Major Consumer Goods Manufacturer Implements QAD 2008 With Enterprise Financials : QAD Global Services Brings Royal Sanders to Go-Live in Less Than Five Months

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QAD, Inc (Nasdaq: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced today that Royal Sanders/Koninklijke Sanders B.V. (Royal Sanders), of Vlijmen, Netherlands, has deployed QAD Enterprise Applications 2008 with QAD Enterprise Financials, making it the first QAD customer to achieve this milestone.

We work hard to create solutions that truly impact our customers' businesses

A leading supplier of personal care products, Royal Sanders designs, develops, and manufactures a variety of body care products under its own brands, as well as private label products for major companies around the world. The company was founded in 1851 with a Royal warrant granted by King Willem III, of the Netherlands.

A long-time QAD customer, Royal Sanders upgraded to QAD Enterprise Applications 2008 (QAD 2008) with QAD Enterprise Financials to support strategic growth objectives. To further streamline operations, improve supply chain management and gain the business advantages inherent in applying industry best practices, the company added QAD .NET User Interface, QAD EDI eCommerce and QAD Warehousing modules. QAD Global Services, the services and consulting arm of QAD, took Royal Sanders live on QAD Enterprise Applications 2008 in just under five months.

Bart Hullegie, Operations Director of Royal Sanders said, "The QAD 2008 implementation has gone well. We started in early November 2007 and were able to go live on QAD 2008 with Enterprise Financials in March 2008. The partnership with QAD is strong, and we applaud the QAD Global Services team for a true collaborative effort that made Royal Sanders' early success possible."

"We work hard to create solutions that truly impact our customers' businesses," said Pam Lopker, president and founder of QAD. "Our QAD Global Services team worked with Royal Sanders to create a solution suite that would meet their needs, from streamlining their supply chain to managing growing demand, and then we worked diligently to install it quickly for maximum impact."

About QAD Enterprise Applications

QAD Enterprise Applications 2008 (QAD 2008) is the latest release of QAD's complete applications suite. QAD 2008 builds on the proven platform of QAD Enterprise Applications and is designed to meet the needs of global manufacturers—no matter how diverse their business is or where they are located. Developed jointly with customers, QAD 2008 combines user efficiency, application flexibility and functional sophistication into the most extensive release of QAD software to date.

QAD 2008 Enterprise Edition is a complete solution of software and services including QAD Enterprise Financials, which supports accounting and financial operations with extensive core financial capabilities for enterprise-sized organizations. QAD Enterprise Financials is a powerful and efficient financial solution providing the ability to manage and control businesses at a local, regional and global level, and supports multi-company, multi-currency, multi-language, multi-tax capabilities, as well as consolidated reporting. QAD Enterprise Financials also enables regulatory, governmental and SOX/IFRS compliance. It provides flexible and robust reporting, giving decision makers multiple views of their company's financial position.


Royal Sanders is an innovative manufacturer and developer of personal care products, servicing major retailers (private label), supplying multinational and niche brand owners (contract manufacturing) combined with supplying its own collection of well-known, high-profile brands including Van Gils Fragrances, Melkmeisje, Odorex, Fresh Up and Proset to its key markets. With headquarters in Vlijmen, Netherlands, Royal Sanders has a state-of-the-art development and production facility fulfilling a wide range of customer requirements. For more information about Royal Sanders, telephone +31 73 5187 187, or visit the Royal Sanders Web site at

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 Web site 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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