AS400 TO QAD 2016 EE Re-implementation Direct Purchasing System

Increasing operational efficiency by eliminating time-consuming manual processes and improving application performance with decreased maintenance cost.

The Client

A leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, with over more than 160 years of automotive interior expertise.

The Challenges

The client faced difficulties in AS400 and hence required a new system that would have the following:

  • Need to add one solution; one tool that would deliver one version of the truth supporting company-wide direct and indirect purchasing processes.
  • Operational inefficiencies due to complex requisition approval & routing process in the current legacy system.
  • Need to move to a better and scalable architecture for better adoption and ease of upgrade to future QAD versions.
  • Low response time of AS400 Application.
  • Multiple application license cost.

The Objective

The client being a leading manufacturing company was willing to move out of the Legacy System (AS/400) to a solution that would improve the performance and competitiveness of the organization.

To reduce complexities, the client needed a holistic solution to achieve operational efficiencies with low response time and reduced costs.

The Solution

JK Tech, being a leading QAD partner, was able to understand the requirements of the client and keeping operational efficiency as the focus point, provided the following functionalities:

  • Migrated custom-built modules & processes with complex logic related to the direct purchasing system onto the standard modules of QAD 2016EE with minimal customization.
  • Modernized the data transmission flow from the legacy system via QXtend and Dell Boomi thus enabling real-time data flow with a robust error handling mechanism and data encryption.
  • Reused Dell Boomi connectors thus saving license cost and ease of support needed to be provided for the integration lay.

The Benefits

The adoption of the QAD 2016 EE Direct Purchasing System has resulted in:

  • Legacy ERP customizations reduced by 9%.
  • Nearly 99.99% system up-time and resolution of critical production errors.
  • Data security by passing through Dell Boomi.
  • 25% increase in large volume data handling capabilities via QXtend and Dell Boomi.
  • Time-consuming manual process elimination.
  • Increased production environment high availability.
  • Improved performance of the application & decreased maintenance cost.
  • Multiple application license cost reduction by leveraging existing ERP.
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