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QAD On Demand Delivers the Benefits of Cloud ERP to Global Automotive Parts Manufacturers

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SANTA BARBARA, CA--October 19, 2013: QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services, announced QAD On Demand Automotive Edition delivers the benefits of its cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to global automotive suppliers. QAD On Demand Automotive Edition is designed exclusively for automotive manufacturers to meet their goals for quality, cost and delivery.

“In today’s global environment of acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, QAD On Demand is an effective solution for automotive customers to bring new sites or divisions on board quickly and affordably”

QAD On Demand is Full-Strength Cloud ERP Built for Global Auto Suppliers

New automotive customers and existing customers alike are investigating QAD’s proven cloud ERP solution for its predictable cost structure, global capabilities and flexible deployment. QAD On Demand offers the same functionality, business processes and user experience of the on-premise model of QAD Enterprise Applications while offering the benefits of QAD cloud ERP. QAD On Demand reduces customer costs of managing computers, databases or other infrastructure related to their ERP solution. Using QAD cloud ERP, customers enjoy enhanced system performance and monitoring, reliability, security, planned upgrades and business continuity with on demand access around the world.

QAD global capabilities with built-in support for local languages, currencies, business practices and legal requirements allow automotive manufacturers to efficiently align their global operations to strategic goals and perform at their best.

The scalability of the QAD cloud ERP solution allows automotive suppliers and sub suppliers with as few as ten users and as many as thousands to use the same application. “In today’s global environment of acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, QAD On Demand is an effective solution for automotive customers to bring new sites or divisions on board quickly and affordably,” said Charlie Eggerding, vice president of QAD On Demand. “Whether our customers are moving from an existing QAD system or from another ERP application, we have proven methodologies for simplifying the process.”

QAD has streamlined processes for converting data effectively and efficiently, and has developed a simple process for configuring business processes and bringing users on board quickly and efficiently. QAD’s implementation methodology, Easy On Boarding, simplifies the implementation process by pre-populating most standard data and pre-configuring standard processes.

QAD also offers flexible deployment options that allow customers to blend deployment of their ERP in the public cloud and on premise. QAD’s architecture supports deployment portability and deployment independence allowing manufacturers to have a combination of QAD On Premise and QAD On Demand at different sites, simultaneously. Customers benefit from the same functionality, business processes, internationalizations and user experience across the QAD solution regardless of the deployment model.

QAD On Demand Automotive Edition Provides Process Maps

Global auto manufacturers gain unique capabilities with QAD On Demand Automotive Edition, including specific process maps based on automotive industry best practices and embedded support for Materials Management Operations Guideline/ Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE). MMOG/LE, now used by leading OEMs for supplier certification, was first introduced in 2002 by automotive industry leadership associations AIAG and its European counterpart Odette, and guides suppliers in assessing, improving, and benchmarking materials management and logistics processes. Global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers that embrace the implementation of MMOG/LE have improved delivery performance and reduced costs from errors, waste and workload for both suppliers and customers.

“Global automotive manufacturers want the flexibility to scale operations to meet their customers’ stringent requirements,” said Terry Onica, director of Automotive at QAD. “QAD On Demand Automotive Edition enables suppliers to move quickly while achieving their goals for quality, cost and delivery. QAD helps customers achieve their vision of becoming a more Effective Enterprise, in which every business process is working at peak efficiency and perfectly aligned with their strategic goals.”

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