SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — October 15, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services for global manufacturers, announced today that nearly half (45 percent) of QAD Cloud ERP customer sites exist as part of a blended deployment. Customer-defined security allows users to easily transact across business entities with complete visibility, consistent functionality and the same user interface. In addition, in a blended deployment the finance team can view both individual business unit results and run consolidations that cross their cloud and on premise sites seamlessly.
Automotive industry customers with a larger number of sites or sites in emerging regions are the most likely to take advantage of the blended deployment option. Blended deployment allows them adequate time to transition to the cloud or to enable opening their new facilities quickly.
“We believe cloud is the future of ERP. We provide our customers with the ability to transition to the cloud at their own pace. We believe they are each on their own path to becoming an Effective Enterprise,” said Carter Lloyds, Chief Marketing Officer, QAD. “By offering deployment independence, customers can choose what is right for them. The blended offering provides for a transition to the cloud on a site-by-site basis while still providing a consistent user experience across deployments. Blended deployments offer real strategic value to our customers.”
“Customers use the cloud to redefine the four walls of the enterprise, supporting their enterprise strategy by choosing to focus on value-generating activities for their customers and relying on QAD to provide cloud ERP. At QAD, cloud ERP is our core competency and passion. Blended deployments are one more tool we provide to our customers as they each build their own Effective Enterprise,” stated Lloyds.
Enterprise customers are increasingly opting for cloud deployments. According to recent Gartner research1, there was a 23.3% year over year increase in cloud ERP revenues from 2013 to 2014, and Gartner predicts a growth rate of 17.6% through 2018 for cloud ERP.
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of cloud enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, 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 Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise, or in a blended environment. 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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1Forecast Analysis: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2Q14 Update, Gartner, August 11, 2014
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