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QAD Customers to Learn About Going Mobile with QAD Enterprise Applications at Explore 2013 Training Session

QAD Delivers a Pragmatic Approach for Manufacturers to Build an Effective Mobile ERP Strategy

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — April 2, 2013 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced QAD Explore 2013 will put the training spotlight on Going Mobile with QAD Enterprise Applications. The education sessions at the QAD conference will feature a pragmatic approach for QAD customers to accelerate enterprise resource planning (ERP) value through mobility.

The Going Mobile sessions are intended for managers, power users and IT considering a mobile ERP strategy. Participants will learn about mobile productivity benefits, do’s and don’ts and best practices to speed the flow of ERP data in a secure and effective mobile environment – the QAD Mobile Framework.

The QAD Mobile ERP Application training schedule offers two options for the three-hour sessions:

Option 1:1:30 - 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 9th
Option 2: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Friday, May 10th

The interactive training session will include:

  • A tour of QAD Mobile Apps now available in the QAD Store
  • Setting up and using the QAD mobile global requisition system approval tool (MGRS) for reviewing, approving, routing or rejecting requisitions using a mobile device
  • Deploying the QAD Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) App to access QAD BI dashboards from mobile devices to monitor key performance indicators
  • Developing and building mobile browses using the QAD Browse Framework to enable access to all ERP information

“QAD knows customers have strong interest in learning more about QAD mobile framework capabilities so we are providing the training that customers will value,” said Bernadette Bagley, director of education for QAD. “Power users and executives alike are excited about utilizing the QAD Mobile Apps to speed decision making. We’re offering this innovative session for users to get the most out of the new QAD mobile applications.”

QAD Explore Training Offers the Building Blocks for the Effective Enterprise

QAD’s popular educational program includes more than 46 hours of hands-on training classes and lectures on a wide variety of topics including sessions on Going Mobile with QAD Enterprise Applications, QAD Business Process Management (BPM) and the Advanced Manufacturing with Planning and Scheduling Workbenches.

Explore brings the latest products and services for global manufacturing companies to partners, customers, business users and IT professionals at all levels. The QAD customer conference is renowned for insights into manufacturing trends, professional networking and intensive technical training — all presented in a community-focused atmosphere. Explore 2013 offers a four-day experience of unmatched value, education and entertainment.

To learn more about QAD Explore 2013 or to register for the event, visit: www.qad.com/explore.

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 applications 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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