QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturers, today announced its annual Explore 2012 South Asia Global Customer Conference will take place on November 6 at the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. QAD Explore is the conference designed exclusively for global manufacturers. Attendees gain insight into leading-edge strategies for manufacturers, while benefiting from learning and networking opportunities alongside peer companies. QAD Explore affords an opportunity to discover the latest capabilities offered by QAD to users of QAD Enterprise Applications.
In the opening keynotes, QAD founder and president, Pam Lopker, QAD chief marketing officer, Gordon Fleming, and QAD senior vice president, Global Services, Anton Chilton, will review the latest developments in the QAD software product suite. They will also announce new customer engagement initiatives.
Gordon Fleming will keynote on the impact of global economic factors on manufacturing. He will discuss the QAD leadership vision of helping every customer become a more Effective Enterprise, where their every business process works at peak efficiency and is perfectly aligned with their strategic goals.
Pam Lopker will deliver a keynote address featuring QAD technology plan to help customers reach the Effective Enterprise vision. She will focus on the QAD product architecture, usability, analytics and global reach. Lopker will preview new mobile applications including global requisition system (GRS), and product enhancements such as social features, enhanced metrics history analytics, new business intelligence modules, demand planning, and business process automation. She will review the latest release of QAD Enterprise Applications 2012.1 – QAD core Enterprise Resource Planning suite that delivers full-strength ERP available in a blended deployment of QAD On Demand, a public cloud deployment model and QAD On Premise.Anton Chilton will deliver a keynote address on essential tools and solutions provided by QAD to help customers reach the Effective Enterprise. Chilton will review QAD Easy On-Boarding, a new methodology to enable customers to implement QAD solutions quicker and easier than ever before. He will announce an expanded QAD partner network and new product certification guidelines for customers. “We are pleased to be hosting QAD Explore 2012 South Asia in Bangkok this year,” said Pam Lopker. “It’s exciting to showcase new technology and solutions to help our customers achieve their business goals, and to reach the Effective Enterprise — as well as catch up with old friends.” QAD Explore 2012 South Asia takes place on November 6, 2012; to learn more, visit http://e.qad.com/2012_THExplore/Main/ About QAD QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, 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.