Manufacturers Harness Full-Strength Cloud ERP with QAD On Demand
QAD Customers Embrace Cloud ERP from QAD for its Simplicity, Flexibility and Predictable Cost Structure
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — July 16, 2013 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today announced QAD customers in a variety of industry verticals are adopting the QAD cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering of QAD Enterprise Applications. QAD On Demand is a full-strength cloud ERP solution that can be deployed around the world.
“QAD cloud ERP is not only attractive to new manufacturing customers for its predictable low cost model, simplicity and capabilities for flexible implementation,” said Pam Lopker, founder and president of QAD. “Existing QAD customers are also moving to QAD cloud solution to address their strategic imperatives. We are seeing they prefer to standardize their ERP with QAD On Demand as they acquire new divisions or tap opportunities to rapidly scale operations in growth markets.”
Analysts Report on Cloud ERP Trends
Research from industry analysts, covering ERP customer adoption requirements and preferences, show a solid growth trajectory for cloud ERP solutions. Cindy Jutras, a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance recently conducted a survey to investigate goals and challenges, preferences and the status of ERP in manufacturing organizations. Jutras reports that cloud ERP and SaaS-based applications are 22% of all business applications installed in manufacturing and distribution companies today, and predicts that percentage will grow to 45% within ten years.
Principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), P.J. Jakovljevic said, “In the life sciences and automotive supplier sectors, there can be many smaller or startup companies that need to comply with many industry regulations (e.g. MMOG/LE in automotive or FDA in life sciences) and they go for the QAD On Demand in a single instance/single-tenant private cloud set up.”1
The scalability of QAD On Demand allows companies with as few as ten users and as many as thousands to use the same application. QAD helps level the playing field for fast-growing companies to operate on par with global organizations.
Reinfro Corp., a rapidly growing manufacturer of metal finishing, surface treatments and coatings solutions needed to standardize their ERP and gain greater visibility into their business processes. They chose QAD On Demand to support their goals of operating at peak performance while aligning to strategic goals. “Reinfro is in the business of manufacturing, not IT, so that’s why we let the experts at QAD handle our ERP On Demand deployment,” said Raul Gonzalez, vice president at Reinfro. “QAD On Demand delivered the functionality we needed -- the repetitive mode of manufacturing was the right fit for our operations. And QAD has the powerful capabilities we can grow into and can adapt as our business accelerates and expands.”
- QAD On Demand General Edition -- all the full-featured capabilities of QAD Enterprise Applications on premise
- QAD On Demand Life Sciences Edition – all of the General Edition plus its certified by a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) auditor as an environment that complies with current good manufacturing rules (cGMP)
- QAD On Demand Automotive Edition -- all of the General Edition plus a suite of process maps to support Materials Management Operational Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE).
“QAD On Demand equips customers to meet the global pressures to make the most of every business interaction and process — to increase speed and efficiency from supplier to distributor,” added Lopker. “QAD is focused on providing the flexible ERP solutions that enable customers to move toward achieving their vision of becoming a more Effective Enterprise, in which every business process is working at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned with their strategic goals.”
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QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD ERP solutions 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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