SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2018 -- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that for the second straight year the QAD Blog received the Gold Award in the Best Vendor Blog category at the ERP Writers' Awards 2017. QAD Senior Marketing Manager Glenn Graney was named the Bronze winner in the Best Writer category.
The awards recognize top writing talent across the ERP industry from all types of publications, with categories for both vendor and independent blogs, and for individual writers. The final results were decided by a combination of recommendations from the judges and a public vote.
"Competition in the Best Vendor Blog category is always fierce and this year was no exception," said ERP Focus Editor Kathryn Beeson. "QAD has produced consistently original and engaging industry-focused content. I was particularly struck by their commentary on industry trends and innovation. I'd like to congratulate QAD on their success in a highly-contested category. I'd also like to congratulate Glenn Graney for his Bronze Award in the Best Writer Category. I thought Glenn's writing was clear and interesting and really stood out from the crowd."
The QAD Blog features coverage of ERP technology, manufacturing trends and customer success stories. It also provides an inside look at the corporate culture of QAD.
"It's an honor to once again be recognized by ERP Focus," said QAD Chief Marketing Officer Carter Lloyds. "QAD views our blog with pride and works hard to make sure it serves the needs of the manufacturing industry along with those of our customers, partners and employees. Through the blog, QAD experts like Glenn Graney, Stephen Dombroski, Tony Winter and many others are able to share their knowledge and have a dialogue with the QAD community, and that's incredibly valuable to our company."
Click here for a full list of 2017 ERP Writers Awards winners.
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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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