RAD Software

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RAD Software Ltd
Industry Enterprise software
Founded Glasgow, UK (1997)
Area served
Products EFACS ERP, Enterprise Software, CRM
Slogan Thinking IT Through
Website http://www.RAD.co.uk

RAD Software is the sole Scottish based EFACS ERP software reseller that provides ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions to the manufacturing industry.[1][2] The firm works with mid and large sized organisations in the manufacturing sector to deliver a variety of software, business and IT consulting services and support desk facilities but is best known since 1997 as a leading provider of EFACS ERP software.[3]


RAD Software implement and support business software and services to manufacturers:

  • EFACS ERP: EFACS is an ERP business system[4] consisting of configurable pre-integrated modules for managing and operating business functions including finance, MRP, complex assembly, production scheduling, logistics, stock capacity planning, CRM, mobile field service and business intelligence. The latest version of EFACS is 8.5.6[5]
  • Radio Inventory Bridge (RIB). RIB is a modular software add-on for EFACS Enterprise ERP users with one or more warehouses who require real-time visibility and accountability of stock materials and resources. RIB enables business to manage and process inventory transactions on the shop-floor with the aid of bar-code scanning and/ or uniquely configured interfaces through multiple hardware devices such as smart-phones, pocket PC's, tablets or terminals.
  • Eagle – Remote Field Service Management. Eagle Remote FSM is a business software system which equips drivers, engineers and service staff with simplified remote applications to enable real-time scheduling, mapping, planning and reporting in a company’s back-office ERP system.[6] Remote access is primarily used on: iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones & tablets and Windows Mobile devices. The information that is collected on mobile devices can be tracked whilst online, or recorded off-line and then synchronised whenever a signal is re-established. Eagle Remote FSM is used by businesses with operations that include preventative/ planned maintenance, automated scheduling that calculates routes based on skill, equipment & location, asset management and service level warranty agreements.[7]
  • FileStream Document Management. FileStream is a business software application designed to replace paper-based procedures with a centralised, configurable electronic document scanning and archive system.[8] Filestream can be used for Bar Code Scanning or OCR (Optical Character Recognition) integration as a means of providing electronic access to traditionally paper-based documents such as Delivery Notes, Purchase Invoices and Personnel records.
  • Application Hosting. RAD provide Application Hosting in the form of server hardware and software platforms required for the ongoing maintenance and operation of business applications such as ERP software and Email Exchange systems.[9]


RAD Software provide professional services to manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies to support the adoption of industrial production practices such as lean manufacturing with the use of EFACS ERP software. RAD’s services fall into the following categories: business analysis and system assessment/ review, project Implementation,[10] application training, annual support and maintenance of business software applications, technical setups and installations, integration and bespoke development.[2]


RAD Software’s initial success came from supplying specialist software and services to the manufacturing industry. The company has since grown to serve a broad range of industry sectors.[11]


RAD Software’s EFACS ERP system is used in a variety of manufacturing industry sectors:

  • Aerospace & defence Aerospace & defence[12]
  • Automotive[13][14]
  • Distribution, chemical manufacturing, fabrication[15]
  • Consumer products manufacturing, electronics/electronic components[1]
  • Energy & utilities, oil & gas[16]
  • Food & beverage[17]
  • Healthcare equipment manufacturing
  • Shop-floor fabrication and construction.[18]

Company History[edit]

Established in 1997 and headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland,[19] the company has sustained itself financially through organic growth and long-term working partnerships with its clients in the manufacturing industry.[20]


  1. ^ a b "Manufacturing ERP for Growth" Enterprising Scotland, pp. 76 (Autumn 2011)
  2. ^ a b [1] RAD Software
  3. ^ RAD Software, RAD Software.
  4. ^ [2] What is EFACS?
  5. ^ [3] EFACS User Group 2011
  6. ^ Eagle Field Service, Eagle Field Service.
  7. ^ [4] Eagle Delivers The Next Generation of Field Service Engineer Scheduling
  8. ^ [5] Filestream Document Management
  9. ^ [6] Infoteam EMS
  10. ^ [7] EFACS Implementation
  11. ^ [8] Local Software Provider RAD Going From Strength to Strength
  12. ^ [9] "Like A Well Oiled Machine"
  13. ^ [10] Automotive Manufacturer Goes for EFACS ERP
  14. ^ [11] F1 Engine Manufacturer Selects Efacs E/8”
  15. ^ [12] The Planning Cure
  16. ^ "EFACS System Fully Operational"(JM Henderson Voice, Issue 2, 2009) Voice pp.1
  17. ^ [13]"EFACS Software Makes Further Inroads"
  18. ^ [14]"EFACS Improves Connectivity for Stainless Steel Fasteners"
  19. ^ [15]"Scaling The High Tech Heights"
  20. ^ [16]"A RADical Approach"

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