Software Upgrade Helps Leading Supplement Manufacturer Improve Global Reach, Responsiveness and Reporting
Santa Barbara, CA, September 14, 2010 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, and its alliance partner Strategic Information Group (Strategic), today announced that Vita-Tech International, Inc., a leading nutritional supplements manufacturer, has gone live with a flawless conversion to QAD Enterprise Applications 2010 Enterprise Edition (EE), strengthening its customer, regulatory and financial compliance and reporting capabilities.
Recognized by customers in more than 25 countries, as a trusted manufacturer of nutritional products and formulations for private-label sale, Vita-Tech prides itself on providing the most innovative and responsive solutions to meet its customers’ and the industry’s changing global and regulatory needs. For the last several years, Vita-Tech has demonstrated this commitment through advanced production equipment, facilities and staff investment. However, with increasing pressure for stronger supply chain collaboration, FDA regulatory compliance, and global financial capabilities, Vita-Tech needed to upgrade its enterprise systems to be as exacting as the formulas and finished products it creates.
To meet this challenge, Vita-Tech worked with Strategic to upgrade to the latest version of QAD Enterprise Applications to streamline its data processing and better provide a seamless paper trail for its mass market customers who demand electronic data interchange (EDI) compliance, and overall to better manage its business globally with multi- company, currency, tax and language support; and consolidated reporting.
“The conversion process couldn’t have gone smoother,” said Toni Clubb, chief financial officer for Vita-Tech. “With QAD and Strategic’s help, we underwent several phases of extensive product training, from executives to end-users. We also did the testing and validation well in-advance. So, by the time we went live, the implementation was basically flawless.”
Vita-Tech is required to adhear to the FDA strict current good manufacturing practices (cGMP). With this software upgrade, Vita-Tech can assure its customers that its computer system processing electronic regulatory data are completely validated to meet CFR 21 Part 11 requirements, and easing compliance with financial regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
“QAD understands the challenge of aligning business needs while improving service levels, reducing costs and meeting regulatory and financial audit expectations,” said Lisa Pope, senior vice president of Global Sales at QAD. “With QAD Enterprise Applications, Vita-Tech is well equipped to meet these objectives and positioned to refine its process manufacturing operations. We look forward to our future with Vita-Tech and continuing to develop solutions that meet their needs.”
Based in Tustin, CA, Vita-Tech International, Inc. is a recognized market leader in the contract manufacturing and private labeling of vitamins and supplements. The company manufactures tablets, two-piece capsules and powders in an FDA-licensed, dietary supplement/food cGMP environment. Vita-Tech offers a modern analytical laboratory; innovative formulation design; high-volume/high speed, technologically advanced equipment; packaging services; and rigorous quality assurance. Since its founding in 1954, Vita-Tech has embraced the highest quality and leadership standards, serving private-label clients in more than 25 countries.
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com
About Strategic Information Group
Strategic helps companies achieve their corporate goals with the application of enterprise technology. The company specializes in providing proven solutions for a full range of enterprise applications including ERP, CRM, and QMS. 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. For more information visit about Strategic, telephone +1 760-697-1050 or visit the Strategic website at www.strategic.com