Imperial Brands to upgrade to QAD Cloud ERP in 21 facilities



QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, has announced that Imperial Brands PLC will implement QAD Cloud ERP in 21 of its facilities, the company said.

Headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom, Imperial is the parent company of an international business specializing in tobacco and non-tobacco brands. Imperial employs approximately 30,000 people and sells a comprehensive range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, papers and cigars in 160 markets under a variety of brand names including Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, West, JPS, Rizla and Golden Virginia. The e-vapor brand blu is also sold in a growing number of markets.

Imperial has been a QAD ERP customer since 1993, running QAD on-premise. There is a strong focus within Imperial on operational efficiencies and its core business. A key part of this strategy is outsourcing non-value added activities. Administering an ERP solution on-premise can be complex and time-consuming, so Imperial decided to implement QAD Cloud ERP, letting QAD handle the administration of its ERP while giving Imperial´s IT team time to concentrate on strategic projects.

Imperial plans to implement QAD Cloud ERP at 21 facilities in 18 countries.

QAD Inc. is a provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD Cloud ERP for manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service and support, analytics, business process management and integration. QAD´s portfolio includes related solutions for quality management software, supply chain management software, transportation management software and B2B interoperability. Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing and life sciences industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to become Effective Enterprises.