QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that it will hold its annual global customer conference, QAD Explore 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, on May 6-9, 2013. Early Bird Registration Offers More than 30 Percent Savings QAD is offering an early bird registration fee of $1,295, a discount of $600, for those who register by March 1, 2013. Easy, fast enrollment online is at http://www.qad.com/explore/register. Explore brings together the latest solutions for global manufacturing companies, the best in ERP and exclusive access to QAD products and services, partners, peers and product developers. The customer conference is renowned for insights into manufacturing trends, professional networking and intensive technical training — all presented in a community-focused atmosphere. Explore 2013 offers partners and customers — business users and IT professionals at all levels — a four-day experience of unmatched value — education and entertainment. Building the Effective Enterprise at Explore 2013 “At QAD Explore 2013, we look forward to meeting with global manufacturing customers to share best practices and unveil next-generation solutions that offer customers a future where their business processes operate at peak efficiency,” said Pam Lopker, president, QAD. “We’re packing a powerful agenda to give customers the tools they need to build an increasingly Effective Enterprise in 2013 and beyond.” At the conference, QAD will unveil QAD Enterprise Applications 2013 — the latest version of QAD's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution — and also will be showcasing important developments in application support and operation such as QAD On Demand and Blended Cloud and On Premise Deployment Models, Business Intelligence and Demand Planning Analytics, Mobile BI and the industry’s first fully integrated Business Process Management modules. QAD CEO Karl Lopker will provide a keynote address on the company’s strategic direction, including new capabilities developed in collaboration with its recent acquisitions. QAD president Pam Lopker will share the QAD vision for the future and new product development plans.