Enterprise Material Transfer Set-Up in QAD

Posted on: August 23, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials

QAD's Enterprise Material Transfer creates an easy and automated process for intercompany orders and transactions, but there are a few necessary elements that must be in place before this functionality can be leveraged. This blog walks through the set-up of the mandatory aspects of the EMT tool. Step 1: Set Up Supplier Profiles In Supplier Maintenance, make the desired to adjustments to the following fields: Send SO Price Yes -...


Leveraging the Versatility of Supplier Payments in QAD

Posted on: August 23, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Business Process

The fundamental ability to organize and keep track of supplier payments is a crucial characteristic of a successful company, and one that QAD makes accessible with its array of tools and flexibility that accommodate a wide range of complex needs. QAD offers two main tools to leverage for supplier payments: Supplier Payment Create (used for manual AP payments) and Supplier Payment Selection Create (used for electronic AP payments). Within both...


Making Customer Payments Work for Your Business in QAD

Posted on: August 23, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Financials

In any business, there is a need for a system to open and settle customer accounts. However, the makeup and size of company may necessitate different systems with varying levels of complexity. QAD’s Enterprise Edition Accounts Receivable module provides a couple of programs that allow users to apply customer payments with varying levels of complexity. This blog will walk through these tools and explain their distinct capabilities. Customer Payment Create...


Supplier Schedules: Planning Parameters and Their Impacts

Posted on: August 8, 2021 | By: Andrew Hall | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Manufacturing

In QAD, Supplier Schedules are a powerful and efficient method of communicating demand and purchasing requirements to suppliers in an automated fashion. However, to get the most out of this functionality, it is important to understand how to setup the planning parameters such that the Supplier Schedule releases align with the desired inbound material flow. This blog will address the key fields in the Supplier Schedule that impact the status,...


Becoming Familiar with Daybooks in QAD

Posted on: August 8, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Financials

Daybooks in QAD, commonly known in accounting as journals, are categorical distinctions that group general ledger transactions based on a mutual characteristic. They relate to specific menu programs that created the financial transactions, and are therefore helpful when it comes to viewing and analyzing specific types of transactions within the GL. Daybook codes must be included in all transactions written in QAD. Though they may vary based on a company’s...


Downloading New Templates in QAD’s Excelerator

Posted on: August 8, 2021 | By: David Kwo | QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

QAD’s Excelerator allows users to easily and efficiently load data from Excel into QAD. It can be particularly helpful when data needs to be transferred between QAD applications. However, in order to leverage these benefits, users must be able to load Excelerator sets, or templates, into Excel. This blog will walk step-by-step through that process. Step 1: Selecting Template a. Go to Inbound menu b. Enter username and password c....


3 Cost Reduction Approaches for QAD EDI Support

Posted on: June 17, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Picking the wrong approach to EDI support for your business can mean endless log jams of projects or pouring too much money into third-party resources that don't support your needs. Looking to avoid these issues? This article will discuss three cost reduction approaches to EDI support—the outsourced approach, the in-house approach, and the hybrid approach—and the potential benefits and risks involved with each.     Approach 1: Outsource In this...


Reducing Cyber and Data Security Risks for Industrial Manufacturers

Posted on: June 9, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

The hard truth is that a cyber and/or data security event can happen to any industrial manufacturer. However, there are practices and tools that can allow companies to reduce their cyber and data security risks. This article will discuss some of these safeguards. We’ll discuss the potential consequences that cybersecurity events can have for industrial manufacturers, solutions to prevent possible security breaches, and we’ll cover some different forms of high-profile...


Reducing Cyber and Data Security Risks for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Posted on: June 9, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Distribution, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

The hard truth is that a cyber and/or data security event can happen to any food and beverage manufacturer. However, there are practices and tools that can allow companies to reduce their cyber and data security risks. This article will discuss some of these safeguards. We’ll discuss the potential consequences that cybersecurity events can have for food and beverage manufacturers, solutions to prevent possible security breaches, and we’ll cover some...


QAD ERP Financial Reporting

Posted on: June 30, 2020 | By: Andy Vitullo | QAD Financials

QAD’s ERP software provides several reporting tools.   Those tools include data views and browses, reporting framework reports and financial reporting tools. The Financial Report Writer (FRW) features a wide range of functionality. Near Real Time Reporting : As financial transactions are posted to the general ledger, a background process runs to refresh the FRW data set.  This enables FRW reports to have hourly and daily views of the financial results....