Santa Barbara, CA — August 7, 2007 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise applications and services for global manufacturers, provides superior Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per functionality, according to “The Cost of ERP Functionality,” a recent study published by Aberdeen Group.
Aberdeen surveyed more than 1,680 companies of all sizes to benchmark ERP in Manufacturing, measuring both depth and breadth of functionality, as well as the cost of ERP in terms of software, services, and maintenance. QAD demonstrated superior TCO per functionality over most all other vendors, owning in part to its ease of use and simplified design.
“We continue to be committed to serving the needs of manufacturing companies around the world by developing and delivering enterprise software that is easy to install, implement, and use for better business performance,” said Pamela Lopker, chairman and president of QAD. “This most recent report from Aberdeen validates our strategy to offer deep industry functionality, while remaining focused on the needs of manufacturers.”
“In this study, we found that it is important for users to consider various factors when making buying decisions for an ERP system including, but not limited to the price of functionality deployed ,” said Cindy Jutras, Vice President Group Director, Aberdeen Group. “QAD continues to deliver at a strong price point in tandem with its ease of use as evidenced by its low service to software cost ratio.”
Earlier this year, QAD released QAD Enterprise Applications 2007, a new version of its flagship enterprise software solution. QAD 2007 is a complete suite to address the requirements of global enterprises. Employing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) capabilities QAD 2007 includes enhanced functionality that enables global manufacturers to better manage supply and demand chains, enterprise assets, transportation and logistics, while streamlining communication and improving manufacturing productivity.
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