American-software company, QAD, which provides flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies announced today at its 'Explore customer' conference that its solution portfolio will now be called QAD Adaptive Applications. In addition, its flagship ERP solution has been renamed QAD Adaptive ERP.
Anton Chilton, CEO, QAD, said: "We wanted a name that accurately and precisely reflects the value we bring to our manufacturing customers. In today's business environment, consumer demands and advanced technologies are combining to disrupt entire industries. Manufacturers need agile enterprise systems that can be rapidly deployed and provide an ability to continuously adapt to changing business models; what they make, how they make it and how they deliver it. Legacy ERPs struggle to provide the requisite level of speed and agility."
"We have designed our solutions to help manufacturers respond rapidly to changing business conditions, and leverage those disruptions into business advantage. QAD Adaptive Applications provides greater fit for today and the flexibility to meet tomorrow's requirements, helping manufacturers become agile, effective enterprises," added Chilton.
The company says the QAD Adaptive Applications is headlined by QAD Adaptive ERP featuring the Adaptive User Experience (UX) and is built on the QAD Enterprise Platform. The company's portfolio of adaptive solutions also includes a number of related solutions including QAD Supplier Portal, QAD Cloud EDI and QAD Automation Solutions, all of which integrate seamlessly with QAD Adaptive ERP.
Whether a manufacturer needs supplier relationship management, e-invoicing, EDI, trade management, supply chain planning, demand planning, transportation execution or other enterprise solutions, QAD says its Adaptive Applications offers a proven set of solutions purpose-built for manufacturers and the changing requirements they face.
The software company has also rebranded its three divisions, each of which supplies solutions in the Adaptive Applications portfolio. This includes Precision Software, which provides global trade management and transportation execution software, that has been renamed QAD Precision. DynaSys, a provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, which now becomes QAD DynaSys. And CEBOS, which produces enterprise quality and compliance management solutions, now renamed QAD CEBOS.
Chilton said: "We expect that QAD Adaptive Applications will provide our customers with a foundation that will last for years to come, and we will continue to build on it with emerging technologies in areas like machine learning, data lakes and digital twins."
"With QAD Adaptive ERP, our customers have a next-generation cloud ERP system that is built for that change, and will adapt to evolving requirements enabling manufacturers to run their operations effectively using industry best practices delivered by QAD," concluded Chilton.