SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — December 6, 2016 — QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced four new members for its QAD Global Partner Network. The QAD Global Partner Network includes channel partners, technology partners, solution partners and consulting partners that work with QAD to provide a wide range of sales, support, complementary solutions and services to QAD customers around the world.
“Our partners are crucial to our customers’ success,” said Tracy Doyle, QAD director, alliances. “We therefore evaluate partner prospects and select those that maximize our customer’s performance and overall experience with QAD. Finding the right fit and focus are crucial to partner selection. I am confident that these four companies will add needed capabilities to the QAD Global Partner Network."
QAD’s New Partners
- Scott Sheldon, LLC – An action-oriented supply chain consulting firm that drives results to a company’s bottom line by challenging current state paradigms, ensuring fundamentals, applying leading practices and technologies, and focusing on the right priorities. “Scott Sheldon is extremely excited to join QAD’s Global Partner Network,” said Scott Sheldon, LLC founder Scott Spyker. “We believe that our extensive experience optimizing complex supply chain operations, combined with QAD’s ERP and demand planning technologies, will be a tremendous benefit to our customers.”
- Prophix Software – Develops Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software that automates critical financial processes such as budgeting, planning, consolidation and reporting, improving a company’s profitability and minimizing its risk. “We are delighted to join the QAD Global Partner Network and offer our powerful corporate performance management software to QAD customers,” said Anita McArter, vice president channels & alliances, Prophix Software. “With our shared values and commitment to collaboration, we will deliver best-in-class software and services.”
- POOL4TOOL – A global provider of purchasing software for optimizing business processes and increasing efficiency for companies of all sizes. “Many of our customers have chosen POOL4TOOL due to our deep ERP integration and proud heritage of extending and enhancing ERP functionality into the sourcing and procurement departments,” said POOL4TOOL Chief Commercial Officer Roger Blumberg. “The partnership with QAD is a strategically important step for providing our mutual customers with an even more diverse range of services in the future.”
- Roundtable Software – Delivers Software Configuration Management (SCM) for Progress OpenEdge development. Integrated seamlessly with the Progress OpenEdge development platform, its signature solution, Roundtable TSMS, improves time-to-market, reduces errors associated with manual customizations and ensures ongoing Sarbanes-Oxley IT compliance. “Our signature software configuration management solution Roundtable TSMS is based on the Progress OpenEdge platform and QAD is based on the same Progress OpenEdge platform,” said Roundtable Software Director of Business Development Jaclyn Barnard. “We are thrilled to take a relationship, which many of our QAD end users already call a ‘no brainer,’ a step further through this partnership.”
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 QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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