|[March 26, 2012]
SDMO Goes Live on QAD Enterprise Applications
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise
software and services for global manufacturers, and its strategic
alliance partner, Sopra Group, announced today that SDMO, the third
largest global manufacturer of generators, has upgraded to QAD
Enterprise Applications 2011 Enterprise Edition.
SDMO, a division of Kohler (News - Alert) Co., is headquartered in Brittany, France,
and has three production sites, with an annual output of over 100,000
generators. Through its extensive sales and distributor network, SDMO
continues to penetrate new markets and ensure its continued growth.
SDMO turned to QAD to provide a solution that would support its plans
for corporate expansion and the introduction of new product lines, with
minimal impact on the company's day-to-day operations.
2011 Enterprise Edition has enabled SDMO to standardize its core ERP
solution across its headquarters and main manufacturing sites in France
as well as additional sales and distribution sites across Europe. SDMO
also plans to bring additional manufacturing and sales operations onto
Enterprise Applications solution.
"We have worked with QAD for over 20 years and this is our fourth major
project," said Pierre Abautret, IT and customer service director, SDMO.
"QAD has helped us to develop as a company, and the QAD
solution encompasses all of our major functions, including sales,
purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and after-sales."
The SDMO implementation team was comprised of personnel from QAD, Sopra
Group, and SDMO. QAD's
implementation methodology was used to standardize on best
practices, minimize customizations, and accelerate deployment of the QAD
"We see QAD
Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition as the most comprehensive
and compelling release of our product yet," said Steve Gardner, EMEA
vice president sales and marketing, QAD. "The application is designed to
address the challenges our manufacturing customers are facing today -
and to help get them ready for the economic recovery of tomorrow."
The deployment of QAD
Enterprise Applications will allow SDMO to benefit from the QAD
.NET User Interface, which allows users to experience greater
personal productivity. SDMO is also taking advantage of QAD
Analytics to allow users to quickly view trends within the system
and drill down into the data with ease, providing the flexibility to
answer questions as they arise, and the accuracy to make informed
Enterprise Applications gives us control and visibility across the
business," added Abautret. "We have found the QAD solution easy to
deploy across multiple entities. Our plan is to roll out the QAD
solution to our subsidiaries in the near future."
To learn more about QAD Enterprise Applications, visit www.qad.com.
SDMO is recognized as one of the top international generating set
manufacturers and is continually strengthening its leading position
through its solid structure as an international group. SDMO puts its
engineering expertise into practice by designing tailor-made power
plants. Whatever the power needed or the purpose of the generating set,
a commitment to quality is guaranteed by an ISO 9001 certification,
ensuring on-time delivery and high-performance for all products. For
more information on SDMO, visit the website at http://wsw.sdmo.com.
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global
manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer,
electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products.
QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing
manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise,
enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers,
suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the
right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD,
telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.
"QAD" is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or
company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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