Carpinteria, CA July 19, 2001 QAD, a provider of collaborative commerce applications for global manufacturing enterprises and their private exchanges, today announced that QAD enterprise applications have been rated the number one "Value for Money" among enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems used by mid-sized organizations. A total of 14 suppliers and their applications were named in the survey, including JD Edwards, IFS and QAD.
The survey was conducted by evalu8IT and Data Research DPU, research and consulting companies based in Stockholm, Sweden, which help organizations with acquisitions and evaluations of computer software and hardware.
Pam Lopker, QAD president, said, "In challenging economic times, it's more important than ever to select an enterprise software company that knows your industry and that has consistently delivered value tied to the bottom line. Our customers confirm that QAD applications are doing just that. And to help our customers prepare for the future, we have continued to invest in advanced collaborative commerce applications that are now empowering enterprises to integrate diverse business processes and increase profitability."
The founder of evalu8IT and Data Research DPU, and a frequent IT lecturer, Soren Janstal has more than 30 years of experience in computer science, including 11 years with IBM. The customer roster of his consulting businesses includes major companies in the UK, France, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. "Our Web site offers one of the best, unbiased sources available on the Web for businesspeople in the market for enterprise software, and QAD MFG/PRO has consistently rated very highly in our surveys," said Janstal. "In order to secure the greatest volume of respondents, we make it easy for businesspeople to enter their survey selections via the Internet. However, our methodology requires that participants supply identification in order for their input to be accepted. This enables us to protect the integrity of our survey data, since we carefully censor out votes from suppliers."