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High-Tech Polymer Moulder Moves to QAD Enterprise Applications On Demand to Leverage the Power of QAD Cloud ERP

Simple to Convert – QAD’s Transition and Conversion Services Allow ELHI Polymer Moulding to Easily Move from QAD On Premise to QAD On Demand

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — April 10, 2013 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services, today announced that ELHI Polymer Moulding, a high-tech polymer moulder, selected QAD Enterprise Applications On Demand to leverage the power of QAD cloud infrastructure. The customer converted to QAD On Demand based on the need to keep current on the latest QAD software updates without the need to invest capital in hardware or IT maintenance.

Founded in 1949, ELHI Polymer Moulding specializes in high-tech engineered plastic parts and metal-plastic combinations for industrial and technical applications. A QAD customer since 1999, ELHI Polymer Moulding wanted to accelerate its strategic goals for growth, streamline production processes and enhance customer satisfaction.

QAD On Demand Offers a Flexible Full-featured ERP Solution

QAD engaged with ELHI Polymer Moulding to review their existing system from which the project scope and approach to migration were defined. ELHI Polymer Moulding determined QAD On Demand offered a simple and robust solution allowing rapid implementation, predictable operating costs and regular system updates. “QAD On Demand enables us to outsource management of our ERP system to a world-class partner with proven SaaS expertise,” said Gijs Jansen, managing director at ELHI Polymer Moulding. “The QAD cloud ERP solution allows us to focus our resources on our key business goals, increase productivity and enhance customer satisfaction.”

QAD On Demand will provide ELHI Polymer Moulding all of the QAD Enterprise Applications functionality in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model. Using QAD On Demand, ELHI Polymer Moulding can focus on strategy not the management of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Moreover, QAD On Demand mitigates many of the IT and financial risks associated with maintaining ERP system management, as the software, systems and infrastructure are managed and administered by QAD in a secure, reliable and industry-compliant data center.

“QAD On Demand allows us to leverage QAD’s system expertise, and their latest applications provide us with superior data analysis and business process management — without any need for costly and time-consuming customizations,” added Jansen.

With QAD On Demand, ELHI Polymer Moulding gains the following:

  • Global access to a full-strength software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP solution specifically designed for global manufacturers
  • High Availability – greater than 99.5% requiring no ELHI Polymer Moulding IT resource
  • Surety of a system on an SSAE 16 certified world-class data center—stringently controlled and monitored

“QAD On Demand is a full-strength cloud ERP solution focused exclusively on global manufacturing needs,” said Jean-Claude Walravens, vice president, EMEA at QAD. “We’re dedicated to providing the proven technologies and consulting expertise that enable our customers, like ELHI Polymer Moulding, to become more Effective Enterprises.”

For more information, please visit: www.qad.com.

About ELHI Polymer Moulding

Founded in 1949, ELHI Polymer Moulding is a leader in the field of special, high-end plastic parts. For 65 years, ELHI Polymer Moulding has built a reputation for quality, continuity, innovation and technical ingenuity. ELHI is focused on establishing close and long lasting relationships with their customers and shortening the total supply-chain. This philosophy has made ELHI Polymer Moulding a well respected and appreciated long term supplier to their clients. For more information about ELHI Polymer Moulding, please visit www.elhi.nl.

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD ERP solutions provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For additional information, contact:

Ashley DeVan
Sr. Director of Marketing Communications
QAD Inc.
+1 805 566 6126
ashley.devan@qad.com
Heidi Wieland
Media Relations
QAD Inc.
+1 805 565 2452
Heidi.wieland@qad.com

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