QAD, Pics Expand Consulting Services Alliance : Customers to Benefit from Extended Partnership, Tighter Integration and Shared Expertise

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QAD, Inc (Nasdaq: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today announced an expanded Strategic Alliance relationship with Professional Implementation Consulting Services, Inc. (PICS), a consulting firm specializing in QAD Enterprise Applications and technical and business process services since 1995. The relationship will expand QAD’s ability to deliver services and solutions into QAD’s key vertical markets within the United States manufacturing industry by offering customers additional support and specialized services through PICS.

PICS is proud to renew our long-standing alliance relationship with QAD, as we believe their strategic direction, passion for manufacturing and proven enterprise solutions are in complete alignment with our own strategic vision and shared goals

"PICS is proud to renew our long-standing alliance relationship with QAD, as we believe their strategic direction, passion for manufacturing and proven enterprise solutions are in complete alignment with our own strategic vision and shared goals," said Rich Rosenthal, Principal at PICS. "PICS and QAD will partner with our shared customers to create innovative supply chain solutions, provide added value and deliver measurable ROI. QAD's continued technological advancements and functionally rich application enhancements, coupled with their vertical focus and deep manufacturing industry experience, will enable our two companies to partner with our customers, help them streamline operations, and improve performance."

Under the alliance agreement PICS will provide consulting and technical services in support of QAD's software solutions to companies looking to better leverage their investment in QAD. With more than 13 years' experience successfully delivering consulting services in all QAD vertical markets, PICS will help customers implement, upgrade, integrate and enhance the usage and performance of QAD solutions, applications and technology.

QAD's full line of technology solutions, featuring QAD Enterprise Applications, helps manufacturing companies in the automotive, food and beverage, consumer products, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries to streamline their supply chain and integrate more closely with their suppliers and distributors. This partnership also stands to help them address their complex technology challenges while strengthening their communication and raising visibility into the extended supply chain.

"QAD solutions are ideal for the manufacturing industries on which we focus. We're helping hundreds of customers streamline their operations and reduce inventory costs. Given the economic times we are in, these issues are as important as ever. Our partnership with PICS is a natural fit, as they share our vision for helping today's manufacturers become more productive and efficient," said Duane Kotsen, vice president, QAD Global Services.

Nearly all manufacturing companies and industries are under extreme pressure to lower production costs, while increasing the velocity of their supply chains to meet ever increasing customer demands. QAD and PICS can offer such companies innovative solutions that can lead to realization of significant savings and tangible benefits to manufacturers and their customers. QAD Enterprise Applications and related services solutions from PICS are an excellent way to meet stringent compliance requirements effectively and efficiently.

About PICS

As a QAD Global Services Alliance Partner with offices and consultants located throughout the United States, PICS ( can offer an approach that is tailored to the unique needs and expectations of our QAD clients. PICS experience and knowledge is unmatched in the industry and our staff of highly experienced consultants, technicians and developers are dedicated and committed to being responsive and available when and where our clients need us. In addition to a full line of QAD consulting services, PICS also offers a broad range of QAD complementary software including: Integrated Document Management, Forms Processing, System Monitoring , Batch Scheduling and General Ledger Chart of Accounts Conversion. For more information about PICS and our QAD consulting services or products, please call 1-609-702-3900.

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies. 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. Manufacturers of automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products use QAD applications at approximately 6,100 licensed sites in more than 90 countries and in as many as 27 languages. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805 684 6614, or visit the QAD at

"QAD" is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to Investors:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2008 ended January 31, 2008.

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