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QAD Chooses IBM Cloud to Expand Australian Cloud ERP Footprint

May 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, today announced it has chosen IBM’s Cloud Centre in Sydney, Australia to expand hosting options for QAD Cloud ERP customers.

The expansion of data centre services is in response to demand from Australian and New Zealand companies transitioning from on premise ERP to Cloud ERP. Deploying QAD Cloud ERP through IBM’s globally integrated network of cloud centres provides all the inherent benefits of cloud technology: dependable uptime to ensure business continuity; enhanced security and the ability to rapidly respond to changing conditions in the marketplace. By taking advantage of the IBM Cloud Centres built on its SoftLayer infrastructure, QAD has the freedom to choose and change environments, data and services as needed and maintain visibility, control and security.

QAD Cloud ERP serves over 15,000 users in nearly 30 countries. QAD data centres are ISO certified and carry SSAE 16 SOC Type II certification, the highest international standard. QAD Cloud ERP enables manufacturers to effectively:

  • Optimise processes across manufacturing, the supply chain and customer facing operations with an emphasis on quality, cost and delivery while maintaining the desired level of operational performance
  • Support global growth and expansion
  • Meet ever-evolving compliance requirements
  • Access and analyse processes and data, with visibility to tune operations and make rapid, fact-based business decisions
  • Deploy using proven implementation and migration services
  • Operate sites simultaneously in the cloud and on premise with a single view of transactions and information across all business entities

“Providing our clients with local hosting in Australia demonstrates our commitment to the region,” said Paul Henderson, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. “We believe the cloud is not merely a deployment option, it’s a strategic decision. Customers leverage cloud technology to redefine the enterprise, supporting their business strategy by choosing to focus on value-generating activities.”

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 as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP 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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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, including, but not limited to, statements regarding projections of revenue, income and loss, capital expenditures, plans and objectives of management regarding the Company’s business, future economic performance or any of the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “could,” “will likely result,” “estimates,” “intends,” “may,” “projects,” “should,” “would,” “might,” “plan” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. 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: risks associated with our cloud service offerings, such as defects and disruptions in our services, our ability to properly manage our cloud service offerings, our reliance on third-party hosting and other service providers, and our exposure to liability and loss from security breaches; demand for the company’s products, including cloud service, licenses, services and maintenance; pressure to make concessions on our pricing and changes in our pricing models; protection of our intellectual property; dependence on third-party suppliers and other third-party relationships, such as sales, services and marketing channels; changes in our revenue, earnings, operating expenses and margins; the reliability of our financial forecasts and estimates of the costs and benefits of transactions; the ability to leverage changes in technology; defects in our software products and services; third party opinions about the company; competition in our industry; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; economic conditions in our vertical markets and worldwide; exchange rate fluctuations; and the global political environment. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and factors that may affect our forward-looking statements, please refer to the company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and, in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission thereafter. Management does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

Markit Strategies
Patrick McLaughlin
QAD Inc.
Evan Quinn
Analyst Relations