What’s Next for Channel Islands?

Posted on: November 16, 2018 | By: Sarah Hoagland | ERP Selection, QAD Practice News

The QAD team, as well as customers and other partners, have been developing a more flexible, modular and user-friendly initiative called Channel Islands. This groundbreaking new solution is named after the 4 islands visible from QAD’s Santa Barbara headquarters. The final of the four, San Miguel, is now available in QAD Cloud ERP 2018. Channel Islands was created and implemented in 4 phases, each improving and creating a more interactive cloud ERP. QAD’s Channel Islands initiative has given users the opportunity to leverage new functionality when and where it makes sense.  Companies are not locked into full upgrades – they can upgrade specific modules and do so differently across multiple business entities. This initiative has improved User Experience (UX), engaged customers in QAD Cloud ERP, and has set the motive for improvement to all cloud-based systems.

Success of the Channel Islands Initiative

Cost-Efficiency & Productivity:  The Channel Islands initiative optimizes and improves flows, making businesses more efficient and allowing a given user to get more work done.

User Interface & Experience:  The new Channel Islands interface and experience creates a more pleasant work experience for users.

Access to Information:  Channel Islands gives users the opportunity to share real time information with co-workers across the entire organization.

Flexibility:  A data driven UX, like QAD Cloud, can be easily merged with new UIs. Users can continue to use the .NET UI and can run QAD Cloud ERP in a mixed mode. The Channel Islands apps are adaptable and intuitive, therefore making the lives of users easier and eliminating the need to move from ERP to a separate business intelligence application.

What’s next for Channel Islands?

Many successful, new solutions have been created and inspired by the Channel Islands Initiative, and there are certainly more to come. Examples include QAD Automation Solution and QAD Cloud DSCP (demand and supply chain planning). QAD also added functional enhancements to all six industry verticals.

QAD will continue to make enhancements and improvements to EE functionality after the formal conclusion of the “Channel Islands” initiative. QAD consistently updates and improves its software offerings to keep step with a rapidly changing manufacturing, technology and global supply change environment in order to keep your organization running smoothly.  Logan Consulting can help advise you in selecting technology to support your business to maximize EBITDA and Free Cash Flow.

Are you interested in implementing QAD Cloud ERP?
Interested in how well-implemented ERP can support your strategic financial goals?
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