MWUGSpring2018
March 18-20, 2018

Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort  •  
Oak Brook, IL
 SUNDAY  •  March 18
5:00 pm

Registration Opens / Vendor Fair Set-Up                

     
5:30 pm             Pre-Conference Bonus Session                                                       
 

Hands Off! A Security Primer

  

SCOTT DULECKI - Sungate Solutions

No one pays any attention to security until there’s a problem.  And when there is, they come looking for YOU, to find out why you allowed that problem to happen.  How can you eliminate those problems before they happen?  What things should you be aware of as you set up security in QAD, and what problems can you avoid tomorrow by making conscious decisions today?  And in today’s Sarbanes-Oxley world, what do you need to be aware of?  This session will review the ins and outs of security in QAD, identifying potential problem areas and suggesting ways to make security a part-time task instead of a full-time job.

   

 MONDAY  •  March 19
  8:00 am

Registration / Vendor Fair Opens / Buffet Breakfast              

   

   9:00 am           General Session                                                          

                             Welcome & Program Overview:  JOHN PEARSON, MWUG President                        

   

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

  WELCOME KEYNOTE ADDRESS:       
You Speak Business Processes and I Speak IT:
Can I Get a Translator?
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DARRELL FINNEY
President
Fintek Consulting

Have you ever felt like you were not speaking the same language as your customer?
Have you ever thought that your technical bias to the system side impacts your ability to
clearly interpret the voice of the customer?
Have you had to spend more time on implementation because core business processes
were impacted by the system in ways that you did not document?
Explore tools that will help you understand the 4 Voices…. Voice of the customer, Voice of the Business, Voice of the System, Voice of the Process .

Darrell Finney is a licensed minister, former stand up comedian, electrical engineer, and Finance MBA, and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Darrell’s unique training style is unlike any you have seen. He has a way of mastering the art of “edutainment” – his special blend of education and entertaining.
11:00 am Break

  Concurrent Track Sessions                                                         

  
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

SPONSOR
TRACK

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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: EE
Level: Intermediatel/General

Automated Purchasing/
Requisition Solutions

  

FRANK SALESI
ISS Group

JOSEPH ENGLER
A123 Systems

This session will be a case study of the integration that ISS Group and A123 Systems developed between iPurchase and the QAD EAM module for the primary purpose of creating and tracking the spend against project budgets. We will provide a detailed overview of the integration developed, the purpose of performing the integration and benefits generated, and a brief demonstration of the iPurchase Solution as part of the overall Purchase to Pay process.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

Promon For Idiots & Savants

  

DAN FOREMAN
White Star Software

 

Understanding the promon utility is critical for troubleshooting database performance and other issues. However, promon has several menu levels and each level is more mysterious and has less documentation than the previous one. This presentation will take you on a detailed tour of promon from top to bottom and will identify what screens and metrics are valuable and those that are not.

  

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

Robotic Process Automation and QAD

  

SRIKNATH SRINIVASAN
Thirdware Solution

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the most promising arrow in the enterprise's quiver to hit the bulls-eye of the target for productivity improvement and digitization. Thirdware brings RPA to QAD Application. In this session, we will talk about possibilities and practical applications of RPA in QAD-based Business Processes and IT Operations.

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

Cost Budgeting & Simulation

  

MICHELLE ERICKSON
Jel Sert

Hear one QAD customer's experiences on cost budgeting. Michlle Erickson, Director of Operational Finance at Jel Sert, will offer a cost budgeting simulation and overview some of the report and automations to the process they have developed in QAD.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

EE Financial Customizations:
A Brief 'How To'

  

JAMES BLANKENSHIP
Logan Consulting


This session will focus on how to use the financial API’s in EE. We will cover the following topics:

· How to add a custom
    field
· How to add validation
    to this field
· How to extract/query
    data from the financial
    tables

For QAD Version: EE
Level:
Intermediatel/General

CyberQuery
Case Study

  

SPEAKER TBD
Cyberscience Corp.

