Network Products Guide: QAD is the only ERP vendor providing full strength ERP both on premise and on demand, or as a blended deployment of the two models. How does this affect QAD’s competitive stature?
Gordon Fleming: As companies continue to embrace cloud applications and cloud deployment strategies, the need to port their ERP systems from an on premise to an on demand environment quickly and without risk, will become increasingly important and a competitive differentiator in choosing an ERP provider. QAD is pleased to be the only company, we believe, to deliver both deployment independence and deployment portability.
QAD Enterprise Applications’ scalability allows companies with as few as five users and as many as thousands to use the same applications and levels the playing field for local companies to operate the same as global organizations.
Network Products Guide: QAD has been in business for 31 years. How does it stay at the forefront of technology and innovation for its customers’ and its business viability?
Gordon Fleming: QAD attributes its success to its absolute commitment to its customers. With above average investment in R&D and customer-driven development, we can help our customers to achieve our long-range vision for manufacturing called the Effective Enterprise. As an Effective Enterprise, our customers’ business systems and processes are completely aligned with their business goals and strategies, enabling them to operate at peak efficiency.
We also focus on developing ERP solutions exclusively for manufacturing within the niche industry sectors of automotive, industrial products, high tech/electronics, life sciences, consumer packaged goods and food and beverage, enabling us to provide maximum value to our customers and leverage economies of scale.
Overall, QAD maintains its viability and technological innovation by working alongside customers, delivering the right products at the right time that achieve our customers’ goals.