QAD, a provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced that Forrester Research, an independent research firm, cited QAD as a leader in Enterprise applications software licensing and pricing (SLP) and strong performer in Enterprise applications software licensing and pricing (SLP) in it’s October 12 report titled ‘The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Applications Software Licensing and Pricing, Q4 2007’.
Forrester evaluated 12 leading enterprise application vendors across 97 criteria in the areas of licensing and pricing strategies.
In this evaluation, QAD was positioned as a Leader in the small and medium business edition of the survey. The report also found QAD to be a strong performer in the large enterprise edition.
QAD demonstrated strong support for user based metrics like concurrent user and enterprise wide licenses while providing upfront policies that support the enterprise software licensee bill of rights.
For its current offering, the vendor achieved the highest score for the broadest range of usage based metrics and placed in the top two for overall software life-cycle ownership costs. On the strategy side, QAD ranks first among vendors evaluated for offering upfront selection, and were a close second for implementation. QAD should be considered by mid-market and large enterprises that seek the right balance in software licensing and pricing policy.
This report is further reflection of QAD’s commitment to deliver the best solutions for the best price across the automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences industries.
QAD strive to deliver focused products that meet the unique needs of its client base. The recently released version of QAD Enterprise Applications has added enhancements in demand, transportation and asset management and is available on a variety of platforms, allowing QAD customers to customize its solution offering to create a unique product that meets their unique needs.