One of the best ERP systems
Dat Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 20, 2019

One of the best ERP systems

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with QAD

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.
  • 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.
QAD is very easy to use once it's set up. It's basically an Excel sheet that can handle a lot more data points and faster. It's nice that you can dump the data stored in QAD to a CSV file and analyze in Excel. Careful narrow down the data searches to a limited number of points or Excel will crash.

QAD is much easier to set up than Arena and SAP. And the numbering systems you can create in QAD is more customizable.
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.

QAD Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Not Rated
Accounts receivable
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
Not Rated
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
Not Rated
Enterprise Accounting
Not Rated
Configurable Accounting
Not Rated
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Automated Invoice Processing
Not Rated
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
Not Rated
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Cash Management
Not Rated
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
Not Rated
Transactions Tax
Not Rated
Subledger Reconciliations
Not Rated
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
10
Automatic reordering
8
Location management
9
Manufacturing module
10
Pricing
8
Order entry
9
Credit card processing
9
Cost of goods sold
10
Order Orchestration
9
End-to-end order visibility
9
Order exception Resolution
9
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
Not Rated
Custom reports
Not Rated
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
10
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
Not Rated
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
Not Rated
Project Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Resource Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Not Rated
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
9
Supply Chain Business Flows
8
Production Management
9
Contracted Manufacturing Management
9
Configuration Management
9
Work Definition
10
Work Execution
10
Advanced Fulfillment
9
Manufacturing Costs
10
Forecasting
7
Inventory Planning
8
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
9
Performance Monitoring
9
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated