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QAD: For workers on the go, fast access to Pixelbooks

Overview

QAD, a provider of cloud-based software and services for global manufacturing companies, needed a better way to distribute loaner laptops to traveling staff and office visitors. The goal was to relieve the IT team of time-consuming management and maintenance of loaner devices, and at the same time encourage adoption of Pixelbooks and Google Workspace. Grab and Go with Chrome Enterprise, implemented with help from Google Cloud Premier partner Agosto, allows QAD workers to pick up devices wherever and whenever they need them.

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing, and life sciences industries to better align operations with strategic goals.

Industries: Technology, Manufacturing
Location: United States

Grab and Go results

Eliminated hours of time for provisioning new laptops

Eliminated time-consuming device setup time for loaner laptops.

Swapped spreadsheet device trackers for Grab and Go’s automation solution and self-service management.

Used Softwatch to easily identify the best candidates for cloud tools.

Encouraged Chrome OS and Google Workspace adoption through easy access to Pixelbooks.

Easy method for test-driving Pixelbooks

QAD placed Grab and Go racks with Pixelbooks in two office locations frequented by employees. Workers can check out Pixelbooks without the need to ask IT for assistance; using the Grab and Go solution, workers can extend their Chromebook loans with just a couple of clicks. The QAD IT team manages Pixelbooks from the Google Admin console to push out configuration changes without touching devices or installing software. With the Chromebook Adoption Readiness Tool from Softwatch, QAD can plan future Pixelbook rollouts.

Grab and Go solves a key problem in terms of checking out devices. It helps remove IT from the process, so people can avoid the downtime that happens when they’re waiting for a laptop.

Scott Lawson, Director of IT Architecture, QAD

About partners

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Agosto’s Advanced Services team boasts more than a decade of Google-based cloud development expertise, and is one of only a handful of Tier 1 Premier Partners in North America.

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Softwatch enables enterprises to effectively manage the transition of business applications to the cloud, with an emphasis on optimizing software license spending in a hybrid cloud environment.

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