Data Migration: Best Practices

Posted on: April 20, 2022 | By: David Kwo | QAD Practice News, Logan Consulting News, Acumatica, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Data conversion is an important part of any ERP upgrade project, and Logan's team has extensive experience in completing this crucial step. This blog details the best practices for a data migration. Make decisions about what history to bring forward Companies must make decisions about which data to transfer over to the new system. These decisions may include: How much history to bring Whether to bring all Customers/Supplier/Items or just those...


The Latest in QAD’s Production Orders Module

Posted on: March 16, 2022 | By: David Kwo | QAD Business Process, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing

QAD's newest iteration of the production orders module combines the best of both worlds when it comes to production orders processing: discrete work orders and advanced repetitive processing.  The discrete work order process is a finite production run that may be seen in a job shop or make-to-order environment. The advanced repetitive functionality is applicable when you are producing the same items over and over. Whereas before QAD had supported...


Specific Features of the Latest QAD Production Orders Module

Posted on: March 7, 2022 | By: David Kwo | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Practice News

Since 2017, QAD has taken the Advanced Repetitive and the discrete Work Order modules and merged them together into one streamlined model, called Production Orders. The Production Orders module provides a single set of programs for setup and transaction processing. All of the features of the older modules exist within the new module but the single transaction set makes user training and adoption much easier. Additionally, you can still run...


Effectively Selecting New Software Systems

Posted on: November 22, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Practice News, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Acumatica, ERP Selection

Is your business considering the acquisition of new software to resolve business concerns, enhance company offerings, or boost your position in the marketplace?  Far too often we find businesses making these decisions without fully understanding the requirements for the new solution, and without a methodology to select the best possible software for your specific organization. A robust process for the selection of new software systems is a must for any...


Benefits of the QAD AUX (WebUI)

Posted on: November 10, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Practice News, QAD Business Process

QAD offers the “newish” Adaptive UX, which is built on HTML and leverages mobile user interfaces for iOS and Android devices, that provides a rich user experience that also makes onboarding and training much more efficient and intuitive than other interfaces. This blog discusses some of the key benefits and select features of the Adaptive UX. Benefits Users and administrators can personalize the UX based on specific roles and/or preferences...


Electronic Funds Transfer in QAD

Posted on: October 25, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a convenient and simple way to send electronic payments to clients, vendors, or any other unit. Bank drivers are a key component in leveraging EFT; they are the programs that create files in the format that banks require and support multiple electronic funds transfers, including check, Wire, and ACH files Bank drivers offer several key benefits: Helps to ensure financial compliance KPI Automation speeds up...


Leveraging the Versatility of Supplier Payments in QAD

Posted on: August 23, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Business Process

The fundamental ability to organize and keep track of supplier payments is a crucial characteristic of a successful company, and one that QAD makes accessible with its array of tools and flexibility that accommodate a wide range of complex needs. QAD offers two main tools to leverage for supplier payments: Supplier Payment Create (used for manual AP payments) and Supplier Payment Selection Create (used for electronic AP payments). Within both...


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 Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

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...


Logan Consulting Effectively Leverages SharePoint for ERP Implementations

Posted on: December 30, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | Logan Consulting News, ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, Uncategorized, QAD Practice News

Logan Consulting will start a number of new ERP implementation projects in thee new year! For our new clients who do not have a well-defined SharePoint structure, Logan Consulting's SharePoint structure does an excellent job of supporting our ERP implementation projects. Logan Consulting utilizes Sharepoint extensively as part of our methodology, and it has become an integral tool to support our projects. In addition to the SharePoint lists for a...