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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/XJ/WX/BS76KQRSFQN5.pngOne of the best ERP systemsThe organization used QAD as an ERP system to manage the inventory of components, current builds, and finished goods. We also used it to track current orders of raw materials and field inventory. We also used it to track cost of product and scrap costs for the finance department. It was used across the operations part of the business (supply chain, manufacturing, and sales). The business problems that QAD addresses are inventory management, costs held up in inventory (from raw components to finished goods), supplier management, and financial management. I personally used QAD to manage manufacturing scrap rates and tackled high costs operations where we had high-cost scraps.,Inventory management Supplier management Data dump for analytics Customization of your data collection,Could be faster when filtering large data sets Need a way of automating analytics. I used to save a query search to do my daily data dump and analyze in Excel. It would be nice if this could be easily automated.,9,QAD has made it easier for the operations engineering team to narrow down processes where reject rate relates to the highest cost so that they can solve those issues first. QAD has made it easy for the production team to print work orders and track daily builds. This saves a lot of time from the old method of tracking in Word docs or Excel. Sometimes QAD needs a lot of maintenance on the back end so we had to hire a full time employee to manage the data systems.,Arena and SAP ERP,MasterControl Clinical Quality Management System, Microsoft 365 Business, SOLIDWORKSQAD at a glanceQAD is being used to drive the underlying operational systems key to producing product, tracking inventory and managing costs. As such QAD is being utilized to drive cost saving efforts throughout the operational value chain. QAD allows for seemless integration of purchasing and manufacturing process controls, and also has been used further up the supplychain with sometimes integrating with our vendors.,Supply Chain Management Cost Tracking Inventory management,Improvement in mobile platform Better UAI,7,Overall the ROI on QAD is positive Initial investment is high in terms of dollars and time,SAP Access ControlQADQAD is used across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. We modified a few modules in QAD to fit our business.,Highly Scalable They have other products that integrate with QAD It can integrate with other third party applications Frontend and Backend is very user friendly,As a user and who managed the application, I have longed for a module that you don't have to go thru the entire frame to go to a certain field. They have addressed this issue on their recent release by going to a web frame.,10,Maintenance and Licensing. Even though the licensing is per user based, cost is very low, compared to other ERP systems.,,OpenEdgeQAD-Y!QAD is used as a main objective in our operations, from the production floor level to the corporate level.,The QAD Enterprise application is great, we only started using this application a few years ago. The Master Scheduling Workbench has been a great improvement to our daily operations. The Web-based QAD Supplier Portal has also been implemented recently in our company and has been a huge help to our purchasing and materials department. The QAD support that we receive has helped our company grow and is a major asset in upcoming projects.,QAD web-based supplier portal, there is an option to flag emails to the suppliers, however when the system is updated every 2 hours these emails regenerate and are sent to the suppliers again. At this time we have not been told of any fixes for this issue.,7,Better customer service Increased production efficiency Better inventory controlQAD ERP reviewQAD is used across the whole company, and QAD as any ERP when you do the correct setup will give you the tools to manage the range full company data, It helps a lot with centralizing AP & AR, and its easy to follow up with the automotive standards EDI, cumulative orders, etc. The problems appear when you don't make a correct setup it could become painful just as with any ERP.,EDI is the standard for Automotive; its really easy to setup and follow up on day by day The support of regulatory changes (for example new electronic accounting in Mexico). They are developing a full module to cover this new requirement in an easy way for an international company that need to follow up with this Maquila Accounting reports (easy 2 weeks setup) MRP is the heart of QAD, It simplifies the planning base on BOMs, formulas or Safety Stock and works great to plan WIP, RAW and MROs It's flexible, you could have relatively cheap customizations to make it work 100% as need it. The knowledge base is a great tool to resolve small issues during day to day work.,The support could be handled better. Sometimes the QAD support team needs a lot of time to resolve issues. The browsers (Netui) are a great help, but they consume a lot of memory resources; they need to improve the performance for complex browsers (normally the one s developed by customers) The configurable screens are a great idea to simplify the daily work, but they do not support all the screens. The worst part is that you could create the simplified screen but when it starts working strangely, the answer from the QAD support team is that the screen is not supported.,9,It help us to reduce the inventories (FG and RAW) It reduce the time to adjust to the constantly changing international customs laws,,3,10,7,7QAD at a glanceQAD is being used as the ERP for supporting our Vascular Therapies division within the organization. We use it extensively right from Order-To-Cash, Procure-to-pay, Plan-to-Build The strong points about QAD is it is easy to manage, reliable, offers good transaction traceability, has a good compliance model.,Easy to manage/configure Reliable Offers good transaction traceability Has a good compliance model Interfaces well with other apps,Needs more flexibility to add/configure new indexes (if using the Progress Database) as the current indexes on key tables like transaction history are not helpful Need a better support system for the TMS/Precision interface Need better KnowledgeBase articles to understand the innerds of Pricing functionality,7,Improved Employee Efficiency Better Customer Service Better Financial reportings for a quick Month-End/Year-End close,Review for QADWe use QAD from Item creation all the way to Balance Sheet / Income Statement. In distribution, we use it for sales order process, purchasing process, incoming quality and inventory management. In manufacturing, we use it for BOM , Routing and MRP. In finance, we use it for costing, AR, AP and GL. QAD is used by every department of our organization.,Good in inventory Mgmt, Incoming quality mfgt, physical count. Good in Order to Cash process, Purchasing , Good in MRP , Routing, Product Costing. Good in AR, AP, GL = Finance.,Latest version has all new features which were missing in old versions.,9,ROI - very high with QAD. Yearly maintenance cost is very low. Support is very good from the QAD customer service team, knowledge base web site. Very quick to implement the system.,,2,8,10,9
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January 20, 2019

