Societe Ardennaise D'essieux Begins QAD On Demand Corporate-wide Rollout In France

Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Implement QAD’s Cloud ERP Solution
Oct. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- QAD Inc. (NASDAQ- QADA, QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that Société Ardennaise d'Essieux (SAE), a manufacturer of axles, suspensions and brake systems for commercial vehicles, will begin implementing QAD On Demand to support its global business, starting with its main plant in France.

To respond to increased growth in new international markets, SAE, headquartered in Ham les Moines, France, selected QAD On Demand, QAD’s Cloud ERP solution, to support its global expansion into new markets.

SAE will begin its ERP implementation by standardizing finance, manufacturing and operations processes at its main plant in Ham Les Moines, and continue the rollout of QAD On Demand to standardize customer relationship management, sales, and accounting operations at its growing network of sales and distribution offices across the globe, including Germany, Morocco, and additional SAE sites in France.

QAD On Demand provides full-strength ERP in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. With QAD On Demand, SAE can focus on its business needs, relieving its staff from system implementation and day-to-day maintenance responsibilities, while benefiting from 99.5% system availability.

“QAD On Demand will provide the solution to support our global growth ” said Christian Ausfelder, CEO, SAE.  “QAD On Demand offers us both rapid deployment and the deep functionality we require for our manufacturing.”

To learn more about QAD On Demand, visit

About Société Ardennaise d'Essieu
Société Ardennaise d'Essieu employs nearly and employs over 130 people at its HQ and manufacturing site in Northern France and, in 2010, had a turnover of €38 million. For more than 20 years, the company has specialized in the design an manufacture of running gear and more particularly in the manufacture of axles for producers of commercial vehicles. For more information, visit

About QAD
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences 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

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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