New Release of Innovative QAD Learning Center Provides Manufacturing Customers with Streamlined Access to Tailored Training
Peer Recommendations Make it Easy for QAD Users to Choose an Effective Learning Path
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 – QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today released the latest version of the QAD Learning Center. The QAD Learning Center delivers a comprehensive range of online training on QAD Enterprise Applications, complete with a learning management system to track individuals’ completion. New with this release, the Learning Center leverages recommendations by QAD founder Pam Lopker for relevant training and feedback from other QAD customers to help individuals choose the most effective learning path.
“A common challenge in all organizations is knowledge and skills attrition,” said Bernadette Bagley, director of education for QAD. “People change roles, leave the organization or just forget critical capabilities. At QAD, we focus on helping our customers maintain peak effectiveness through online training. Recent customer feedback drove the addition of role-based training and peer recommendations which provide guidance while simultaneously allowing users to personalize their learning experience.”
QAD Learning – Your Way, Your Pace
The QAD Learning Center is the one-stop destination for all QAD training materials including more than 100 online courses and 70 training guides.
- View training recommendations by job role, then pick and choose courses to create a customized learning plan
- Access the latest training guides
- Connect to virtual training environments to work directly with QAD Enterprise Applications
- Learn at your own pace, omitting or repeating activities as desired
The QAD Learning Center also provides direct access to the QAD Documentation Library, which houses the complete archive of QAD user guides, training guides, release notes, and technical references - a total of over 150 documents or 40,000 pages with every release. For more information about QAD Education, please contact your local QAD office or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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