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QAD Upgrade Offers Strategic Support for Life Sciences Manufacturing Company Growth

Laerdal Medical Upgrades to QAD Enterprise Application

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—June 21, 2012—QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA)(NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that Laerdal A/S, a leading manufacturer of CPR equipment and resuscitation training devices, is deploying the latest edition of QAD Enterprise Applications across their global operations.

“The latest release of QAD Enterprise Applications offered so many new capabilities making it easy to arrive at the decision to upgrade,” said Egil Mathisen, CFO, Laerdal Medical “In addition to the functionality offered by the solution, QAD’s industry knowledge of the medical device marketplace will help us to rapidly implement a global core model across all of our sites utilizing QAD’s best practice process maps.”

Laerdal chose to upgrade to QAD Enterprise Applications due to its ability to support flexible business processes across multiple business entities. Additionally, QAD’s Enterprise Applications supports multiple languages and internationalization which will support Laerdal’s global growth plans.

QAD’s solution supports critical requirements needed for life sciences manufacturing companies who must demonstrate regulatory compliance to current good manufacturing practice (cGMP). In particular, supporting Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA), eSignature, Device History Records as well as tools to assist in validation.

The QAD Enterprise Applications deployment will give Laerdal access to QAD’s market leading .NET User Interface and enable its users to achieve greater personal productivity. With built-in Analytics and Reporting, QAD Enterprise Applications empower users to quickly view trends within the system and easily drill down into the data, providing the flexibility and accuracy needed to answer questions as they arise and make informed decisions.

“We are excited to see QAD Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition align with our customers’ strategic goals,” said Steve Gardner, EMEA Vice President Sales & Marketing for QAD. “The application is designed to address the challenges our manufacturing customers are facing today – and to help get them ready for the economic recovery of tomorrow.”

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About Laerdal

Laerdal is a manufacturer of medical equipment and medical training products, Laerdal's CPR training manikin 'Resusci Anne' is widely used throughout the world. Laerdal has over the years established sales operations in 23 countries and manufacturing and R&D operation units in four different locations. The company has 1400 employees.

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About QAD

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.

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