QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB) 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 Enterprise Resource Planning suite that delivers full-strength ERP available in a blended deployment of QAD On Demand, a public cloud 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. Maximum Learning Opportunity All In One Place At QAD Explore, attendees will network, discover and envision world-class 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.