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, 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...


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 | 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...


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 | QAD Financials, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, QAD Practice News, Microsoft Dynamics GP, ERP Selection, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, Professional Services, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

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...