QAD and Precision Software Power Filtration Manufacturer's Global Supply Chain Operations : Filtrair BV Improves Transportation Time and Customs Communications

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QAD, Inc (Nasdaq: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced today that Filtrair BV, a Netherlands-based filtration manufacturer that specializes in filters for automotive paint facilities, gas turbines, intakes and high-end HVAC installations, has streamlined its global supply chain using a combined solution of QAD Enterprise Applications and Precision Software’s Global Trade Management solution. Precision Software is a division of QAD Inc.

Streamlined communication with customs bureaus means that our products get to our customers faster, improving customer relations and helping to increase our bottom-line.

Filtrair BV implemented the QAD-Precision solution to work in tandem with the already deployed QAD Enterprise Applications suite. As a result, Filtrair BV has been able to achieve tighter integration throughout its supply chain, leading to improved transfer and maintenance of data from order entry and processing, to delivery and invoicing.

Filtrair BV supplies its filtration products to customers in more than 80 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. This global audience requires a supply chain solution that can streamline communications with customs bureaus in each country, and help to more efficiently deliver products. The company already had achieved strong return on investment using QAD Enterprise Applications, so it was a natural choice to deploy Precision's Global Trade Management solution.

"The combined solution has automated the production of Filtrair's export and shipping documentation, which has led to faster and more efficient filing of customs information and reduction of the number of days Filtrair's goods were in transit," said Johan Langius, Finance Manager at Filtrair BV. "Streamlined communication with customs bureaus means that our products get to our customers faster, improving customer relations and helping to increase our bottom-line."

Filtrair BV has utilized Precision's Global Trade Management solution to support both its European and North American shipping requirements. The solution's integrated platform has automated the production of export and shipping documentation, resulting in less time spent at customs and faster customer delivery. QAD and Precision's open technology architectures made integration between Global Trade Management and the existing QAD enterprise resource planning solution, easy, and did not impact the company's already successful business processes.

"Filtrair BV is an excellent example of how a company can utilize a full range of products from QAD to streamline its logistics operations and the management of supply chain information, globally," said Pam Lopker, president and founder of QAD. "We strive to develop easy-to-deploy solutions that impact the supply chain quickly and effectively, and we're pleased that Filtrair has benefited in this way."

About Precision Software

Established in 1984, Precision Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of QAD Inc., develops industry-leading global supply chain execution software that allows companies to optimally manage their global trade, transportation, parcel and desktop shipping from a single platform. Precision Software's integrated suite of logistics and visibility solutions increases supply chain velocity, improves profitability and maximizes control of goods as they move throughout the organization and around the world. The solution is system agnostic and it's open architecture allows for easy integration with leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and existing legacy solutions. Precision Software's customers span multiple verticals including life sciences, consumer packaged goods, retail, industrial products, food & beverage, 3rd party logistics providers and freight forwarding. For more information about Precision Software, visit http://www.precisionsoftware.com or email info@precisionsoftware.com.

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 http://www.qad.com.

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

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