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Our Story

In 1979, QAD was founded by Pamela Lopker, who was later joined by her husband Karl Lopker, as a small startup solution to address a large gap in complete, integrated business software for manufacturing companies.

We began with a few local customers, supporting them from our headquarters in Santa Barbara, California. But as our customers took their brands to the next level—international—we adapted quickly to keep up. Today we support customers in over 100 countries around the world. Our products have gone global, too, and we have spent years innovating and growing our offering as our customers expand their businesses overseas.

You’ll often hear us say that at the heart of QAD is a strong and loyal customer community. We really believe that to create the best full-featured manufacturing ERP software for our customers we need to work together. We pride ourselves on our customer engagement and our commitment to continually evolve as the manufacturing industry changes.

It’s been over three decades; we still focus solely on manufacturing—we live and breathe it every day alongside you. Together we are building your agile, Effective Enterprise.

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Building the Effective Enterprise

Imagine a future where your business processes are operating at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned with your strategic goals. At QAD, we are committed to helping you achieve this vision that we call the Effective Enterprise.

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The Effective Enterprise

QAD designs all aspects of its offerings - software, services and customer engagement - to support customers on their journey toward the Effective Enterprise.

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Who We Are

QAD was built on a foundation of helping others, and we've stayed true to that principle now and into the future.

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