MRO Magazine

Registration Opens for QAD Explore 2016 Customer Conference


January 19, 2016
By Business Wire News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that it has opened registration for its annual customer conference, QAD Explore, being held from May 2-5, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago. Customers can register for the event at expore.qad.com/register.

Explore is QAD’s largest annual event where customers, partners, sponsors and QAD experts come together for a week of informative sessions, hands-on training, manufacturing industry-specific presentations and networking. The agenda provides updates on key trends in manufacturing, strategic developments in QAD’s target industries and information on new solution developments. Attendees will hear from over 60 speakers, including QAD executives, customers and manufacturing industry experts. This year’s lineup includes noted manufacturing futurist Jim Carroll, world-renowned lean manufacturing expert Dr. James P. Womack and Dr. Doug White, a cybersecurity expert, along with several other industry luminaries.

The conference’s popular educational program features more than 40 workshops and hands-on training classes, many of which count toward APICS continuing education credits. Hands-on training has historically sold out quickly; it provides a deeper view of specific subjects, including:

  • ERP and MES
  • QAD QMS system overview
  • Effective UX for customer service
  • QAD packaged inventory & item serialization

QAD Explore 2016 will also host the QAD Solutions Expo, where sponsors and other members of the QAD community can exhibit, demonstrate and solicit feedback on their products and solutions. Those interested in sponsoring or participating in the Solutions Expo can email alliances@qad.com.

QAD is offering an early bird registration fee of $1295 (a $600 discount) for those who register by April 1. Full-price registration extends through the event. Registration includes access to more than 40 sessions, invitations to the Welcome Reception and the closing night off site dinner, meals during the event, electronic access to all presentation materials and access to the Solutions Expo show floor.

To learn more about Explore, and stay abreast of the latest updates, follow @QAD_Community on Twitter and look for #QADExplore.

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.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000, visit www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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.

QAD Inc.
Scott Matulis, 818-451-8918
Public Relations
publicrelations@qad.com
or
Evan Quinn, 617-869-7335
Analyst Relations
industryanalyst@qad.com