QAD Explore 2013: Delivers the Building Blocks for the Effective Enterprise

QAD Explore 2013:Delivers the Building Blocks for the Effective Enterprise

QAD Executives Share Strategic Insights on Global Manufacturing and Technology Trends

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Partners and customers of QAD Inc. (NAS: QADA) (NAS: QADB) , gathered at the Explore 2013 Customer Conference and Solutions Expo to hear how QAD will help them Build anEffective Enterprise. With a clear commitment to simplicity and flexibility, QAD executives shared the evolution of QAD's vision to help global manufacturers perform at their best with enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities from QAD — where every business process is working at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned to the customer's strategic goals.

"We are proud to welcome so many of our customers and partners from around the globe to help us all Build an Effective Enterprise," said Pam Lopker, QAD founder and president. "Over the course of the next three days, we'll be sharing our vision for the future as well as unveiling new key technologies. But above all we will be spending time as one group with a shared focus on improving global manufacturing and hopefully having some fun!"

Delivering Innovation for the Effective Enterprise

Chief executive officer Karl Lopker delivered a keynote on the state of global manufacturing today and how QAD is committed to giving their customers the tools they need to be agile in response to global market conditions and regulatory reforms.

Gordon Fleming, QAD chief marketing officer, shared insights from QAD customers about what drives innovation and upgrades in their business as well as the challenges they face to adapt, support, maintain and upgrade their business systems.

In a presentation entitled Getting to the Future - Today!, Anton Chilton, QAD senior vice president of Global Services, presented how easy it is for customers to support, adapt and upgrade QAD Enterprise Applications with greater simplicity and agility than ever before.

Pam Lopker delivered a keynote entitled the Building Blocks for the Effective Enterprise in which she presented an evolutionary view of how new technologies can impact productivity and performance for global manufacturing organizations and their global supply chain as well as their customers.

QAD Showcases Latest Release of QAD Enterprise Applications

Explore continues tomorrow, May 8, 2013, and will be kicked off by Tony Winter, chief technology officer at QAD. He will deliver insights into the latest technology trends such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and how QAD products will address developing trends.

Senior vice president of Research and Development Bill Keese will unveil QAD's latest release of QAD Enterprise Applications 2013 and showcase how new capabilities continue to simplify ERP.

In a presentation entitled Building a Supply Chain for the Future, Ariel Weil, general manager of DynaSys, a division of QAD, will highlight advanced demand and supply chain planning solutions and share some customer success stories.

Recently joining the QAD Team, Bob Herdoiza, president of CEBOS, a division of QAD, will introduce new capabilities to support Quality Management, Regulatory Compliance and Regulatory Control.

QAD Explore 2013 presents the tools and information — the building blocks — that enable manufacturing organizations to become more Effective Enterprises.

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

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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.

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