At the 2013
Conference, executives from
. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise
software and services
, shared the stage with
executives and other key industry leaders to share insights about trends and adoption of technologies for manufacturers.
QAD Executive Vice President Gordon Fleming (Photo: Business Wire)
is a long standing technology partner of QAD, and Progress Exchange is an excellent opportunity for us to engage with members of the Progress community from around the world, share best practices and hear about the latest developments such as
, Progress’ platform-as-a-service (PaaS),” said Gordon
, executive vice president of QAD.
Manufactures Need Help to be Agile, Responsive and Focus on Innovation
In an on stage discussion with Karen Tegan Padir, chief technology officer at Progress, Fleming shared insights about the challenges facing
and how QAD would be leveraging elements of Progress Pacific to deliver solutions in the future to help support
. Fleming highlighted the ever increasing data volumes and velocity that manufacturers need to manage within their systems, and the need for improved business process efficiency.
Tony Winter, chief technology officer of
presented a session on Application Lifecycle Management sharing QAD’s World Class practices in this area supporting development in the
QAD Helps Manufacturers Benefit from the Cloud
Fleming shared further insights on how many manufacturers were seeking to use QAD’s
full-strength cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution
to improve operating efficiency and ‘free up’ resource to focus on other initiatives in their business. He also commented on the increase in data volume that is being spawned by compliance initiatives and the opportunities that this ‘Big Data’ may afford in future.
“QAD has maintained a close partnership with Progress for more than 30 years and is pleased to have the opportunity to participate in Progress Exchange,” said Fleming.