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QAD Opens Explore 2015 Customer Conference

By Business Wire News   


QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, today welcomed customers and partners from 31 countries to its flagship conference Explore 2015, at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, near Washington D.C.

With approximately 750 attendees, this year’s keynotes, sessions, workshops and training classes have a central theme of Learn, Network and Discover. Attendees will have a broad array of opportunities to learn new skills and solutions that assist in effective manufacturing processes; network with peers and colleagues in the manufacturing community as well as QAD experts; and discover how QAD customers are using technology to innovate and optimize business processes. In addition, several sessions qualify for APICS continuing education credits.

Some of the notable presentations on the agenda for the week include:

  • Company updates from QAD executives including Pam and Karl Lopker
  • Dr. James P. Womack’s The Challenge of the Lean Enterprise presentation
  • A presentation from Todd Hewlin on the shift to the B4B business model
  • Extensive hands-on training exercises

“Explore 2015 is the perfect place to learn about the journey to become an Effective Enterprise,” said Pam Lopker, president and chairman of the board, QAD. “We are delighted to host our customers and partners and see how leveraging technology has fueled their success in the global marketplace.”

Explore 2015 kicks-off with today’s general session, continues through the week and concludes on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Follow us on Twitter @QAD_Community for real-time updates from #QADExplore 2015.

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, 734-255-6466
QAD Inc.
Evan Quinn, 617-869-7335
Analyst Relations


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