD generates variances, and the significance of them, can allow automotive manufacturers to assess the impact of process improvements. This article will review several of the common variances that QAD may generate. We will focus on Purchase Price Variance...


QAD Reporting Framework (QRF) Enables Email Bursting of Customer Facing Documents

Posted on: March 31, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

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 number of recent implementations of QAD EE, Logan Consulting worked with its clients to implement the following: QRF Invoice and...


QAD EE Browses Provide Value via Easy Data Visibility

Posted on: March 30, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

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 add value! 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...


Product Costing Can Answer these 4 Questions For Your Medical Device Company

Posted on: March 23, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Product costing is essential to any profitable business and should therefore be an ongoing analysis activity for any medical device company. Rather than assessing budget and product costs once a year, many companies will regularly compare actual costs to the standard, allowing them to begin building next year’s cost model well ahead of time. Ongoing product costing efforts can help your business to answer the following questions: What are your...


Product Costing Can Answer these 4 Questions For Your Food and Beverage Company

Posted on: March 8, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Cost management is essential to any profitable business and should therefore be an ongoing analysis activity for any food and beverage company. Rather than assessing your budget and product costs once a year, continuously compare your actual costs to the standard so that you are constantly looking at results and can begin building next year’s cost model well ahead of time. Ongoing product costing efforts can help your business to...