QAD, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, has announced that Forrester Research, an independent research firm, cited QAD as a leader in Enterprise Apps SLP and strong performer in Enterprise Apps SLP in its October 12 report titled "The Forrester Wave(tm): Enterprise Applications Software Licensing and Pricing, Q4 2007".
Forrester evaluated 12 leading enterprise application vendors across 97 criteria in the areas of licensing and pricing strategies. In this evaluation, QAD was positioned as a Leader in the Small & Medium Business edition of the survey. The report also found QAD to be a Strong Performer in the large enterprise edition. "QAD demonstrated strong support for user based metrics like concurrent user and enterprise wide licenses while providing upfront policies that support the enterprise software licensee bill of rights," wrote Ray Wang in the report.
The report goes on to say, "For its current offering, the vendor achieved the highest score for the broadest range of usage based metrics and placed in the top two for overall software life-cycle ownership costs. On the strategy side, QAD ranks first among vendors evaluated for offering upfront selection, and was a close second for implementation. QAD should be considered by midmarket and large enterprises that seek the right balance in software licensing and pricing policy."
"This report is further reflection of QAD's commitment to deliver the best solutions for the best price across the automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences industries," said Gordon Fleming, chief marketing officer of QAD. "We strive to deliver focused products that meet the unique needs of our client base. The recently released version of QAD Enterprise Applications has added enhancements in demand, transportation and asset management and is available on a variety of platforms, allowing our customers to customize our solution offering to create a unique product that meets their unique needs."