One of the best ERP systems

Score 9 out of 10
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The organization used QAD as an ERP system to manage the inventory of components, current builds, and finished goods. We also used it to track current orders of raw materials and field inventory. We also used it to track cost of product and scrap costs for the finance department. It was used across the operations part of the business (supply chain, manufacturing, and sales). The business problems that QAD addresses are inventory management, costs held up in inventory (from raw components to finished goods), supplier management, and financial management. I personally used QAD to manage manufacturing scrap rates and tackled high costs operations where we had high-cost scraps.
  • Inventory management
  • Supplier management
  • Data dump for analytics
  • Customization of your data collection
  • Could be faster when filtering large data sets
  • Need a way of automating analytics. I used to save a query search to do my daily data dump and analyze in Excel. It would be nice if this could be easily automated.
If you're setting up operations where you have to manage manufacturing builds from raw components to finished goods, I would recommend QAD. It's nice to have subassemblies part numbers for your builds and enter in the number of accepted quantities and rejects. QAD is very helpful if you have a lot of parts floating around. I would not buy QAD if you only have to manage less than ~20 parts... just use Excel.

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January 20, 2019

QAD at a glance

Score 7 out of 10
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QAD is being used to drive the underlying operational systems key to producing product, tracking inventory and managing costs. As such QAD is being utilized to drive cost saving efforts throughout the operational value chain. QAD allows for seemless integration of purchasing and manufacturing process controls, and also has been used further up the supplychain with sometimes integrating with our vendors.
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Inventory management
  • Improvement in mobile platform
  • Better UAI
QAD was a great tool during some of my Lean/Six-Sigma operations projects. It allowed for quick turnover in measuring the lead time of Work Order closures, to addressing the measurement of inventory levels through the production work flow. QAD was great when the process was laid out and correctly inputted into QAD whereas we ran into difficulties using QAD in these projects when we found parts that we not inputted correctly into QAD resulting. This is not really the fault of QAD but more the inputting of the information into QAD but highlighted the fact that the information must be entered correctly at the start.
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April 08, 2016

QAD

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QAD is used across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. We modified a few modules in QAD to fit our business.
  • Highly Scalable
  • They have other products that integrate with QAD
  • It can integrate with other third party applications
  • Frontend and Backend is very user friendly
  • As a user and who managed the application, I have longed for a module that you don't have to go thru the entire frame to go to a certain field. They have addressed this issue on their recent release by going to a web frame.
QAD is marketed for a mid-range companies, but, other big top 100 companies are also using it.
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April 06, 2015

QAD-Y!

