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QAD On Demand Life Sciences Edition Makes it Easier for Medtech to Address the Challenges of Globalization

QAD Cloud ERP Allows Medtech to Meet FDA and cGMP Compliance, Work Toward Greater Efficiency and Allocate Capital for Business Initiatives and Product Innovation

Contact Dave Medina, QAD VP of Life Sciences at AdvaMed 2013 Medtech Networking Community to Discuss Latest Release of QAD Life Sciences On Demand

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — September 23, 2013 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB) announced today it has seen increased deployments among Medical Technology (Medtech) manufacturers for QAD On Demand Life Sciences Edition, the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. QAD On Demand is full-strength cloud ERP that makes it easier for Medtech to meet globalization challenges and allocate capital for business initiatives and product innovation.

“Globalization has transformed demand for medical technology, accelerated production processes and given rise to new economies,” said Dave Medina, vice president of Life Sciences at QAD. “To meet today’s globalization challenges and opportunities, Medtech manufacturers are moving to the QAD global cloud ERP to benefit from its simplicity, reliability, global capabilities and predictable cost structure.”

QAD Cloud ERP Lets Medtech Focus on their Business and Product Innovation

QAD On Demand Life Sciences Edition offers the full suite of ERP capabilities and specific life sciences services to help QAD customers meet regulatory compliance. QAD cloud ERP allows Medtech manufacturers to focus on their business initiatives and product innovation – not their ERP software. The QAD cloud ERP model enables customers to eliminate capital expenditures associated with premise-based ERP software, hardware, system maintenance and support. QAD On Demand offers a robust and highly available solution. It is particularly scalable – and allows companies to standardize their ERP as they acquire new divisions, divest or pursue opportunities to rapidly scale operations in growth markets. QAD global capabilities with built-in support for local languages, currencies, business practices and legal requirements, enable Medtech manufacturers to efficiently align their global operations to strategic goals and perform at their best.

QAD Fully Qualified Cloud ERP – Built For Medical Technology Manufacturers

With QAD’s fully qualified IT environment and validation support tools, Medtech manufacturers can reduce the costs and effort of complying with regulatory requirements for software validation. QAD Life Science On Demand offers all the robust capabilities of QAD On Demand, but provides the necessary standard operating procedures (SOPs) required to meet requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and 21 CFR Part 11.

Enhanced quality control capabilities in the QAD solution enhance product integrity across the global supply network -- from sourcing raw materials to distributing finished products -- with backward and forward traceability. This is particularly important for achieving regulatory requirements such as the emerging requirements for Unique Device Identification (UDI) compliance.

QAD Easy On Boarding Process Maps Support Compliance

QAD works closely with its customers to build a clear and pragmatic implementation plan to move their ERP to the cloud. The QAD solution is delivered using QAD Easy On Boarding process maps for life sciences with embedded support to meet cGMP requirements. This ensures that QAD implementations meet regulatory requirements.

Medtech Can Move their ERP to Cloud with Flexible Deployment Options

QAD offers flexible deployment options that allow customers with existing ERP software to blend deployment of ERP in the public cloud and on premise. Customers can run instances of QAD On Premise, QAD On Demand, or a blended deployment option of both QAD On Demand and QAD On Premise at different sites, simultaneously. Customers benefit from the same functionality, business processes, internationalizations and user experience across QAD Enterprise Applications regardless of the deployment model.

“Medical device and diagnostic manufacturers ranging from start-ups to multinationals are increasingly selecting QAD Life Sciences on Demand to transform globalization challenges into opportunities for business growth and innovation,” added Medina. “We’re focused on helping medical technology manufacturers become more Effective Enterprises and achieve their goals to produce and deliver innovative, safe and effective healthcare products.”

For more information about QAD Life Sciences On Demand, please visit: http://www.qad.com/on-demand-software.

About QAD

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed exclusively for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements; including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD offers flexible deployment options: QAD On Premise software and QAD On Demand software-as-a-service. Customers can operate in a blended environment where some users can be deployed On Premise and some users deployed via On Demand while offering the same end-user experience. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, visit 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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