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French University To Train The Next Generation Of French Engineers With QAD Enterprise Applications

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today announced Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Nancy-Brabois ( IUT), a well-known French technical university and part of the University of Lorraine, has deployed QAD Enterprise Applications 2011 to provide training on enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to students enrolled in the school’s advanced engineering program.

The curriculum offered by IUT’s Mechanical and Production Engineering department provides students with a two-year course in engineering as the foundation for their studies. QAD provides IUT students an in-depth, hands-on experience with modern manufacturing ERP software as part of their studies. The ERP curriculum addresses a broad range of topics including, Cloud ERP, global manufacturing processes, best practices, and systems integration.

“By working with QAD Enterprise Applications as part of their course, students come to understand best practice in manufacturing, and how all business processes work within manufacturing companies,” said Steve Gardner, EMEA vice president, sales and marketing, QAD. “We believe that providing the engineers and managers of the future access to our ERP solutions not only helps them fit into the workplace more easily, but in time, French manufacturing companies will benefit from the skills and awareness gained by these future leaders.”

QAD Enterprise Applications is a complete ERP software solution designed to support global manufacturers. QAD Enterprise Applications enables measurement and control of key business processes, and embraces best practices to support companies, whether in a single plant or across an entire global organization.

”QAD is working with the support of IUT Nancy-Brabois to extend this program to other French universities, and provide QAD Enterprise Applications to as many engineering students as possible across the whole of France,” added Gardner.

To learn more about QAD Enterprise Applications, visit www.qad.com.

About IUT Nancy-Brabois

The IUT Nancy-Brabois, part of the University of Lorraine, opened in 1966 and is one of the largest in France. It is installed on three sites: Villers-les-Nancy, Luneville, and Vandoeuvre at the Faculty of Medicine. The IUT Nancy-Brabois has been established to train technicians and middle managers of the French economy. To date, over 15,000 graduates are from Bac to Bac +2 and Bac +3, nearly 13,500 degrees from the University Institute of Technology and more than 1500 diplomas and professional licenses. The IUT Nancy-Brabois offers a range of eight specialties leading to Diploma and Professional Licensing: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Production Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering Process Engineering, Biological Engineering Agri-Food, Biological Engineering health Quality Logistics and Industrial Organization, Networks and Telecommunications. For more information about IUT Nancy-Brabois, visit the web site at http://www.iutnb.uhp-nancy.fr/.

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. 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. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, 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.

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