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QAD Ruling the Chinese Automotive ERP Market
QAD, a provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage

idc life sciences  solution, according to the IDC report “China Automotive Industry IT Solutions 2012–2016 Forecast and Analysis . Of the top five ERP providers in China, QAD was the 2011 automotive industry leader ahead of SAP, UFIDA, Infor , and Siemens . While former Fourth Shift (now Infor) was the first ERP product to be certified by the Chinese government decades ago, reportedly QAD’s customer base has expanded from foreign-funded enterprises to local state-owned and private enterprises. The report predicts

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End-user Performance: Building and Maintaining ROI


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idc life sciences  a 2006 report from IDC indicates, Training on complex systems is a never-ending cycle. There are always new processes, new employees, and new locations that must be brought up to speed or brought online, and no group can be left out. The phrase never-ending cycle can be a bit intimidating. But companies need not think that building and maintaining user competence is an insurmountable task. With careful planning and the right tools, businesses can create a performance cycle that establishes user Read More

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Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


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