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Cascade Engineering Improves Operations, Saves Time with QAD QMS

By Business Wire News   


QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Cascade Engineering has implemented QAD QMS to support the company’s manufacturing operations.

The fully integrated quality management system saves time, improves productivity and ensures quality at the large-scale plastic injection molding manufacturer. A recently published case study shares the complete details of the implementation and its benefits.

Cascade Engineering’s legacy quality management software was cumbersome and unable to keep up with the needs of the enterprise. Because the company manufactures a wide variety of products for clients in multiple markets, the need was paramount to manage documentation with exacting specifications while meeting regulations and standards. By transitioning to QAD QMS, the company could meet one of its most important goals: to maintain customer satisfaction.

“Our quality management software is now better than ever at meeting our customers’ needs,” commented Cascade Engineering Senior Corporate Quality Engineer April Dines. “We are not only more effectively managing quality, we are also more proactively managing risk, an important consideration in the auto industry.”

“We developed a detailed project plan according to Cascade’s specific requirements to automate and improve document control, audits and Advanced Product Quality Planning,” said QAD Chief Marketing Officer Carter Lloyds. “Our aspiration is for all QAD customers to achieve the status of an Effective Enterprise where every business process is aligned with the company’s strategic goals. Cascade Engineering is a tremendous example of the benefits achieved by becoming an Effective Enterprise.”

About Cascade Engineering

Cascade Engineering, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a manufacturer specializing in large-scale plastic injection molding. The company supports multiple brands across eleven strategic business units serving a wide diversity of markets including automotive, commercial truck and bus, solid waste and recycling, furniture, material handling, renewable energy, and RFID asset management.

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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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, including, but not limited to, statements regarding projections of revenue, income and loss, capital expenditures, plans and objectives of management regarding the Company’s business, future economic performance or any of the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “could,” “will likely result,” “estimates,” “intends,” “may,” “projects,” “should,” “would,” “might,” “plan” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward looking statements. 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 products and companion products; the ability to sustain license and service demand; fluctuation in revenue and earnings in the software industry; the ability to leverage changes in technology; the ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; third party opinions about the company; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; competition in our industry; delays in localizing the company’s products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales; 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; and, the global political environment. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company, please refer to the company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated January 6, 2015 and the periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission thereafter. Management does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

for QAD Inc.
Patrick McLaughlin
Media Relations
Evan Quinn
Analyst Relations


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