QAD Inc, provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, has announced general availability of QAD Enterprise Applications 2011.1 Enterprise Edition (QAD 2011.1 EE), the latest release of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite.
QAD 2011.1 EE delivers enhancements across the entire QAD Enterprise Applications suite, spanning updates from foundation-level framework to new product modules, including QAD Monitoring Framework, QAD Business Intelligence (BI) 3.5, Package Exception Management (PEM) 1.0, and QAD Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) 12.4. Collectively, these key upgrades focus on analytics, enhanced data integration, monitoring, reporting and/or delivery.
QAD BI 3.5 provides companies access to their data in an intuitive, browser-based interface, or using an iPad app enabling customers access to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) anywhere, anytime.
QAD 2011.1 EE also helps companies to monitor and manage the performance of their system and integration to other applications with its QAD Monitoring Framework, QXtend and QXtend Excelerator enhancements. These applications also serve as a foundation for future QAD product releases and delivery methods.
QAD Monitoring Framework enables companies to monitor and report on their entire system availability, including non-QAD software, hardware and infrastructure. Companies can review performance usage and patterns, trends, system bottlenecks and other activity, and create alerts, graphs and reports.
Additionally, QAD's interoperability application, QXtend 1.7.2, and its optional integration tool QXtend Excelerator provide companies enhanced data integration and manageability.
To enable transparency across the supply chain, QAD has developed a new application add-on for its Transportation Management System (TMS) suite called Package Exception Management. This solution gives customers a portal to track and manage multiple carriers, and provides visibility of shipments through delivery and a proactive communications tool to increase their customer service levels and drive down costs.
In addition, QAD delivers further enhancements to its leading-edge user interface, better supporting role-based usage and further improving user efficiency.
"QAD's aim is to help manufacturers operate at peak efficiency. We believe this release will significantly assist in achieving that goal," explained Pam Lopker, president and founder of QAD. "We added and improved many features providing greater visibility and integration throughout the application. We've taken further strides in simplifying deployment with QAD 2011.1 and offer both on demand and on premise delivery options."
QAD will provide details of the release in its upcoming QAD 2011.1 Advantage webinar being held on 1 November, 2011 at 8 am PDT. QAD President and Founder Pam Lopker will provide an overview of the product, while QAD CEO Karl Lopker, QAD Senior Vice President of Research and Development Bill Keese, and QAD Chief Marketing Officer Gordon Fleming address other updates with attendees. This webinar will be accessible online any time following its initial broadcast. Register for the webcast today.