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QAD Announces Enhanced Partnership with Sopra Group in France

Companies Extend their 18-Year Partnership to Prime Sopra and All QAD Users in France on Latest QAD Products and Services

 
PRLog - Mar. 31, 2011 - BRIERLEY HILL, U.K. -- QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA, QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers and its partner Sopra Group, a European IT systems integrator, today announced the two companies have strengthened their partnership with an enhanced commitment to world-class customer engagement and services delivery for QAD customers and prospects throughout France.

Sopra Group has been a valued strategic partner of QAD since 1993, providing QAD customers consulting, systems integration, and solutions services and support. As a leading European IT provider, Sopra Group offers QAD customers local services, support, and expertise to augment QAD Global Services and help customers to achieve value from their QAD investment.

"Sopra Group already has broad and deep experience spanning 18 years implementing QAD solutions in over 100 customer sites,” explains Jean-François Pouverel, mid-market division manager for Sopra Group. “We see this enhanced collaboration as an opportunity to further foster our QAD expertise. For QAD customers, our alliance provides enhanced access to QAD technologies and to Sopra Group’s expertise in project integration."

As part of their strengthened joint commitment, Sopra Group will work more closely with QAD sales, marketing and consulting and QAD will train Sopra Group on its customer engagement process and implementation methodologies. These methodologies enable QAD and its partners to uniformly review and assess a customer’s business processes and consult on how to refine their existing systems to help improve their efficiencies and meet their objectives.

“Sopra Group has consistently demonstrated competency in delivery of QAD solutions to help our customers achieve their business goals,” said Steve Gardner, vice president, Sales & Marketing, QAD EMEA. “With our strengthened relationship, we’re confident both of our companies can deliver even greater value and satisfaction to our customers in France.”

About Sopra Group
Sopra Group is a leader in the European IT consulting and services market and a QAD partner since 1993. The company employs 12,000 people. It generated revenue of 1.1 billion Euros in 2009. Sopra Group’s business model focuses on an end-to-end approach to help customers drive growth and a competitive advantage. Sopra Group supervises and implements major systems integration and application outsourcing projects worldwide, and application integration and business process management services through its subsidiary Axway, a leading provider of Business Interaction Networks. For more information, visit http://www.sopragroup.com.

About QAD
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies.  QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time.  Manufacturers of automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products use QAD applications at approximately 6,100 licensed sites in more than 90 countries and in as many as 27 languages.  For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805 684 6614, or visit the QAD Web site at 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. 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, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2010 ended January 31, 2010.

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Founded in 1979, QAD has been recognized as a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications for global manufacturing companies. Today, QAD enterprise applications leverage advances in Internet and enabling technologies to provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time.

QAD enterprise applications are focused and optimized for select manufacturing industry segments: automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences.

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