Use 2020 to Plan Your QAD Enterprise Edition Implementation

Posted on: December 31, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services

With many companies still on older version of QAD's Enterprise Applications software, 2020 is a great time to evaluate the many benefits of moving to QAD's Enterprise Edition and Adaptive ERP. QAD has made many improvements over the years to its software including most recently it Adaptive User Interface/Experience and portfolio of cloud-based applications. The most effective implementations of QAD solutions result from a through Scoping and Planning effort resulting...


Sales Tax Series Blog 6 – Sales and Use Tax 3rd Party Bolt-On Software

Posted on: December 30, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | QAD Financials, QAD Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Previous blogs in this series described the complexities of Sales and Use Tax configurations in ERP. If your business requires a 3rd party bolt-on software package, the following requirements should be considered.  Tax Rate Database o Integration to the tax rate database should be seamless. The software should include a connection to transactions including quotes, sales orders, invoices, purchase orders and accounts payable transactions. o Tax rate updates should...


Sales Tax Series Blog 5 – ERP Challenges

Posted on: December 30, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | QAD Financials, ERP Selection, QAD Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Ensuring a sound United States sales tax configuration in your ERP system can be a challenging endeavor. Your business needs to consider the following. How many U.S. states does the business have Nexus? (Nexus is the relationship between a business and a state that requires the seller to register, collect, and remit sales tax on sales made in the state). What is the jurisdiction level of detail required for tax...


Testing with Migrated Data

Posted on: September 30, 2019 | By: Brian Clark | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

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 | QAD Financials, QAD Business Process, Professional Services

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 Financials, 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 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 | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, ERP Selection, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, M&A

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 Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

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 | QAD Financials, ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

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...