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For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

  3:30 pm           Break / Visit the Exhibits                                  

  
MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
 PROCESS

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Meeting Customer Requirements Through a Smarter Factory

  

STEVE RENZ
Morrison Products

GARY SCHAUM
Factivity

Amazon didn’t become the powerhouse company by missing delivery dates to customers.  Amazon has set the standard for promising ship dates and the public expects no less. The bar has now been set and manufacturing must be able to forecast accurate production and delivery dates and communicate to customers before the fact if the promised delivery date is going to slip. Hear about a QAD customer that uses the Factivity APS module to give accurate production ship dates with their Available to Promise functionality and able to identify potential problems by utilizing their rules based scheduling module and their manufacturing and execution system.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

Deploying Segregation of Duties (SOD) Along With Role-Based Security to Ensure SOX Compliance

  

ANDY VITULLO
Logan Consulting

This session will discuss business and key configuration requirements as well as deployment recommendations for SOD functionality within QAD. Additionally, this session will discuss the SOD conflict matrix, SOD conflict exceptions and SOD mitigating controls that will be required based on your organizational resource mix.

For QAD Version: EE
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

 

I Love My QAD Wiki!

  

BILL LINDER
Rightway Fasteners

  
A Wiki can provide organized, up to date and easy to search information and instructions. You have probably heard of Wikipedia and Wikihow, and maybe Familysearch among others. Rightway Fasteners' IT department decided to use the same types of tools that drive these sites to help their QAD users and other employees be more informed at their job. Come hear what they have learned!

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

Paying Lip Service to Business Continuity

  

PAUL KOUFALIS
White Star Software


The title says it all: most of you pay lip service (if that) to business continuity planning. Not Hurricane-Katrina-Disaster-Planning, but it’s more mundane and frequent cousin, tripping-on-a-wire business continuity. If you’re a technical person reading this, please invite to your boss, your boss’ boss and your boss’ boss’ boss to this session. Forward the invitation all the way up the org chart. Print it out and tack it to the bulletin board in the cafeteria. Make sure no one in I.T. management or at the C-level can pretend they didn’t know.
   

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

      

5:00 - 6:30pm            Vendor Hall Reception
                


 TUESDAY  •  March 20
7:30 am               Vendor Fair Opens / Buffet Breakfast          
       
  Concurrent Track Sessions                                                            

  
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

BUSINESS
PROCESS

8:30 - 9:30 am

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

 

Shatter the Pain Chain: Create a Lean and Nimble Enterprise

  

DON LINDSEY
CESI

   

JUDY GARDNER
Walbro Engine Management

NANCY McCRIMMON
32 Soft Inc.
   
Today’s best enterprises respond quickly, operate efficiently and depend on their ERP data for effective decision-making. All that data needs to be managed which can often mean tedious and repetitive tasks that are a source of pain to your staff. It keeps them from reacting adequately to customer needs, gives them spotty or inaccurate data, and adds to their everyday stress. Find out how CESI and Walbro have eliminated bottle-necks, saved hundreds of man-hours, and increased profitability across their enterprise. They shattered the pain chain in the areas of master data maintenance, inventory control, production and planning, supply chain management, compliance.

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

EMT Case Study & Lessons Learned

  

CARLOS COLMENARES
Sungate Solutions

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For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

EE Upgrade Panel

  

JJ FRISTER - IAC Group
PANELISTS TBD

A panel of implementation specialists and QAD customers will share their experiences and success stories involving recent upgrades to QAD Enterprise Edition.

