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4 Signs your growing business needs to rethink sales tax

Repost from Avalara What’s new with your business? If it’s any of the below, then congratulations are undoubtedly in order. And, while we certainly don’t want to put a damper on the wrap party for your latest launch, we do want to pipe in with a quick tax-wise nugget: New business growth often leads [...]

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Choose the Right Path for Your ERP System

An ERP System is the Backbone of a Manufacturing Company ERP is such a fundamental part of any business that companies are usually reluctant to make a change. In fact, the average manufacturing company operates with an ERP system that has been in place for 10 to 20 years, according to noted manufacturing expert Dave [...]

June 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

The Only Constant In Manufacturing Is Change

Why does a manufacturer that has been around for 20 years fail or succeed in the next year? Why does ERP, which supported the business at first, now need to be replaced? Why does your customer decide to buy your product today vs. last year or next year? At its core, the answer is [...]

June 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

ERP Selection: The Definition of Insanity

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Why are you reading this? I’m sure you have better things to do, like focus on your customers and your products. You’re likely reading this because at some point your ERP solution stopped meeting your needs. Don’t worry, you’re not alone; [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Becoming An Effective Enterprise with ERP

Becoming An Effective Enterprise You may have heard us say how we aim to help all of our customers become an Effective Enterprise, but what does that really mean? At QAD, we pride ourselves on playing a different role than other ERP vendors. We deliver a collaborative business focused approach to ERP. [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Future Proofing Your ERP System

Companies tend to accept the status quo of their ERP system while operational performance deteriorates until they can no longer bear it. This is the point where they enter another ERP selection cycle. It doesn’t have to be like this. A continuous improvement approach — like those used in other parts of your business — [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Metrics Matter: Align ERP With Business Strategy

So you’re in the middle of an ERP selection, reviewing items such as functionality, technology, user interface, etc. and contemplating the expense and effort of a long implementation cycle. But, how do you or your management team, know that your ERP project will support and enhance your business strategy? After all, this is a [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Not Just an ERP Software Vendor

I had the opportunity to sit in on the shoot of a video recently with one of QAD’s first customers. Showcase videos like this let viewers dive into one of the many unique customers that QAD works with, telling their story and showing their business. It was such an interesting story to hear — not [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|