Innovation + Technology

Innovation + Technology

3D Printing in Manufacturing

3D Printing: From Disruptive to Practical

Disruptive Technology: a new technology that completely changes the way things are done. -Cambridge University Dictionary As a reluctant member of the millennial generation, I admit that disruptive technologies are a bit...
Innovative 3D Printed Products

Innovative 3D Printed Products

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we got our 3D printer here at QAD, but here we are two years later, and 3D printing is still on top of everyone’s...
ERP Project Collaboration

A Collaborative Place for ERP Projects

As an administrator of an ERP system, it’s no secret that taking on ERP projects such as upgrades, new modules and new sites can be quite an undertaking. Who do you...
Multitenancy Technology Review

Technology Reviews: Multitenancy

In 2003, before the term “multitenancy” was widely used in the industry, QAD implemented the QAD Supplier Portal as a web application that fits the definition of a SaaS multitenant application....
Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0: An Introduction

It seems as if the whole world wants to talk about Industry 4.0 (or Industrie 4.0 if you prefer the European spelling). Industry 4.0 is embodied by two main buzz worthy...
IoT and 3D Printing Review

Technology Reviews: IoT and 3D Printing

The Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D Printing are rapidly evolving technologies that are changing manufacturing and will continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Investing in IoT for Manufacturing Starting with...
Comvita - an early adopter of QAD Channel Islands

Comvita’s Sweet Success with Channel Islands

Comvita is a well-known producer of manuka honey based in New Zealand, a long-term QAD customer and now a QAD Channel Islands early adopter. Channel Islands, QAD’s next generation user experience,...
My Manufacturing Game

My Manufacturing Company Game: Product of a Hackathon

Teams across QAD participated in a hackathon (here’s an overview from a previous hackathon). There were over 300 participants on 48 teams, which produced 36 projects. One team was from the...
Exploring QAD's Channel Islands UX

Channel Islands: Explore How to Revolutionize Your Enterprise Software

At Explore 2017, QAD’s global community of leading manufacturers will connect in Detroit for a week of informative sessions, hands-on training, and stimulating discussions on the future of manufacturing. Explore attendees...
Industry 4.0 at QAD Explore

Modern Day Explorers and the New World of Industry 4.0

Most manufacturers are just now setting off on their explorations of Industry 4.0. The definition of the word Explore is “to travel in or through an unfamiliar area in order to...