Logan Consulting at MWUG

Welcome QAD Users!

Let Logan Consulting help you get the most out of your MWUG Conference investment by attending QAD training immediately following the conference. The event starts on September 22nd and continues until September 24th. Last year’s fall conference brought over 300 attendees from the QAD community covering 5 industries: Manufacturing, Industrial Products, Electronics, Food and Beverage/Consumer Products, and Medical Devices/Pharmaceuticals.

This year’s event takes place at the Westerville Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, OH.

 MWUG Conference Agenda

Logan Consulting Speaking Sessions MWUG Fall 2019

Monday, September 23rd, 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

James Blankenship

QAD Excelerator: Overview & Demo 

Description: This session will demonstrate how to use QAD’s QXtend Excelerator tool. The Excelerator tool allows users to query data from the QAD application, import the data into Microsoft Excel, make changes, and post the changes back to QAD. This session will provide attendees with a live demo in which we will do some basic configuration of QXtend, build an Excelerator template, query data, load data, and build QXtend Business Objects to support Excelerator. While this session will have a technical focus, functional users will also gain insight on how Excelerator may be used in their environments.

For QAD Version: SE/EE

Level: Intermediate/General


Monday, September 23rd, 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

Cliff Oman

Logistics Accounting in QAD EE

Description: This session will provide participants with a detailed overview of Logistics Accounting in QAD Enterprise Edition (EE). Logistics accounting allows users to control logistic costs incurred when items are received into, shipped from, or moved between sites. Learn how you can leverage this functionality to accrue liabilities, match invoices, calculate variances and how to obtain a detailed breakdown for analysis.

For QAD Version: EE

Level: Intermediate/General

Cliff Oman

Tuesday, September 24th, 11:15am – 12:15pm.

Bruce Karr

EE Implementation Case Study, PPG Aerospace

Description: PPG Aerospace recently completed a successful implementation of QAD’s Enterprise Edition for its manufacturing plants in Massachusetts and a custom construction company located in Pennsylvania. This project encompassed a redesign of all core financial and operational business processes, as well as the following modules and tools to support those processes: Advanced Shipping, MSW/PSW, Customer Release Management, Eagle RF Express. This project also required the achievement of full regulatory compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). We will provide a summary of the project, risks, key benefits and lessons learned.

For QAD Version: SE/EE

Level: Intermediate/General

bruce karr

Logan Consulting Post Conference QAD Training

When: Tuesday, September 24th & Wednesday, September 25th

Where: Westerville Renaissance Hotel, Columbus, OH.

Training Investment: 1 for $450.00, 2 or more attendees $350 per person

Included: Training, handouts, snacks, beverages and 2 meals.

Special Notes: Class size is limited to 25.

In order to help users get the most out of their MWUG investment, Logan Consulting will provide QAD training immediately following the QAD MWUG Conference — Fall 2019. If you have any questions regarding this training event, please contact us here.

Reporting Framework (QRF)

Training led by: James Blankenship, Principal

End Game: Provide individuals with the skills to start applying the QAD Reporting Framework (QRF) tool where appropriate in their respective organizations.

QAD’s Reporting Framework (QRF) is a part of the QAD bundle, so all companies have access to it, so long as you are on a 2009 version of the application (or later). The QRF tool is primarily used for formatting customer-facing documents such as Invoices and Sales Order acknowledgements, as well as enhancing the look of internal reports. Additional benefits include:

  • QRF Invoice and Sales Order Print (Sales Order Acknowledgement) changes can be catered to multiple languages and country specific requirements
  • Label Setup of all language-specific document fields in multiple languages
  • QRF ‘Email Bursting’ to automatically email Invoices and Sales Order Acknowledgements directly to the customer based on master data setup on the customer business relation

Training will take a closer look into the QRF Architecture, including detail on the data source layer, report layout definition and change layouts. There will also be hands-on technical exercises, including the creation of documents, rendering changes to existing documents and troubleshooting.

Skill Level: Intermediate. Progress programming skills are needed along with an understanding of QAD coding standards. While not required, it will help to have access to your QAD development environment during the class. To keep the class interactive, class size will be limited to 20 attendees.

View the full QRF training agenda here.

Engineering to Release (E2R) Concepts

Training led by: Cliff Oman, Principal

End Game: Provide individuals with an understanding of the fundamental business concepts related to engineering, how these concepts relate to ERP and specifically how they are handled within the QAD Enterprise Application. Training will begin by covering general engineering processes (e.g. Product Change Control) to ensure all participants understand the value those processes provide to the business and best practices for delivering such processes. We will then drill into detailed concepts and the tools available in the QAD ERP application to support the process. The main topics covered are as follows:

  • Concepts:
    • Product Data Management (PDM)
    • PDM/QAD Interfacing
    • Engineering Change Control (ECC)
    • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • QAD Tools:
    •  Product Change Control Setup & Processes
    • Costing Setup & Processes
    • Variances
    • Attributes Setup & Processes
    • Product Configurator
  • Standards
  • Summary/Wrap-up

Skill Level: Intermediate. Individuals should have a general understanding of fundamental business concepts as well as the QAD ERP application. To keep the class interactive, class size will be limited to 20 attendees.

View the full E2R training agenda here.