SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Dynamatic UK has chosen to migrate from on-premise QAD ERP to QAD Cloud ERP.
Dynamatic UK (formerly Sauer Danfoss UK) is a business unit of Dynamatic Technologies Limited, one of the world's leading manufacturers of hydraulic gear pumps. Based in Swindon in the United Kingdom, the group has manufacturing facilities in India, the United Kingdom and Germany serving the automotive, industrial and aerospace sectors. The group has expanded significantly through both acquisition and organic growth over the past 10 years. It has more than 2400 employees worldwide and generates over $100 million in annual sales revenue.
Dynamatic UK has used QAD ERP solutions for many years, first implementing in the late 1990s when the company was still part of Sauer Danfoss UK. Its ERP hardware was aging and the company began to explore options for improvements. Initial discussions with QAD revolved around on-premise implementation, but after seeing the advantages of moving to the cloud, Dynamatic UK decided to upgrade to a more up-to-date version of QAD in the cloud.
“Our hardware was holding us back, and with the cloud, we have the advantage of modernizing the hardware and the software simultaneously without the overhead of doing it ourselves,” said Dynamatic UK Managing Director Ray Lawton. “We have been changing the business profile rapidly over the past several years and QAD Cloud ERP will allow us to continue growing while maintaining the efficiency of our business processes. We have been using QAD for a long time now, so our users will be able to learn the updated system and get up and running fairly easily.”
By implementing QAD Cloud ERP, Dynamatic UK will receive a number of specific benefits including:
- A smaller customization footprint.
- The elimination of risk posed by out-of-date hardware.
- Reduced system downtime.
- Predictable annual costs.
- Easy scalability to support growth.
- A new, role-based UI designed to help users more effectively use the solution.
“It’s always satisfying to help a longtime customer who has trusted us for many years to utilize their business systems to their full capabilities,” said QAD Senior Vice President of QAD EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) J.C. Walravens. “We will move Dynamatic forward. Migrating their ERP into the cloud will enable them to focus on their own business instead of maintaining their IT. In addition, the latest version of QAD Cloud ERP will allow them to access much more information than they can now. Having the information they need at their fingertips will allow them to better align their processes to their overall strategy and, in the end, make them a more effective enterprise.”
About Dynamatic UK
Established originally in 1955 as a British company Plessey Hydraulics, Dynamatic Swindon was purchased by DTL in 2007 and was an addition to the gear pump business in Bangalore, India. Over the last nine years since becoming part of DTL the Swindon business has rationalized its customer base and focused on establishing new OEM customers.
Part of this process is now streamlining and upgrading the business systems and this is where the relationship with QAD has now led into upgrading to the latest version of MFGPRO utilizing QAD Cloud ERP. This will ensure a stable reliable and more responsive and flexible business system over the coming years which will be required to support the OEM business growth.
QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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