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QAD Announces Initial Sponsors for 2017 Explore Customer Conference

Eagle Consulting & Development Inc. and Strategic Information Group become the first Gold sponsors at QAD’s largest event

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — December 22, 2016 — QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Eagle Consulting & Development Inc. and Strategic Information Group have become the first Gold sponsors of QAD Explore 2017.

QAD Explore 2017 takes place May 8-11, 2017 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. Customers, sponsors, and other members of the QAD community will come together for a week of informative sessions, hands-on training and industry-specific presentations. Attendees will hear from over 75 speakers, including QAD executives and customers, and choose from an extensive agenda of more than 45 workshops and training classes.

Explore 2017 offers four sponsorship levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each level of sponsorship includes a booth at the Explore Solutions Expo, where QAD customers, sponsors and executives network throughout the event. Examples of sponsorship benefits include pre-event blogging, on-site solution demonstrations, event receptions and dinners, depending on the level of sponsorship.

QAD Explore 2017 Initial 12 Sponsors


  • Eagle Consulting and Development
  • Strategic Information Group


  • Avalara Inc.
  • Factivity
  • Prophix Software Inc.
  • Scott Sheldon LLC


  • Freedom Technologies Corporation
  • Loftware Inc.
  • Minisoft Inc.
  • PICS
  • Radley Corporation
  • Roundtable Software

“With the help of our customers and partners, Explore continues to evolve and get better every year,” said Pam Lopker, President and Chairman of the Board, QAD. “Not only does it give us a chance to meet with the entire QAD ecosystem, it gives that ecosystem a chance to compare notes and learn from each other. Whether you’re an existing customer looking for new ways to leverage your QAD solutions, or a manufacturing company looking for an in-depth introduction to the QAD brand, Explore 2017 is the place to be.”

For more information about sponsorship at QAD Explore 2017, please visit: Explore or email: For the latest updates on QAD Explore 2017, follow @QAD_Community on Twitter and look for #QADExplore.

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 in the cloud, on-premise 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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