Time for a Digital Transformation?

Posted on: October 5, 2021 | By: Robert Joynt | Uncategorized

Recently, Supply Chain Management has been challenging, to say the least. These challenges could include working remotely during the pandemic, navigating resource shortages (employees and materials), or managing transportation issues that have arisen. These challenges can be turned into a great opportunity for your company to make a digital transformation. Some companies believe that due to these unprecedented challenges, now is not the right time for changes within their organization....


MES Integration to QAD EE using QXtend

Posted on: June 30, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Logan Consulting continues to work with some of its manufacturing clients to integrate its QAD EE with MES systems.  Although many API’s and integration options exist, Logan Consulting continues to recommend QXtend as the most effective way to integrate these systems. The QXtend integration framework is available from QAD Inc. and specifically designed to work with QAD EE. One recent approach used by Logan Consulting was to use QXtend Inbound...


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...


Why Accounts Payable Automation Is a Must for Automotive Manufacturers

Posted on: February 4, 2021 | By: Ethan Naegele | Uncategorized, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

To ensure that the Accounting department stays as efficient as possible this year, many automotive manufacturers must consider automating financial transactions. Accounts Payable (AP) is an easy target for automation since these transactions are repeatable and are defined by strict business accounting control processes. This article will discuss the investment required to automate AP processes, as well as both the monetary benefits derived and the solutions available with QAD Enterprise...


Prioritizing Quality

Posted on: January 18, 2021 | By: Robert Joynt | Uncategorized

In an environment as competitive as today’s, it is important to ensure quality in your product. This does not just mean having a quality check right before your product ships to the customer, but instead means prioritizing quality throughout the entire process. This may seem like quite the undertaking, but a well-executed quality process will improve efficiencies and decrease  cost over time. Here are some helpful tips to include in...


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...


3 Ways Microsoft D365 for Finance Improves Financial Clarity for Manufacturers

Posted on: October 3, 2020 | By: Lauren Yang | Uncategorized, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Microsoft D365 for Finance provides multiple ways for manufacturers to improve cash flow, maximize profit, and create a sustainable business. All three components are essential for improving financial clarity: the ability to understand your business performance for cash and profit. With Microsoft D365, manufacturers can look at real-time information and fully understand what the data means for the business and adjust business strategies accordingly. In this blog post, we will be discussing...


Why Executives should consider a migration to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management

Posted on: August 27, 2020 | By: Craig Thompson | Uncategorized, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

Bottomline, an up-to-date ERP system will boost the performance of your company’s success. Cloud-based ERP systems like Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management are quickly rising in appeal, as the rich functionality increases workforce efficiency and skyrockets Executive’s access to Key Performance Indicators and other Business Intelligence to make timely and informed decisions.. Improving [Gross] margin visibility, optimizing workforce productivity, and increase material visibility maximize overall efficiency...


Restructure your ERP Support Model Through this Effective Approach:

Posted on: August 18, 2020 | By: Craig Thompson | Uncategorized, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

As you may already know, the Logan Solution Center (LSC) provides our clients assistance with targeted ERP system support requests. However, what you may not know is how this approach is positively affecting our client’s bottom line. LSC support for Microsoft Dynamics AX or Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management assists our clients in transforming how they manage ERP-related business issues and projects and work to maximize the...