QAD Consulting delivers solid industry expertise, proven best practices and unmatched implementation capabilities that ensure on-time deployment, fast ROI and maximum long-term benefit from QAD solutions. QAD Consulting operates as part of the extensive QAD ecosystem, and can orchestrate consistent global rollout projects working with our customers and combinations of QAD certified partners to meet customer’s goals — anywhere.

Successful software deployments require experienced, knowledgeable resources that understand and can manage project scope, timelines and budget. Employing industry-specific best practices and empowering users with training and ongoing education minimizes implementation risk while maximizing system value.

With almost 400 certified consultants in 26 countries, QAD Global Services provides global coverage and local expertise to help companies get the most from their QAD investment. By applying best practices specifically for manufacturers, QAD helps companies achieve rapid time-to-benefit and a superior ownership experience.

QAD-Advantage with Easy Onboarding

QAD Easy On Boarding (EOB) is for companies seeking an industry best practice solution with reduced effort and cost of ownership. The methodology is a scalable option that offers pre-defined processes, predictable costs, and reduced implementation times.


For the small customer, a working solution is pre-defined and a focused project plan applies the tools to complete the project with minimal changes to achieve the time and cost restrictions of the project.


For the larger customer, an expanded set of pre-defined processes and functionality are included, while still retaining the focus of having them defined for a specific industry. More, yet focused, time is allotted to process refinement toward the customer’s desired outcomes. The same EOB content and tools are used to facilitate data definition, data migration, solution validation and user training.


For the multi-site customer, EOB is used to define the customer’s core model solution, as well as being used in the distribution and deployment phases. Using process models and data definitions, the standard core model is easily defined; then using test scripts and work aids, the core model is proven and user training materials finalized. At deployment, the core model solution is rolled out to all sites.


At the core of the EOB content is knowledge, focused on an industry-specific solution. Consultants have pre-defined both default and optional processes that are used in the target industry. Industry-specific static data definitions are also pre-defined, along with project team and user training documents; pilot scenarios and test scripts; and user work instructions. This knowledge is used to provide the solution definition, allowing the consultant to focus their effort on areas that really make a difference and add value to the customer.

QAD Enterprise Applications, a world-class, fully integrated suite of software solutions, is designed to accommodate the needs of a new generation of software users. Customers can start small and grow as needed, adding solutions and users as it expands. Whether a company seeks to support new processes and business opportunities or to grow its business internationally with a single solution that supports multiple countries, languages, and currencies, QAD can help transform your company.

Key Benefits:


  • Based on industry best practices
  • Can be applied quickly
  • Business benefits happen faster
  • Initial costs are low
  • Uses less resources
  • Less intervention
  • The need for customization is less / eliminated
  • Training time is less
  • Offers a standard way of working


QAD has worked with thousands of customers on projects to implement business software solutions. We have earned a reputation as implementation leaders.

QAD Easy On Boarding Steps

QAD’s methodology is designed to enable successful delivery of a desired business solution on time and on budget. It is intended to be flexible and scalable and can be applied to projects driven by the need for small, rapid and low-cost implementations, as well as those that require larger multi-site core model deployments.

QAD Easy On-Boarding methodology consists of four phases: Planning & Control, Design & Configure, Test & Accept, Deploy & Evolve.

    • Scheduling (The QAD services team can help determine a reasonable schedule that fits the company’s needs and resources.)


    • Training the Project Team (The comprehensive suite of e-learning tools developed by QAD focuses on operational training and related concepts on how to use each aspect of the software.)


    • Developing Test Scenarios (Test scenarios are an excellent way to configure the software to match the company’s unique processes and to form the basis for a user-oriented training program.)
    • Terminating Business Processes (Modify process maps to standardize all the company’s business processes on the basis of test scenarios and to link directly to quality checklists and training guides.)


    • Edit EDI Transactions, Standard Forms, Reports, and User Screens (Edit standard EDI transactions for specific business partners. Add logos and other information to custom forms used in the company’s business activities. Set up reports to meet specific needs and edit screens to keep users working most effectively .)


    • Run a Conference Room Experiment (Run a conference room experiment using test scenarios. With this conference room experiment, you can be sure that the system will work properly on the first day it is activated.)
    • Users’ Training (Attach a predefined learning path to each user who connects to the QAD Self-Learning Portal to access training and learning programs that they can work on their own.)


    • Converting Data (QAD provides a set of simple, spreadsheet-like tools for uploading data to the new system. This system validates the data during upload to protect it from entering incorrect or missing data into the system.)


    • Overcoming the Last Checklist (Review the provided checklists to verify that each step has been completed and tested before any project is finished.)


    • Transition to Application (Put into application and enjoy easy use.)
    • Monitoring System Performance (Monitor system performance and make adjustments as needed. QAD Support is available to provide assistance when needed.)


    • Training of Users (New users can benefit from QAD’s learning programs to work on their own in order to become productive as quickly as possible.)