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QAD ERP Deployment Methodology Reduces Effort and Cost

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP) and services, offers a highly prescriptive ERP implementation methodology for QAD Enterprise Applications. QAD Easy On Boarding offers global manufacturers an industry best practice solution with predefined processes, predictable costs and reduced implementation times.

Glory Global Solutions, a pioneer in the development and manufacture of money-handling machines and systems, prides itself on bringing real innovation to its customers. It was this focus on innovation that led it to implement QAD Enterprise Applications utilizing QAD Easy On Boarding.

Glen Downes, European applications manager at Glory, remarked that the QAD Easy On Boarding framework, with its detailed process maps, was clear and easy to follow. It allowed project stakeholders to clearly understand the scope of the project. “We chose to use QAD Easy On Boarding, and I’m really pleased we did,” said Downes. “QAD Easy On Boarding gave our business team a clear framework they could follow. It made the implementation simpler from a project management and a project delivery perspective.”

Proven Processes Are Built Into QAD Easy On Boarding

QAD Easy On Boarding simplifies the project implementation process by predefining standard data and pre-configuring standard processes. It is the difference between building from scratch versus taking proven, tested processes and modifying them to meet your company needs. Easy On Boarding delivers a focused project plan that incorporates the proven tools necessary to complete the project, minimizing changes to support an on-time and on-budget delivery.

Part of the success of Easy On Boarding comes from rapid prototyping of end-to-end processes to ensure information flows across all systems. This solution is proved using predefined test scripts, work instructions and configuration manuals resulting in a reduction of location customizations; simplified data integration and training; greater user-based support; and ultimately, a reduction in implementation costs.

Easy On Boarding Isn’t One Size Fits All

Easy On Boarding offers industry-specific best practices and key performance indicator guidelines, as well as methodology tools and templates that focus on industry anomalies. Easy On Boarding is currently available for manufacturers in the following industries: automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences.

“QAD continues to evolve the solutions and technologies that make it simpler for our manufacturing customers to grow their global businesses. Use of the Easy On Boarding best practice process approach and prescriptive project methodology can help reduce implementation time by up to 40%,” said Anton Chilton, senior vice president of QAD Global Services. “Easy On Boarding provides our customers with a clear path to upgrade their system or move to QAD On Demand cloud ERP with confidence. We believe that these clear plans and best practices pave the way for a successful implementation that supports organizations’ aspirations to become more Effective Enterprises — where every business process is working at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned with their strategic goals.”

For more information, please visit: www.qad.com.

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 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with 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 offers flexible deployment options like QAD On Premise software and QAD On Demand software-as-a-service. Customers can operate in a blended environment where some users can be deployed On Premise and some users deployed via On Demand while offering the same end-user experience. 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, telephone +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.

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