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Click on any of the following training classes for details:

1. Progress Results for the End User
2.
MFG/PRO Basic
3. MFG/PRO Intermediate II
4. MFG/PRO Financials and G/L Report Writer
5. MFG/PRO Costing
6. MFG/PRO Customer Schedules and Supplier Schedules
7. MFG/PRO Supply Chain Management (DRP)
8. Advanced Repetitive
9. Sales Order Pricing
10. Introduction to MFG/PRO
11. Global Tax Management (GTM) 
12. General Ledger (GL) Report Writer
13. Distribution: Core
14. Distribution: Purchasing
15. Distribution: Sales
16. Manufacturing Operations
17. Engineering Change Notices/ Product Change Control
18. Custom/Tailored Training

At Compass Business Solutions we believe that the best software solutions will fail without preparation and the creation of a knowledgeable workforce. Successful software and business process implementations involve everyone at every level in your company. Everyone needs to understand and commit to the projectís goals and objectives.

We believe that the education process must be supported from top management down. The assignment of project team members is critical. No group can be left out. The entire project team should receive all core training to understand how actions can impact various groups in an organization. This process can help strengthen a teamís dynamics. The project team will begin working and learning together. They will be able to analyze business practices and determine the appropriate software and business solutions. Closer to implementation, the critical mass needs to be trained on functionality specific to their needs. This training is best performed hands-on using your company test database and your documented procedures.

Compass Business Solutions can help you develop the knowledgeable work force that drives the software and business process changes through implementation and beyond. It is our objective to make sure our customers are self-sufficient and able to optimize their use of the software.

Compass Business Solutions Instructors have years of industry experience, education and training. They are certified in the QAD software and hold APICS, CPA, CTT and other certifications as well. Our training style provides an interactive, highly charged environment.

QAD MFG/PRO Course Offering:
Progress Results for the End User
The PROGRESS RESULTS course is designed to help the MFG/PRO user become familiar with the capabilities of report writing, label making and data export to other applications. Activities throughout the course allow the students to practice key concepts and functions of this reporting tool.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Mfg/Pro functionality.
Course Length: Two (2) days

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MFG/PRO Basic I
The first in a series of three courses, Basic I teaches the user how to define basic implementation and setup requirements so that they may better plan and execute their MFG/PRO implementation. Students learn the basic use of the screens, keyboard and print capabilities, as well as the flow of business information through the system.
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of manufacturing concepts and terms.
Course Length: Four (4) days

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MFG/PRO Intermediate II
This course teaches students how to use MFG/PRO to plan, test, and execute production using certain processes and functions. The course is organized along the tenets of top-down planning and bottom-up execution within the framework of a MRP II philosophy. The focus is on the planning process and the student will perform activities designed to support the use of MFG/PRO for this purpose. The lecture and activities will also cover the execution phases to provide feedback and determine accuracy of the planning process.
Prerequisites: Completion of MFG/PRO Basic I.
Course Length: Four (4) days

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MFG/PRO Financials and G/L Report Writer
MFG/PRO Financial Management teaches the student how to implement, manage, and use the financial functions of MFG/PRO. This course discusses the accounting requirements and issues in defining the number and type of entities and databases needed to satisfy the companyís reporting requirements. When required, Multiple Currencies is taught. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger and Budgeting processes are defined, as well as the reporting and internal control features MFG/PRO.
Day 5 includes the creation of financial reports using the GL Report Writer tool.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Mfg/Pro.
Course Length: Four (4) days; Five (5) days with G/L Report Writer

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MFG/PRO Costing
This course defines the cost processes available in MFG/PRO and shows how they can be used to maintain and monitor cost information for internal and external reporting requirements. A combination of lecture and hands-on activities demonstrate how to establish a Standard and/or Average Cost system and manage variances. Finally, multiple-element costing and cost simulation are covered in the Cost Management module.
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of MFG/PRO.
Course Length: Four (4) days

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MFG/PRO Customer and Supplier Schedules
This course familiarizes users with the Release Management functionality of the Customer Schedule and Supplier Schedule modules, and teaches them how to integrate these modules with MRP and EDI. The focus of the course is on setting up the basic data for Customer and Supplier Schedules.
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of MFG/PRO.
Course Length: Two (2) days

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MFG/PRO Supply Chain Management (DRP)
This course addresses the issues involved in setting up and executing MFG/PRO in a ,multi-site and multi-database environment. For situations where Distribution Requirements Planning and/or Centralized Purchasing/Sales Orders is required, students learn how to set up and run in this environment. The student will establish DRP data and execute the plan to meet these needs in a multi-site, multi-database environment.
Prerequisites: Basic I and Intermediate II
Course Length: Three (3) days

