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QAD Announces Initial Sponsors for 2019 Explore Customer Conference

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2018 – QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced the initial 12 sponsors of the QAD Explore 2019 customer conference.

QAD Explore 2019 takes place May 6-9, 2019 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. Customers, sponsors, and other members of the QAD community will come together for a week of informative sessions, hands-on training, industry-specific presentations and a sponsor expo. 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 2019 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, depending on the level of sponsorship, include pre-event QAD Blog posts, on-site solution demonstrations, event receptions and dinners.

QAD Explore 2019 Initial Sponsors

  • Platinum 
    • Thirdware Solution Inc. 
  • Gold 
    • Eagle Consulting & Development
    • Logan Consulting
    • Prophix Software Inc.
    • Strategic Information Group 
  • Silver 
    • Factivity
  • Bronze 
    • AbeTech
    • eNoah iSolutions
    • Minisoft Inc. 
    • PICS
    • Radley Corporation
    • Roundview Technologies Inc.

"The worldwide QAD community comes together once a year at Explore," said QAD President and Founder, Pam Lopker. "There is no better opportunity for us to meet with our customers and partners, educate prospective customers and learn what's important to the people who use our solutions every day. It's an important part of our commitment to continuous improvement and ensuring that our solutions meet the ever-changing needs of global manufacturers in our six vertical markets."

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About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB) is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD Cloud ERP for manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service and support, analytics, business process management and integration. QAD's portfolio includes related solutions for quality management software, supply chain management software, transportation management software and B2B interoperability. Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing, and life sciences industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to become Effective Enterprises.

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Scott Matulis
Public Relations
Evan Quinn
Analyst Relations

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