QAD Named 2011 “Partner of the Year” by Progress Software
Continually Creating Leading-Edge ERP Solutions
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—June 15, 2012—QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, proudly accepted the Progress Software Partner of the Year award at Progress Software’s annual Global Partner Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"We are honored to have been awarded the Partner of the Year award recognizing the longstanding synergies that are the result of working together for nearly thirty years. Together we continue to collaborate on innovative ways to solve real business challenges for our customers,” said Gordon Fleming, chief marketing officer at QAD. “Progress® OpenEdge® has allowed QAD to develop dynamic, business process–enabled ERP solutions and gives our customers the flexibility to choose the delivery model that best meets their business needs: On Premise or On Demand.”
“QAD exemplifies the true meaning of partnership where we collectively bring product innovation to global markets and raise the bar on what’s possible with everything we do,” said Andy Zupsic, SVP, Global Field Operations at Progress Software. “The impact of our commitment is evident by the global adoption of our solutions.”
Earlier this year, QAD commenced an early adopter program for QAD Business Process Management which will give its customers the ability to model, automate and measure business processes, ultimately identifying areas to optimize operations. Business Process Management (BPM) is a combination of management practices, policies, metrics and software tools designed to help organizations document, automate, manage, analyze and improve processes. QAD is the first in the ERP space to offer an embedded BPM system.
QAD has a vision for the nearly 2,800 companies they do business with in 97 countries to become “the effective enterprise”, where every business process is working at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned to their strategic goals. Innovative solutions utilizing Progress technology is part of what makes achieving this vision possible.
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.
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