MWUGFall2017
October 8-10, 2017

Amway Grand Plaza  •  
Grand Rapids, MI
 SUNDAY  •  October 8
5:00 pm

Registration Opens / Vendor Fair Set-Up                

     
5:30 pm             Pre-Conference Bonus Session                                                       
 

Fix It! A Study in Temp Tables

  

SCOTT DULECKI - Progress

It's broke! Fix it! Those words come from end users as often as they do from children, and with much the same result... whether it can be fixed or not, you've got to try to make it better. In this case study analysis, Scott will investigate one such challenge, highlighting coding practices that were the source of the problem and show how to creatively use temp tables (and other tools as well) to properly fix them.

   

 MONDAY  •  October 9
  8:00 am

Registration / Vendor Fair Opens / Buffet Breakfast              

   

   9:00 am           General Session                                                          

                             Welcome & Program Overview:  JOHN PEARSON, MWUG President                        

   

 9:15 m Sponsor Introductions
9:45 am Break
10:00 am

  WELCOME KEYNOTE ADDRESS:       
Surviving Accelerated Change in Technology
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TONY WINTER
Chief Technology Officer
QAD, Inc.

Manufacturing and technology have always had a synergistic relationship, but the pressure on manufacturers to exploit technology and new processes is becoming essential. Driving an agile business and adopting a platform for change will be key for a companies competitiveness and ultimately its survival over the next decade. During this session Tony Winter, CTO of QAD, will discuss how QAD is providing a Platform for change and partnering with our customers on a journey to their Effective Enterprise.
11:00 am Break

  Concurrent Track Sessions                                                         

  
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

SPONSOR
TRACK

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

QAD Configurator: What It Is & How To Implement

  

ANDREW HALL
Logan Consulting

The session will present an overview of the QAD Configurator and its value and capabilities, including differentiation against Configured Products. It will then detail an implementation approach that includes capturing internal product knowledge and converting it to the standard QAD Configurator functions.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediate/Advanced

Revenue Recognition & Manufacturing Companies

  

PAT GRACE
QAD, Inc.
   

With the advent of new accounting requirements ASC-606 / IFRS 15, the topic of revenue recognition has an increased focus. Join us for a presentation on what it means and see what QAD has done to help address this compliance issue in the 2017 Enterprise Edition release.

For QAD Version: EE
Level:
Intermediatel/General

Walking Through a Database Health Check

  

MIKE FURGAL
Progress

In order for your QAD application to run well with no unplanned downtime, it needs some care and feeding. A common approach to this is to perform periodic database health checks. This session will walk through a QAD customers DB Health Check, showing the methodology for what was looked at, why is it important, and what recommended changes were suggested. At the end of this session, you will know what to look at in your environment and what to adjust to make QAD run flawlessly.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

CYBERSCIENCE:
Cyberquery Case Study: U.S. Tsubaki

  

BOB ENGELMANN
U.S. Tsubaki


This session will offer an overview of how US Tsubaki uses Cyberquery to communicate throughout their organization. From sales reporting to display screens on the factory floor the tool's flexibility provides seamless views into the organization's activity.


For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General


  12:30 pm    LUNCHEON
1:30 pm     Vendor Introductions  
   
2:00 pm      Break / Visit the Exhibits

  Concurrent Track Sessions                                                            

  
         

MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

SPONSOR
TRACK

2:30 - 3:30 pm

EAM - Get On The Smart Plant Train!

  

NANCY MAJURE
QAD, Inc.

Come join us to explore the ways in which you can leverage your connected sensors and devices to take your Plant Maintenance to the next level. We will provide a super cool demonstration of using standard EAM functionality available today to get your organization headed toward the exciting future of Industry 4.0. Plus, just for kicks, we will throw in some new tips and tricks!

For QAD Version: Any
( Applicable to EAM v2016.1 and higher )
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

 

 

Procure to Pay (P2P) Process in QAD

  

SEAN BROWN
Somero Enterprises

ANDREW WEINSTEIN
ISS Group

ISS Group and Easy Access have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a ‘front to back’ solution to satisfy the requirements of the Procure to Pay (P2P) process - the process of purchasing material through payment of that material.

This session will provide:
* An overview of the activities that are part of the P2P process and the value our Clients have derived by automating the P2P Process

* How to use the P2P Portal to facilitate P2P Process transactions and communication between vendors/suppliers and the company

* A brief demonstration of the P2P Portal.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

Be One Step Ahead When The Next Ransomware Attack Strikes

  

STEVE REESE
Premier Systems

The WannaCry ransomware outbreak shows how important it is that businesses take security seriously. When the next attack occurs—whether it’s a massive newsworthy attack or hits just a handful of businesses—you want to give yourself the best chances of stopping it in its tracks. The discussion will cover:

What defenses to put in place at each step of a malware or ransomware attack

How to prevent malware from reaching out and downloading the payload

What to do when an attack lands to limit the damage

How BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can infiltrate your systems.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

