Today's life sciences companies need enterprise solutions that provide the utmost agility for the rapidly shifting global marketplace
Ferndale, WA (PRWEB) October 14, 2008
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. & CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (Business Wire EON) October 14, 2008 -- Digirad designs, manufactures and distributes solid-state gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology and general nuclear medicine applications. Digirad brought the world's first commercial solid-state gamma camera for nuclear medicine to market in 2000 using its exclusive, patented solid-state radiation detection technology. As United States' baby boomers age, the company is experiencing growing demand for its unique technology.
Digirad chose QAD CRM because of its excellent functionality as well as seamless integration with QAD Enterprise Applications, its longstanding ERP platform. "Strategic and QAD helped us identify CRM's full potential and how we could apply it to our business needs. QAD CRM will help us communicate better internally and quickly address the needs of our customers," said Donna Vogt, director of customer service for Digirad.
"QAD CRM maximizes communication between sales and customer service. Cross functionality has streamlined processes and helps us respond to customers faster. Now when a customer calls, we can quickly assess their equipment service history and respond to their immediate needs. All necessary information is listed on one easily navigated page. QAD CRM will help us stay on task when following up with the customer's purchasing process," said Vogt.
"There is tremendous pressure on life sciences companies to bring new offerings to market, improve operational efficiencies, comply with stringent regulatory requirements and meet customer quality demands — while delivering top-line growth and bottom-line results," said Doug Novak, president and chief executive officer of Strategic Information Group. "Companies like Digirad rely on Strategic Information Group to help them leverage enterprise technology to grow their businesses, drive ROI and compete successfully in the global marketplace."
"Today's life sciences companies need enterprise solutions that provide the utmost agility for the rapidly shifting global marketplace," said Phil Friedman, vice president, consumer and life sciences industries for QAD. "QAD CRM helps manufacturers create long-term, positive customer relationships that translate to long-term, positive bottom-line results."
In competitive and volatile markets, maintaining strong customer relations is critical to continued success. Challenged to both sustain and expand the customer base, businesses need industry strength tools to acquire, service and support their most important asset. QAD CRM helps the sales force work smarter and create customer relationships that drive revenue; marketing automation capabilities build pipeline by helping sales and marketing professionals target the right markets and execute campaigns profitably.
Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAD) is a provider of cardiovascular imaging services and solid-state nuclear medicine imaging products to physician offices, hospitals and other medical services. The company has designed and commercialized the solid-state nuclear gamma camera for the detection of cardiovascular disease and other medical conditions, offering both mobile and fixed imaging systems. Mobile imaging services that include leasing the imaging system, certified personnel and other support required to perform imaging are offered through wholly owned subsidiaries Digirad Imaging Solutions, Inc. and Digirad Ultrascan Solutions, Inc.
About Strategic Information Group
Strategic Information Group helps manufacturers, suppliers, OEMS and virtual manufacturers maximize business value through the application of enterprise technologies. Strategic Information Group delivers a full range of proven enterprise solutions including ERP, CRM, Regulatory Management and Corporate Performance. Strategic Information Group provides consulting, implementation, validation, training and support services to the automotive, consumer goods, food and beverage, electronics, industrial products, and life sciences industries.
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 Web site at http://www.qad.com, or register for the QAD Community at http://www.qad.com/community.
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