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QAD
Founded in 1979, QAD Inc. is a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications for global manufacturing companies. Manufacturers in the

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor


What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reconnects with QAD and looks at how the company has leveraged strategic channels, highly scalable solutions, and technology partnerships to address the unique requirements global manufacturers and maintain a competitive position in the global manufacturing ERP market.

mfg pro review  resource planning (ERP) product MFG/PRO , which was built using Progress Software's Fourth Generation Language (4GL) and relational database (known today as the Progress OpenEdge platform). Then operating in the newly emerging open systems arena, MFG/PRO was one of the first software applications built for manufacturers following the well-known principles of APICS (e.g., closed loop Manufacturing Resource Planning [MRP II]) and the ISO 9001 standards. Nowadays, QAD software is used at over 5,500 Read More

QAD Explore 2012: Only Good Things Can Come from Talking to the Customer


As a seasoned provider of enterprise applications for manufacturing companies, QAD knows the importance of listening to its clients. In fact, the company has created a customer engagement program to help its customers align their business processes to their strategic business goals. Get the details on this program, as well as a full update from the QAD Explore 2012 user conference in P.J. Jakovljevic’s latest article.

mfg pro review  the suite’s name was MFG/PRO ) and uses year designations to denote versions.   A Silver Lining Like most of its manufacturing customers, QAD has just witnessed a significant global economic crisis, which has affected industries and geographies very differently. QAD’s life sciences industry was relatively unscathed by the recession and the slow recovery, and it is a growth sector of late (currently at about 15 percent of QAD’s revenues). After a serious slump and near-death experience in North Read More

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mfg pro review  R&D cost. Strengths : MFG/PRO plant level functionality and global capabilities; sharp industry focus; large and loyal customer base and good international presence; fast implementations and low total cost of ownership (TCO); superior service & support. Challenges : Weak financial performance; uncertain market acceptance of its e-business product, eQ; lack of own CRM modules; and dependency on the viability of Progress Software products. MAPICS MAPICS, one of the oldest vendors, remains a prominent Read More

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mfg pro review  Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series  started with a discussion of the fact that the ability to sense  demand  and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch phrase du jour : it has become a recipe for survival. For the past few decades, the providers of a multiplicity of by-and-large integrated manufacturing software solutions have been offering help for embattled manufacturers. From fully integrated business management Read More

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QAD’s Costly eTransition Continues


QAD, one of the leading Tier 2 ERP vendors, continues its transition into a provider of e-business applications for manufacturing companies. However, the company’s financial performance continues to deteriorate: The company reported its third consecutive loss in Q3 2001.

mfg pro review  our newest release of MFG/PRO , named eB for e-business, which we shipped in Q3. The major event during the quarter was the successful launch of QAD MFG/PRO eB, an industry-specific e-business software suite that, inter alia , offers a Net User Interface and a Kanban management application to help companies move toward a demand-driven e-business manufacturing model. Market Impact The declining license revenue and hefty losses have been the main theme through 2000, as the company has been trying hard to Read More