QAD Opens Explore 2013 Global Customer Conference in San Antonio, Texas

QAD Opens Explore 2013 Global Customer Conference in San Antonio, Texas

Explore Helps Customers Build the Effective Enterprise

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QAD Inc. (NAS: QADA) (NAS: QADB) , opens its annual QAD Explore Customer Conference today anticipating record attendance in San Antonio, Texas, May 6-9, 2013, at the Marriott Rivercenter. Explore presents an exclusive opportunity for QAD customers to see many of the innovative applications and professional services provided by QAD and its partners worldwide while networking alongside peer companies and QAD executives.

QAD executives will share their strategic insight on global manufacturing and technology trends, market and customer engagement insights and new QAD technologies and solutions.

At Explore, QAD will unveil the latest release of its flagship product, QAD Enterprise Applications - specifically designed to make it simpler for manufacturers to rapidly upgrade, maintain and optimize their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

QAD Explore: The Building Blocks for the Effective Enterprise

The Explore agenda is packed with information and insights from QAD leaders and industry innovators - customizable by vertical industry and line of business. Explore provides the opportunity for participants to expand their skills, maximize their investment and advance their business to become a more Effective Enterprise.

Concurrent to the four-day experience, QAD delivers its Advanced Training classes, which offer an opportunity for attendees to build their skills. The Training sessions are designed to maximize educational opportunities for customers and partners to go deep into the details of product features, technologies, trouble-shooting and best practices.

With expanded hands-on training sessions at Explore 2013, the event offers attendees exceptional opportunities to take back new skills and solutions for greater effectiveness. The expanded training format is designed to maximize learning, networking and discovery—all in one place and all with the sense of community found only at Explore.

Additionally, some of the breakout sessions at Explore will qualify for APICS continuing education credits for those who are APICS Certified.

QAD global manufacturing customers specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products can enjoy the opportunity to discuss manufacturing trends and brief each other on best practices related to their respective industries. At Explore, customers, partners and QAD executives and experts gather in person to learn amid the collective power of the QAD ecosystem.

"Explore is a great opportunity to engage with QAD customers and partners all in one place to gain important insights about the evolution of global manufacturing," said Pam Lopker, QAD president and founder. "At Explore, our goal is to create an environment that fosters this continuous improvement where our customers' business processes are operating at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned with their strategic goals. QAD is committed to helping our customers achieve this vision, which we call 'The Effective Enterprise.'"

QAD Explore 2013 continues through Thursday, May 9, 2013; to learn more, visit:

For more information about QAD Enterprise Applications, please visit:

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD ERP solutions provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at

"QAD" is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expects", "believes", "anticipates", "could", "will likely result", "estimates", "intends", "may", "projects", "should", and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the company's current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and future conditions. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2013 ended January 31, 2013, and in particular, the section entitled "Risk Factors" therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

QAD Inc.
Ashley DeVan
Sr. Director of Marketing Communications
+1 805-566-6126
Heidi Wieland
Media Relations
+1 805-565-2452

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