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Noble Biomaterials Chooses QAD Adaptive ERP as Platform for Growth

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

QAD Inc. (QADA) (QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that Noble Biomaterials, a global leader in odor elimination and smart fabric solutions, has selected QAD Adaptive ERP and several related solutions from the QAD Adaptive Applications portfolio to provide a platform for future growth.

“We’re excited when we can help a long-time customer evolve and moving to the cloud was a great evolution for Noble Biomaterials,” said QAD Senior Vice President, Global Sales Ed Boclair. “Life Sciences companies are heavily regulated and must deal with rapidly changing compliance initiatives. QAD Adaptive ERP gives them the agility to adapt quickly and turn industry disruption into competitive advantage. We look forward to helping Noble on their journey to becoming an agile, effective enterprise.”

Founded in 1997 with headquarters in Scranton, PA and offices in Europe, Asia and South America, Noble Biomaterials is a global leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft surface applications. The company produces advanced material technologies designed for mission-critical applications in the performance apparel, healthcare, industrial, and emerging wearable technology markets. Its flagship brands, X-STATIC®, XT2®, and CIRCUITEX™, are used by hundreds of world-class licensees to provide odor elimination, infection prevention/management, biometric monitoring, and conductive protection benefits. Noble’s technologies can be found in products made by lululemon athletica®, Giro®, the U.S. military, NASA, 3M®, and others.

A QAD customer since 2002, Noble was running an older, on-premise QAD ERP solution. After a six-month evaluation of QAD’s latest ERP technology, Noble decided to move its business processes to the cloud by employing QAD Adaptive ERP. Noble chose QAD for a number of reasons including:

  • The solution’s ability to adapt quickly to changing business requirements
  • Noble can now address individual user preferences and capabilities quickly and without having to write code
  • The solution provides Action Centers and Embedded Analytics giving decision makers the real-time information they need to make informed decisions
  • The ability to upgrade by module makes upgrades easier and more strategic

“Moving to the cloud with QAD Adaptive ERP is a smart decision for our business,” said Noble Biomaterials CFO, Tom Bross. “The adaptive nature of the solution will give us a great platform that will support our growth. QAD will improve our value chain communication and efficiency by eliminating a number of manual processes and reducing our reliance on spreadsheets. Lastly, our IT team can now work on strategic activities instead of monitoring our ERP.”

In addition to QAD Adaptive ERP, Noble will deploy several other solutions from the QAD Adaptive Applications portfolio, including QAD Automation Solutions, QAD Production Execution and QAD Customer Self Service.

About Noble Biomaterials, Inc.

Noble Biomaterials, Inc. is a global leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft surface applications. The company produces advanced material technologies designed for mission-critical applications in the performance apparel, healthcare, industrial, and emerging wearable technology markets. Its flagship brands, X-STATIC®, XT2® and CIRCUITEX are used by hundreds of world-class licensees to provide odor elimination, infection prevention/management, biometric monitoring and conductive protection benefits. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Scranton, PA, with offices in Europe, Asia and South America. www.noblebiomaterials.com

About QAD

QAD Inc. (QADA) (QADB) is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD Adaptive 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.

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