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 | ERP Selection, Logan Consulting News, QAD Practice News

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 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...


Register for QAD Explore 2020 Today

Posted on: December 4, 2019 | By: Craig Thompson | QAD Practice News

Are you ready to explore the possibilities of QAD in 2020? You’ve come to the right place because registration is open for QAD Explore 2020! This year’s conference is May 11-14th in Las Vegas, Nevada and is located at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Register before March 27th to receive a $600 discount- you don’t want to miss this exclusive deal.     What is QAD Explore?   Explore is...


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...


One Version of the Truth

Posted on: September 20, 2019 | By: Owen Wiesner | QAD Practice News

Listen to David Kwo talk about ERP and the idea of having one version of the truth. [embed]https://youtu.be/S0wsgiOurws[/embed]


The Importance of Pre and Post Cutover Metrics for ERP Implementations

Posted on: June 27, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

Defining specific pre and post cutover metrics is an important step in the planning of a new ERP system. ERP implementations are often seen as projects which reduce on-time shipment performance or throughput, for example. The Project Team needs the ability to reference pre cutover metrics and easily compare them to the same cutover metric to assess the positive or negative impact of the cutover. The Project Team (internal and...


QAD EE Correction Invoices

Posted on: June 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

Historically in QAD, any corrections to a posted Sales Order Invoice would normally be done through the creation of an adjusting invoice in Pending Invoice Maintenance. A negative line item with the original (incorrect) Item, Quantity and / or Price would be entered, followed by an additional line with the corrected Item, Quantity and / or Price. This process corrected key historical data for sales, sales history, and salesperson history,...


Effective Development Planning for ERP Implementations

Posted on: March 26, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News, Uncategorized

Many ERP implementations involve development as part of the project. Development in this context can mean any or all of the following: Development of new functionality to address a functional gap in the software Development of customer or supplier facing forms such as a Packing Slip, Shipper, Sales Order Acknowledgement, or Purchase Order Development of internal or customer facing labels Development of new reports, inquiries, or browses that present system...


MSW/PSW – Scheduling Workbenches

Posted on: March 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

They are still out there! Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets used for planning and scheduling. Many QAD clients continue to utilize them because they are not aware of alternatives or simply have always done it that way. They often spend hours each week re-keying inventory, planning and scheduling data from their QAD ERP application. During a recent QAD EE upgrade Scoping and Planning project, Logan Consulting inquired about the use of MRP...