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Advanced Repetitive
This course teaches students the characteristic of a repetitive environment and the functionality MFG/PRO provides to support repetitive production. Topics covered include Scheduling, Production Reporting, WIP Control, Subcontract Processing and Costing. Students will learn the necessary set-ups, reporting requirements, accounting procedures, and information contained in output reports.
Prerequisites: Basic I and Intermediate II
Course Length: Two (2) days

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Sales Order Pricing
This course teaches how to set up price lists using analysis codes and the options available in MFG/PRO versions 8.5 and above. Topics covered include price lists, what if pricing, analysis codes, accounting accrual options and use of pricing on sales orders and customer schedules.
Prerequisites: Product Training
Course Length: One (1) day

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Introduction to MFG/PRO
This is a two-week introductory course of the MFG/PRO functionality. This course is designed for anyone who requires knowledge of all MFG/PRO functionality. It is an application intensive course that covers the entire standard product.
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Manufacturing Concepts and terms.
Course Length: Ten (10) days

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Global Tax Management - GTM
The course teaches you how to set up and record taxes using the Global Tax Management module. It also covers activities in the Purchasing, Sales Orders/Invoices, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivables modules.
Prerequisites: Product Training I and/or Financial Management courses.
Course Length: Three (3) days

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General Ledger (GL) Report Writer
This course covers the use of GL Report Writer to create financial statements. Activities and exercises throughout the course allow the students to practice create financial reports from basic to complex.
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of the General Ledger and basic knowledge of MFG/PRO.
Course Length: One (1) day

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Distribution: Core
This course covers the basic distribution modules in MFG/PRO and focuses on how to set up and use this functionality. The course begins with the initial setup of MFG/PRO; items, product lines, chart of accounts and employee data. The modules for Purchasing, Pricing, Sales Orders, Quotes, Sales Analysis, allocations and enhanced shipping are covered. Each module begins with an introduction followed by a discussion of the business issues that need to be considered. Setup and use of the functionality in the module follow. (Configured Products and Consolidated Order Processing are not covered.)
Prerequisites: Basic industry knowledge and familiarity with an ERP system is desirable.
Course Length: Five (5) days

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Distribution: Purchasing
This course is a subset of the Distribution: Core course. It covers the basic purchase order management modules in MFG/PRO and focuses on how to set up and use this functionality. It will also cover the initial set up of MFG/PRO and Inventory Control.
Prerequisites: Basic industry knowledge and familiarity with an ERP system is desirable.
Course Length: Three (3) days

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Distribution: Sales
This course is a subset of the Distribution: Core course. It covers the basic sales order management modules in MFG/PRO and focuses on how to set up and use this functionality. It will cover the initial set up of MFG/PRO, sales orders, sales quotes, sales analysis, best pricing, allocations and shipping.
Prerequisites: Basic industry knowledge and familiarity with an ERP system is desirable.
Course Length: Four (4) days

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Manufacturing Operations
This course covers the basic manufacturing operations modules and focuses on how to set up and use this functionality. The course includes initial set up of MFG/PRO, Inventory Control, Product Structures, Formulas, Work Centers, Routings, Work Orders and Shop Floor Control. Each module begins with an introduction followed by a discussion on the business issues that need to be considered. Setup and use of the functionality in the module follow.
Prerequisites: Basic industry knowledge and familiarity with an ERP system is desirable.
Course Length: Three and 1/2 (3.5) days

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Engineering Change Notices/ Product Change Control
This course covers the Product Change Control (PCC) module, also known as the ECN module in earlier versions. The course teaches the how to control and monitor product changes from inception through implementation. This includes definition of an approval cycle for product changes before incorporation into production database files.
Prerequisites: Product Training I or Manufacturing Operations.
Course Length:
Two (2) days

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Compass Business Solutions can provide tailored QAD training using custom materials or modular materials from QAD to meet the specific training needs of the customer.

In addition to MFG/PRO specific training, Compass Business Solutions has the following course offerings.

  • Basic APICS knowledge courses: MRP concepts, Master Production scheduling, Forecasting, Inventory Record Accuracy, Bill of Materials, Routings etc.
  • Internal Control Practices: Let us help you design internal controls to monitor your companyís actions on a routine basis and simplify the month end process.
  • Effective Meetings: Learn the Purpose/Process/Payoff Agenda, Topic time management and consensus management techniques.
  • Team Building and Performance: Learn how to maximize team performance through understanding of team dynamics.
  • Pilot Preparation: Let us teach your project team how to develop business scenarios, test scripts and test plans that can be utilized during the Conference Room pilot process for any Software Implementation.
  • Effective Presentations: Learn how to get your message across comfortably and confidently.

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