What Is QAD?

QAD Adaptive ERP is a comprehensive, flexible solution for global manufacturers. It addresses their core manufacturing, supply chain, financials, customer and service management and enterprise asset management business process needs. Running on the QAD Enterprise Platform, QAD Adaptive ERP simplifies extending the solution to meet a manufacturer's changing business needs. The Adaptive UX provides a modern, intuitive Web and mobile user experience with embedded analytics and reporting.

Who Uses QAD?

Designed for manufacturers in the automotive, life sciences, industrial, consumer products, food and beverage and high-tech markets.

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QAD

Founded in 1985

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QAD

Founded in 1985

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Starting price

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US$20.00/month
US$499.00/month

Free Version

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Free Trial

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QAD deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)
  • Chromebook (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

QAD Features

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Reports
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Bills of Material
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • ERP
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • MES
  • Maintenance Management
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Warehouse Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Change Management
  • Communications Management
  • Complaint Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Equipment Management
  • Forms Management
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Incident Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Issue Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Monitoring
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Supplier Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Bills of Material
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Visualisation
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Document Management
  • EDI
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Procurement Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transportation Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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QAD Reviews for UK Users

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Average score

Overall
3.8
Ease of Use
3.2
Customer Service
3.6
Features
3.3
Value for Money
3.6

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Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Jarosław J.
Business/ERP Analyst
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 21/07/2017

"If you are manufacturing you can do it even better with QAD!"

Comments: QAD is the software which needs to be considered seriously when its about manufacturing.

Pros: ERP from QAD (in the past MFG/Pro) is providing great MRP functionality for more than 20 years now. Today this strong MRP is supported, surrounded and integrated with all key modern ERP features and functionalities. It will do its best to support you production processes but will be as well great tool to help you in finance/accounting and logistics.

Cons: If you would like to imagine an ERP software which can support every business in every process, it does not exist (yet?). QAD is for manufacturers and some distribution companies of right size (medium and big). For some processed maybe you will find even better support with external applications (like Advanced Production Planning, Product Life Management, Shop Floor Control). Theirs functionality will be integrated to QAD and you can decide what you really need.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 21/07/2017
Verified Reviewer
Equipment and Shipping Specialist
51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/07/2018

"My experience with QAD has been positive. While it is not visually appealing, it gets the job done."

Comments: Simple, quick, and easy to train new employees. It has made moving inventory very easy.

Pros: It is a no nonsense software that can be edited to run the exact reports you are looking for. Once trained it is very easy to use. It also runs very fast. We use it to ship our customer orders so if the software stops, the money stops, and it has been very dependable for the last few years.

Cons: It's not pretty, sometimes the screen can look a little busy when you're only using one field. There are no indications when you have reached the end of your flow through so when you are training it can be difficult to know when you've completed your task.

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  • Reviewed on 10/07/2018
Verified Reviewer
Director of IT
Medical Devices, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/03/2020

"In two words: Stay away!"

Comments: I am guessing that QAD was developed by 1000 developers with 1 week experience each and no architect whatsoever. What qualifies me to say that? 1. I have been a software architect/developer/integrator since 1983. (!)
2. I have experience with other ERP systems, accounting software, warehouse management, and manufacturing software.
3. I never wrote a review on any product or software but in this case I feel it is my duty to warn people.
If you are in the market for ERP, this is not one you should consider.
4. If someone from QAD would bother to ask me, I can back up with evidence and unresolved support tickets, these claims and many other issues users are facing.

Pros: I can't think of anything. Sorry.
QAD failed in every criteria: value, technology, User Interface, feature list...

Cons: Nothing is trivial or intuitive. A lot of room for confusion.
Lacks basic functions such as consignment RMA (It is handled as a negative quantity sale)
Some basic features are considered add-ons and require additional annual licensing fee.
The program looks and feels like it came with a time machine from 1985. The screens are based on a 80 character by 20 line display and you will be hitting Next, Next, Next buttons constantly because of that.
Sometimes you have to 'Back' a few times as part of the normal operation procedure. Some field sizes are 8 character (username) or 24 character (product description) because, I suspect, the program was developed around the year 1980.
Some functions (For example importing a report design), will cause the system to hang forever and require a restart. Error message look like this: "Error: 90101" - And good luck to you figuring it out.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/03/2020
Verified Reviewer
Member "Committee To Safeguard Impartiality"
Management Consulting, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/05/2018

"Once you are set up in QAD, and you have the correct modules and access, it is easy to use."

Comments: The ability to review, analyze, and report on questions regarding inventory, parts availability, and work in process. This information allows me to staff appropriately by making sure I have people in place where they are needed.

Pros: What I like the most about this software is the ability to review and dissect information regarding incoming parts, inventory, WIP, finished goods and even product that has already shipped.

Cons: We are sharing this software package with another site and this prevents us from making any changes to improve efficiency and/or streamline the process.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/05/2018
Jennifer M.
Junior Accountant
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/03/2018

"There's a lot of steps to processing items for finance, but it gets easier with time"

Pros: I like how it gets easier to use with time. Running a financial takes seconds when you input the desired information in the queries.

Cons: I only use the Finance and Accounting category in the system. I heard it's not the most user-friendly software for finance and I 100% can attest to that. it takes a lot of steps to do a simple thing and if you make a mistake, you have to input twice as much time to fix it. I wish there was a cheat sheet to know the functions.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/03/2018