QAD is one of the leading providers 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 5,300 licensed sites in more than 90 countries and in as many as 27 languages. The company trades on NASDAQ under the symbol QADI. It is headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif.