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QAD Adds Capabilities to QAD Cloud ERP and QAD Enterprise Applications 2015


September 30, 2015
By Business Wire News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

QAD, a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today the availability of several new innovations for QAD Cloud ERP and QAD Enterprise Applications 2015. Leading the list of innovations is the first phase of QAD’s Channel Islands initiative, giving users of QAD Cloud ERP access to an attractive, device independent and effective user experience (UX). Available to early adopters, it delivers the new effective UX for sales order processing, requisition approvals, dashboards, 26 base functions and adds an event-based collaborative business activity feed.

“As demonstrated by the many new capabilities made available this September, QAD continues to push the boundaries of ERP on multiple fronts,” said Bill Keese, Senior Vice President of Research and Development for QAD. “Our latest enhancements span user experience, internationalization, material handling, distribution, quality control and cost control, all created with the goal of helping customers become more effective enterprises.”

Another highlight of QAD’s September 2015 enhancements includes the limited availability release of QAD Automation Solutions, a set of shop floor data collection and label printing services directly integrated with QAD Enterprise Applications. The solution results in more intelligent, accurate and traceable packaging and shipping through unified serialization and item attributes. Automation Solutions is available to customers using recent versions of QAD Enterprise Applications ERP and QAD Cloud ERP.

Other New Capabilities

  • Enhancements to periodic costing, resulting in more insightful reporting. Customers now may easily combine product cost data such as logistics, variances, labor, burden and adjustments, regardless of country of origin providing more accurate product costs.
  • Quality Control features and integration, includes full support for e-signature and advanced integration with QAD QMS (quality management system). Customers now easily integrate lot and quality orders, test records and receipt processes between QAD Enterprise Applications ERP and QAD QMS. QAD QMS is available on the QAD Cloud and on premise.
  • Internationalization enhancements expand the list of supported countries to 69, languages to 16 and bank drivers to 76 for QAD Enterprise Applications. Specifically, QAD added Slovakia to the list of countries supported and made enhancements for Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Tunisia, Israel, Vietnam and Brazil.

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.

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