Welcome!

News Feed Item

QAD Presents Customers with Awards at Explore 2014

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services, today announced awards for customers honored for their commitment to innovation with QAD Enterprise Applications. QAD announced the awards at the Explore 2014 customer conference in New Orleans.

QAD instituted the awards program to recognize visionary customers who implement QAD Enterprise Applications to stay ahead of the competition and operate at maximum efficiency. The winning companies leverage the power of QAD software to drive innovation, meet quality standards and evolve with market conditions.

List of Award Categories and Winners

QAD Visionary
This award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary vision and leadership in maximizing QAD solutions to help an organization become an effective enterprise.

Rick Seibert, vice president of business development at Sharp Corporation, has taken Sharp’s ERP to the cloud and wins this award for the second consecutive year.

Best Adopters Enterprise Edition
Winners of this award have achieved significant business value through their deployment of QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition. This year’s winners are:

FEI Company
FEI upgraded European and North American-based facilities to the Enterprise Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications and merged them to a single database, multiple-domain environment which enables inter-company automation improvements, streamlines master data functions and supports global standardization.

Cyberonics Inc.
Cyberonics deployed QAD Enterprise Applications at its new manufacturing facility in Costa Rica, improving its ability to meet international demand, collaborate globally, reduce costs, and advance business continuity capabilities.

Lear Corporation
In its strategic philosophy of furthering manufacturing excellence, Lear has deployed the Enterprise Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications as a valuable tool for its global manufacturing operations in both its seating and electrical business segments. In the past year, Lear completed upgrades of numerous European facilities to the Enterprise Edition as well as a plant in Mexico.

QAD Enterprise Cloud Customer of the Year
The QAD Enterprise Cloud Customer of the year is awarded to companies that have transformed their business systems through one or more of the QAD Enterprise Cloud solutions. The winners are:

Facet Technologies
Facet Technologies aggressively embraced QAD Cloud ERP for its life sciences business. The company successfully implemented QAD Cloud ERP on time and on budget, supporting new business growth and helping to meet evolving regulatory requirements.

Devicor Medical Products Inc.
Devicor deployed QAD Cloud TMS (transportation management system). It enables Devicor to automate key functions in its global freight management. This single, integrated solution reduces costs and ensures shipments are correctly processed with all required information.

Nexteer Automotive
Nexteer continues to deploy QAD Cloud ERP to facilities in all geographic locations. The standardization of sites allows a consistent application of key business processes, driving efficiency throughout the enterprise.

QAD Development Partner
The QAD Development Partner award acknowledges a customer that invests time and resources into the joint development of strategic solutions that will ultimately benefit other QAD customers.

The winner this year is Aesica Pharmaceuticals S.r.l. Aesica Pianezza/Aesica Pharmaceuticals S.r.I is the Italian site of Aesica Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) which serves eight of the world’s ten largest pharmaceutical companies. Aesica’s expertise helped QAD shape its serialization offering and was a key component of the on schedule Go Live of QAD 2013.1 EE on 7th January 2014.

QAD Rapid Achiever
This award is presented to companies that demonstrate effective deployment of QAD solutions through leveraging the Easy On Boarding processes to support dynamic business growth. The 2014 winners are:

Medrobotics Corporation
Medrobotics went from execution of contracts to a live production fully qualified life sciences environment in three and a half months. Strong leadership enforced a strict adherence to collaborative planning and execution leveraging QAD’s Easy On Boarding methodology. Keeping everyone accountable to their respective roles and responsibilities was key to this successful deployment.

Steelhead Composites
Steelhead Composites leveraged the industry-focused process maps within the Easy On Boarding processes to rapidly deploy key modules of the QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition. The Steelhead Composites site was fully operational three and a half months after implementation.

Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, Inc.
Yanfeng deployed the latest version of QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition to improve functionality needed to support robust business growth. The rapid deployment of the Enterprise Edition allowed the company to meet customers’ demands and better manage growth and operations.

2014 Quality Management Customer of the Year
This award is presented to the company with the most effective deployment of the QAD Quality Management Solution, provided by CEBOS. The winner this year is Cascade Engineering.

Cascade Engineering combined a strong internal team with QAD consultants and the result was an on-time deployment with significant improvements in quality at multiple manufacturing facilities.

QAD Evangelist
The QAD Evangelist award is given to customers that have helped spread the word about the advantages of becoming an effective enterprise through leveraging QAD solutions. The winners are:

Toni Clubb, CFO, Vitatech Nutritional Sciences
Toni has met with numerous peer company executives to explain how QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition has fueled Vitatech’s business to new heights. She also contributed to the development of the QAD Quality Module, serves as board chairman of the QAD West Coast User Group and is a member of the North American customer advisory board.

Don Lindsey, Material Supervisor & ERP Support, GenMark Diagnostics
Don has helped 22 other life sciences companies understand how QAD’s qualified environment can help them achieve their business goals while meeting regulatory requirements. He has hosted many tours of the GenMark facility, demonstrating the effectiveness of the QAD solution in propelling his business in the life sciences industry.

“We are honored to recognize the achievements of our customers,” said Pam Lopker, president and founder, QAD. “The winners are truly leaders in their respective industries and QAD is pleased to be the enabler of their success.”

Follow us on Twitter @QAD_Community or look to www.facebook.com/QADerp for real-time updates from #QADExplore 2014.

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 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.

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. 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. Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and future conditions. 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 software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; 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. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, and in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, a web developer at Linux Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Providing secure, mobile access to sensitive data sets is a critical element in realizing the full potential of cloud computing. However, large data caches remain inaccessible to edge devices for reasons of security, size, format or limited viewing capabilities. Medical imaging, computer aided design and seismic interpretation are just a few examples of industries facing this challenge. Rather than fighting for incremental gains by pulling these datasets to edge devices, we need to embrace the i...
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, C...
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walked through how Octob...
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint, a leading digital experience intelligence company, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint Systems is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into your customer-critical services to help you consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed for digital business, C...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...