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QAD Opens Explore 2014 Customer Conference in New Orleans

QAD customers assemble to Learn, Network and Discover

NEW ORLEANS — May 5, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services for global manufacturers, today welcomed customers and partners from 36 countries to Explore 2014, its annual customer conference which takes place this year in New Orleans at the Sheraton Hotel.

Explore 2014 offers the opportunity for QAD customers to expand their knowledge of QAD products and services enabling pursuit of the effective enterprise. The five day annual event attracts customers, partners and industry experts from around the world to share informative sessions, experience hands-on training and learn about emerging trends in manufacturing.

More than 50 industry experts will share insight into the issues that are critical for success in global manufacturing. The agenda provides a multitude of general and vertical-specific workshops and presentations. Many sessions provide APICS continuing education credits.

This year’s event focuses on three promises:  Learn, Network and Discover!

Attendees will Learn new skills and discover new solutions through hands-on workshops addressing the real-life challenges manufacturers face every day. Industry experts will share information on how to take full advantage of the powerful tools available to QAD Enterprise Applications power users.

The event is a great place to Network with other members of the QAD community where attendees share solutions, exchange best practices and meet with company executives and other industry experts.

Explore is the place to Discover how QAD is responding to trends in manufacturing and how the latest enhancements which will improve operational efficiency.

“Explore 2014 is a tremendous venue to showcase our emerging technology solutions, learn about new industry trends and share information with others in the QAD community,” said Pam Lopker, QAD  president and founder. “We are devoted to helping companies become effective enterprises where every business process is operating at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned with our customers’ strategic goals. This takes place by identifying best practices, measuring the efficiency of existing business processes and identifying opportunities for optimization.”

Explore 2014 starts with a welcome reception at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Monday, May 5, continues through the week and concludes on Friday, May 9, 2014. Follow us on Twitter @QAD_Communityor look to www.facebook.com/QADerpfor real-time updates from #QADExplore 2014.

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.

“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:

Patrick McLaughlin
Markit Strategies
734.255.6466
patrickm@markitstrategies.com

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