Logan Consulting Effectively Leverages SharePoint for ERP Implementations

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

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...


Equipment Preparation and Testing as a Critical Part of an ERP Conversion

Posted on: December 27, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Practice News

As Logan Consulting continues to work with clients to successfully implement ERP systems at client facilities, a detailed cutover plan needs to not only account for ERP related end user training and data conversion to prepare the ERP system for the go-live, it also needs to consider related equipment. In addition to data related tasks, it is critical to test the use of all equipment prior to cutover to confirm...


QAD User Group Virtual Fall Conference – Logan Consulting

Posted on: September 30, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Having presented a session with a great client and attended other sessions, I view this conference as a success. Although we missed the personal interaction and side conversations with clients, vendors and QAD during the normal course of an in-person conference, the board did a good job of structuring and organizing this event. Logan Consulting appreciated being able to lead and participate in the following sessions: Success Story: GHSP Upgrade...


ERP Implementation – Go-Live Metric Definition and Utilization

Posted on: September 28, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

As this is continual area of emphasis for ERP go-lives that we are involved in, we thought we would re-iterate the importance of this topic, written about back in 2014 as the importance of it has not diminished! The cutover to a new ERP system, or Go-Live, is often a difficult and stressful event for those involved. As the typical cutover weekend approaches and passes, teams often neglect the definition...


IT Budgeting During Covid-19: 4 Forward Thinking Strategies Manufacturers Should Consider

Posted on: July 27, 2020 | By: Sarah Reitmeister | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services

In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, manufacturers across the globe have made difficult decisions to keep up with the rapidly changing demands of the market and to mitigate unforeseen and often devastating risks to their businesses. Whether it be supply chain disruptions, factory shutdowns, or under- or over-production of inventory, almost all industries have felt the wide-reaching effects of the pandemic. As budgeting season rolls around, it is important...


QAD EE Data Conversion Tracker – Use, Data Elements and Metrics

Posted on: June 29, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

For complex QAD Enterprise Applications projects, the importance of a concise and accurate Data Conversion Tracker managed in Microsoft Excel or SharePoint is critical to a successful cutover. During the last several weeks leading up to a Go-Live, management of the static, master, and dynamic data; along with the data ownership and status is important, as is the ability to view status metrics at any given time to view progress...


EMT/EDI and Third Party Logistics Provider Integration in QAD EE

Posted on: June 29, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Years ago Logan Consulting started working with its clients on various requests from them to develop tighter integration with third partner logistics providers and warehouse partners (abbreviated 3PL, or sometimes TPL). This originally included very custom approaches to order processing within QAD and the added functionality to integrate with a TPL. Over the years, a common model has evolved leveraging standard QAD Enterprise Material Transfer (EMT) and EDI functionality to...


10 Principles of FDA Software Validation

Posted on: February 26, 2020 | By: Jillian Hampston | QAD Practice News

Purpose The FDA outlines general principles that should be applied to the validation of medical device software or the validation of software used to design, develop, or manufacture medical devices. Scope The FDA outlines acceptable elements of software validation. However, these recommendations are not the extent of proper compliance. There are many other activities and tasks that must be completed in order to be compliant. It is each manufacturer’s responsibility...


Why isn’t your ERP training producing results?

Posted on: February 13, 2020 | By: Owen Wiesner | QAD Practice News, Logan Consulting News, ERP Selection

ERP skills are not simply things that you can learn overnight - they take repetition and practice to achieve perfection. Listen to one of our Partners, David Kwo, speak about why your ERP training might not be giving you your desired results and how to fix that issue. See the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWn7F2eNLqQ&feature=youtu.be


QAD’s Adaptive Applications and QAD Adaptive ERP

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

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...