Increased QAD EE Upgrade Interest and Planning Seen at Spring MWUG in Chicago
At the Spring QAD Mid-West User Group conference (MWUG) outside of Chicago, Logan Consulting saw increased interest and planning in the QAD community for upgrades to QAD’s Enterprise Edition (EE). Unlike most previous QAD upgrade paths, the move to EE is a move to a new financial suite of software, with improved but largely unchanged operational functionality.
This migration to new financials means required Training and Process Design in the financial areas below:
- General Ledger Setup
- Financial Report Writer
- Accounts Payable
- Accounts Receivable
- Fixed Assets
- Banking and Banking Integration
As a result of the new functionality in these areas, the migration to EE should be planned for using similar methodology steps taken during a new ERP implementation. After all, the financials in EE are entirely new with little if any screen, user interface, or functional resemblance to previous versions. Like a new ERP implementation, the key areas of focus during the upgrade should be on the steps below:
- EE Financial Training
- EE Financial Process Design
- EE Data Conversions / Cleansing
- EE Financial Report Writer Report Development
- EE Financial Procedure Development
- EE Financial User Acceptance Testing
Regardless of the upgrade approach taken (QDT conversion or new database / re-alignment), these steps need to be planned as part of the upgrade. Depending on the upgrade scope, operational processes and testing will also be required.
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