Score 7 out of 10
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QAD is used as a main objective in our operations, from the production floor level to the corporate level.
  • The QAD Enterprise application is great, we only started using this application a few years ago. The Master Scheduling Workbench has been a great improvement to our daily operations.
  • The Web-based QAD Supplier Portal has also been implemented recently in our company and has been a huge help to our purchasing and materials department.
  • The QAD support that we receive has helped our company grow and is a major asset in upcoming projects.
  • QAD web-based supplier portal, there is an option to flag emails to the suppliers, however when the system is updated every 2 hours these emails regenerate and are sent to the suppliers again. At this time we have not been told of any fixes for this issue.
QAD is well suited for any company that values its organization of inventory, reporting, and overall operational organization.
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August 19, 2015

QAD ERP review

Score 9 out of 10
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QAD is used across the whole company, and QAD as any ERP when you do the correct setup will give you the tools to manage the range full company data, It helps a lot with centralizing AP & AR, and its easy to follow up with the automotive standards EDI, cumulative orders, etc. The problems appear when you don't make a correct setup it could become painful just as with any ERP.
  • EDI is the standard for Automotive; its really easy to setup and follow up on day by day
  • The support of regulatory changes (for example new electronic accounting in Mexico). They are developing a full module to cover this new requirement in an easy way for an international company that need to follow up with this Maquila Accounting reports (easy 2 weeks setup)
  • MRP is the heart of QAD, It simplifies the planning base on BOMs, formulas or Safety Stock and works great to plan WIP, RAW and MROs
  • It's flexible, you could have relatively cheap customizations to make it work 100% as need it.
  • The knowledge base is a great tool to resolve small issues during day to day work.
  • The support could be handled better. Sometimes the QAD support team needs a lot of time to resolve issues.
  • The browsers (Netui) are a great help, but they consume a lot of memory resources; they need to improve the performance for complex browsers (normally the one s developed by customers)
  • The configurable screens are a great idea to simplify the daily work, but they do not support all the screens. The worst part is that you could create the simplified screen but when it starts working strangely, the answer from the QAD support team is that the screen is not supported.

The full product overall is better that expected, it is easy to use and it helps the company to handle different locations, control inventory, cost and requirements this provide the needed data on all the time, but when something goes odd, the help desk is behind the sale.
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March 27, 2015

QAD at a glance

Score 7 out of 10
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QAD is being used as the ERP for supporting our Vascular Therapies division within the organization.
We use it extensively right from Order-To-Cash, Procure-to-pay, Plan-to-Build
The strong points about QAD is it is easy to manage, reliable, offers good transaction traceability, has a good compliance model.
  • Easy to manage/configure
  • Reliable
  • Offers good transaction traceability
  • Has a good compliance model
  • Interfaces well with other apps
  • Needs more flexibility to add/configure new indexes (if using the Progress Database) as the current indexes on key tables like transaction history are not helpful
  • Need a better support system for the TMS/Precision interface
  • Need better KnowledgeBase articles to understand the innerds of Pricing functionality
Suited very well for small to medium sized organizations as it provides you everything you can expect from an ERP (without any fancy bells and whistles that SAP and some of the other ERPs provide).
Works well with a lean IT organization, as the configuration and ongoing maintenance and/or analysis is pretty straightforward.
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April 08, 2015

