September 15, 2010
VITATECH® STRATEGICALLY POSITIONS ITS FUTURE WITH QAD ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS Software Upgrade Helps Leading Supplement Manufacturer Improve
Global Reach, Responsiveness and Reporting
SANTA BARBARA, CA, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, and its alliance partner Strategic Information Group (Strategic), today announced that Vitatech® Nutritional Sciences, Inc., a leading nutritional supplements manufacturer, has gone live with a flawless conversion to QAD Enterprise Applications 2010 Enterprise Edition (EE), strengthening its customer, regulatory and financial compliance and reporting capabilities.
Recognized by customers in more than 25 countries, as a trusted manufacturer of nutritional products and formulations for private-label sale, Vitatech® prides itself on providing the most innovative and responsive solutions to meet its customers’ and the industry’s changing global and regulatory needs. For the last several years, Vitatech® has demonstrated this commitment through advanced production equipment, facilities and staff investment. However, with increasing pressure for stronger supply chain collaboration, FDA regulatory compliance, and global financial capabilities, Vitatech® needed to upgrade its enterprise systems to be as exacting as the formulas and finished products it creates.
To meet this challenge, Vitatech® worked with Strategic to upgrade to the latest version of QAD Enterprise Applications to streamline its data processing and better provide a seamless paper trail for its mass market customers who demand electronic data interchange (EDI) compliance, and overall to better manage its business globally with multi- company, currency, tax and language support; and consolidated reporting.
“The conversion process couldn’t have gone smoother,” said Toni Clubb, chief financial officer for Vitatech®. “With QAD and Strategic’s help, we underwent several phases of extensive product training, from executives to end-users. We also did the testing and validation well in-advance. So, by the time we went live, the implementation was basically flawless.”
Vitatech® is required to adhear to the FDA strict current good manufacturing practices (cGMP). With this software upgrade, Vita-Tech can assure its customers that its computer system processing electronic regulatory data are completely validated to meet CFR 21 Part 11 requirements, and easing compliance with financial regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
“QAD understands the challenge of aligning business needs while improving service levels, reducing costs and meeting regulatory and financial audit expectations,” said Lisa Pope, senior vice president of Global Sales at QAD. “With QAD Enterprise Applications, Vitatech® is well equipped to meet these objectives and positioned to refine its process manufacturing operations. We look forward to our future with Vitatech® and continuing to develop solutions that meet their needs.”
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