Data Interchange to power QAD Managed EDI On Demand

Data Interchange and QAD announce partnership. Provides QAD customers with a fully managed EDI service to simplify collaboration and reduce costs accross the value chain.

Data Interchange PLC., a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) and B2B integration solutions today announced a partnership with QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers. The partnership will enable delivery of QAD’s new Managed EDI offering. The agreement provides Data Interchange with the opportunity to expand its global market presence by offering QAD Managed EDI, powered by DINET, fully integrated with QAD Enterprise Applications.

Powered by Data Interchange’s DINET Integration Cloud, a global messaging and integration platform, QAD Managed EDI provides a cost effective means of securely exchanging business data between trading partners anywhere in the world.

"DINET underpinning QAD Enterprise Applications provides a best-in-class solution for delivering EDI in the cloud," said Ewan Friend, Managing Director of Data Interchange. "Data Interchange and QAD have the combined industry experience and a shared focus on key vertical industries to allow us to jointly provide an effective solution to simplify e-commerce for global manufacturers while reducing costs across the value chain."

The partnership with QAD builds on Data Interchange’s 25 years of experience working with partners in more than 30 countries. "With our combined geographical footprint we are jointly able to provide a truly global offering backed by our commitment to deliver the highest service levels demanded by today’s discerning customers," commented Ewan.

"Our partnership with Data Interchange enables QAD to bring our customers a powerful solution to support their ever changing EDI needs,” said Anton Chilton, Senior Vice President of Global Services at QAD. “We are extremely excited to be working with Data Interchange and together we expect to help our customers perform at their best and become more Effective Enterprises."