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Score 9 out of 10
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We use QAD from Item creation all the way to Balance Sheet / Income Statement. In distribution, we use it for sales order process, purchasing process, incoming quality and inventory management. In manufacturing, we use it for BOM , Routing and MRP. In finance, we use it for costing, AR, AP and GL. QAD is used by every department of our organization.
  • Good in inventory Mgmt, Incoming quality mfgt, physical count.
  • Good in Order to Cash process, Purchasing ,
  • Good in MRP , Routing, Product Costing.
  • Good in AR, AP, GL = Finance.
  • Latest version has all new features which were missing in old versions.
QAD is well suited for auto suppliers, medical industry , consumer goods - mainly any company which has make to stock process.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pay calculation (1)
10
Benefit plan administration (1)
10
Direct deposit files (1)
10
Salary revision and increment management (1)
10
Reimbursement management (1)
10
API for custom integration (3)
8.0
Plug-ins (2)
5.0
Single sign-on capability (5)
7.5
Role-based user permissions (5)
8.0
Dashboards (3)
6.0
Standard reports (3)
10.0
Custom reports (4)
6.0
Accounts payable (3)
7.0
Accounts receivable (3)
7.0
Global Financial Support (1)
7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers (1)
8
Intercompany Accounting (1)
5
Localizations (1)
8
Journals and Reconciliations (1)
7
Enterprise Accounting (1)
8
Configurable Accounting (1)
8
Centralized Rules Framework (1)
6
Standardized Processes (1)
8
Inventory tracking (5)
9.0
Automatic reordering (5)
8.0
Location management (4)
8.5
Manufacturing module (5)
9.5
Pricing (5)
7.0
Order entry (5)
7.0
Credit card processing (3)
9.0
Cost of goods sold (4)
7.5
Order Orchestration (2)
7.0
End-to-end order visibility (1)
9
Order exception Resolution (1)
9
Automated Invoice Processing (1)
8
Shared Services Payments (1)
6
Billings Management (1)
5
Customer Receipt Applications (1)
5
Customer Collections (1)
8
Revenue Recognition (1)
8
Asset Management (1)
6
Budgeting and Forecasting (1)
8
Project Costing (1)
6
Cost Capture (1)
6
Capital Project Management (1)
7
Customer Invoicing (1)
6
Customer Contract Compliance (1)
8
Project Revenue Recognition (1)
6
Project Financial Performance Analysis (1)
8
Project Financials Dashboard (1)
6
Real-time Financial Reporting (1)
6
Embedded Business Intelligence (1)
7
Project Planning and Scheduling (1)
6
Project Manager Dashboard (1)
6
Task Insight for Project Managers (1)
5
Team Member Task Collaboration (1)
5
Team Member Mobile Functionality (1)
4
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis (1)
4
Award Lifecycle Management (1)
6
Spending Control (1)
5
Sourcing Team Collaboration (1)
7
Sourcing Analysis (1)
6
Bids Analyzed and Compared (1)
4
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees (1)
6
Contract Compliance Management (1)
7
Contract History (1)
6
Contract Repository (1)
5
Electronic Signatures (1)
3
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management (1)
3
Spend Compliance Management (1)
7
Supplier Assessment (1)
3
Supplier Communication and Collaboration (1)
4
Supplier Portal (1)
5
Risk Repository (1)
6
Control Management (1)
5
Control Mapping (1)
8
Control Efficiency Assessments (1)
4
Automated Control Assessments (1)
7
Issue Detection (1)
5
Automatic Notification (1)
9
Transportation Planning and Optimization (1)
8
Transportation Sourcing Management (1)
5
Transportation Process Integration (1)
8
Transportation Execution Management (1)
5
Freight Payment Automation (1)
9
Customs Entry Management (1)
3
Customs Document Management (1)
5
Production Process Design (2)
7.5
Supply Chain Business Flows (2)
8.0
Production Management (2)
7.5
Contracted Manufacturing Management (2)
8.5
Configuration Management (2)
8.5
Work Definition (2)
8.5
Work Execution (2)
9.0
Advanced Fulfillment (2)
8.0
Manufacturing Costs (2)
9.5
Forecasting (2)
7.5
Inventory Planning (2)
7.5
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning (2)
9.0
Performance Monitoring (2)
8.5
Ideation Management (1)
7
Requirements Management (1)
8
Proposal Management (1)
7
Innovation Portfolio Management (1)
7
Product Master Data Management (1)
7
Vendor Portal (1)
7

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