QAD Inc. Among Apps Top 500

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QAD Inc. Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

QAD provides enterprise software applications for leading global manufacturing companies. QAD Adaptive Applications are designed to simplify the management and enhance the efficiency of manufacturing and supply chain operations both within and beyond the enterprise, enabling manufacturers throughout the world to transact and collaborate with their customers, suppliers, and partners. QAD design its solutions to ensure they fit well out of the box due to only serving the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food & beverage, high tech and industrial sectors of manufacturing. The QAD Enterprise Platform then makes it easy to extend the solution and build new apps without interfering with upgrades.

QAD Adaptive ERP includes capabilities needed by most manufacturers in the areas of financials, customer and service management, manufacturing and supply chain. It is built on the QAD Enterprise Platform, which uses a modern RESTful, microservices architecture and includes the Adaptive User Experience (Adaptive UX). The QAD Adaptive Applications portfolio also includes severl closely related solutions including QAD DynaSys DSCP (demand and supply chain planning), QAD Precision GT&TE (global trade & transportation execution), QAD Automation Solutions for digital data collection and warehousing, QAD Supplier Portal, QAD Cloud EDI, QAD EQMS (enterprise quality management system), QAD Production Execution (IoT shop floor and manufacturing visiblity) and others, all of which integrate seamlessly with QAD Adaptive ERP. The QAD Cloud provides a true global cloud with 24x7 around the clock, follow the sun support.

QAD Inc. Recent Developments

In July 2020, QAD Precision, a global trade management and transportation execution software launched it's latest release of QAD Precision 18.1, the next-generation version of its global trade and shipping software. Additionally, it launched enhancements to QAD Adaptive ERP and related solutions in the QAD Adaptive Applications portfolio.

In April 2019, Precision Software, DynaSys, and CEBOS rebranded as QAD Precision, QAD DynaSys, and QAD CEBOS. QAD formed QAD Labs to focus on the development of solutions with emerging technologies on practical applications for their customer base.

QAD Inc. Customers in ARTW Customer Database

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QAD Inc. Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications

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QAD Inc. Revenues, $M:

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** All revenue figures are estimates based on public records, Cloud and Non-Cloud business models in Apps Run The World's vendor database, and annual survey results including vendor feedback.

QAD Inc. Revenue Breakdown By Type, $M:

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QAD Inc. Revenues By Region, $M

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QAD Inc. Direct vs Indirect sales

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QAD Inc. Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

List of Verified QAD Inc. Customers


No. of QAD Inc. Customers: 4000

No. of QAD Inc. Enterprise Applications Customers: 4000

No. of QAD Inc. Cloud Customers: 700

No. of QAD Inc. Cloud Subscribers: 53000


Over 4,000 manufacturing sites use QAD solutions to run their businesses. QAD's solutions are used by over 300,000 active users. QAD is a ""cloud first"" vendor and starting offering cloud solutions in 2003.

QAD Adaptive ERP and QAD Adaptive Applications customers include Nexteer, Lear Corporation, Lasko, Scosche, Sun-Maid, Comvita, SPC, FEI, Encoder, Saft, Marrucci, Watts, Amcor, Arthrex, HeartWare, Second Sight, Autoliv, Amtico, Sharp, Laerdal and Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

QAD Inc. Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

The availability of QAD Adaptive ERP with the QAD Enterprise Platform and Adaptive UX, ror existing and prospective customers in the QAD Cloud, provided significant improvements across the portfolio through two major release over the last year. This includes a reengineering of several solutions like Fixed Assets and QAD Supplier Portal. Both release continue to expand the number and capabilaities of the role-based Action Centers and which included embedded analytics, over 300 built-in KPIs and the ability to easily modify or build new dashboards and KPIs.

QAD Inc. Risks and Challenges

QAD’s 100% focus on manufacturing means that QAD’s business tends to go as the manufacturing sector goes. The pandemic has impacted various areas of the manufacturing sector significantly. Nonetheless, QAD was able to grow cloud revenues by over 20% for both of the fiscal quarters reported thus far during the pandemic.

Though QAD's architecture can support multi-tenant deployment, QAD only chooses to use multi-tenancy for use cases where it is obviuosly required, such as in supply relationship management and eCommerce apps. QAD does run multi-tenant at the IaaS layer, and its focusing of its energies on the availability and performance of the cloud instances has resulted in a 99. 9+% availability of the QAD Cloud over the three years.

While the lack of a multi-tenant approach might prevent QAD from winning with small manufacturers, due to its FDA qualified cloud offering for Life Sciences, it has experienced strong traction with early-phase companies in that sector. Because of increased focus on quality in the automotive sector, emerging automotive manufacturers have adopted QAD Adaptive ERP for Automotive due to QAD’s full integration with MMOG/LE, a global standard for evaluating supply chain management processes against industry best practices. This has created particular opportunity for QAD during the restart of manufacturing operations during the pandemic.

QAD Inc. Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

The direct sales organization includes approximately 65 commissioned sales people. The indirect sales channel consists of approximately 50 distributors and sales agents worldwide. The QAD Global Partner Network includes over 100 partners including technology, software, channel and consulting partners.

In July 2020, QAD signed a system integrator agreement with Infosys.

QAD Inc. Cloud Infrastructure Insights

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