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QAD Named ERP Customer Experience Leader by Consumer Goods Technology Magazine Readers

14th Annual Survey of Industry Executives Lists Top Performers

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — March 20, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services for global manufacturers, today announced that Consumer Goods Technology magazine (CGT) readers have named QAD as the ERP Customer Experience Leader in its annual Readers’ Choice survey.

The ERP Customer Experience Leader identifies the one company that received the highest average user satisfaction rating in the respective category. The survey was conducted with 185 executives who work for consumer goods companies of all sizes.More than half of the companies represented reported more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

Charles Troyer, CGT practice director, Consumer & Retail, CSC, explained that while enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been in place in almost every consumer goods company for decades, opportunities for improvement never cease.

The QAD ERP solutions were viewed as attractive options particularly for global manufacturers that can choose between on-premise, QAD Cloud ERP or a blended option.

“QAD is proud to be named as the ERP Customer Experience Leader by knowledgeable readers of Consumer Goods Technology magazine. Providing a superior customer experience is a company  priority and it’s gratifying that our efforts are validated by the survey,” said Pam Lopker, QAD president and chairman. “Our vision is to assist every QAD customer in their pursuit of becoming an Effective Enterprise where every business process is operating at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned with their strategic goals. The CGT Readers’ Choice survey results are an affirmation that we’re on the right path.”

Read the CGT Readers’ Choice article on Enterprise Resource Planning here: http://consumergoods.edgl.com/2014-readers-choice/enterprise-resource-planning

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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