QAD President Pam Lopker to Share Strategic Insights on Global Manufacturing, ERP Innovation and Tec

QAD President Pam Lopker to Share Strategic Insights on Global Manufacturing, ERP Innovation and Technology Trends at 2013 QAD Midwest User Group

Active QAD Ecosystem of Customers, Partners and Service Providers for QAD Enterprise Application Software Gather for Peer Networking, Education and to Share Manufacturing Best Practices

Register Online for MWUG at Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapid, MI, September 22-24, 2013

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. & GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QAD Inc. (NAS: QADA) (NAS: QADB) , a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced today that QAD president and chairman, Pam Lopker will keynote on advances in technology, manufacturing insights and QAD ERP innovation at the 2013 QAD Midwest User Group (2013 MWUG) conference.

QAD President Pam Lopker (Photo: Business Wire)
QAD President Pam Lopker (Photo: Business Wire)

QAD President Pam Lopker (Photo: Business Wire)

Lopker joins customers, partners and service providers at QAD MWUG, for two packed days of education and networking on September 22-24 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Attendees can register here.

Preview of the Latest Release of QAD Enterprise Applications

The QAD founder will share her strategic insights on manufacturing and technology trends, including a look at the evolution of technology and a glimpse into the future of technology and enterprise computing. She will present new QAD technologies and solutions including a preview of the latest release of QAD Enterprise Applications, QAD's flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, built exclusively for global manufacturers.

"I'm always excited about participating at MWUG, interacting with our customers and partners, and hearing their insights and ideas about manufacturing and ERP," said Pam Lopker, QAD president and chairman. "QAD customers have always helped us shape the way we build our products and solutions - designed to assist them to perform at their best and achieve their goals for becoming more Effective Enterprises."

QAD Manufacturing ERP Experts Gather at MWUG to Share Best Practices

The MWUG agenda is packed with information and insights from manufacturers, industry innovators and QAD experts. MWUG provides the opportunity for participants to learn from each other, advance their skills related to QAD Enterprise Applications and gain best practices on aligning their operations to their strategic goals

At MWUG, customers, partners and QAD executives and experts gather to learn from the collective power of the QAD ecosystem. QAD manufacturing customers specializing in automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industriescan enjoy the opportunity to discuss manufacturing trends and share best practices related to their respective industries.

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About QAD

QAD Inc. (NAS: QADA) (NAS: QADB) , is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with 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 offers flexible deployment options like QAD On Premise software and QAD On Demand software-as-a-service. Customers can operate in a blended environment where some users can be deployed On Premise and some users deployed via On Demand while offering the same end-user experience. 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.

For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, visit

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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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