Since 1979, QAD has supported manufacturing companies by providing them with full-featured manufacturing ERP software. As a result, these companies can change business models quickly based on innovation and consumer preferences. QAD is present in over 100 countries and has grown to include over 1,950 employees.
WHY AGOSTO, A PYTHIAN COMPANY
QAD was already using Chrome Enterprise as their preferred browser, encouraging team members to use G Suite tools such as Google Drive, Docs and Sheets. Agosto, a Pythian Company, the go-to partner for Grab and Go by Google, helped QAD “go Google” by implementing Chrome Enterprise tools to further support their dynamic team.
Long-Term Tier 1 Google Cloud Premier Partner
Agosto, a Pythian Company is a long-term tier 1 Google Cloud Premier Partner, solving complex business problems using Google Cloud since 2001. Agosto, a Pythian Company is a multiple award-winning company, boasting Google Cloud Platform Partner of the Year as well as G Suite Account Management Partner of the Year.
Living and breathing Google every day, the Agosto, a Pythian Company team delivered the knowledge and certifications required to partner with QAD to help them reach their goals.
Expertise to Ensure Seamless Deployment
QAD was one of the first companies outside of Google to use Grab and Go. Agosto’s Chrome Enterprise expertise ensured the initial beta deployment and training was successful.
“We want people to use the Chrome browser because it’s more secure, it’s faster, and it’s compatible with G Suite. As more employees begin using Pixelbooks, it all blends well together.”
Scott Lawson, Director of IT Architecture, QAD
Downtime. Limited Resources. Security.
QAD was experiencing downtime due to a lack of IT resources for its 31 offices and 1,900 employees around the world. While traveling, employees who needed a device or who needed laptop repair were experiencing lost productivity while they waited for help. Since QAD prides themselves on having a helpful IT department, this process didn’t help them achieve that mission.
QAD needed a solution that would enable their employees to get online and productive faster. They needed to increase Chrome adoption to improve device and data security. QAD needed to achieve all of this without purchasing large amounts of technology and software.
Pixelbooks were inexpensive options for QAD to use to further Chrome Enterprise adoption. Grab and Go with Chrome Enterprise allowed QAD to offer traveling employees Pixelbooks when they need them, where they need them.
Grab and Go With Chrome Enterprise
Grab and Go allows employees to check-out Chrome Enterprise devices for temporary use. This effectively solved the loaner laptop issues, eliminating lost productivity due to unavailable or forgotten devices.
After logging into the device, users have access to the apps and tools required for work immediately. The Grab and Go application automatically tracks the status of the Chromebook loan—no asset tracking program or spreadsheet required. Once the employee is finished, they can check the laptop back in.