SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2017–– QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that the RENOLIT Group, a manufacturer of high-quality plastic films and related products for technical applications, has upgraded nine facilities to QAD Enterprise Applications 2016.
RENOLIT thermoplastic films give furniture, building components and consumer electronics a decorative surface finish, seal roofs and underground structures and line swimming pools. The company also produces films and tubes for medical applications and recyclable composite panels incorporating natural fibers for the building sector and automotive industry. It is a family-owned business that has been setting benchmarks for quality and innovation for over 70 years. It employs approximately 4,500 employees at more than 30 production sites and sales entities in Europe, Africa, the United States and Asia.
RENOLIT began using QAD's ERP solution in 2006 when it acquired the industrial films division of QAD customer Solvay, a Belgian-based chemical company. Although the rest of its facilities used another ERP solution, RENOLIT continued to use QAD for its new industrial films business unit. RENOLIT'S corporate policy mandates staying as current as possible with its software applications so the company committed to upgrading that business unit to QAD Enterprise Applications 2016.
First to go live were sites in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. RENOLIT then upgraded seven additional sites, in the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Portugal and the United States, using QAD YAB (your application builder) which allowed the upgrades to proceed quickly and easily. As part of the same project, RENOLIT also upgraded a number of other QAD solutions including multiple internationalization packages, QAD Enterprise Asset Management (QAD EAM) and QAD Warehousing.
"With the limited budget and IT personnel we were able to employ, it is remarkable that we were able to update seven sites in only five months," said RENOLIT CIO Martin Klinkert. "It's a testament not only to the dedication of both the QAD and RENOLIT implementation teams but also to the efficiency of the tools they utilized."
RENOLIT plans to implement additional facilities in China and Spain in 2018.
"We are always happy when a longtime customer stays up to date with our software," said QAD Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa J.C. Walravens. "The pace of innovation for enterprise software continues to accelerate and each time we enhance our solutions, we incorporate the latest best practices. Upgrading to QAD Enterprise Applications 2016 lets RENOLIT take advantage of a wide assortment of new functionality, especially in the areas of item attributes and serialization. It also enables them to extend and personalize the software to meet the last mile needs of the industrial film unit, reducing the need for expensive customizations."
About the RENOLIT GROUP
The RENOLIT Group is an international leader in the manufacture of high-quality plastic films and related products for technical applications. This independent family-owned business, which has been setting benchmarks for quality and innovation for over 70 years, now employs a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees at more than 30 production sites and sales entities. In the fiscal year 2016, the Group generated a turnover of EUR 965,6 million.
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 35 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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