MWUG Fall Virtual Conference

Welcome QAD Users!

 

MWUG – the QAD Midwest User Group – is hosting its Fall meeting virtually this September. While this will be the first time the conference is hosted online, MWUG promises a valuable experience for all attendees. The conference will feature concurrent track sessions, a welcome keynote address, a virtual vendor fair, and a variety of tools and features to allow attendees to interact and network.

This year, we have five LC consultants speaking at the event and will have a “booth” at the virtual vendor fair. The event is free for all user group members and QAD customers/end users. We hope to see you there!

 

View the full conference agenda here.

Our Speakers

Monday, September 28th

Success Story: GHSP Upgrade to Enterprise Edition in US & Mexico

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT


GHSP recently completed a rollout of QAD’s 2017 Enterprise Edition application for its US and Mexico manufacturing facilities, to replace its legacy QAD ERP systems EB2.0 and EB2.1. GHSP decided to take a hybrid approach to implementation, leveraging both the Logan Consulting implementation methodology and a strong internal consulting team. This project was truly a team effort, where Logan Consulting supported the full-time internal consulting team, with part-time Project Management assistance and Subject Matter expertise. This session will review the approach, challenges, results, and lessons learned.

Presented by Tim McGhee

Tim Mcghee

QAD YAB Overview

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CDT


This session will focus on the basics of how to use QAD’s Your Application Builder (YAB) tool. YAB is used to administer QAD Enterprise Edition releases starting with QAD Enterprise Edition 2016EE and is the replacement for the QDT tool. We will review how to customize YAB for your environment and review how using YAB and provide a consistent repeatable method of installing and configure QAD.

Presented by James Blankenship

Tuesday, September 29th

QAD EE Implementation at NN Aerospace & Defense 

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CDT


NN, Inc.’s Aerospace and Defense Solutions completed a rollout of QAD’s Enterprise Edition application for three US manufacturing facilities, to replace legacy ERP systems (Global Shop, Vantage, and QuickBooks). NN was responsible for this project and decided to take a hybrid approach to implementation, leveraging both the Logan Consulting implementation methodology and a strong internal consulting team. This session will review the approach, challenges, results, and lessons learned.

Presented by Tim Lovely

Tim Lovely

Exceptional Change Management

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT


Why is it so rare for organizations to invest in change management at the same level of business transformation initiatives?  Beyond the simple words and typical actions in most projects, there are organizations that set themselves apart by raising the level of change engagement.  When the focus, time and resources are elevated to leading change, the returns on investment are shorter with positive impacts to operations and customers.  Take some time to understand what sets these organization apart, so your organization can experience the benefits of exceptional change management.

Presented by John Polich

Wednesday, September 30th

Learn How QAD Supports Current Revenue Recognition Rules

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT


The QAD Revenue Recognition module automates many of the standard tasks required to support your financial revenue recognition requirements. This session will provide an overview of current revenue the current GAAP accounting rules associated with Revenue Recognition, the industries most impacted by the GAAP revenue recognition rules, which rules the QAD revenue recognition module supports and a brief demonstration on applying rules in the QAD application.

Presented by Minela Covic, CPA

Register for the event here.