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QAD Partners with Thirdware to Deliver Global Consulting and Implementation Services

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2018 -- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced it has signed a system integrator agreement with Thirdware Solution, a global leader in providing ERP implementation consulting and related technical services, to provide functional consulting and implementation on large engagements globally.

"We are excited to welcome Thirdware to the QAD partner community," said QAD Chief of Global Field Operations, Anton Chilton. "They have extensive experience globally in our core vertical industries, especially with automotive, and a long history of working with QAD. We look forward to partnering with them on major projects around the world and giving our customers the benefit of their experience."

Thirdware has two decades of experience in consulting, design, implementing and support of enterprise applications for Fortune 500 firms. They have significant competencies in transaction systems, analytics and cloud applications. Thirdware has one of the largest and most experienced ERP consulting practices in the world, including Project Managers, Solution Architects, Functional / Technical Consultants, DBA's, Application Specialists and Developers devoted specifically to QAD solutions.

"Thirdware has been closely associated with QAD for almost 24 years and we are proud and excited to be a formal part of the QAD community," said Bhavesh Shah, chief executive officer of Thirdware Solution. "We look forward to working alongside the QAD team to meet the growing demands of our global customers, especially in automotive."

QAD Global Services has resources in over 90 countries. QAD works with its partners to better service companies across the world. QAD partners provide breadth, depth and reach, strategically extending QAD's capabilities, functional expertise and global presence. The QAD Global Partner Network includes over 100 partners including hardware platform manufacturers, operating system vendors, software and database developers, solution resellers, system integrators and service organizations.

About Thirdware (www.thirdware.com) 

Thirdware is a provider of business technology solutions since 1995, with over 500+ clients worldwide. Thirdware has application management centers in Plymouth (Michigan, USA), Mumbai and Chennai (India), Singapore, Germany and the UK. With a highly experienced team of over 1000 consultants, Thirdware delivers ERP, EPM, and RPA services via on-site, near-shore, and/or offshore delivery models. Clients include Ford Motor Company, Adient, Visteon, Lear, Meritor and many more.

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.

To learn more, visit www.qad.com or call +1 805-566-6000.

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