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Global Natural Health Products Manufacturer Comvita Chooses QAD Cloud ERP To Manage Growing International Operations


June 8, 2016
By Business Wire News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that global natural health products company Comvita (NZX:CVT) has chosen to deploy QAD Cloud ERP. In addition, Comvita has decided to deploy the QAD Channel Islands user experience. Comvita expects to benefit from QAD Cloud ERP, which will allow it to repurpose IT resources and support the company’s rapidly-growing international operations and expansion.

“Comvita is a 24/7, global company with diverse markets and products,” said Comvita General Manager ICT, Dan Waugh. It’s very important to us, as a global business, to remain current and have the most up-to-date applications. We have to function well in many languages and follow diverse sets of country regulations and restrictions. Moving to the cloud was the right choice for us.”

New Zealand-based Comvita has used QAD Enterprise Applications on premise since 1999. QAD and its partner Kettering Professional Services (KPS) showed Comvita the benefits it would receive by implementing QAD Cloud ERP. These benefits include enhanced performance, increased compliance, lowered risk and easier upgrading. The specific reasons Comvita chose QAD Cloud ERP include:

  • It can accommodate Comvita’s planned growth, both organically and through acquisition.
  • It will allow Comvita to repurpose internal IT resources.
  • QAD provides 24×7 global support.
  • It enables flexible access to any user through a Web browser or tablet through the QAD Channel Islands user experience.
  • The trusted relationship between Comvita and QAD.
  • QAD was able to provide several positive local references for QAD Cloud ERP.

“It became evident early on in the process that Comvita’s cloud strategy aligns well with our own,” said, QAD Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Rob Jeremiassen. “The fact that we and our partner KPS had built such a solid relationship with them, and that we knew their business so well, were important factors in their decision to choose QAD Cloud ERP. QAD was also able to supply Comvita with a number of strong, local references and provide additional support through our use of the IBM Cloud data center in Sydney.”

QAD Cloud ERP is a full-featured ERP with extensive multi-GAAP and internationalization capabilities. QAD Cloud ERP scales to thousands of users. The associated development and support processes are ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 certified, data centers are SSAE 16 compliant and support is available 24x7x365 globally in 12 languages, staffed by QAD.

About Comvita

Comvita (NZX:CVT) is a global natural health company committed to the development of innovative products, backed by ongoing investment in scientific research. They are the world leaders in Manuka (leptospermum) honey and fresh picked Olive Leaf Extract, which are at the core of the Comvita product range.

Comvita sells into more than 18 countries through a network of its own branded retail locations, online (seven country specific e-commerce websites) and third-party outlets. They have staff located in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the USA.

For more information visit: www.comvita.co.nz

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 in the cloud, on-premise, 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.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000, visit www.qad.com.

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

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: risks associated with our cloud service offerings, such as defects and disruptions in our services, our ability to properly manage our cloud service offerings, our reliance on third-party hosting and other service providers, and our exposure to liability and loss from security breaches; demand for the company’s products, including cloud service, licenses, services and maintenance; pressure to make concessions on our pricing and changes in our pricing models; protection of our intellectual property; dependence on third-party suppliers and other third-party relationships, such as sales, services and marketing channels; changes in our revenue, earnings, operating expenses and margins; the reliability of our financial forecasts and estimates of the costs and benefits of transactions; the ability to leverage changes in technology; defects in our software products and services; third-party opinions about the company; competition in our industry; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; economic conditions in our vertical markets and worldwide; exchange rate fluctuations; and the global political environment. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and factors that may affect our forward-looking statements, please refer to the company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and, in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” therein, and in other 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.

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