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QAD Raises the Blended Cloud/On-premise ERP Bar
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for several thousand global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products

first choice auto  database administration, upgrade planning, first-line user support, disaster recovery, usage, and analysis reporting on their behalf. QAD finds the following mix of companies going with QAD On Demand thus far: Many of its existing customers that open up new plants or divisions, particularly in Asia-Pacific or areas where they don’t have a presence, choose QAD On Demand, as it can be deployed relatively fast without the need to be maintained by an IT staff in the region. Companies that are on an old QAD

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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