What Should You Consider When Planning to Implement QAD EE ERP?

Posted on: December 20, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process

Consider planning a birthday party for friends or family. Without careful planning of guests, caterers, party decor, etc., your fancy get together may not be as successful as you had once hoped. Beginning a QAD EE ERP project is a task that your organization should strategically plan and carry out. With ERP planning comes significant consideration which can make or break the success of your implementation. At Logan Consulting, we believe that scoping and planning is critical. Finding the right partner to guide a successful implementation can create a positive introduction to your ERP selection and set up your organization for success. This post will address two important topics: scoping and planning, customization.

Scoping and Planning

Scoping and planning is the first project phase when implementing an ERP system like QAD EE.  What goals do you have for this QAD EE implementation project?  Will you leverage new QAD Channel Islands functionality?  QAD Automated Solutions?   During the scoping phase, your organization should gather all steps needed to reach the goals you have listed, usually through a project work plan and project issue list. With these tools, you can more easily manage your project based on what exactly your organization’s needs.

Customization

Organizations should be extremely careful when considering customization.  While customization might initially appear to be the best approach, it can be extremely costly do complete and recreate future problems with upgrading.  Knowing when customizations make sense is critical.  We strongly recommend a proven systems development life cycle with proper go/no-go decision points.  Define the functional value.  Determine the cost to accomplish it.  Prepare a rigorous test plan.  Poor customizations can kill an ERP project both during the initial implementation or several years out when the system cannot be upgraded and/or nobody knows how to fix an issue. Be careful.

Choose the Right Partner

Logan Consulting has considerable experience in each of the six specific industries QAD targets: Automotive, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, High Tech, Industrial, and Life Sciences. Logan Consulting and QAD partner to provide manufacturing businesses in these industries with some of the most reliable and functional ERP software available. We also partner together to help guide businesses through your implementation process. Choosing a partner to help you through your ERP project reduces risk and helps ensure your ERP is fit to your organization’s needs.

 

If you are interested in ERP implementation and would like to investigate a partnership with Logan Consulting, contact us for a consultation today!

Please do not hesitate to contact Logan Consulting to discuss your current processes or to explore other ways we may choose to work together.

 

Logan Consulting is a professional services firm committed to helping businesses improve business processes to get the most from their ERP investments.

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