Multinational cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) provider QAD has signed an agreement with Mumbai-based Aliter Business Solutions to get distribution rights to sell and service its adaptive ERP solutions in India, according to a release.
Aliter will also be a part of the California, US-based software provider’s global partner programme, which has over 100 partners so far, to deliver its solutions services and strategy to help customers modernise their business processes, the release said. Channel partners, system integrators, service organisations and technology solution providers are a part of the programme, with Bengaluru-based IT services provider Yash Technologies being another Indian company on it.
Last month, the cloud-based ERP provider partnered with Chennai-based Devoir Software Solutions in India, giving it the rights to sell QAD products directly to manufactures in the country.
QAD is a California, US-based software provider whose adaptive ERP solution for manufacturing supports operational needs in the areas of financials, customer management, business process management, supply chain, manufacturing and analytics. The deal with Aliter can help boost the company’s reach into the areas of food and beverages, packaging, automotive and life sciences verticals and sub-verticals, Jan Biezepol, managing director for south Asia at QAD, said. The partnership would also help customers benefit from the the combination of the QAD adaptive application suite of business apps and Aliter’s experience in working with Indian manufacturers.
Aliter’s suite of solutions includes IoT (internet of things) and IIoT (industrial internet of things) solutions, shop floor automation, robotic process automation, customer relationship management and marketing automation.
QAD, which in October last year completed 40 years of providing ERP solutions, is investing aggressively to expand its partner network in the APAC (Asia Pacific) region, the company said.
The new partnership is a move by the US-based company to tap into the growing ERP cloud market in the APAC region, which is expected to reach $26.37 billion by 2026 at a compounded annual growth rate of 13.3% according to a report by Allied Market Research.
“With this partnership, we hope to expand our footprint across the country and help manufacturers compete and thrive,” said Biezepol.
“QAD is a great choice for companies looking to implement or upgrade their ERP with a globally trusted product and with the assistance of Alier’s business outcomes-focused engagement model,” Vijay Sabarwal, managing director, Aliter Business Solutions, said.