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  •     QAD Glossary

  • Purchasing Dashboard
    The Purchasing dashboard contains common measures of purchasing that show purchasing turnover and value metrics that you can use to improve purchasing performance.
    To access the Purchasing dashboard, select Dashboard|QAD Standard|Operations|Purchasing.

    Operations Dashboards
    This dashboard contains the following KPIs and reports:
    Purchasing On-Time In-Full. See Purchasing On Time In Full.
    Cash Requirements Forecast. See Cash Requirements Forecast.
    Open PO Amount by Month. See Open PO Amount by Month.
    Top Items by Spend. See Top Items by Spend.
    Top Suppliers by Spend. See Top Suppliers by Spend.
    Purchasing Reports. See Purchasing Reports.

    Purchasing Dashboard
    Use the parameter bar to select the domain and year and then click Refresh.
    Note: Domain refers to the financial entity with which a group of sites is associated; for example, you can view the metrics for all the US sites or all the Thailand sites.
    Since the system actually keeps statistics at various summary levels, it is possible to use the development tools in the BI software to produce graphs of purchasing performance for other groupings or dimensions; for example, by commodity grouping at a site or by item type within a domain.
    As is always the case, QAD BI includes an extensive data warehouse of associated statistics and information for use in more ad hoc analysis of the OEE measures.