The battle between Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and IBM goes far beyond applications -- it goes right into the technology stack or the enterprise infrastructure. As a result, these vendors are drilling down deeper to compete with each other.
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functionality, such as QAD Lean Manufacturing , QAD SupplyVisualization , and QAD EDI ( Electronic Data Interchange ) ECommerce . These and other QAD applications should help manufacturers better align supply with demand, and support advanced capabilities, such as vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and advanced production techniques, such as lean manufacturing and just-in-time (JIT) sequencing. QAD applications are designed with specific functionality for the six manufacturing markets the company serves, and