TCS and QAD enter into system integrator agreement

11 September 2018 2 min. read

Indian IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will now help US-based cloud services provider QAD with functional consulting and implementation services for some of the latter’s major contracts across the world. The two firms have signed what is termed a system integrator agreement.

Under the new agreement, TCS will deploy as many as 400 consultants specifically towards QAD implementation projects. These professionals will support QAD at every stage of its delivery process, in addition to helping investors in QAD to derive optimal and enhanced returns from the firm.

Based out of California, QAD is a firm with global operations that differentiates itself through its flagship product – a cloud-based enterprise resource planning software (ERP) system built specifically for the manufacturing sector. The software helps industrial firms optimise their demand and supply chains, among a range of other services.

The ERP system can also be leveraged to improve customer management operations, financial accounts and analytical capabilities. To help with its implementation, QAD forms strategic partnerships across the world through its Global Partner Network, which TCS will now be a part of.

TCS and QAD enter into system integrator agreement

The partnerships are developed to improve the scope of QAD’s operations, allowing for more nuanced, in-depth and localised delivery. TCS will help QAD capitalise on India’s expanding cloud market, which is expected to reach a value of nearly $2 billion in the near future. The scenario in India has already prompted a number of major international firms to ramp up their cloud operations in India.

In addition, TCS offers a large base outside of India as well. The firm has been growing in prominence in the US market in recent times, having won a number of major contracts, and having recently been named the 58th most valuable brand in the country. The firm is also particularly active in the French and Australian markets, among others.

Commenting on the partnership, QAD’s Vice President of Global Services Robin Riordan said, “Our QAD Global Services strategy will expand the ecosystem of certified partners. This partnership with TCS supports that strategy. As a global company, we need to have the capacity to implement large service projects around the world and working with top companies like TCS helps to provide us with that capacity.”

TCS’ Global Head for Enterprise Application Services Akhilesh Tiwari added, “We are very pleased to be partnering with QAD. Our continued focus will be to work closely with QAD within their comprehensive portfolio of agile cloud solutions to empower the digital transformation journeys of our shared customers across the globe.”