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QAD Announces the Release of QAD TMS 2017

Latest version adds new functionality around user roles and local device access as well as a new Freight Bill Audit and Pay module

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 19, 2017-- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today the availability of QAD TMS 2017, the latest version of the integrated transportation management suite.

“This latest release continues the evolution of the QAD TMS suite, helping customers effectively meet their transportation, global trade and supply chain management requirements across the enterprise and throughout their supply chain,” said QAD Chief Marketing Officer, Carter Lloyds.

Key New Benefits:

  • The Effective User
  • Freight Bill Audit & Pay
  • Local device access

QAD TMS 2017 Details

The Effective User – This release introduces the idea of the Effective User, where all users are working at maximum efficiency and are perfectly aligned with the company’s goals. Thirteen user roles, grouped in three categories, allow users to tailor the software to meet the specific needs of their position. Upon login, a user is presented with role-specific features and navigation has been overhauled to support role-based access. Users can maintain favorites, easily search for features and select their own home page.

Freight Bill Audit & Pay – Freight Bill Audit & Pay (FBAP) was designed to help manage the review and payment process of invoices from carriers. It matches the invoice charges with estimates made at the time of shipping. These estimates may have been generated by QAD TMS during shipment execution or by other systems and loaded into QAD TMS. This solution identifies discrepancies that fall outside of allowed tolerances and raises an exception. These exceptions can be accepted or challenged. When invoices are approved they can be released to other systems for payment.

Local Device Access – The QAD TMS application may need to connect from a supported browser to attached weighing scales and/or to send labels and documents to printers that are available locally, but not necessarily available to the application servers. In previous releases, this was achieved through the use of applets. However, for security reasons the browser vendors are removing support for applets. This release allows the QAD TMS solution to make these connections without using applets.

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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Source: QAD Inc.

QAD Inc.
Scott Matulis
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