These prestigious awards from QAD recognize visionary customers who are promoting use of QAD Enterprise Applications to drive innovation and evolve business systems to address rapidly changing market, regulatory and global conditions. The awards honor companies for a variety of achievements in their businesses that align with the Effective Enterprise, QAD’s vision for global manufacturers, where their every business process works at peak efficiency and is perfectly aligned with their strategic goals.

“QAD customers are some of the most innovative and agile enterprises in the world,” said Pam Lopker, QAD president and founder. “We are proud to recognize and showcase customers that are transforming their business systems to become more Effective Enterprises. These companies are truly leaders in their fields.”

The QAD Rapid Achiever Awards recognize the organizations that exemplify effective deployment of QAD solutions to support dynamic business growth. This year, QAD presents the award to the following customers: Eaton, Aesse Investments S Group Automotive Ltd, GKN Driveline, Tower International Inc., Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies.

The QAD Early Adopter Awards recognize organizations that have collaborated with QAD to promote applications research and provide a greater understanding of how QAD applications can be scaled and integrated into QAD customers’ policy, business and manufacturing management processes. This year, the following customers delivered significant value to the QAD Customer Community a result of participating in the QAD Business Process Management (BPM) Early Adopter Program: Mueller Industries Inc., Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products and Transitions Optical, Inc.

QAD Deployment Awards recognize organizations that have successfully upgraded their legacy ERP systems to leverage the benefits of QAD Enterprise Applications throughout their business. This year, QAD recognizes Lear Corporation.

QAD On Demand Award recognizes organizations that have transformed their business systems and achieved measurable success through innovative deployment of QAD On Demand, QAD’s cloud ERP offering. This year QAD recognizes Dana Holding Corporation.

QAD Visionary Awards recognize the individuals who have helped their company realize its vision and transform their organization in a significant way through the use of new technology from QAD. The 2013 QAD Awards were presented to the following leaders: Toni Clubb, chief financial officer at Vita-Tech International, Inc., Rick Seibert, vice president of Business Development at Sharp Corporation, David Stafford, chief financial officer at Physio-Control, Inc.

To learn more about the QAD Explore Customer Conference, visit: www.qad.com/explore. For more information about QAD Enterprise Applications, please visit: www.qad.com