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Fiber Optic Manufacturer M2fx Doubles Revenue In 18 Months Since Implementing QAD On Demand

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced m2fx, the British fiber optic cable and micro-duct manufacturer, has realized significant return on investment (ROI) as a result of utilizing QAD On Demand as their full-strength enterprise resource planning (ERP) cloud solution. QAD On Demand has supported the m2fx operations during an 18 month period when the inventor and manufacturer of Miniflex™ Fiber Cable doubled revenue.

“In 2011 we sought an ERP solution to support the company’s aggressive growth without taxing the budget and IT resources,” said Tom Carpenter, CEO of m2fx. “QAD On Demand stood out for its proven ERP functionality. QAD On Demand allows us to focus on growing our business, not the software.”

QAD On Demand Delivers Affordable Full-Strength ERP Functionality

Founded in 1994 as a telecommunications consultancy, m2fx began commercial manufacturing of their products in 2008. M2fx has catapulted to the forefront of fiber optic protection technology. Based in Suffolk, U.K., the company operates in multiple locations, and offers everything needed to install and protect raw fiber optics. “QAD On Demand has mitigated many of the IT and financial risks associated with a new ERP implementation, as all of the software, systems and infrastructure are managed and administered by QAD in a secure, reliable and industry compliant data center,” added Carpenter. “With QAD, we’ve benefited from a level of ERP functionality typically enjoyed by much larger companies, yet affordable and adaptable enough to support the company as it continues to expand.”

With QAD On Demand integrated globally across the functions of the company, m2fx has realized the following results:

  • On-time delivery at 95% or greater
  • Material shortages are less frequent since implementation
  • Key business metrics are measured and monitored from within the application
    • Real-time visibility of business data and ease of accessibility are significantly improved
  • Clear visibility into margin drivers so they can be proactively managed
  • Global visibility and access to one source of data for stock availability and production plans

“The merits of QAD On Demand are clear: a low capital expenditure with predictable operational expenditures, no server expertise required in-house and an extremely reliable cloud connection,” said Carpenter. “Moreover, QAD On Demand offers a responsive user experience, as fast if not faster than if the application were on our own local servers, and yet allows global access and cost-effective scalability. I look forward to a future of becoming an even more effective enterprise with QAD.”

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