SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that pet treat manufacturer RONDO Food has chosen QAD Cloud ERP to modernize its production planning.
“Updating their QAD ERP solution to the most recent version will provide a lot of functionality that they haven’t had. Moving to the QAD Cloud ERP should provide peace of mind that their IT infrastructure is being professionally and reliably managed by a partner that they trust.”
RONDO Food is a contract manufacturer specializing in snack products for dogs and cats. It is headquartered in Krefeld, Germany with production facilities in Germany and Ireland. It markets its products in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia under the brand names of leading retailers and pet food providers.
While it has used QAD ERP on-premise since 1995, RONDO Food had no internal IT team and used a combination of disparate systems and contractors to handle its business processes including its EDI and shop floor systems. Production planning was a key pain point for the company. Based on its relationship with QAD, RONDO Food inquired about implementing a modern production planning solution. After reviewing its business processes with QAD, RONDO made the decision to upgrade its ERP to the latest version of QAD in the cloud.
“We were initially looking for a manufacturing execution system,” said Josef Bosch, general manager of RONDO Food. “We were really impressed by QAD’s manufacturing expertise and the integrated workbenches and material requirements planning capabilities in their ERP solution. We are a growing, innovative company and QAD allows us to quickly implement a system that will streamline our production almost immediately while giving us the ability to scale efficiently as we grow. Additionally, QAD Cloud ERP integrates with our existing QAD Cloud EDI.”
Upgrading its ERP to the latest version of QAD in the cloud will give RONDO a number of specific benefits including:
- A scalable platform that will support the company’s growth.
- Transparent production planning.
- Time savings throughout the production planning process due to the elimination of manual tasks and from having reliable data housed in a single system.
- The ability to optimize workload due to more efficient planning.
- The elimination of the need to manually check capacity.
- Reduced waste caused by overproduction.
- Optimized production orders resulting in reduced set up time.
RONDO Food will initially migrate its two German sites, Krefeled and Halle, to QAD Cloud ERP, followed by its site in Arklow, Ireland.
QAD Cloud ERP is a full-featured ERP with extensive multi-GAAP and internationalization capabilities. QAD Cloud ERP scales to thousands of users. The associated development and support processes are ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 certified, data centers are SSAE 16 compliant and support is available 24x7x365 globally in 12 languages, staffed by QAD.
“We were able to show RONDO executives how upgrading their ERP would help them beyond the production planning process,” said QAD Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa JC Walravens. “Updating their QAD ERP solution to the most recent version will provide a lot of functionality that they haven’t had. Moving to the QAD Cloud ERP should provide peace of mind that their IT infrastructure is being professionally and reliably managed by a partner that they trust.”
About RONDO Food
RONDO Food specializes in snack products for dogs and cats and has three modern production facilities at its disposal. Our products are marketed under the brand names of leading commercial companies and industrial partners. As a result of our co-operation with network partners in Austria, RONDO Food offers an extensive range of private label dog and cat snacks.
About 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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