Santa Barbara, CA — May 12, 2007 — For the second year in a row SIG will host customers for the premier QAD Networking and Educational event for the Southern California Region in 2007.

Held at the La Costa Resort Spa an ideal location for regional customers the meeting agenda is filled with practical ideas and up to the minute education and plenty of opportunities to network. PLUS: Golf trick shot show, Continental Breakfast and Customer Luncheon. Maximize your company’s QAD investment and sign up today. The registration deadline is Friday, June 15, 2007.

SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

A Medical Devices’ Acceleration to Market, Using the New Risk Paradigm Join Strategic Information Group and Bentley Biomedical Consulting to discuss the fascinating new approach to a patient’s protection in the use of new-market medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biologics. Understanding and defining the ‘risk’ patients and customers take when using the new product is an essential part of the FDA regulatory approval process, something many companies struggle with. In addition we will cover the new ISO international standard of compliance that explains how to manage the risk within the US and international markets. We will explore the various ways to save on costs, time, complications, and processes- perfect for entrepreneurs and established companies wanting to get approval on their new products or move into the international market.

  • LOCATION: La Costa Resort Spa – 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
  • DATE: Tuesday June 19, 2007 TIME: 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Cost Per Person: $50

Last year, this event SOLD OUT. Space is limited, so sign up early.

MEETING TOPICS

Achieving a 360 degree View of Your Business with the new QAD CRM
Create a single view of your customer. Multiple company departments interface with your customer: sales, marketing, field service, technical services, customer service and management. QAD CRM consolidates critical information to a central location. Learn about the features of QAD CRM today and what is in store for the future. Hear from local companies that are using QAD CRM.

Executive Dashboards, Report Writing, Getting Information Out of QAD
Eliminate barriers to vital data, and empower key decision-makers to access valuable information held in your business applications. Cyberquery is an easy to use, high performance business intelligence, ad-hoc query and reporting solution for power users, occasional users, and IT professionals. Hear success stories from local customers.

Automate Your Shipping Process
See how you can use one of QAD’s newest modules to automate your entire shipping department. Shop for the best freight rates for FedEx, UPS and other parcel shipping. Automatically print import/export documents. QAD Transportation Management System (TMS) is a fully integrated offering that streamlines transportation processes, significantly reduces costs, and ensures global compliance.

QAD’s .NET UI – Simpler, Faster, More Interactive
Learn how to take full advantage of the latest QAD user interface; see how you can make QAD Applications more powerful and efficient. Learn the latest ways to access system data, create streamlined navigation of tasks, and customize screens for utmost efficiency. Find out more about the next generation user interface including plans for role based users.

When Do I Upgrade?
A customer panel discussion led by expert Ray Greenwood, SIG Consulting Director and validation expert to discuss enterprise upgrade strategies. Includes QA session. When and why you should upgrade. Information about the new release QAD Enterprise Applications 2008, expected release dates, new functionality and what that upgrade will look like.

Profitable Plant Maintenance
Learn how QAD’s new module for Preventative Maintenance and MRO inventory can reduce your overall capital equipment maintenance costs by 30% per year. Make your companies assets perform to their full profit potential. Optimize production capacity by reducing equipment downtime and eliminating unplanned maintenance costs. Deliver your capital projects on-time to meet production and revenue goals.

About Strategic Information Group
Strategic helps companies achieve their corporate goals with the application of enterprise technology. We specialize in providing proven solutions for a full range of enterprise applications including ERP, CRM, Regulatory Management and Corporate Performance. Strategic works with start-ups, multinationals and market leaders to implement their systems on time and on budget, helping them maximize the value of their enterprise technology.