SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- June 3, 2020 -- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced the winners of its Partner Program Awards for 2020. The annual awards recognize partners in the QAD community for their achievements in contributing to the success of QAD customers.
"Each year we take great pride in recognizing the crucial work that our strategic partners do around the world," said QAD Chief Marketing Officer Carter Lloyds. "Their expertise and experience working with QAD solutions are vital to our goal of enabling Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises to recognize and adapt to disruption."
The 2020 Partner Program Award winners:
- Logan Consulting received the Business Transformation award. This award recognizes a partner that helps a customer change their business processes as supported by QAD solutions and has been able to measure and demonstrate those achievements. Logan Consulting's expertise was crucial for a customer's global upgrade and implementation. Logan helped to identify high-risk areas, developed mitigation plans and deployed global standards. All was accomplished without disruption to the customer, their suppliers or the overall business.
- Strategic Information Group received the Rapid Achiever award. This award highlights the rapid, agile and effective implementation of a QAD solution with demonstrable results and with an experienced and highly skilled team. Strategic Information Group leveraged the core suite of QAD Adaptive Applications, and a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) validation toolkit to enable a new cloud customer, with a rapid five-month implementation.
- Thirdware Solution Inc. received the QAD Cloud award. This award recognizes a partner that demonstrates a strong commitment to software, services or technology that affords customers a rapid and agile deployment in the QAD Cloud. Thirdware Solution Inc. worked with QAD to migrate a global strategic customer to a more recent version of QAD's ERP solution, adding material planning and simulation dashboards, enabling hundreds of trading partners, migrating over 500 data objects including new data objects for Financials and QAD Automation Solutions, and implementing QAD Boomi integrations.
The QAD Global Partner Program has over 100 partners helping QAD deliver innovative solutions, services and technology to help its customers modernize their business processes, take advantage of disruption and leverage it into competitive advantage. The program includes several types of relationships including channel partners, system integrators and service organizations, solution providers and technology providers.
About QAD – Enabling the Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise
QAD Inc. is a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. To survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented rates of speed. QAD calls these companies Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises. QAD solutions help customers in the automotive, life sciences, packaging, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, QAD has 29 offices globally. Over 2,000 manufacturing companies have deployed QAD solutions including enterprise resource planning (ERP), demand and supply chain planning (DSCP), global trade and transportation execution (GTTE) and quality management system (QMS) to become an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise. To learn more, visit www.qad.com or call +1 805-566-6000. Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
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