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QAD Honoured at 2011 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
Leading Software Provider Earned Five Awards for Achievements in ERP Industry Excellence
This premier information technology (IT) awards program honoring industry and peer achievement. QAD recipients earned top honors in NPG’s Executives and Management Teams, Best Products and Services, and Best White Paper categories.
NPG named 20-year veteran of the IT industry and QAD customer Mike Booke, vice president of Global Information Technology at Capital Safety, CIO-IT Executive of the Year. Booke leads the global use of technology as a business differentiator for Capital Safety Group, most recently driving initiatives with QAD Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, including Business Intelligence and Supply Chain.
MaryAnn Guthrie, director of Research and Development, Customer Management for QAD, earned the coveted Research and Development Professional of the Year award. Guthrie has served at QAD for over 12 years in a career spanning over 25 years in Information Technology. By defining the strategic goals of the QAD Customer Management organization in alignment with corporate intra- and inter-departmental goals, Guthrie has lead the team to deliver innovative solutions that exceed market requirements.
In its Best Products and Services category, NPG presented QAD two awards for Solutions for Manufacturing:
QAD Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) is an integrated plant operations solution that enables manufacturing companies to manage assets from inception through operations and replacement to run their equipment at the lowest cost and operate their plants, seamlessly.
QAD Planning and Scheduling Workbenches provides planners and schedulers with simultaneous visibility to schedules and all supporting data needed to control and collaborate across the production and materials planning space.
Additionally, NPG honored QAD’s whitepaper “QAD for Serialization and ePedigree: New Opportunities for Life Sciences Manufacturers”
“We’re very proud of all of our award recipients, and in particular to see one of our customers honored,” said Gordon Fleming, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for QAD. “QAD is committed to delivering excellent products and services for global manufacturers, in our pursuit to helping every customer become an ‘Effective Enterprise’. These awards validate everyone’s commitment and effort on customer focus, innovation and excellence.”
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications for global manufacturing companies. QAD applications, including SaaS ERP 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. Manufacturers of automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products use QAD applications at approximately 6,100 licensed sites in more than 90 countries and in as many as 27 languages. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805 684 6614, or visit the QAD Web site at www.qad.com.
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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.