QAD Unveils QAD Store and New Mobile Applications to Enhance QAD Enterprise Applications at Explore 2012
QAD Customer Conference Highlights QAD Store and New Mobile Apps
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. –May 9, 2012–QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today unveiled the QAD Store, and shared some new capabilities in its mobile applications suite, to a capacity crowd during its second day at QAD Explore 2012 Customer Conference at the Hilton Atlanta hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, May 7–10, 2012.
Tony Winter, chief technology officer for QAD, gave a keynote address on the evolution of technologies that relate to the Effective Enterprise, QAD’s vision for its global manufacturing customers, where their every business process works at peak efficiency and is perfectly aligned with their strategic goals. Winter focused on how advances in manufacturing, technology and globalization are converging, and shared QAD’s vision of harnessing new technologies.
Winter also unveiled the latest release of the QAD Store, an online, self-service marketplace for QAD customers. The QAD Store acts as the single point where customers can access resources necessary to support their QAD products including product updates and patches, process maps, customizations, and partner products. The QAD Store also provides customers access to QAD’s mobile applications for both Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
Bill Keese, senior vice president of Research and Development for QAD, closed the keynote sessions by announcing the launch of QAD Enterprise Applications 2012 Enterprise Edition (QAD 2012 EE). QAD 2012 EE is the latest evolution of QAD’s enterprise suite, which continues to be enhanced to address the changing needs of global manufacturers. In particular, QAD 2012 EE includes upgrades to QAD Enterprise Financials, and provides sophisticated tools to aid in planning and scheduling. Keese also highlighted the latest mobile applications that form part of QAD’s growing product line.
“We’re really proud of the enhancements to QAD 2012 EE, and in particular the data access and mobile applications,” said Keese. “The newly improved QAD Mobile Business Intelligence solution as well as QAD Mobile Global Requisition System (QAD Mobile GRS), allow our users to easily look at critical data from their desktop computer, on their smartphone or even on their tablet. We think our customers will enjoy significant benefits by deploying QAD 2012 EE.”
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.
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