For QAD Version: EE
Level: Intermediatel/General

 

 9:30 am           Break / Visit the Exhibits                    

  
MANUFACTURING

CASE STUDY

TECHNICAL

SPONSOR
TRACK

10:00 - 11:00 am

Adding E-Commerce to Your Manufacturing Business

  

BRIAN POTTS
Liberty Technical Advisors

Your customers and business partners are using the internet for all of their personal and professional buying needs. Now they want your manufacturing or distribution company to give them the same great online experience that they have with Amazon and others. These projects often sound daunting and expensive but this session will describe how a simple, methodical approach can allow your company to jumpstart its Ecommerce initiative in months and at a budget that suits your business. You will learn strategies for creating a great B2B and/or B2C Ecommerce initiative without breaking the bank on custom integrations and while allowing your QAD system to continue to do what it does best.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

Customer Case Study: SE to EE Upgrade

  

BILL FOARD
Inventus Power

BRIAN CLARK
Logan Consulting

Inventus Power recently completed a project to replace all existing QAD 2011SE functionality with the comparable functions in QAD 2016EE. The scope involved a re-design and re-implementation of financial functionality and supporting master data. Non-financial processes were implemented as close to ‘as is’ as possible. The project was completed on time and on budget and the company now has a core model it can leverage for other sites/locations. This session summarizing the upgrade project, including key activities and lesssons learned.

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

Indexes & Performance

  

PAUL GUGGENHEIM
Guggenheim & Associates

Indexes play a crucial role in the performance of mission-critical applications. This session explains the "how and why" of Progress' index selection algorithm as well as valuable information on bracketing and sort matches, the keys to indexing performance. Examples and a demonstration will be given showing how using indexes the wrong way can cause performance problems. The presentation is targeted at developers and for power end-users and administrators.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

QAD Reporting Framework

  

STACY GREEN
Progress

During this session, we will walk through updating existing reports, then starting from scratch to write a new report using the QAD Reporting Framework.

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

QAD Operational Metrics

  

PATRICK GRACE
QAD, Inc.

   

This sessions will offer an introduction to what QAD operational metrics are and how to leverage them forviewing various measurements of operational performance - including data integrity and to analyze real time trends in the system.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

 

Customer Case Study TBD

  

SPEAKER TBD

Desc...

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

QAD InterOperability (IO) Framework

  

ANAND PATHANJALI
QAD, Inc.

Desc...

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

What is Application Managed Services and How Can It Benefit You?

  

JOHN SCHMIDT
Strategic Information Group


Learn about the advantages utilizing Managed Services and how to get the most out of it! Managed Services topics will include database administration, infrastructure, EDI, and QAD helpdesk.

For QAD Version: Any
Level:
Intermediatel/General

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

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  Post Conference Training                             
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Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort
3500 Midwest Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 850-5555
  

Nestled in a serene, 150-acre estate, the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center is perfect for business and leisure. Our hotel boasts the Audubon-certified 18-hole Willow Crest Golf Club and over 42,000 sq. ft. of IACC-certified event space. Located just west of downtown Chicago in the upscale area of Oak Brook, IL, this pet-friendly resort is ideal for getaways, golf trips, family vacations, celebrations or business events.

HOTEL AMENITIES:              

  • 18-hole Willow Crest Golf Club
  • Free shuttle to nearby areas
  • Free WiFI in guest rooms
  • 24-Hour Business Center
  • Indoor/Outdoor pools & sauna
  • Spa & Salon service
  • Hiigh Tech Golf Simulators
  • Tennis, Volleyball & Basketball



    
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 March 3rd. 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:

$109/night
(sgl/dbl)
 
Reservations:
(630) 850-5555


www.hilton.com


    
TRANSPORTATION:
The Hilton Chicago/Oakbrook Resort is approximately 30 minutes from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. For those not utilizing a ride service such as Uber or Lyft, the hotel recommends American Taxi which offers a flat-rate one-way service of $29 to and from O'Hare. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (847) 259-0276. Since the hotel is located outside the city limits of Chicago, attendees are encouraged to take Suburban taxis and NOT CITY CABS to avoid fare surcharges. Self-parking is available at the hotel for registered guests at no charge. For additional information on the hotel and available amenities, please visit: http://www.oakbrookhillsresortchicago.com/

 



10 Reasons To
Attend MWUG
:

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 at Sungate Solutions for more information:
sdulecki@sungate-solutions.com

 

 

 

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