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QAD Awards Partner Excellence at Explore 2017

Partners recognized for achievements at QAD global customer conference

DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2017-- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, today announced the winners of its annual partner program awards at the QAD Explore 2017 customer conference in Detroit. The awards recognize partners in the QAD community for their achievements in contributing to the success of QAD customers.

Carter Lloyds, QAD’s chief marketing officer, presented the awards at QAD Explore 2017. “QAD puts a high value on having successful strategic relationships with our partners,” said Lloyds. “Each of them is focused on working with the QAD team to ensure a world class experience for our customers. It is an honor to recognize our partners each year at Explore.”

The Explore 2017 Partner Award winners are:

  • Progress was named Consulting Partner of the Year. This award recognizes QAD’s consulting partners for the outstanding contributions they make to QAD’s customers. Progress has been a QAD partner for many years and in 2014, Progress acquired BravePoint, a provider of OpenEdge consulting, training and application development services. BravePoint, now named Progress Services, has always been very active in the QAD community, helping customers leverage their core assets and develop strategies that protect their investments, while addressing changing business requirements. The Progress Services team works in concert with QAD, giving customers a cohesive, collaborative approach that ensures exceptional customer satisfaction.
  • Scott Sheldon, LLC received the New Partner of the Year award. This award recognizes a partner that in the first year of partnership made significant efforts to align their core expertise with QAD. Scott Sheldon is committed to QAD Demand & Supply Chain Planning (DSCP) and Cloud ERP platforms. They are laser focused on ensuring the success of QAD customers with their demand and supply chain expertise wrapped around the QAD suite.
  • AbeTech received the Solution Partner of the Year award. This award recognizes a partner that provides complementary support for QAD solutions. AbeTech works closely with the QAD Services team on the hardware side of QAD Automation Solutions, enabling QAD to focus on customers’ business processes. AbeTech provides barcode, labeling, wireless and RFID integration to the Automation Solutions portfolio helping to give QAD customers a complete and successful solution.
  • The Channel Partner of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding revenue contribution, was given to QAD’s North American partner, Strategic Information Group. Strategic Information Group has over 24 years of experience selling and servicing QAD customers. Strategic Information Group is once again a top revenue producer in North America.

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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Source: QAD Inc.

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