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You may have heard us say how we aim to help all of our customers become an Effective Enterprise, but what does that really mean? At QAD, we pride ourselves on playing a different role than other ERP vendors. We deliver a collaborative business focused approach to ERP. This business focused approach helps you achieve your desired outcomes faster, at lower risk, and lower cost than a feature focused approach followed by other ERP vendors. QAD architected all aspects of our solution from software to services to our customer engagement model to support the Effective Enterprise where every business process is running at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned to the company’s strategic goals. In an ever changing world, continuous improvement is a fundamental requirement for achieving this vision.

A Focus On Your Manufacturing Vertical

It starts with our laser focus on six manufacturing verticals. This focus provides you with the functionality you need without the distraction and complexity of functionality you don’t need and don’t want. This reduces the effort, cost and time to benefit. Reduced complexity makes the solution more flexible, supporting changes in processes after implementation.

The Beauty of Modular Design and Platform as a Service

The modular design of our software allows customers to select only the enhanced areas they want to upgrade without needing to upgrade the entire application. This makes upgrades smaller, faster and easier. Helping you to stay current and reducing the gap between your business needs and what your ERP provides.

We recognize that each customer has unique needs. To meet these long-tail requirements, we have extended the concept of modular design to deliver an on demand manufacturing platform as a Service (PaaS). This allows our partners and customers to easily and quickly deliver the functionality required without creating rigidity in the system. By leveraging services provided by the PaaS such as Mobile, Embedded Analytics, User Experience (UX) Personalization, Collaboration and IoT / Automation, solutions can be rapidly deployed. No need to reinvent the wheel or pay for it twice. PaaS developed solutions provides the benefits of customization without the need for intrusive code that creates version lock in.

Manufacturing ERP Software in the Cloud

Our Cloud ERP solution allows you to focus on the strategic aspects of ERP — namely process improvement and roadmap — while leaving the tactical components of infrastructure and application management to us. This is in essence a business vs feature focused approach to deployment. QAD was named the 2016 Enterprise Cloud Company of the Year in the Stratus Awards for cloud computing conducted by the Business Intelligence Group. The Stratus Awards identify and acknowledge distinguished companies, products and people offering unique solutions that take advantage of cloud technologies. What does this mean to you? It means having an innovative partner focused on delivering the solution you need not just the software.

Through award winning customer engagement, QAD delivers a continuous improvement process to ensure continued alignment for the long term between your business strategy, the people, process, and best practices you utilize to achieve your goals and the technology (ERP) that supports it. We meet with each customer, every year to understand their business challenges and how they can overcome them. We review your performance against your desired outcomes and leveraging our KPI framework, discuss the process, skills, and best practices that impact these outcomes. The framework both as a diagnostic tool and a roadmap for addressing your business challenges. These are not sales pitches, these are unpaid consulting engagements based on the simple idea that successful customers will become long term customers.

A Partner In ERP Software

QAD’s approach leads to a lower cost and lower risk, phased project focused on achieving enterprise wide business outcomes through process review and business transformation (where needed) backed by a rational and flexible set of software features. Since the only constant is change, you need a partner who can help over the long term to ensure this alignment remains strong as the market evolves, as you know it will, over time. An ERP system that is flexible after implementation to support changes in process that come out of the continuous improvement process is required. You are not alone. We stand with you every day — from day one of solution design to every day that follows after you go live and beyond — as you work to achieve operational excellence. Visit our website to learn how our manufacturing software will help you become an Effective Enterprise.

Carter Lloyds
Carter is the Chief Marketing Officer, where he is responsible for the alignment of customer needs, offerings, engagement, and messaging. His goal is to bring the voice of the customer into everything we do at QAD. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, wine (which makes cooking even more enjoyable), traveling with his wife and two children, and snowboarding.