Lowers Total Cost of Ownership and Speeds Time to Market
SANTA BARBARA, CA – November 26, 2012 – Precision Software, a division of QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of transportation and trade management solutions and a Gold level member of Oracle® Partner Network (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Precision Software Transportation Management System (TMS) Parcel v2012 with Oracle Transportation Management 6.2.
Precision TMS now offers a comprehensive multi-carrier manifesting application integrated with Oracle Transportation Management to support small parcel shipping. This enhances rapid shipment processing for high volume shipping environments. The integration offers carrier compliant label generation and end-of-day manifesting utilizing Precision Software global carrier certifications (more than 40 worldwide).
To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. With the continuing growth of online retailing, the requirement to support parcel shipping is more important than ever. It is now becoming essential for companies to include parcel in their freight mix and this is a driving force for the integration. Precision Software TMS extends the functionality of Oracle Transportation Management by making it easier for customers to consider parcel carrier services during rate analysis and planning.
The connectivity between the systems allows customers to build shipping networks that include parcel carrier services. This also allows for these shipments to be considered during planning and optimization in Oracle Transportation Management.
“By enabling customers to easily consider parcel carrier services during rate analysis and planning, Oracle Validated Integration with Precision Software TMS can allow our existing and new clients to reduce costs and achieve a much quicker time to market,” said Robert Clesi, senior manager, Alliance Partners, Precision Software. “Precision takes great care in evaluating the market requirements, and we feel that we have expanded on the international capabilities and scalability with this recent offering.”
“Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process,” said Kevin O’Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “Achieving Oracle Validated Integration through Oracle Partner Network gives our customers confidence that the integration between Precision Software TMS Parcel v2012 and Oracle Transportation Management 6.2) has been validated, and that the products work together as designed. This helps reduce risk and improves the implementation cycles for our joint customers.”
About Oracle Validated Integration
Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle Partner Network (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.
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About Precision Software
Precision Software, a division of QAD Inc., (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), provides industry-leading transportation and global trade management software solutions from a single, integrated platform. The Precision suite of products is designed with open architecture allowing for easy integration with leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and existing legacy solutions to reduce transportation costs, avoid delays at trans-border crossings and mitigate the risks associated with dynamic trading environments. Precision Software customers span multiple industries including life sciences, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail, industrial products, food and beverage, and 3rd party logistics providers. For more information about Precision Software, visit precisionsoftware.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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