|Type||Public (NASDAQ: QADA, NASDAQ: QADB)|
|Founded||Carpinteria, California (1979)|
|Headquarters||100 Innovation Place
Santa Barbara, California 93108
|Key people||Pamela Meyer Lopker (Chairman of the Board and President)
Karl F. Lopker (CEO)
Gordon Fleming (CMO)
Murray Ray (Chief People Officer)
Kara Bellamy (CAO)
Daniel Lender (CFO)
Tony Winter (CTO)
|Products||ERP, QAD APM Medical, QAD Configurator, QAD Customer Relationship Management, QAD Customer Self Service, QAD Demand Management, QAD Enterprise Asset Management, QAD Field Service Scheduler, QAD JIT Sequencing, QAD Mobile Field Service, QAD Multi-Level Pegging, QAD Planner, QAD Production Scheduler, QAD QSYNC-CP, QAD Sales and Use Tax, QAD Trade Management, QAD Warehousing, QAD Business Intelligence|
|Employees||1,400 (December 23, 2009)|
QAD provides Enterprise Resource Planning software to manufacturing companies around the world. QAD sells its products and services to companies in six main industries: automotive, consumer products, high technology, food and beverage, industrial equipment and life sciences. As of November 2010, QAD software was in use at 5,555 manufacturing sites in more than 90 countries. QAD's main product suite is called QAD Enterprise Applications (prior to 2007 the main suite name was MFG/PRO) and uses year designations to denote versions. For example, QAD EA 2011.0 for the first version of the 2011, and QAD EA 2011.1 for the second.
For the full year ended January 31, 2012, total revenue was $247.0 million
QAD (which stands for Queen Ann's Drive) was originally formed in 1979 by Pam Lopker, who remains QAD's President and Chairman today. QAD initially developed proprietary software applications for manufacturing companies in southern California. In 1984, QAD launched its flagship product MFG/PRO. MFG/PRO was built using the Progress Software Corporation's Fourth Generation Language (4GL) and relational database. MFG/PRO was one of the first software applications built for manufacturers following the principles of the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS). MFG/PRO was also one of the first applications to support closed loop Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), as well as operating in the newly emerging open systems arena. QAD software supports Lean Manufacturing principles and inter-operates with other systems via open standards. A product called Supply Visualization was first hosted in multi-tenant configuration for QAD customers and those customers' suppliers making QAD an early player in providing SaaS software for manufacturing.
In 2006, QAD launched its next generation user interface called .NET UI.
In 2007, QAD renamed its core product suite from MFG/PRO to QAD Enterprise Applications. With the launch of QAD Enterprise Applications 2007, QAD pioneered hybrid deployment, with the ability to deploy the application either On Premise, On Appliance or On Demand (SaaS).
In 2008, QAD launched a significant enhancement to its core suite with the release of the Enterprise Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications.
In 2010, QAD launched QAD Enterprise Applications 2010.1 (QAD 2010.1) which is designed to meet the unique needs of global manufactured product companies, this software release helps today’s companies operate at peak efficiency for accelerated business recovery and growth.
In 2010, per the initiative and request of CEO Karl Lopker and Chairman Pam Lopker (who together own over 60% of the company), QAD received a board recommendation and shareholder approval to form two share classes of QAD stock. The reverse split that accompanied the creation of the two share classes, QADA 1/20 vote per share, and QADB, 1 vote per share, reduced the outstanding sharecount of the company by 50%. Where before QADI had over 33 million shares outstanding, QADA has about 13.2 million shares outstanding and QADB has 3.3 million shares. (All of this information is verifiable via SEC documents issued by QAD Inc. at www.sec.gov)