Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, November 24, 2008 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, was found to provide the most business benefits to mid-size companies at the lowest total cost per user among Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software providers included in a recent study, The Total Cost of ERP Ownership in Mid-Size Companies published July 2008 by Aberdeen Group.
Aberdeen surveyed over 600 companies with annual revenues between $50 million and $1 billion to identify what companies this size expect to pay for the business benefits from ERP software. The study measured both depth and breadth of functionality, as well as the cost of ERP in terms of software, services, and maintenance. QAD demonstrated it produced on average the maximum business benefits in this mid-market for the lowest cost per user on performance measurements such as reduction in inventory, operational costs and administrative costs along with improvements in online shipments and schedule compliance.
This study looked beyond the common factors companies typically use to select ERP software to determine the business benefits manufacturers achieved through cost savings and schedule improvements, said Cindy Jutras, vice president and group director, Aberdeen Group. Based on this analysis, we found that mid-size QAD customers produced the highest average improvements for the lowest cost per user.
Earlier this year, QAD released QAD Enterprise Applications 2008, a new version of its flagship enterprise software solution. QAD 2008 meets the expectations of a new generation of application users by making it more intuitive to learn. The extensive release provides improved capabilities in financial management, customer management, manufacturing/distribution, supply chain management, and service and support.
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