Chocolate Manufacturer Enjoys the Sweet Taste of Success with QAD Enterprise Applications 2008 : QAD Global Services Completes Kinnerton Confectionery Implementation in Just Three Months

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QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced today that Kinnerton Confectionery Co. Ltd., one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of novelty and niche chocolate confectionery products, has deployed QAD Enterprise Applications 2008. A QAD customer since 2001, Kinnerton Confectionery upgraded to the latest version of QAD Enterprise Applications (QAD 2008) to improve user efficiency, and reduce operational costs across its international supply chain.

We have worked with QAD for many years and its solutions continue to serve our business needs. We're pleased that QAD Global Services was able work in partnership with us to rapidly upgrade our system and implement QAD Enterprise Applications 2008.

QAD 2008 is designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and their employees in the highly competitive and fast-moving manufacturing industries across all key functions and geographies. QAD provides a complete set of software, services and support for customers' manufacturing, supply chain and financial operations. The suite is also designed to quickly improve efficiency whether employees are on the shop floor or at the corporate office, through the use of flexible workflows and automation.

Using a set of industry best practices and a wide range of upgrade services, QAD Global Services, the services and consulting arm of QAD, was able to take Kinnerton Confectionery live on QAD Enterprise Applications 2008 in just three months.

Matthew Davies, Head of IT and Commercial Supply Chain at Kinnerton Confectionery said, "We have worked with QAD for many years and its solutions continue to serve our business needs. We're pleased that QAD Global Services was able work in partnership with us to rapidly upgrade our system and implement QAD Enterprise Applications 2008."

Key to the applications suite is the emphasis on redefining the user experience. The state-of-the-art QAD .NET User Interface is both intuitive and user-friendly and works by combining application flexibility and functional sophistication. As a result, employees are more productive, and operational processes are streamlined, allowing customers to realise significant ROI on their upgrade.

"We are focused on developing technology solutions that truly impact our customers' business needs," said Jean Claude Walravens, Vice President, EMEA region, QAD. "It's critical that we continue to provide our customers throughout the world with manageable applications that complement their existing business processes and lead to increased efficiency across the board, including improved cost savings."

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About Kinnerton

Kinnerton Confectionery is a manufacturer of chocolate and novelty confectionery and was established in 1978 to use character merchandising to promote the sales of its chocolate confectionery. In April 2005, Kinnerton was made part of Zetar Plc (, a group dedicated to the snack and confectionery industry. Today, with a turnover of £65M we develop an extensive range of seasonal and everyday confectionery from Easter eggs and Advent calendars, to chocolate bars and chocolate miniature figures as well as chocolate and jelly lollipops, processing over 6 thousand tonnes of chocolate every year. Over the years our confectionery ranges have included some of the most well known character names from film, TV and music as well as design led brands. For more information about Kinnerton visit

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. Manufacturers of automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products use QAD applications at approximately 6,100 licensed sites in more than 90 countries and in as many as 27 languages. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805 684 6614, or visit the QAD at

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