QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that the QAD Blog has been named Best Vendor Blog by ERP Focus. The ERP Writers Awards recognize excellence in the ERP community by vendors and individual writers who have published articles, blog posts or reviews over the past year. Nominees must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the role ERP software plays in the 21st century workplace and a commitment to helping readers understand the complexities of ERP. There are four award categories: Best Writer, Best Article, Best Independent Blog and Best Vendor Blog. Submissions were judged by ERP Focus editor Kathryn Beeson and industry experts Cindy Jutras and Brian Sommer. Jutras received last year's ERP Writers Award for Best Writer and Best Independent Blog. Sommer received last year's award for Best Article. The QAD Blog features coverage of ERP technology, manufacturing trends and customer success stories. It also provides an inside look at the corporate culture of QAD. For a full list of winners, go here. "It's an honor to be recognized by a respected organization like ERP Focus," said QAD Chief Marketing Officer Carter Lloyds. "Our team works hard to make sure the blog provides information that is pertinent to the ERP, supply chain, manufacturing and QAD communities. We are always open to new ideas, so if you have any ideas for topics, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org." About ERP Focus ERP Focus provides knowledge and evaluation resources to ERP software professionals. Whether you're already using ERP or considering your first implementation, our aim is to give you free access to the latest knowledge, research and tools needed to navigate the ERP market. http://www.erpfocus.com/. About QAD - The Effective Enterprise QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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