NedZink Industrial Zinc Manufacturer Upgrades to QAD Enterprise Edition to Enhance Efficiency and Productivity
QAD Financials Module Helps NedZink Manage Vital "Zinc Position" Logistics and Compliance Standards
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB) , a leadingprovider of enterprise business software solutions and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced NedZink has gone live with the latest edition of QAD Enterprise Applications. NedZink, branded the "Think Zink" market leader in the production of titanium zinc, upgraded to QAD Enterprise Applications with powerful QAD Financials and the easy-to-use and customize QAD .NET User Interface (UI). QAD Enterprise Edition offers NedZink a faster, more efficient solution to automate its financial consolidations. With QAD, NedZink is able to significantly streamline business processes for multi-currency and multi-tax requirements.
Providing NedZink with a fully integrated end-to-end ERP software solution, QAD Enterprise Edition enhances efficiency in financial, supply chain, and logistics management. "QAD expertise in industrial manufacturing accelerated the entire implementation," said Roel Frissen, head of logistics and ICT at NedZink. "With QAD, we have already benefited from greater visibility into the performance of our business, and have optimized our ability to plan accordingly and control the factors affecting our performance."
QAD Financials Solution Helps NedZink Become a More Efficient Enterprise
QAD Financials provide the comprehensive controls and capabilities NedZink needs to support financial reporting and disclosure. Prior to the QAD upgrade, NedZink deployed disparate point solutions and systems that forced NedZink to spend hours or even days to obtain daily logs, calculate materials costs, and generate incident and time reporting.
"Upgrading to QAD enterprise applications empowers NedZink to meet their goals to enhance efficiency, productivity and operate at peak performance," said Gordon Fleming, QAD chief marketing officer. "Matching QAD enterprise solutions with ongoing customer engagement is what we're all about."
Leveraging QAD Enterprise Applications with a New User Interface
To leverage the full capabilities of QAD Enterprise Edition, NedZink implemented the QAD .NET UI to provide a common user interface for all its new QAD Enterprise Applications. It incorporates a consistent user interface metaphor, reducing the need for users to learn how to navigate QAD applications.
"QAD continues to work with us to provide software expertise as it relates to our manufacturing industry," added Frissen. "We are moving toward our goals of becoming a more effective enterprise."
With more than 100 years experience, NedZink is one of Europe's leading producers of titanium zinc for the construction sector. At the Budel-Dorplein plant in Dutch North Brabant, titanium zinc semi-finished products are rolled for use in roof and façade cladding and rainwater drainage systems in traditional and modern architecture.
As the first producer of rolled construction zinc with quality assurance according to NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2008 NedZink is a stimulator of durable and technically high quality zinc applications. As a trading partner, NedZink is an innovator with its reliable provision of knowledge, quality and service. As a market leader NedZink is a promoter of creative zinc possibilities.
The strength of NedZink is the A-quality and durability of the zinc produced, and in the long-standing tradition of deliberate entrepreneurship while accepting responsibility for people and the environment. Future-oriented business management and investments in up-to-date production techniques further strengthen the market position and create room for new developments.
For more information about NedZink, visit www.nedzink.com.
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