Simple & Accurate Data Collection With QAD Automation Solutions   

SUZY RENO
DANE BURDETTE
Strategic Information Group


QAD Automation Solutions is generating rave reviews within the user community and from organizations that provide IT insight. Let us share with you how companies have leveraged QAD Automation Solutions (and QAD Serialization) to improve operational visibility, control and accuracy from receiving, through the production floor, and on through the shipping dock. We’ll walk through a typical workflow as well as discuss how Automation Solutions can be personalized and extended to align with your own material control process.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

 

  3:30 pm           Break / Visit the Exhibits                                  

  
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
 PROCESS

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Cycle Counting With QAD Metrics Using Inventory Desk Mobile

  

KIP BAIRD
CK Technologies

MARTIN COHEN
STEVE McHUGH
Broom Street Software

Broom Street Mobile Desk solution makes cycle counting easy with the Inventory Desk 6 APP on Android or Apple devices to utilize QAD cycle counting metrics.  The Inventory Desk 6 APP which is part of the Mobile Desk solution for all QAD systems allows you to utilize the initial cycle count with tolerances and still complete the recount cycle count to adjust your inventories in real time without reentering data.  Inventory Desk 6 APP provides the tools for real time metrics and data for analysis.

For QAD Version:
eB, eB2, EE/SE
Level:
Intermediatel/General

QAD Enterprise Edition: General Ledger Features, Functions & Transactions

  

ANDREW VITULLO
Logan Consulting


This session will focus on key configuration requirements that support efficient closing cycles, USGAAP and IFRS transactions, and operational reporting for product line and market results. Configuration settings will focus on GL Accounts, Daybooks, GL Layers and SAFS. Reporting will focus on the configuration of master data and its impact on transactions.

For QAD Version: EE
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

 

Introducing YAB

  

MARK CLEVENGER
QAD, Inc.

   
QAD's replacement for QDT and MFG/UTIL is named YAB (Your Application Builder). YAB is customizable and is design to be the only tool for administering a QAD EE installation. This session will present an overview of many of the features of the Installation and Administration Toolkit.

 

For QAD Version:
EE 2016 and higher
Level:
Intermediatel/General

What's New in the QAD Automotive Suite

  

TERRY ONICA
C. NIEUWSTRATEN
QAD, Inc.

Join us for a session as QAD experts highlight the new automotive offering and complete solution suite to address industry trends and critical requirements.

For QAD Version: EE
Level:
Intermediatel/General

      

5:00 - 6:30pm            Vendor Hall Reception
                


 TUESDAY  •  October 10
7:30 am               Vendor Fair Opens / Buffet Breakfast          
       
  Concurrent Track Sessions                                                            

  
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

8:30 - 9:30 am

Unified Production Planning & Execution

  

BRENT SHOOLTZ
QAD, Inc.

Learn how QAD's new manufacturing capabilities, QAD Production Orders with Shop Floor Mobile, can help you simplify and synchronize your back office production planning with your shop floor material replenishment and production execution.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

Using QAD Data to Measure On-Time Performance

  

TRIS HOPKINS
Carlisle Brake & Friction

ALEX KIM
32 Soft Inc.
   
On-time delivery is one of the key ingredients for customer satisfaction and loyalty. We’ll share how Carlisle Brake and Friction partnered with 32 Soft to build an online dashboard that uses real-time QAD data. The dashboard has enabled them to track and analyze delivery performance trends, drill to deeper detail levels to uncover buried problems, and react more quickly to missed shipments or shipment challenges.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

Software Configuration Management Primer

  

MICHAEL SOLOMON
JACLYN BARNARD
Roundtable Software

Every day, more projects.  More code to be developed, managed, stored, and… shoot!  That code change we rolled out last week is having some… interesting side effects.  Can we reverse it and try again? There are a lot of ways to manage all of development work your team does.  With the practices and tools you have in place, is your team set up to win … or just to get by?  In this session, we’ll walk you through a simple Software Configuration Management (SCM) Litmus Test.  Whether your organization passes or fails, you’ll leave with a better sense of what its strengths and weaknesses are and see firsthand how implementing mature SCM practices can make work life easier for everyone.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

EE Upgrade Panel

  

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For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 9:30 am           Break / Visit the Exhibits                    

  
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

SPONSOR
TRACK

10:00 - 11:00 am

Developing an Internal ERP
Training Program

  

JACKIE DAS
ANDREW HALL
Logan Consulting

Are your ERP users in need of training, but unsure if the available training options will help them become more knowledgeable and efficient with their supporting ERP system. At this session you will learn how world class medical device company developed and implemented a company-wide ERP training program, which had a positive impact on the company's adoption of QAD modules across all business functions. Through training on the key ERP concepts and processes within the company, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of robust master data set up, Jackie led asystem-neutraltraining program to demonstrate thatif we use the system the way it is intended, we only need ONE business systemin the company and that is QAD!

For QAD Version: SE/EE
Level:
Intermediatel/General

Using Browse Collections in .Net UI

     
CAROLYN JOHNSTON
IAC Group

STEVE WU
Roundview Technologies


When IAC built a consoli-
dated AR processing system on QAD 2016EE, it faced a challenge in providing a user interface using traditional QAD screen for data visibility and maintenance. QAD’s Browse Collection feature allowed us to build such user interface to satisfy the user requirements.

