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QAD Announces Initial Sponsors for 2016 Explore Customer Conference

December 10, 2015
By Business Wire News


QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that Progress (Nasdaq: PRGS) has become the first Platinum sponsor of QAD Explore 2016. Progress, which was named QAD’s Technology Partner of the Year at Explore 2015, joins Gold sponsor Eagle Consulting & Development Inc., Silver sponsors Factivity Inc., Avalara and ACOM Solutions Inc., and Bronze sponsor Minisoft Inc. as the first companies to sign sponsorship agreements for this year’s event.

“QAD has been an instrumental Progress partner for 30 years, and each year we look forward to participating in Explore,” said Jerry Rulli, Chief Operating Officer, Progress. “The event enables us to hear from customers firsthand about what they’re doing today and where they’re heading tomorrow. The value of this insight cannot be overstated, especially given the rate of change in today’s fast-paced world. We wouldn’t miss it.”

QAD Explore 2016 will take place May 2-5, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago in downtown Chicago. Customers, sponsors, and other members of the QAD community will come together for a week of informative sessions, hands-on training and industry-specific presentations. Attendees will hear from over 70 speakers, including QAD executives and customers, and choose from an extensive agenda of more than 45 workshops and training classes.

Explore 2016 offers five sponsorship levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Wireless. Each level of sponsorship, except Wireless, includes a booth at the Explore Solutions Expo, where QAD customers, sponsors and executives network throughout the event. Examples of sponsorship benefits include pre-event blogging, on-site solution demonstrations, event receptions and dinners, depending on the level of sponsorship. The Wireless sponsor provides wireless connectivity for customers at the event.

“Explore is our largest conference of the year and the perfect place to learn about QAD and meet the members of our QAD ecosystem,” said Pam Lopker, President and Chairman of the Board, QAD. “Explore sponsorship provides access to a venue where sponsors can network and form relationships with customers and other QAD partners while they visit your booth and learn more about your products, services and solutions.”

For more information about sponsorship at QAD Explore 2016, please visit: Explore or email: For the latest updates on QAD Explore 2016, follow @QAD_Community on Twitter and look for #QADExplore 2016.

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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