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QAD Launches Fast Track Program for 2012 College Graduates

Strategically Investing in Today’s Graduates Becoming Tomorrow’s Innovators

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—July 11, 2012—QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA, QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing companies, has launched a program to jump-start recent college graduates’ careers at QAD. The 2012 Fast Track Program, a development and job rotation initiative, provides recent graduates with exposure to all of QAD’s main functional areas: Research & Development, Customer Support, and Professional Services. The intensive curriculum includes developing a thorough understanding of QAD’s philosophy, and the fundamentals and business processes that are addressed by QAD’s solutions. In addition, industry training from APICS (The Association for Operations Management – formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society) will be provided to build a body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management areas, such as production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.

Participants will spend six months in Research & Development in Santa Barbara, California, followed by six months in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, in Customer Support and Global Services. At the end of the one-year program, successful participants will advance their careers by pursuing placement into one of three functional groups. QAD will benefit from the cross-functional knowledge the participants gain during their rotation and sees tremendous opportunity for their contribution to the company’s continued growth.

“QAD has always seen employees as one of our most valuable assets; investing in their future has shown tremendous benefits,” said Murray Ray, Chief People Officer at QAD. “The 2012 Fast Track Program offers college graduates the mentoring and real-world experience that help them to make better informed career path decisions.”

Fast Track is one of a number of programs that QAD has in place to ensure development of the appropriate skills to help their customers become Effective Enterprises, where every business process is working at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned to their strategic goals.

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD applications provide comprehensive functionality to support key business processes for global manufacturing companies to manage entire operations, extended supply chains and collaboration with their customers and business partners. For more information about QAD, telephone +1-805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at

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