QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today released new QAD analytics seamlessly integrated with QAD Enterprise Applications. Complementing the core QAD Business Intelligence (BI) modules for Financials, Order Management and Operations, the new modules include QAD BI for transportation management systems (TMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). These new modules deliver out-of-the-box dashboards, mobile dashboards and easily customizable role-based reporting enabling business users to instantly get actionable intelligence anytime, anywhere.
These new BI tools from QAD transform data from disparate sources and reports into dashboards for decision makers to spot issues in real time, track trends over time, fine tune or reform action plans, and make fact-based decisions on the fly that can positively impact productivity and customer satisfaction.
Improve Business Performance While Reducing Risks
With the new Transportation Management System BI module, logistics managers can easily design and access customizable dashboards without IT assistance. This new BI module presents information on business operations and costs, including how much is spent on shipping, which carriers deliver on-time and more.With the new Plant Maintenance module, managers can work with six out-of-the-box dashboards for overall management metrics like preventative versus on-plan maintenance and year-to-date work order statistics. This includes plant maintenance compliance, maintenance backlog, maintenance work orders, maintenance for departments, maintenance cost, and equipment availability. These analytics can help managers identify for example, unplanned labor issues, trace recurring issues and remedy root causes-all in real time. “Delivery of BI, especially mobile BI, is all about practical, tactical information needed to make immediate decisions,” said Tony Winter, QAD chief technology officer. “Operational BI in the context of the QAD enterprise applications delivers the biggest value today so we focused on building easy to use, seamlessly integrated tools for instant collaboration with teams via smart phones or tablets or any Web-connected workstation.”