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QAD Presents Customers with Awards at Explore 2014

Fourteen customers awarded for innovation at QAD global customer conference

NEW ORLEANS — May 7, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services, today announced awards for customers honored for their commitment to innovation with QAD Enterprise Applications. QAD announced the awards at the Explore 2014 customer conference in New Orleans.

QAD instituted the awards program to recognize visionary customers who implement QAD Enterprise Applications to stay ahead of the competition and operate at maximum efficiency. The winning companies leverage the power of QAD software to drive innovation, meet quality standards and evolve with market conditions.

List of Award Categories and Winners

QAD Visionary

This award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary vision and leadership in maximizing QAD solutions to help an organization become an effective enterprise.

Rick Seibert, vice president of business development at Sharp Corporation, has taken Sharp’s ERP to the cloud and wins this award for the second consecutive year.

Best Adopters Enterprise Edition

Winners of this award have achieved significant business value through their deployment of QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition. This year’s winners are:

FEI Company
FEI upgraded European and North American-based facilities to the Enterprise Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications and merged them to a single database, multiple-domain environment which enables inter-company automation improvements, streamlines master data functions and supports global standardization.

Cyberonics Inc. 
Cyberonics deployed QAD Enterprise Applications at its new manufacturing facility in Costa Rica, improving its ability to meet international demand, collaborate globally, reduce costs, and advance business continuity capabilities.

Lear Corporation

In its strategic philosophy of furthering manufacturing excellence, Lear has deployed the Enterprise Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications as a valuable tool for its global manufacturing operations in both its seating and electrical business segments. In the past year, Lear completed upgrades of numerous European facilities to the Enterprise Edition as well as a plant in Mexico.

QAD Enterprise Cloud Customer of the Year

The QAD Enterprise Cloud Customer of the year is awarded to companies that have transformed their business systems through one or more of the QAD Enterprise Cloud solutions. The winners are:

Facet Technologies

Facet Technologies aggressively embraced QAD Cloud ERP for its life sciences business. The company successfully implemented QAD Cloud ERP on time and on budget, supporting new business growth and helping to meet evolving regulatory requirements.  

Devicor Medical Products Inc.

Devicor deployed QAD Cloud TMS (transportation management system). It enables Devicor to automate key functions in its global freight management. This single, integrated solution reduces costs and ensures shipments are correctly processed with all required information.

Nexteer Automotive

Nexteer continues to deploy QAD Cloud ERP to facilities in all geographic locations. The standardization of sites allows a consistent application of key business processes, driving efficiency throughout the enterprise.

QAD Development Partner

The QAD Development Partner award acknowledges a customer that invests time and resources into the joint development of strategic solutions that will ultimately benefit other QAD customers.

The winner this year is Aesica Pharmaceuticals S.r.l. Aesica Pianezza/Aesica Pharmaceuticals S.r.I is the Italian site of Aesica Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) which serves eight of the world’s ten largest pharmaceutical companies.  Aesica’s expertise helped QAD shape its serialization offering and was a key component of the on schedule Go Live of QAD 2013.1 EE on 7th January 2014.

QAD Rapid Achiever 

This award is presented to companies that demonstrate effective deployment of QAD solutions through leveraging the Easy On Boarding processes to support dynamic business growth. The 2014 winners are:

Medrobotics Corporation

Medrobotics went from execution of contracts to a live production fully qualified life sciences environment in three and a half months. Strong leadership enforced a strict adherence to collaborative  planning and execution leveraging QAD’s Easy On Boarding methodology. Keeping everyone accountable to their respective roles and responsibilities was key to this successful deployment.

Steelhead Composites

Steelhead Composites leveraged the industry-focused process maps within the Easy On Boarding processes to rapidly deploy key modules of the QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition. The Steelhead Composites site was fully operational three and a half months after implementation.

Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, Inc.

Yanfeng deployed the latest version of QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition to improve functionality needed to support robust business growth. The rapid deployment of the Enterprise Edition allowed the company to meet customers’ demands and better manage growth and operations.

2014 Quality Management Customer of the Year

This award is presented to the company with the most effective deployment of the QAD Quality Management Solution, provided by CEBOS. The winner this year is Cascade Engineering.

Cascade Engineering combined a strong internal team with QAD consultants and the result was an on-time deployment with significant improvements in quality at multiple manufacturing facilities.

QAD Evangelist

The QAD Evangelist award is given to customers that have helped spread the word about the advantages of becoming an effective enterprise through leveraging QAD solutions. The winners are:

Toni Clubb, CFO, Vitatech Nutritional Sciences

Toni has met with numerous peer company executives to explain how QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition has fueled Vitatech’s business to new heights. She also contributed to the development of the QAD Quality Module, serves as board chairman of the QAD West Coast User Group and is a member of the North American customer advisory board.

Don Lindsey, Material Supervisor & ERP Support, GenMark Diagnostics

Don has helped 22 other life sciences companies understand how QAD’s qualified environment can help them achieve their business goals while meeting regulatory requirements. He has hosted many tours of the GenMark facility, demonstrating the effectiveness of the QAD solution in propelling his business in the life sciences industry.

“We are honored to recognize the achievements of our customers,” said Pam Lopker, president and founder, QAD. “The winners are truly leaders in their respective industries and QAD is pleased to be the enabler of their success.”

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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.

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For additional information, contact:

Patrick McLaughlin
Markit Strategies
734.255.6466
patrickm@markitstrategies.com

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