QAD Taps the Power of Going Mobile with QAD Enterprise Applications
Industry Analyst States: Mobility in ERP Can Increase End-user Productivity by at Least 15% and Enable Faster Decision Making Via Access to Real-time ERP Data
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — April 09, 2013 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a global leader of enterprise software and services for manufacturing companies around the world, today announced new components of its Mobile Framework now available in QAD Enterprise Applications. The QAD mobile applications (apps) extend management capabilities, accelerate decision making and increase operational efficiency.
QAD has leveraged components of its existing infrastructure and made them available in a secure environment designed for tablets and smart phones. With this approach, users can access data using QAD browse framework on their desktop or their tablet. QAD delivers applications that support workflow and approvals as well as access to business intelligence data -- all for the mobile environment. The QAD apps, designed for simplicity and downloadable from the Apple App Store, Google Play and the QAD Store, deliver pragmatic functions for power users, decision makers and IT staff considering an enterprise mobile strategy.
With components of the QAD Mobile Framework, users gain an extended reach of QAD Enterprise Applications to do the following:
- Global Requisition System Approval -- Easily review, approve, route or reject purchase requisitions.
- Analytics – Rapidly apply QAD Mobile BI apps to access QAD BI dashboards and operational reporting to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs)
- Customizable Mobile Browses – Flexibly develop, build and review browses for specific management roles
The QAD Mobile Framework is specifically designed to help drive productivity and convenience for workers on the go. With QAD Mobile Framework, mobile users have practical tools to optimize data access, workflow and analytics. These capabilities allow mobile workers to respond quickly to changing business conditions and react to action items that need urgent attention.
Productivity is Just a Tap Away for the Effective Enterprise
In a recent report entitled Accelerate ERP Value Through Mobility by Sunil Padmanabh, analyst at Gartner Inc., he wrote: “Mobility in ERP will increase end-user productivity by at least 15% and enable faster decision making through access to real-time ERP data.” Recommendations from the report include the need for companies to: “Develop comprehensive mobility use cases covering business processes, industry-specific functionality, user roles and online/offline capabilities.”1 (1. From Gartner Research Document G00239683 Accelerate ERP Value Through Mobility Published: 4 October 2012 Analyst(s): Sunil Padmanabh)
“QAD customers with mobile access are making quicker decisions and taking advantage of actionable data to respond more rapidly,” said Pam Lopker, founder and president of QAD. “How often do you receive information after you already had to make a decision? Mobile access to ERP data can resolve that problem — and allows decision makers to be more effective, on the go. That’s tapping the power of productivity.”
Mobile ERP Delivers a Streamlined User Experience
QAD works closely with its customers to develop a set of use cases that identify business-led scenarios in which end users will gain business benefits from using their mobile devices to access the ERP application.
“QAD knows customers do not need all their ERP functions deployed as mobile apps,” said Gordon Fleming, chief marketing officer at QAD. “Many new ERP functions — which were not possible until they became mobile – create opportunities for innovation and allow customers to be more productive on the go.”
QAD delivers the innovative and pragmatic solutions that allow customers to get the most value out of QAD Enterprise Applications. The components in the QAD Mobile Framework and QAD Enterprise Applications are purpose-built to support the QAD vision to assist every manufacturing company to perform at their best, and to become an ‘Effective Enterprise’.
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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 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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