QAD at a glance
Brian Caulfield | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 20, 2019

QAD at a glance

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with QAD

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
  • Overall the ROI on QAD is positive
  • Initial investment is high in terms of dollars and time
QAD stacks up well against other similar software that I have used. All in all the ability to add or subtract modules from QAD is a great advantage in having a flexible system that you can start with and adapt as your needs changes. This allows for small companies to use QAD and not just limit it to bigger companies.
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.

QAD Feature Ratings

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