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QAD Accelerates Path to Learning, Networking and Discovery for Global Manufacturers at QAD Explore 2013

QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today announced plans for hosting its annual customer conference, QAD Explore 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, May 6-9, 2013, at the Marriott Rivercenter. QAD Explore is the conference designed exclusively for global manufacturers. Attendees will gain insight into leading-edge strategies for manufacturers, while benefiting from learning and networking opportunities alongside peer companies. Additionally QAD Explore affords an opportunity to discover the latest capabilities offered by QAD to users of QAD Enterprise Applications.

This year’s agenda offers first looks at new capabilities in QAD Enterprise Applications 2013 – QAD core ERP suite that delivers full-strength ERP software available in a blended deployment of QAD On Demand, a public cloud ERP solution and QAD On Premise. Other sneak technology peaks will include advances in mobile applications, Business Process Management (BPM), Analytics, and many other new developments in QAD Enterprise Applications.

At QAD Explore, attendees will network, discover and envision world-class ERP solutions for today’s current manufacturing challenges and opportunities. QAD founder and president Pam Lopker and QAD technology experts will demo QAD 2013 Enterprise Applications designed to help customers become more effective enterprises, operating at peak performance and aligned with strategic goals. The agenda is designed to maximize educational opportunities for customers and partners to go deep into the details of product features, technologies, trouble-shooting and best practices.

QAD global manufacturing customers specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products will have the opportunity to discuss manufacturing trends and brief each other on best practices related to their respective industries. The expanded training format is designed to maximize learning, networking and discovery—all in one place and all with the friendly signature sense of QAD thriving community.

“Explore is the best opportunity of the year to be in one place with the QAD Community,” said Pam Lopker. “I’m especially excited to engage with our customers to learn and share more about the latest trends in manufacturing. I look forward to discussing QAD On Demand, our cloud ERP solution, and how QAD is harnessing mobile computing for customer advantage. Plus we’re looking forward to presenting the next release of QAD Enterprise Applications designed to help our customers become even more effective enterprises, operating at peak efficiency and aligned with strategic goals.”

With expanded hands-on training opportunities at Explore 2013, the event offers attendees exceptional opportunities to take back new skills and solutions for greater effectiveness. Additionally, Explore will offer APICS continuing education credits for those who are APICS Certified.

San Antonio promises to be a great location for Explore 2013, offering world-class dining and attractions, built on a rich history and unique culture. With hundreds of daily flights to international locations, and a thriving downtown, San Antonio will not disappoint.

QAD will announce the Explore 2013 Customer Conference agenda and open online registration in December 2012.