QAD’s ERP Software Gives Products, Processes and People Top Priority
The latest release from QAD is focused on improving all areas of customers’ businesses
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — January 29, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services for global manufacturers, announced the release of QAD Enterprise Applications 2013.1 Enterprise Edition. The latest QAD release, which contains multiple updates and enhancements, focuses on the intersection of QAD products, customers’ manufacturing business processes and end-user experience. More details are available in a recently published video overview.
Products: With every release, QAD enhances functionality to better address challenges facing global manufacturers. The following areas were areas of focus with the latest release.
- Analytics: Visualization and analysis of data is now even easier with updates to QAD Operational Metrics, Reporting Framework, and Business Intelligence, allowing customers to make better decisions, track performance and better support their business goals.
- Enterprise Asset Management (EAM): The latest version of EAM now seamlessly integrates into other areas of Enterprise Applications, and helps customers improve utilization, increase efficiency and decrease costs for easier management of valuable physical assets.
- Supply Chain Portal: The underlying technology of QAD’s collaborative portal got a major upgrade, improving performance and increasing full supply chain visibility improving real-time communication and tracking of orders and shipments.
- Trade Promotions Management (TPM): TPM, a new functionality available to early adopters, is built for companies dealing with complex promotional spends. TPM gives full visibility of spend and results, allowing easier management of promotional impact.
Processes: QAD has always focused on process tools that make it easier for customers to get things done efficiently, consistently and effectively.
- Business Process Management (BPM): BPM, a fully embedded tool, allows companies to model business processes, and measure their effectiveness for constant optimization and improvement.
- Upgrades: Dashboards, financials, reports, browses, internationalization, process maps, Q-Xtend, and .NET UI can now be upgraded independently, allowing customers to upgrade parts of their application, reducing risk and time to benefit.
- Serialization, Item Attributes & Quality: Product recalls can be dramatically simplified with these new tools which improve efficiency, ensure accuracy, manage quality and track and trace products. They are available to early adopters.
People: User experience is another area of focus, and it varies by role and location. These enhancements make it easier for end-users to get the job done.
- Role-Based Dashboards: The latest release offers 20 different dashboards, making it easy for end-users to only see information that is relevant to them without the distraction of extraneous information.
- Internationalization: The new QAD 2013.1 adds four countries to Internationalization (Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Philippines). For companies doing business globally, Internationalization is crucial to meeting local country requirements. The total number of countries supported is now 46.
“Our goal is to help all of our customers become the most Effective Enterprise possible. We focused on our customers’ needs and we’re very excited about the products, processes and people upgrades and new capabilities of this QAD Enterprise Applications 2013.1 release,” said Bill Keese, senior vice president of research and development at QAD.
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About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements; including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD offers flexible deployment options like QAD On Premise software and QAD On Demand software-as-a-service. Customers can operate in a blended environment where some users can be deployed On Premise and some users deployed via On Demand while offering the same end-user experience. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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