SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Feb. 5, 2019 -- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced the agenda for its annual customer conference, QAD Explore, May 6-9, 2019 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
"Manufacturers are facing an unprecedented level of change in the markets that they serve and the way they manufacture. At Explore we will discuss how QAD can help manufacturers not only survive, but thrive in disruptive markets," said QAD Chief Marketing Officer Carter Lloyds. "We've got a great agenda, featuring a keynote from innovation expert Bob Moesta, information on the latest trends in manufacturing, updates on the latest advancements in QAD solutions and technology and hands-on training opportunities. If you are part of the QAD community, or if you're considering QAD, there is no better place to learn about our company and everything manufacturing than Explore."
Explore is QAD's largest annual event. With more than 30 sessions featuring over 50 speakers, the QAD Explore 2019 agenda includes informative sessions, hands-on training, industry-specific presentations and insight into the future of manufacturing ERP. Breakout sessions will help customers gain insights and in-depth information as well as learn about the benefits of QAD's latest products and services.
This year, there will be three breakout session tracks, each focusing on a specific area of interest:
- QAD Products and Platform covers new QAD product offerings and QAD's Enterprise Platform technology and applications. Sessions will also provide information on updated functionality from the latest QAD product launch.
- QAD Products and Services features the latest product offerings from QAD Precision, QAD DynaSys, QAD CEBOS and QAD's services organization. This track will also cover the QAD services Easy On Boarding (EOB) implementation methodology.
- Customer Experiences lets QAD customers share their experiences implementing and using QAD products and services. Attendees will learn about the practical experiences and benefits customers have received from QAD products and services.
Breakout sessions will kick-off with industry vertical sessions, led by QAD experts, customers and manufacturing industry leaders. These sessions will focus on current industry trends and challenges and on how QAD vertical industries, including automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing and life sciences, face disruption, especially from three major forces of disruption:
- Anything as a Service (XaaS)
- Make-to-Order at Scale
- Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Customers can register for the event at explore.qad.com/register. Registration includes access to all sessions, invitations to the Welcome Reception and closing night off-site dinner, meals during the event, electronic access to all presentation materials and access to the Solutions Expo show floor.
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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