SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — October 14, 2013 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today announced that KYB Japan has selected QAD On Demand, QAD’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Global manufacturers are increasingly turning to QAD On Demand as their trusted cloud ERP solution for its reliability, flexible deployment options, global capabilities and predicable cost structure.
QAD On Demand – Built For High-Volume Manufacturing
KYB, one of the world’s largest suppliers of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers, will initially transition to QAD On Demand Automotive Edition in France and The United Arab Emirates. As a supplier to major automakers including GM, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Chrysler, Subaru, Toyota, Lexus and Volkswagen, KYB recognized the benefits of selecting the proven QAD cloud ERP model to support its business strategy. KYB’s global enterprise consists of 32 facilities in 21 countries and 29 manufacturing plants of which 17 are in Asia, five in North America, one in Brazil and six in Europe. The company needed a better way to support operations — and reduce costs over the next two years. QAD’s cloud ERP offers KYB, a company with the largest production volume of any automotive shock absorber supplier, the opportunity to reduce costs, improve quality and delivery performance.
QAD On Demand allows KYB to reduce its operating costs and provides a highly robust and available solution. QAD’s global capabilities with built-in support for local languages, currencies, business practices and legal requirements, enable KYB to align their global operations to strategic goals.
QAD — Proven Automotive ERP Expertise World-Class Suppliers Count On
“QAD has built a trusted relationship with KYB over the years as our global ERP solution provider as well as provided automotive manufacturing ERP expertise,” said Takafumi Shoji, managing executive officer and GM, Information Technology Administration at KYB Corporation. “The move to QAD On Demand Automotive Edition offers KYB the benefits of a proven cloud ERP solution, and allows us to balance demand and supply while reducing inventory, meeting stringent quality standards and demanding delivery schedules. QAD cloud ERP offers us greater simplicity, flexibility and a predictable cost structure that supports our business strategy.”
QAD Helps Companies Migrate to the Cloud
QAD works closely with many of its global manufacturing customers to build a clear plan to recognize the benefits of moving to cloud ERP. QAD offers flexible deployment options that allow customers, like KYB, to blend deployment of ERP in the public cloud and on premise. QAD’s architecture supports deployment portability and deployment independence allowing manufacturers to have a combination of QAD On Premise and QAD On Demand at different sites, simultaneously. Customers benefit from the same functionality, business processes, internationalizations and user experience across QAD Enterprise Applications regardless of the deployment model.
“World-class manufacturers like KYB are increasingly turning to QAD to migrate their ERP to the cloud,” said Charlie Eggerding, vice president of QAD On Demand. “As a proven cloud ERP provider since 2007, manufacturers know they can rely on QAD’s solutions and services to perform at their best and work towards becoming more Effective Enterprises.”
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KYB is a $3 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 12,300 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, visit www.kyb.com.
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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