Eagle Consulting & Development is the leading provider of portable wireless technology solutions for users of QAD Enterprise Applications worldwide.
Eagle's product, RF Express™ for QAD Enterprise Applications, provides functionality for fault-proof, real-time automated data collection and bar coding at the single site or multinational level enabling manufacturers to achieve their data accuracy, inventory accuracy, labor cost and efficiency goals.
Over 800 QAD customers at 3,000+ sites around the world have chosen Eagle to meet their automated data collection needs. RF Express™ for QAD Enterprise Applications is available for on premise, cloud or blended deployment.
Eagle serves manufacturers in the automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial products and life science industries.
Organizations choose Eagle based on the company's proven performance, the fact that it has been QAD's strategic partner for over 20 years, and because the Eagle solution:
Eagle's RF Express™ for QAD Enterprise Applications is written in Progress, as is QAD itself.
The Eagle solution is open, non-proprietary providing a sound technology base. Eagle programs require no PCs, no CIM Process, and no ODBC edits.
Eagle supports UNIX, Windows Server and Linux. In addition, Eagle supports Progress and Oracle databases, .NetUI and a robust family of automated data collection devices.
Eagle customers using RF Express for QAD Enterprise Applications can use iPad®, iPhone® and iPod Touch® side by side with traditional handheld RF terminals.
Click here to learn more or click on the device to see this in action.
Eagle customers can also use an Android device side by side with traditional handheld RF terminals by downloading RF Express for QAD: Android OS. This enables the device to perform the same transactions as other authorized handheld RF terminals.
Click here to learn more or click on the device (below) to see the Android version in action.
If you have not yet seen a demo of Eagle's RFExpress.Net, click on the image below or contact an Eagle representative for more information.
Customer success stories are available for every industry served by Eagle and QAD. In addition to the examples listed below, please contact your Eagle representative for additional success stories in your industry. Here are a few success stories, listed by customer:
ANH Refractories is a family of companies that sells and services under the well-recognized trade, service and brand names: A.P. Green, North American Refractories Company, and Harbison-Walker.
These businesses provide high-grade fireproof ceramic refractory products and services for high-temperature applications in the cement and lime, energy, chemicals, non-ferrous metals, glass, iron and steel, and environmental technology industries.
Ardagh Group S.A. is a leading packaging business operating 88 facilities in metal, glass and technology across 25 countries. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Ardagh Group employs over 14,000 people, produces approximately 25 billion containers a year and holds number 1 or 2 positions in all of the markets it serves worldwide.
Established in 1974, New Zealand-based Comvita Ltd is a global natural health and beauty brand committed to the development of innovative natural health and wellbeing products backed by credible scientific research.
Crane’s Fluid Handling Business Segment is a global provider of industrial fluid control solutions for critical applications where engineered solutions are vital. The Fluid Handling segment is Crane’s largest business and includes Crane Energy as well as Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, which designs and manufactures a variety of high performance products including: sleeved plug valves, lined valves, process ball valves, high performance butterfly valves, bellows sealed globe valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, actuation, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps.
ICCNexergy, Inc. is a privately held global developer and manufacturer of innovative power solutions. With more than 40 years of operational excellence, the company leads the industry with expertise in designing and manufacturing custom rechargeable power systems including: lithium-ion battery packs, battery chargers, docking stations, and highly efficient power supplies.
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, IMRIS (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) is a global leader in providing image guided therapy solutions through its VISIUS Surgical Theatre — a revolutionary, multifunctional surgical environment that provides unmatched intraoperative vision to clinicians to assist in decision making and enhance precision in treatment. VISIUS Surgical Theatres serve the neurosurgical, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular markets and have been selected by leading medical institutions around the world.
IOTA Engineering, LLC is a leading manufacturer of emergency lighting equipment, AC/DC power converters and fluorescent DC inverter ballasts.
Based in Thurston, Nebraska, Thurston Manufacturing Company designs, manufactures and markets Blu-Jet Fertilizer Injection and Tillage Equipment and Circle R Side Dump Semi-Trailers.
West Liberty Foods (WLF) is a leading co-packer, private label manufacturer and foodservice supplier of ready-to-eat sliced poultry, pork, beef and cheese products. The company processes upwards of 20,000 turkeys per day.
Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, Inc. is a worldwide automotive component supplier and has been operational in the US market since 2010, with two facilities in the state of Michigan and one facility in Kansas City. These facilities currently support Chrysler and GM programs. The company's core business is interior automotive components, including a door trim program for Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango; door panel programs for GM Regal; and new interior programs for GM Fairfax and Wentzville.
The architecture is identical to QAD’s, the product is written in Progress, and it supports on-premise, cloud-based and blended deployments.
Database Updates and data edits in real-time identical to QAD.
Eagle customers can use iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and Android devices side by side with traditional handheld RF terminals
.Net UI: Eagle's full-screen programs can run under the .NET environment, creating a .NET User interface compatible with QAD's.
Information has its greatest value at the moment when it's captured. The longer an organization must wait for visibility into the movement of raw materials, components and finished goods, the greater the impact on the ability to plan, promise and make decisions.
Eagle's product architecture includes a control file that can be used to enable or disable functionality on a site-specific basis without modifying any code. This provides maximum flexibility to multi-site manufacturers, enabling them to utilize a single database. (Want to know more? Ask about "rfvalues".)
Eagle customers do not have the expense of an additional server, PC, middleware or changes to QAD code. Nor do they need a resource to manage that hardware and software. Eagle communicates directly with the QAD database.
In addition, Eagle's customers spend significantly less time on error resolution and enjoy improvement in worker efficiency as data entry tasks are eliminated and centralized clerical function removed.
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We heard from many Eagle customers after the Explore conference, and are honored to share the remarks from Randy Morse of Yanfeng USA:
Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems
"Conversations with members of the Eagle team at the Explore conference reminded me of how much I enjoy spending time with true professionals who understand the automotive industry and apply their skill sets to make my job in that industry much more pleasant.
"It's not often where you find a company that will underpromise what they will do for you, and then overdeliver from what was promised."
Customers are looking for more and more ways to improve efficiency, accuracy and productivity. Ask us about:
In addition to demonstrating the use of smart devices, Eagle team members also conducted product demonstrations of its new Continuous Backflush Process (CBP). This process is standard for Enterprise Editions (EE).
The Eagle CBP transaction reads the file, performs the backflush, creates the container and generates the container label in QAD in real time, using data sent by shop-floor equipment/PLC.
The smart architecture allows customers to use their existing PLC and software to create the input files from various production lines.
The product design allows customers to have one CBP session for multiple lines or unique CBP sessions per line for transaction monitoring.
The Eagle Portal is a collection of tools to help customers get more out of their existing Eagle investment. For example:
Eagle's Business Intelligence (BI) tool set allows supervisory monitoring of plant / warehouse usage of Eagle transactions.
Eagle BI provides for simple charting of key transaction utilization and other metrics for operations improvement.
The portal simplifies accurate product identification by making it possible to load part images (.jpeg, .jpg, .png) that can be displayed on end user devices.
Over the years, Eagle has consistently focused on User Experience (UX) improvement; some of the most recent examples include the .NET, iOS and Android releases.