For QAD Version:
All versions that support
Net UI
Level: Intermediatel/General

4GL Code Performance Take 2: Profiling & Indexing

  

PAUL KOUFALIS
White Star Software

Is your idea of code performance review searching for WHOLE-INDEX in a compile-xref? If yes, then you need to attend this session. Learn about a whole universe of tools and techniques available to help diagnose and correct performance problems in your 4GL code. This session focuses on index selection and profiling code on production systems.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

Outsourcing Your IT Help Desk: A Case Study on MQAD/MDBA

MIKE FURGAL
Progress

The QAD Help Desk does not need to be a full time job. At times it can be, however. Many times the support effort can be reduced by using experts that can optimize the process. The QAD environment has many components, including the QAD application, AppServers, WebSpeed, and the OpenEdge database. Add on additional QAD modules and layered products and it rapidly becomes something that is beyond one person's scope of experience. Come learn how the Progress Managed QAD and Managed Database offering have helped hundreds of customers with Help Desk needs.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

 11:00 am           Break / Visit the Exhibits                    

  
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

SPONSOR
TRACK

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Prototype Processing

   
DAVE DOYLE - QAD
   
This session will cover organizing and using applications to support Prototype Processing in QAD. Functions include, Discrete Sales Orders, Work Orders, Bills of Material and Routings, MRP, Costs and Scheduling.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

QAD Automated Solutions Case Study

  

ADAM KACALA - QAD


Learn how can you optimize your shop floor operations based on the practical application of Automation Solutions features and capabilities at a Tier One Automotive Supplier.

For QAD Version: EE
Level:
Intermediatel/General

Dude, Where's My Memory?

  

NECTAR DALOGLOU
White Star Software

Ever wonder where your free memory has gone? Has your OS ever lied to you about how much memory a particular process is consuming? And what is shared, virtual, swapped and anonymous memory? In this session, we will take a detailed look at how memory is being allocated and consumed by Progress and non-Progress processes, as well as other memory related pitfalls and how to avoid them.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

"Our Global QAD Implementation Has Been Approved..."   

SRIKANTH SRINIVASAN
Thirdware Solution

...and now the clock begins to tick and the excitement and expectations not to mention the organization change management is upon the IT team. Learn how Thirdware maps and executes your plan and hear their formula for proven success. Over two decadesof success and perhaps the only company to offer one global implementation team.Your "Job One Date" is recognized and protected, the budget is agreed to and remains unchanged, and most of all, the change is managed professionally, protecting your "QAD ERP Core Model". Success is assured. Come to this session to learn about the Thirdware formula, the force multiplier, for your Global QAD Implementation.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/Genera

12:30pm           Closing Luncheon / Conference Wrap-Up & Giveaways
                                                                                    
 

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  Post Conference Training                             
  Sponsored by: LOGAN CONSULTING
    


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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(800) 253-3590
  


The Amway Grand Plaza has been making history since the original hotel - The Pantlind - opened its doors in 1913. Fashioned after English Adams architecture by designers Warren & Wetmore, the hotel was rightfully ranked "One of the Ten Finest Hotels in America" by 1925. Amway Corporation acquired the historic Pantlind and carefully refurbished the original building. The Amway Grand Plaza reopened in 1981 and now combines the graceful heritage of The Pantlind with the modern amenities of the new Glass Tower. In the more than 20 years since that renovation, the Amway Grand Plaza has played a major role in the renaissance of down-town Grand Rapids and continues to draw thousands of visitors each year to Western Michigan.

HOTEL AMENITIES:              

  • Free WiFI in guest rooms
  • Full-service Concierge
  • Valet and self-parking
  • Indoor pool & sauna
  • Spa & Salon service
  • Historic walking tour
  • 24-Hour Business Center



    
ROOM RESERVATIONS:
Sleeping Rooms have been blocked at the hotel and are available to conference attendees at a discounted group rate.  Please be sure to reference the Midwest User Group when making your reservations.

CUT-OFF DATE:
The cut-off date for sleeping room reservations is September 22nd. After that date, rooms in the MWUG block will be released for general sale and may not be available. Please call before that date to guarantee your reservation.         


MWUG Conference Rate:

$139/night
(sgl/dbl)
 
Reservations:
(800) 253-3590


BOOK ONLINE

www.amwaygrand.com


    
TRANSPORTATION:
The Amway Grand Plaza is approximately 20 minutes from Grand Rapids / Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Cab fare ranges from $30-35 each way and cash or credit card is accepted. Self-parking is available at the hotel for $19/day for registered guests and Valet Parking for $29/day - both with in and out prviliges. For additional information on the hotel and other available amenities, please visit www.amwaygrand.com

 



10 Reasons To
Attend MWUG
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Peer Contacts

Product Updates

Networking

Product Demos

Peer Knowledge

3rd Party Solutions

Interactive Discussions

Vertical Market Tracks

End-User Education

QAD/User Interaction


 

 

Continuing Education
Credits


MWUG conference sessions now count towards APICS and Institute of Supply
Management
continuing education credits!


    

Contact SCOTT DULECKI for more information: sdulecki@progress.com

 

 

 

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