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QAD Awards Partner Excellence at Explore 2015

Partners recognized for achievements at QAD global customer conference

Washington, D.C. — May 6, 2015 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, today announced the winners of its annual partner awards program at its Explore 2015 customer conference in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize partners in the QAD community for their achievements in contributing to customer success using QAD Enterprise Applications.
 
Carter Lloyds, Chief Marketing Officer, QAD, presented this year’s awards at Explore 2015. “Partners are valuable members of the QAD ecosystem. They help drive innovation for our customers,” said Lloyds. “Our commitment to help customers become Effective Enterprises is made possible with the help of our partners. We are thrilled to honor them at Explore 2015.”
 
The Explore 2015 Partner Award Winners are: 
  • Progress Software Corporation was named Technology Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions made to QAD’s success by our technology partner community. The company has partnered with QAD for more than two decades with outstanding technical cooperation and strategy alignment. Progress Software continues to innovate through their own R&D and through their strategic acquisitions. Our mutual commitment to QAD’s customers continues to be the highest priority for ensuring our customers’ success.
  • Broom Street Software, Inc., a QAD partner for 3 years, received the Solution Partner of the Year award. Broom Street has consistently delivered quality services to QAD customers, including complementary state of the art mobile technology applications. These mobile applications help QAD customers access QAD anywhere.
  • PwC Canada, the Consulting Partner of the Year, was recognized for outstanding contributions and partnership in delivery of consulting services to QAD customers. PwC Canada represents both an old and a new partnership, thanks to its acquisition of West Monroe Partners’ Demand and Supply Chain Planning Practice. PwC is committed to providing DynaSys and QAD DSCP solution customers the skills required for successful implementations. Their engagement processes and supply chain planning knowledge are unmatched.  
  • ViaWest was recognized as Cloud Partner of the Year for outstanding contributions in the Cloud. ViaWest is a partner whose dependability is critical to QAD customers’ success. The company ensures solutions are delivered securely and with outstanding uptime delivery. QAD is proud to report greater than 99% uptime for our Cloud customers.
 
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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 35 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.
 
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