Effective Change Management

Posted on: February 13, 2024 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Business Process

Change management is considered an important strategy by proven business leaders and managers, especially related to business improvement projects like software upgrades. QAD upgrades offer improvements that can be leveraged to provide organizations with significant benefits to business processes, data analytics, cost reduction, etc. Some leadership teams invest in change management during upgrade projects to ensure seamless improvement transition. However, the organizations that consistently apply effective change management strategies are...


Supply Chain Management

Posted on: February 13, 2024 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Distribution, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

Efficient supply chain management is crucial for businesses seeking to stay competitive in today's dynamic market. Companies across all industries are constantly searching for tools and solutions that can optimize their supply chain processes, reduce costs, and enhance overall efficiency. One such solution gaining prominence is QAD, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. In this blog, we will explore how QAD's offerings can streamline supply chain management...


Generalized Codes

Posted on: February 13, 2024 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Business Process

QAD’s Adaptive ERP has functionality to define a list of values for specific fields. This functionality is known as Generalized Codes. Generalized Codes allow the user to specify a certain database field and then assign a list of valid values that can be used for that field. Although not all fields allow for this functionality, most key reportable master data fields do. For example, the Item Master field known as...


A Comparative Analysis of QAD AUX Among Top ERPs

Posted on: January 16, 2024 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

In the dynamic landscape of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, businesses constantly seek solutions that align with their unique operational needs. One such contender in the ERP arena is QAD AUX, a platform that has garnered attention for its distinctive features and capabilities. In this blog, we'll do a comparative analysis of QAD AUX and explore both the pros and cons and evaluate how it stands out when compared to...


Benefits of a Current State Assessment

Posted on: November 30, 2023 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

In the fast-paced world of business, staying ahead of the curve requires continuous adaptation and optimization. For businesses relying on ERP and specifically QAD solutions, a thorough understanding of their current operational state is crucial. A Current State Assessment (CSA) is the evaluation of an organization's existing processes, workflows, and pain points. It is a beneficial tool in optimizing efficiency. In this blog post, we dive into the key benefits...


Minimizing Change Orders

Posted on: November 16, 2023 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Manufacturing

ERP implementations can be complex endeavors filled with unexpected challenges, but there are ways to reduce the number of frustrating change orders that often plague such projects. In hindsight, many change orders can be foreseen even before a project begins. In this article, we'll share three strategies aimed at minimizing change orders and reducing disruptions. 1. Define the Real Scope of Work Understanding the true extent of work required is...


QAD Announces O3 ERP Release

Posted on: November 16, 2023 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Practice News

Earlier this fall, QAD announced that it is releasing a new ERP solution under the name O3 (oh-three). Their stated goal is to provide a solution that is “easier to implement, use, upgrade, on-board new employees, and administer.” This blog will cover information on the QAD announcement of the O3 ERP release as well as some of the new features.      What’s New and Different? One of the fundamental...


QAD’s Shipping Groups Capabilities

Posted on: November 14, 2023 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Distribution, QAD Manufacturing

In the world of modern business, efficient and streamlined processes are essential to stay competitive. One crucial aspect of this is managing the movement of inventory and creation of shipping documents. This is where QAD’s Shipping Groups capabilities come into play, allowing organizations to simplify their logistics and inventory management while optimizing their operations. This blog will cover more information about QAD's Shipping Groups set up and functionality. QAD’s Shipping...


Functionality Not in QAD WebUI

Posted on: October 19, 2023 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Practice News, QAD Business Process

Though QAD is actively adding functionality to the WebUI, it is important to note that there are still functions that are only available in the .NET UI. This blog highlights a number of these functions, though do not consider this to be an exhaustive list. Master Scheduling / Production Scheduling Workbenches Though some of the features of the workbenches, such as component availability checks, are available as Views in the...


Browse Capabilities

Posted on: October 4, 2023 | By: Meaghan Andrews | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

QAD offers the ability to customize a browse as well as other capabilities within the browse that optimize efficiency/convenience. In QAD, users can customize a browse to their liking to better optimize the system for their specific needs. By customizing a browse, the user can quickly view the data they need in rows and columns. Additionally, the user can hide columns that do not serve their purpose and even favorite...