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 Service Interface (SI) QDoc and AppServer programs to receive a production reporting feed from InTouch.  This SI program determines if the data feed should be recorded in QAD EA as one or more of the following programs and then sends the transaction to the QXtend Inbound UI via Progress QXtend API:

  • 17.1 Labor Feedback By Work Order
  • 16.12 Work Order Receipt Backflush
  • 16.10 Work Order Component Issue
  • 16.11 Work Order Receipt
  • 18.22.13 Backflush Transaction

The results of the transactions are then sent back to InTouch in the form of QXtend Response QDoc messages for InTouch to keep track of.  This real time allows managers to leverage real-time information about production processes, providing increased visibility and insight for better business decisions. Plant operators can also leverage business information to improve fulfillment.

About Logan Consulting

Logan Consulting is a leading consulting firm with strengths in strategy, project management, business process design, ERP and CRM implementation, recruitment and training.  Since 1992, our business process-based delivery techniques and tools have helped our clients build a solid business process and information technology foundation to support their business.  Our clients count on us for objective, unbiased analysis, recommendations and project work.  To learn more and hear what our customers are saying about us, please visit our website (www.logan-consulting.com).

Logan Consulting is headquartered in Chicago, IL with global services reach.



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