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QAD Cloud ERP is Hot Topic at QAD Customer Conference

Cloud ERP frequently chosen by manufacturers for ease of use, functionality

NEW ORLEANS — May 6, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services for global manufacturers, today announced that the software organization is leading the way in helping manufacturers embrace cloud solutions. Industry analyst reports show cloud is being adopted among manufacturing companies.

A study conducted by Gartner in January revealed that 47 percent of surveyed organizations will move their core ERP to the cloud in the next five years. QAD responded to this trend several years ago by deploying ERP solutions in the cloud, matching the same functionality and features of its on-premise ERP solutions. The QAD Enterprise Cloud is being discussed in multiple sessions this week in New Orleans where nearly 800 executives have gathered at the Explore 2014 QAD Customer Conference. Fifteen percent of the 2014 Explore attendees are QAD Enterprise Cloud customers.

The QAD Enterprise Cloud is comprised of three categories:

  • QAD Cloud Apps which includes QAQ Cloud ERP, QAD QMS (quality management system), and QAD TMS (transportation management system).
  • QAD Cloud Services which includes QAD Cloud EDI, QAD’s managed Electronic Data‎ Interchange  solution.
  • QAD Cloud Portal which includes QAD Supplier Portal, QAD’s supplier portal for managing supply chain activities.

QAD Cloud ERP alleviates the burden of maintaining an IT infrastructure while providing a full-strength enterprise resource planning solution with predictable costs, flexible deployment and reliable system availability. It is the only cloud software solution focused exclusively on global manufacturing needs.

“QAD Cloud ERP offers customers the same functionally rich, fully tested, enterprise-strength solution of our on-premise ERP solution,” said Pam Lopker, QAD president and chairman. “Global manufacturers have the option to transition some or all of their enterprise applications to the cloud without sacrificing security or the highly praised customer experience found with the on-premise model.”

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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.

For additional information, contact:

Patrick McLaughlin
Markit Strategies
734.255.6466
patrickm@markitstrategies.com


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