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QAD Unveils Business Intelligence and Groundbreaking Advancements to its Software Delivery Methods
QAD Customer Conference Highlights BI, QAD Store and Services Transformation
Tony Winter, chief technology officer for QAD, opened the conference with a broad view of the QAD technology architecture. He then explained how technological changes, globalization, and other advances in manufacturing are driving new integration requirements and creating greater innovation and opportunities for business process enhancement and better access to data.
Winter also delivered groundbreaking news when he unveiled a prototype of the QAD Store, a new, online, self-service delivery method for customers to procure QAD applications, upgrades, short cuts, and more, slated to go live later this year.
Rob Cramer, director, Business Intelligence at QAD, followed Winter’s presentation with an introduction to the latest evolution of QAD Business Intelligence (BI). BI version 3.4 continues QAD’s drive to integrate more modules for analysis and is an improved portal for better data exploration and multi-language support.
“We are seeing a desire to have more immediate and user-driven access to data,” noted Bill Keese, senior vice president of Research and Development at QAD. “We are addressing these needs with our Business Intelligence and mobile computing offerings, which allow our users to easily look at critical data at their desk, on their tablet or even on their phone, and respond to issues as they happen.”
QAD Global Services also is helping customers, as an essential component in QAD’s vision of the Effective Enterprise. Anton Chilton, senior vice president, Global Services at QAD, shared how QAD’s services transformation efforts are enabling customers to implement QAD solutions quicker and easier than ever before. QAD is developing a more standardized, “prescriptive”
The QAD Explore 2011 Customer Conference continues through Thursday, May 12, 2011; to learn more, visit: www.qad.com/
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.
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Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations;
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Founded in 1979, QAD has been recognized as a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications for global manufacturing companies. Today, QAD enterprise applications leverage advances in Internet and enabling technologies to provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time.
QAD enterprise applications are focused and optimized for select manufacturing industry segments: automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences.