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QAD Announces 2013 Partner of the Year Award Winners

Awards Honor Partners’ Cultivation of the Effective Enterprise with Global Manufacturing Customers Using QAD Solutions

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — May 22, 2013 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced today that it named five partners as global award recipients for their focus on delivering outstanding achievements and customer success with QAD Enterprise Applications. The QAD Partner Awards recognize partners in the QAD community for their outstanding achievements toward building the Effective Enterprise, QAD’s vision for global manufacturers, where their every business process works at peak efficiency and is perfectly aligned with their strategic goals.

Announced at QAD Explore 2013 Customer Conference in San Antonio, the QAD Partner Awards were presented by Gordon Fleming, QAD chief marketing officer: “Each partner was honored for their exceptional achievements in developing and leveraging the QAD solutions that enable our customers to help grow their business more efficiently and cost effectively. These awards honor our partners for their dedication and cultivation of QAD innovation in support of the Effective Enterprise.”

QAD 2013 Global Partner Award Winners include:

  • Progress Software – Technology Partner of the Year
    QAD honored Progress Software with the QAD 2013 Technology Partner of the Year Award. Progress Software delivers key components used throughout the infrastructure of QAD Enterprise Applications.
  • Eagle Consulting – Solution Partner of the Year
    QAD honored Eagle Consulting with the QAD 2013 Solution Partner of the Year Award. Eagle Consulting delivers a comprehensive automated data collection solution used by many QAD customers with QAD on premise or QAD On Demand instances of QAD Enterprise Applications.
  • BravePoint – Consulting Partner of the Year
    BravePoint was honored as the QAD 2013 Consulting Partner of the Year. BravePoint’s continued support in collaboration with QAD Global Services demonstrates outstanding performance by delivering the right people and project management to meet the time frame required by QAD customers on projects around the world.
  • BizNet Software – New Partner of the Year
    BizNet, a partner with an augmented financial reporting solution was recognized as the QAD 2013 New Partner of the Year. Working closely with QAD, BizNet provides QAD customers with tools that enhance the value QAD customers receive from QAD Enterprise Applications.
  • Strategic Information Group – North American Channel Partner of the Year
    Strategic Information Group, also in attendance and sponsor at Explore, was recognized earlier this year as Channel Partner of the Year for outstanding sales performance in fiscal year 2013.

“The efforts and expertise of these outstanding partners continue to bring exceptional value to the global manufacturing customers they serve and the QAD ecosystem as a whole. We are honored to recognize their success,” added Fleming.

For more information about QAD Enterprise Applications, please visit: www.qad.com.

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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