Transformation Through Advanced Technology

Manufacturers face an increasingly competitive environment and are motivated to increase productivity, run more efficient supply chains, deliver higher quality products, delight customers, increase sustainability and improve profitability. Digital transformation, which has emerged as a key initiative to help manufacturers succeed in this challenging business environment, includes a daunting set of advanced technology options and alternatives that can transform manufacturing and supply chain business models. How does a manufacturer effectively prioritize, select and adopt these technologies to meet their goals?

Research, Educate & Evaluate

Innovate & Collaborate

Productize & Integrate

QAD has a core technology team that continuously researches, evaluates and prioritizes individual technologies. The team actively collaborates with manufacturers to innovate around the advanced capability, shortening the time to value and driving benefits. Ultimately, the technologies are incorporated directly into QAD solutions.

Adoption of advanced technologies is imperative to sustain business competitiveness.


Advanced Technologies

The Future of Manufacturing is Here

QAD tracks the diverse array of technology advancement and selects advanced technologies based on their potential positive impact on manufacturing use cases.

Data Lake

Block Chain

Augmented Reality


Machine Learning

Edge Computing

Industrial IoT

Artificial Intelligence

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)


Robotic Process Automation

Digital Twin


Competition Drives Change,
Technology Fuels It



DS Smith is energized by the use of high quality data to help drive informed decision making, optimize their processes and improve automation. With the QAD Enterprise Platform, purpose-built advanced technology is embedded to provide non-invasive adoption. Technology adoption across QAD’s manufacturing base reduces individual customer risks and costs. Advanced technologies added to QAD Cloud ERP may be utilized by all applications via the QAD Enterprise Platform. Below are other ways QAD is embracing Advanced Technologies:

  • QAD Labs scenarios
  • Business model changes
  • Integration of data lake
  • Shop floor / IoT

ERP and Your Journey to Industry 4.0

The rapid pace of modern business change and challenges requires unprecedented flexibility fueled by the underlying agile technologies.

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Advanced Technologies Have Put Manufacturing in Transition

Industry 4.0 has added a competitive edge to smart manufacturing as businesses reach for new performance levels through optimized processes and productivity increases.

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