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MAUSER Upgrades to QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition 

Industrial Packaging Company Stays Ahead of the Competition By Implementing QAD ERP Solution

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — June 4, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services, announced that MAUSER Group, a worldwide leading industry packaging manufacturer, has successfully upgraded to QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition . The upgrade has enabled MAUSER to manage global growth of its sustainable products line. Complete details of the implementation and its benefits are available in a recently published case study.

MAUSER, an eco-friendly packaging manufacturer, produces and reconditions a wide range of plastic, steel and fiber containers including drums, injection-molded packaging and bottles. Due to multiple acquisitions and joint ventures, MAUSER’s global expansion presented challenges in dealing with a wide variety of customer needs, distribution and a volatile European economy. To accommodate the changes, MAUSER decided to upgrade to QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition.

“MAUSER’s goal is to expand our business while producing products that are sustainable and help to make a better world. Upgrading our QAD ERP solution has helped turn this goal into a reality,” said Dr. Bernhard Rohde, global chief information officer, MAUSER.

The benefits of the successful implementation includes:

  • MAUSER’s financial processes have seen many improvements mainly in the ease and speed of the financial closing process
  • Closing the books is much faster and more accurate, resulting in both an increase in effectiveness and decrease in costs
  • MAUSER is fully prepared for the general switch to the Single Euro Payments Area bank transaction required in Europe
  • The new user interface is sleek and has better reporting functionality. Overall, the company is experiencing process efficiencies

About MAUSER Group

MAUSER Group is a worldwide leading producer of industrial packaging with approx. 4,000 employees and consolidated TO of over $ 1.6 billion. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Bruehl near Cologne (Germany), the company has influenced the international market through innovative packaging technologies. The portfolio for customers in the chemical, agrochemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the food and beverage industries includes plastic packaging, fiber drums, steel drums, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC), and reconditioning services through the National Container Group (NCG), a MAUSER subsidiary. MAUSER therewith provides sustainability-oriented full cycle services – from production to recycling (“ECO-CYCLE®”). With more than 80 MAUSER/NCG sites and multiple joint ventures in Europe, the Americas and Asia plus two licensee networks for plastic and steel packaging, the company is a presence around the globe. www.mausergroup.com

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, 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 Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. 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, call +1 805-566-6000, visit www.qad.com.

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For additional information, contact:

Patrick McLaughlin
Markit Strategies
734.255.6466
patrickm@markitstrategies.com

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