QAD Inc. (Nasdaq : QADA ) (Nasdaq : QADB ), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that it has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 North American ERP for Automotive Customer Value Leadership Award for the QAD Enterprise Platform.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the North American ERP for Automotive Customer Value Leadership Award to a company that demonstrates excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the winning company’s unique focus on augmenting the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and customer base expansion.
According to Frost & Sullivan’s award report, “Unlike its competitors that built their ERP systems based on a rigid traditional architecture, where the solutions react to change through time-consuming, expensive customizations that delay and complicate the upgrades to the latest functionality, QAD is strikingly different as all of the capabilities and every component of the QAD Enterprise Platform are meant to be agile and flexible and therefore provide greater adaptability. In a nutshell, if customers’ business processes change, QAD’s platform can change with them and help them innovate and realize new opportunities in a short time frame.”
“QAD effectively addresses customers’ evolving requirements as the QAD Enterprise Platform can map the ERP to customers’ business processes and allow them to innovate strategies, products and services as opposed to forcing businesses to conform to the software,” said Frost and Sullivan Senior Analyst, Manufacturing Leadership, Sankara Narayanan. “The QAD Enterprise Platform, with five fit-for-purpose, rapid response technologies, provides automotive manufacturers a foundation for agility and flexibility to respond to constantly changing business demands and processes; to adjust quickly to industry disruptions, and exploit new technologies and evolving growth opportunities.”
The QAD Enterprise Platform provides five technologies that enable a rapid response to business requirement changes. These technologies are Personalization, Embedded Analytics, Modularity, Extensibility and New Apps. Collectively, these technologies enable QAD customers to self-service the creation of powerful applications easily without the need for complex code. Enhancements can be made by those close to the business requirements or by the users who use the enhancement, optimizing fit-for-purpose.
“We are pleased that Frost and Sullivan has recognized the QAD Enterprise Platform and its ability to provide value to automotive suppliers,” said Terry Onica, QAD Director of Automotive and co-chair of the AIAG MMOG/LE Work Group. “The platform takes our QAD Cloud ERP customers from a full-service approach to integrated ERP to a self-service approach, which allows them to respond rapidly to business change by adapting, personalizing and extending their business processes. Being able to adapt QAD Cloud ERP to meet each user’s specific needs makes those users more effective and competitive. We think it’s a game changer for our customers.”
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About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq : QADA ) (Nasdaq : QADB ) is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD Cloud ERP for manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service and support, analytics, business process management and integration. QAD’s portfolio includes related solutions for quality management software, supply chain management software, transportation and global trade management software and B2B interoperability. Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing and life sciences industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to become Effective Enterprises.