QAD Adaptive UX: Overview

Posted on: January 18, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Practice News, QAD Business Process

QAD offers the “newish” Adaptive UX, which is built on HTML and leverages mobile user interfaces for iOS and Android devices, that provides a rich user experience that also make onboarding and training much more efficient and intuitive than other interfaces. This blog discusses an overview of QAD Adaptive UX, including its benefits and select features.


  • Users and administrators can personalize the UX based on specific roles and/or preferences for increased productivity.
  • Improved transaction speed for order entry and processing.
  • Embedded self-service analytics including pre-built KPI’s and dynamic browses. These KPI’s can be expanded or customized to the needs of the user, role, or business.
  • Reduced training time due to the intuitive, familiar nature of the UX

Select Features


The integrated Inbox allows users to see their tasks, approvals, and notifications related to system events, comments from other users, and updates to activities the user is following.

Action Centers

The Activity Centers provide role-based data, metrics, and insights into the business.

Stored Views

For all views and hybrid views, users can modify the columns displayed, default selection criteria, etc., and then store the view for future use, which speeds the access to information.


Users can add comments and mentions to a record to track related activity. Tagged users will receive notifications in their QAD Inbox and can directly access the related record from the notification.


User can attach any document to a specific record in the Adaptive UX, which is visible to all users when accessing the record.

Drill-Down Links

The user can immediately drill from one program to another related program using the Drill-Down Links. The link will carry forward contextual information during the drill-down to reduce data entry.

Sales Order Sourcing Rule

The Sales Order Sourcing Rules allow for the automated selection of the shipping site based on the inventory availability and the prioritization of the sites with availability inventory.

Planned Purchase Order Automation

The Adaptive UX interface introduces more advanced functionality when firming planned orders for purchased items. You can now create new Purchase Orders, Purchase Requisitions, or release from an existing Blanket Purchase Order.

Though the new Adaptive UX offers many features, and much easier to train new users on, there are some functionality gaps in Adaptive UX where features have not yet been migrated from the .NET UI. A follow-up blog will discuss these gaps in detail.

Next Steps

If you are interested in learning more about QAD Adaptive UX and/or maximizing the use of your ERP system, contact us here to find out how we can help you grow your business. You can also email us at or call (312) 345-8810.

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