Joint Effort Links Sales and Fulfillment to Increase Efficiency

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ionia Corporation, a fast-growing, Boston-based leader in cloud computing technology and a partner of salesforce.com, announced today it has partnered with Strategic Information Group (Strategic) a partner of QAD Inc., a leading ERP applications provider, to deliver a framework that seamlessly integrates salesforce.com and QAD Enterprise Applications.

The collaboration between Ionia and Strategic brings together a unique combination of expertise that enables companies to bridge the gap between sales and fulfillment. The new framework enables transparency throughout the entire customer lifecycle (marketing, sales, fulfillment, delivery, and management).

QAD Enterprise Applications enables users to harness the power of salesforce.com, combining powerful sales force automation with capabilities that support all facets of business for global manufacturing companies in a wide-range of industries, including automotive, consumer products, high-tech, food and beverage, industrial equipment and life sciences. QAD Enterprise Applications is used by thousands of global manufacturing companies in more than 90 countries. Salesforce.com is the leading cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) software.

“Ionia and Strategic Information Group have successfully utilized this framework to deliver corporate transparency by bridging the gap between sales and fulfillment,” said Joe Gaska, Ionia’s founder and lead business analyst and enterprise architect. “This is the first solution that will help manufacturers save time and money by ensuring that these two critical functions work seamlessly together.”

About Ionia Corporation
Founded in 2002 by an experienced team, Ionia Corporation is the leading provider of business process integration solutions. Utilizing Salesforce.com, Microsoft Integration Technologies, Cast Iron, and various other tools, Ionia designs, implements, and delivers individualized strategies to help clients harness the power of their information resources. For more information, visit: www.ioniasolutions.com

About QAD
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA – News) is a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications for global manufacturing companies. QAD applications, including SaaS ERP 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 www.qad.com

About Strategic Information Group
Strategic Information Group helps companies achieve their corporate goals with the application of enterprise technology. Based in Cardiff-by-the Sea, California, Strategic specializes in providing proven solutions for a full range of enterprise applications including ERP, CRM, and QMS. Strategic works with start-ups, multinationals and market leaders to implement their systems on time and on budget, helping them maximize the value of their enterprise technology. For more information visit www.strategic.com