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Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. Chooses QAD Enterprise Edition ERP Solution


March 18, 2015
By Business Wire News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, announced today that Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. (www.altheaCMO.com) has selected QAD Enterprise Edition ERP to support the company’s operations at its San Diego manufacturing facility.

San Diego-based Althea is a fully integrated, contract development and manufacturing organization providing clinical and commercial drug product development services. Althea offers comprehensive services, including: upstream and downstream process development, analytical development, lyophilization cycle, formulation processes, product release and ICH-compliant stability testing.

QAD’s ERP Life Sciences Edition supports Althea by helping them meet DQSA serialization requirements, improve project costing, streamline RF data collection and provide label printing services to automate the production process and reduce errors.

“After conducting a comprehensive review of ERP companies serving the life science industry, we chose the QAD Enterprise Edition ERP solution due to its industry-specific functionality set and ease of use,” said Althea Senior Director of Operational Excellence, Melissa Rosness. “In addition to QAD’s impressive rapid deployment track record, the QAD solution also enables us to operate in a validated, compliant environment which is a critical consideration in the manufacturing of life science products.”

QAD’s solution supports automation of critical quality requirements, including quality control testing, CAPA, and complaint handing. It also provides a qualified environment and the necessary standard operating procedures required to comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) validation requirements. Enhanced controls and audit capabilities, along with eSignature support, help meet the validation mandate.

“We are pleased that Althea has joined the more than 400 life science manufacturing sites that leverage QAD Enterprise Applications,” stated QAD Life Sciences Director Bart Reitter. “Our proven solution ensures that life sciences contract manufacturers are able to work toward becoming effective enterprises, while meeting stringent regulatory demands.”

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

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