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DynaSys Launches “Ready To Plan” 1.2 Solution for Retail and Manufacturing Companies

DynaSys S.A.S., a division of QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of Demand and Supply Chain Planning solutions, today announced the launch of “Ready To Plan” 1.2 (RTP), a preconfigured Demand and Supply Chain Planning (SCP) solution for retail and manufacturing companies. It is also expanding its staff to better serve new and existing customers in France and Europe.

Strong growth in the French-speaking markets, in Europe and North America has resulted in an increased demand for Demand & Supply Chain Planning solutions provided by DynaSys. Its technology offers manufacturers and retailers visibility into supply chain processes within the enterprise and enables them to plan for future demand, quickly make informed decisions and respond to rapidly changing market conditions.

The new release of Ready To Plan 1.2 addresses:

  • Demand Planning: includes Sales Forecast, Distribution Requirement Planning (DRP) and Analyzing & Measuring. An accurate forecast is critical to supply chain optimization; Demand Planning ensures delivery of more reliable logistics, sales and budgetary forecasts.
  • Production Planning: includes Finite Capacity planning and Sales & Operations Planning. Production Planning helps optimize plans to meet customer needs while respecting production constraints.
  • Procurement Planning: optimizes procurement activities; calculates order and delivery schedule based on requirements forecast and checks the feasibility of the production plan with regard to raw materials, packaging and other materials.

Ready To Plan 1.2 is designed to specifically meet the unique needs of global retailers, specialized distribution companies and manufacturers. It consists of a single database and is delivered as a preconfigured solution which reduces complexity and speeds implementation by up to 50 percent.

“Ready To Plan 1.2 delivers a comprehensive planning solution that better serves retailers, specialized distribution companies and customers in the manufacturing industries,” said Ariel Weil, General Manager - DynaSys. “Our customers will be pleased with a new planning solution that is less complex, faster to implement and quicker to deliver ROI, all while providing robust and effective planning to ensure efficient operations in their respective industries.”

About DynaSys – Effective Enterprise Demand and Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys S.A.S., a division of QAD Inc., (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), provides Demand and Supply Chain Planning solutions. With 29 years of experience, DynaSys provides an integrated and collaborative planning solution that allows businesses to optimize their supply chains, including sales and operations planning, demand planning, network and inventory and business resources optimizations. DynaSys software enables customers and partners in the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, life sciences, apparel, luxury, high tech, automotive, distribution and retail verticals to meet their goals of better managing Demand and Supply Chain Planning, and becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about DynaSys, visit www.dys.com or email [email protected].

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.

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