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QAD Signs Partnership Agreement with CERAMTECH Consultaria in Brazil

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QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with CERAMTECH Consultaria, designating CERAMTECH as a channel partner in Brazil.

“CERAMTECH’s experience and expertise in evolving manufacturing segments, along with its understanding of why these industries need to be agile and have the ability to adapt, makes it an ideal partner to address the needs of QAD customers in Brazil,” said QAD Vice President, Global Partner Strategy & Management Mohan Ponnudurai. “They understand how to help transform manufacturing companies through direct relationships. What unites QAD and CERAMTECH is the belief that we can positively impact an organization’s future and help improve and transform their business using QAD Adaptive ERP. Together, we look forward to sustained growth in the Brazilian manufacturing industry.”

Located in São Paulo, CERAMTECH is a Brazilian company with over 30 years of experience promoting industry 4.0 with cutting-edge technology, as well as safety for the manufacturing industry. It brings innovation and sustainability to the Brazilian and Latin American markets. The company provides consulting and business development for industry products and services.

The partnership agreement allows CERAMTECH to market and sell QAD Adaptive ERP in Brazil to manufacturing companies in the automotive, industrial, consumer packaged goods and life sciences industries.

“CERAMTECH has been operating for many years in the industrial consultancy and industrial safety equipment sectors,” said CERAMTECH Alliance Director Hercilio Ramos Jr. “A partnership with QAD is a powerful synergy that can help current and potential customers in the manufacturing sector to improve control, quality and best practices.”

The QAD Global Partner Program has over 100 partners helping QAD to deliver innovative solutions, services and technology that help its customers to modernize their business processes, manage disruption and leverage that disruption into competitive advantage. The program includes several types of relationships including channel partners, system integrators and service organizations, solution providers and technology providers.

About QAD – Enabling the Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. In order to survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented rates of speed. QAD calls these companies Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises. QAD solutions help customers in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, QAD has 30 offices globally. Over 2,000 manufacturing companies have deployed QAD solutions, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), digital supply chain planning (DSCP), global trade and transportation execution (GTTE), quality management system (QMS) and strategic sourcing and supplier management, to become an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise. To learn more, visit or call +1 805-566-6100. Find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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