QAD’s Enterprise Material Transfer, EDI and Third Party Logistics Provider Integration

Posted on: March 31, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

Logan Consulting published similar content several years ago in 2018, complimenting QAD’s EDI and EMT functionality. Since then, Logan Consulting continues to see increased use of QAD’s Enterprise Material Transfer (EMT) and EDI functionality to meet intercompany Direct Ship requirements between International Entities within an organization. This functionality has been especially important lately to medical device companies based on the United States working through sales offices in Europe and with...


QAD EE Upgrade and Implementation Planning during Covid-19

Posted on: March 31, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

With most companies facing severe tactical and strategic adjustments due to the Covid-19 virus, the majority of our clients are finding creative ways to keep important projects moving forward. On the surface the greatest impact of this difficult period on projects is potential reduced spending, having most of not all team members and consultants working remotely, and limited or stopped travel inhibiting important face-to-face meeting time for team members. For...


Five Distinguishing Functionalities of QAD Food & Beverage ERP

Posted on: March 31, 2020 | By: Jillian Hampston | QAD Manufacturing

QAD Food & Beverage ERP The Food and Beverage (F&B) industry has become an increasingly challenging one in which to operate. Manufacturers have many variables to consider, like freshness and seasonality. On top of this, cultural trends are quick to change and dictate consumer demand.  F&B manufacturers must always be thinking one step ahead, and QAD has designed solutions specifically for this industry.  Logan Consulting has guided many QAD implementations across the F&B industry. Read our free download to...


Review: QAD Automation Solutions for Automotive Manufacturing

Posted on: February 7, 2020 | By: Jillian Hampston | QAD Manufacturing

Companies within the rapidly changing automotive industry require dynamic software. QAD recognizes this, and in response, has created Automation Solutions in order to “improve manufacturers’ material transactional effectiveness and efficiency.” Though a relatively new functionality, Logan Consulting has compiled a review of the solution based off our recent interactions with QAD customers working with the AS solution. QAD Automation Solutions Overview According to the QAD AS webpage, QAD Enterprise Applications is...


Securing Item Master Data

Posted on: January 17, 2020 | By: Brian Clark | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

One of the complex processes defined during any ERP implementation project is the creation and maintenance of item master records. Often, users in different roles of an organization are required to maintain data elements relevant to their role, but should be restricted from changing those outside their jurisdiction. QAD Enterprise Edition addresses this requirement in several ways: The first way is menu security. The main frames of the item master...


QAD’s Adaptive Applications and QAD Adaptive ERP

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

In 2019 QAD rebranded its solution portfolio to be called QAD Adaptive Applications. Its main ERP application will be called QAD Adaptive ERP. One of the main purposes was to reflect how QAD can adapt to constantly changing business conditions with more speed and agility. The QAD portfolio will also include a related and supporting solutions such as QAD Supplier Portal, QAD Cloud EDI, and  QAD Automated Solutions, all of...


Use 2020 to Plan Your QAD Enterprise Edition Implementation

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

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...


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...


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...