QAD & Supply Chain Education

FREE Utilities & Guides for QAD!

These utilities and guides for QAD will make your life easier—and, they’re FREE!   Auto-Populate Pivot Tables from QAD—FREE Our Pivot Populator automatically fills in your pivot tables with real-time QAD data so you can provide those custom reports with speed and agility. Get your FREE Pivot Populator utility   Automate your Supplier Schedule Distribution […]

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Transaction Dates in QAD

Don Lindsey Keeping transaction dates accurate in QAD is critical to the operation of your ERP System. Dates play an enormous role in ensuring on-time delivery of material from suppliers, a smooth-running production schedule, and a timely delivery of your product to your customer. Dates are also instrumental in keeping your system SOX compliant and […]

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QAD EE Business Relations

by Don Lindsey With the advent of the EE versions of QAD, there is a new data element introduced to SE’s familiar structure. If you deal with the EE versions, you have had to come to grips with this new concept of the “Business Relation.” Business Relations is a new element that ties the address […]

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EDU 32: Learn More to Achieve More!

If you haven’t checked out our education portal, EDU 32, you’re in for a treat. Our portal contains learning videos and articles about various aspects of using QAD in everyday applications and will help you integrate and implement significant process improvements into your data management and your supply chain process. 32 Soft’s team of highly […]

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32 Soft Learning Webinars will WOW you!

If you’ve not attended our webinars lately, register for one now and find out how much you can learn in under an hour! In addition to the product demos we have hosted for years, since July 2018 when veteran QAD user and Manufacturing and Distribution expert Don Lindsey joined us, we also offer learning webinars. […]

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32 Soft Loves #MWUG

One place all of us at 32 Soft love to visit is the Midwest User Group conferences in the Spring and Fall, which we’ve been attending for more than a decade! We like to talk to the attendees about what’s new in their business and in ours. We like learning more by attending presentations. And, […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Forecasting

Recently, MRP specialist Don Lindsey presented a webinar, Forecasting—What Does the Future Hold?  This infographic was inspired by Don’s presentation. You can watch the webinar replay here. Related resources: Using Simulation Forecasts in QAD Summary and Simulated Forecast Data Loaders for QAD  

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QAD is a Good Choice for Life Science Companies

17 Reasons Why QAD is a Good Choice for Life Science Companies by Don Lindsey Several years ago at a conference, I was talking to a colleague who was in the process of choosing the right ERP system for his life science company. He asked me to list the reasons why the life science company […]

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Safety Stock Calculation

Safety stock is your guard against uncertainty. When safety stock levels aren’t optimal, you could be tying up cash flow or threaten your ability to adequately serve your customers. Determining the most efficient inventory levels is one of the most important components of your company’s operations. Safety stock describes a level of extra inventory to mitigate […]

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Item Numbers—The Bedrock of the QAD System

Introduction to QAD–Item Numbers Item numbers are the bedrock of the QAD system. In general terminology, the item number is the identification number assigned to an item. Also called a part number, SKU number, or SKU (Stock Keeping Unit), an item number can represent a service as well as a physical item. It is good practice […]

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