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Capital Safety Chooses QAD Business Intelligence To Hone Efficiency And Market Opportunities

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced Capital Safety Inc., the global manufacturing leader in fall protection, confined space and rescue equipment, has chosen QAD Business Intelligence (BI) to increase productivity while reducing IT costs.

The simple, browser-based QAD BI interface and analytics dashboards provide easy-to-use functionality for Capital Safety business users. “The QAD BI graphical reporting with drill down for non-expert users enhances greater productivity,” said Andy McDonald, IT Solutions analyst for Capital Safety. “The power-user functionality to easily generate queries without IT intervention will offer a vital solution that should enable us to cut IT costs.”

QAD BI unifies data from multiple sources across the enterprise. It provides a complete solution that enables key enterprise decision makers to access, analyze and share critical information; this allows better understanding of how the business is performing. QAD BI helps customers improve decision making throughout the organization.

The Value of QAD BI Empowers Manufacturing Customers to Do the Following:

  • Make better, faster strategic and tactical decisions through access to the facts, now available on mobile dashboards
  • Identify when key performance indicators require attention
  • Use investigative tools within the dashboard framework to identify causes or potential problems
  • Harmonize information by consolidating raw data from disparate systems into an easily accessible warehouse

“With QAD BI, we are able to combine external budget and sales data (not captured in QAD) by linking to Excel spreadsheets,” added McDonald.

“At our recent customer conferences in Australia, Europe and South Asia, we heard that solid business intelligence is essential in order to improve manufacturing efficiencies,” said Gordon Fleming, QAD chief marketing officer. “With QAD BI, customers are effectively aligning operations to drive peak performance while honing efficiencies and identifying key market opportunities.”

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