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GINAF Selects QAD On Demand for Corporate-Wide Rollout in The Netherlands

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA)(NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced today that GINAF Trucks, a Dutch manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and electric vehicles, has selected QAD On Demand to support its global business and growth strategy.

GINAF, headquartered in Veenendaal, The Netherlands, makes specialized trucks to order. GINAF has distinguished themselves in a competitive market by using a combination of innovative technologies, low costs, and highly qualified and experienced personnel.

GINAF chose QAD On Demand to support its growing business and to streamline and consolidate their IT department as part of their new corporate lean strategy in which all non-core business activity is outsourced. QAD On Demand gives GINAF the power to focus on its core business and leave the management of its ERP system to QAD.

QAD On Demand is the perfect solution for GINAF,” said Henk Weijman, general manager, GINAF. “We simply connect and use the QAD ERP software to manage our finance, customer relationships, and logistics. We have access to all of the latest features in the QAD solution, but we do not have the risk of a large investment.”

QAD On Demand provides full-strength ERP in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. With QAD On Demand, GINAF can focus on its business needs, relieving its staff from system implementation and day-to-day maintenance responsibilities, while benefiting from 99.5%, or greater, system availability.

Monthly costs for QAD On Demand are predictable and the scalability of the solution makes it easy to adapt to our organization. Our new main goal is to operate as lean as possible. Now we can,” added Weijman.

With QAD On Demand, users at GINAF can work remotely utilizing QAD’s built-in process maps to embrace best practices in their business and improve their productivity.

“Today, many companies aim to become as lean and flexible as possible, while also seeking to alleviate their IT burden and risks. With QAD On Demand this is possible,” said Steve Gardner, EMEA vice president, sales and marketing, QAD. “Many vendors promote delivering ERP in the cloud. Yet, QAD On Demand is the cloud ERP software solution focused exclusively on global manufacturing needs. We are happy to deliver the SaaS solution that meets GINAF’s requirements to improve its processes and obtain more insight into its core business.”

To learn more about QAD On Demand, visit www.qad.com/ondemand.


Innovations in truck technology have been the foundation of GINAF’s leading market position for many years. Back in 1976, GINAF was the first to introduce an 8x8 chassis, for civil use, in Western Europe. The worldwide introduction of a 10x8 chassis several years later was a logical progression. With the introduction of the Hydro-Pneumatic Vehicle Suspension (HPVS), GINAF once again put itself in the spotlight. And GINAF never stops. In 1991 it presented the world with the Electronic Vehicle Steering system (EVS) and in 1997 followed the world introduction of the TRIDEM® series. GINAF demonstrated its innovative excellence once again in 2005 when it unveiled both the C-Truck and the SensAxle. For more information, please visit www.ginaf.nl.

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “expects”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “could”, “will likely result”, “estimates”, “intends”, “may”, “projects”, “should”, and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and future conditions. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2011 ended January 31, 2011, and in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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