Three Life Sciences Manufacturers Live on QAD 2009.1 Enterprise Edition – On Time, On Budget

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2010 — Strategic Information Group (Strategic), a full service provider of enterprise technology announced today that it recently brought three manufacturing customers live on QAD Applications 2009.1 Enterprise Edition (QAD 2009.1 EE). All three implementations were completed in a timeframe of months, well under the companies’ budgets for these projects.

Having their new QAD ERP systems up and running in just months – instead of a year or more – will ensure that these businesses can meet their business goals and get faster return on investment (ROI) from their QAD 2009.1 EE investment.

“Our implementation teams continue to prove that Strategic delivers best-in-class ERP and Validation consulting services that help our customers get the most out of their enterprise systems,” said Doug Novak, President & CEO of Strategic Information Group. “Our customers are very happy that Strategic’s consultants ensured that their new ERP systems were live and validated fast, so they could start getting the benefits as quickly as possible.”

These fast-growing companies — a biological pest management manufacturer and two medical device manufacturers — will benefit from enterprise systems that help manage not only manufacturing processes, but also vital enterprise financial, supply chain and compliance functions:

AgraQuest, Inc. manufactures and distributes biological and low-chemical pest management solutions for global agriculture. The company’s headquarters, research and development, and distribution are located in Davis, CA – products are manufactured in Tlaxcala, Mexico. In addition to QAD 2009.1 EE, the company will also leverage a custom cross-domain customer/suppliers schedules solution developed by Strategic. Strategic provided overall project management, and business systems expertise, partnering with QAD Mexico for on-site business systems consulting at the Tlaxcala manufacturing facility. The implementation took seven months; go-live was June 1.

Strategic provided both experienced QAD and FDA Validation consultants to implement QAD’s Enterprise Edition (EE) for a medical device maker preparing to launch its next-generation cardiovascular products. The implementation with validation took just five months, with go-live on June 1.

Strategic also helped an ophthalmic medical device maker take its QAD EE implementation from inception to go-live in just five months. In addition to QAD 2009.1 EE, the project scope included the implementation of the Cebos MQ1 Quality Management System (QMS) including Electronic Document Management.

“Each of these companies has unique business needs that are specific to their product and industry niche. Strategic has shown our ability to address those needs, from the introduction of new medical devices to manufacturing and distributing agricultural products, and deliver high-performing QAD enterprise solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner,” said Novak.

QAD Enterprise Applications is a comprehensive fully integrated end-to-end solution designed to equip manufacturing and distribution companies with robust financial, manufacturing and distribution capabilities, supply chain management, enterprise asset management, and transportation and logistics management. QAD Enterprise Applications has the flexibility start-ups, small-to-medium enterprises, and global enterprises need, while providing powerful capabilities manage and grow your business. Highlights of the offering encompass strong enterprise financials, user productivity features and capabilities that support corporate governance and compliance.

About AgraQuest
AgraQuest, Inc. is a biotechnology company that focuses on discovering, manufacturing and marketing highly effective pest management products for agricultural, institutional and home markets. As a leader in green agriculture and the emerging low chem sector, AgraQuest works to provide growers with solutions that offer best-in-class control while reducing the chemical load on the environment and creating sustainable agriculture opportunities. AgraQuest has received several environmental awards including the Presidential Green Chemistry Award from the U.S. EPA, as well as the Global Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership Award in 2009 for the biopesticides market.

About QAD
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.

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, 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