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QAD Adaptive ERP

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QAD Adaptive ERPProduct Overview

  1. About QAD Adaptive ERP
  2. Pros of QAD Adaptive ERP
  3. Cons of QAD Adaptive ERP
  4. Breakdown of core features

QAD Adaptive ERP product overview

QAD Adaptive ERP provides a comprehensive solution that supports the core business processes and operations of global manufacturers. Consequently, it reduces the number of required add-ons which lowers software costs. The platform is ideal for medium to large-sized companies.

QAD Adaptive ERP focuses on the six manufacturing industries QAD serves: automotive parts, consumer products, food and beverage, life sciences, industrial, and high-tech. In addition, it brings industry-specific process maps, processes, and nomenclature for these vertical industries, increasing workforce effectiveness.

The intuitive web-based user experience with native mobile access speeds up onboarding and enhances user productivity. It promotes personalization to address changing roles and user preferences. Decision-makers have access to real-time insights, helping them make better and faster decisions using embedded role-based and process/data-based analytics.

Pros of QAD Adaptive ERP

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  • QAD tracks and implements statutory tax compliance for 66 countries. It ensures that clients can do business with their customers and supply chain.
  • The software follows the best practices for six specific vertical industries, ensuring exceptional initial fit and fast implementation. Industries include automotive suppliers, consumer products, and industrial manufacturing.

Cons of QAD Adaptive ERP

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  • It excels at supporting discrete and process manufacturing flows but does not have a complete toolset to support engineer-to-order manufacturing.
  • It doesn’t provide human capital management features, unlike other ERP solutions.

Breakdown of core features

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Customer management

QAD Adaptive ERP empowers businesses to manage all aspects of the customer lifecycle, from acquisition through customer service, including quotes, orders, pricing, promotions, customization, configuration, fulfillment, returns, repairs, and service. Organizations can ensure accurate and efficient management of scheduled orders and releases, as well as global orders with available-to-promise visibility across the enterprise.


QAD Financials connects with all solution areas of the platform, providing seamless processes between financials and customer and service management, manufacturing, supply chain management, and asset management. Enterprises can adapt to changes in the business while continually improving financial operational effectiveness. Furthermore, finance teams can deal with multi-entity, multi-GAAP, and multi-currency requirements and ensure fast, error-free closings.

Supply chain

As part of QAD Adaptive ERP, QAD Supply Chain enables manufacturers to address the challenges associated with managing complex and ever-changing global supply chains. Whether managing risk and supplier performance, improving planning and forecasting, or enhancing customer service for more efficient warehousing and delivery, the platform offers a proven digital supply chain solution. Organizations can plan and manage global supply chain operations, ensure cross-border trade compliance, and boost visibility to rapidly respond to supply chain turbulence.

Analytics and reporting

QAD gives users self-service analytics based on dozens of pre-built Action Centers that include relevant KPIs and the ability to modify, add, and share KPIs and new analytics models. It introduces the insights tool to dynamically generate applicable analytics for users based on their current business process and data context. The QAD Reporting Framework has built-in standard reports, simplified report modification and sharing, and full spreadsheet integration.

(Last updated on 05/10/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    Consumer Brands, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Scientific, Other
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Enterprise Businesses, Mid Sized Businesses





  • Customer and Service Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Financials
  • Supply Chain
  • Analytics and Reporting
  • No-Code, Low-Code App Extensions
  • QAD Adaptive Applications Portfolio
  • QAD EQMS Quality Management System
  • QAD DynaSys Digital Supply Chain Planning
  • QAD Precision Global Trade and Transportation Execution


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Pricing Model

  • QAD Cloud Bundle
  • Industry-specific bundles


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