QAD’s awards recognize partners’ and customers’ outstanding use of QAD technology and solutions. The awards honor companies for 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.

“We are very proud to honor this year’s award recipients,” said Pam Lopker, QAD president and founder. “These companies are at the forefront of technology adoption and are true innovators, epitomizing the Effective Enterprise. Our annual awards are a great opportunity for us to recognize achievements within the QAD community.”

QAD presented its fiscal year 2012 awards in the following categories to the following companies:

QAD Visionary – Elzbieta Wlodarska, of FoodCare Sp. z o.o., for leading the company’s implementation of QAD Warehousing across multiple sites helping to support the company’s business growth throughout Europe.

Exceptional Deployment, Enterprise Edition – CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions for the effective and rapid deployment of QAD Enterprise Edition at multiple sites throughout Europe.

Exceptional Deployment, QAD On Demand – Nexteer Automotive for a highly successful QAD On Demand deployment to manage their global manufacturing enterprise.

QAD Joint Development – Hendrickson International for their effective collaboration with QAD in delivering innovative capabilities to support their global warranty management solution.

Rapid Achiever – GEA Technika Cieplna, CoorsTek, Delphi Automotive Systems Group, Lear-Mexico, and Columbian Chemicals for their demonstrated speed in deploying a QAD solution (module or suite).

Additionally, QAD applauded its collective eco-system of valued QAD partners for their overall contributions in extending the QAD brand and value across the globe, and bestowed distinctive honors to the following organizations:

North American Channel Partner of the Year – Strategic Information Group in recognition of outstanding sales performance during fiscal year 2012.

Solution Partner of the Year – Cebos Ltd., in recognition of support of QAD customers using the Cebos MQ1 quality management software.

Technology Partner of the Year – Progress Software, a QAD partner since 1983, for working closely with QAD on development of QAD Business Process Management using new capabilities of Progress OpenEdge BPM.

Consulting Partner of the Year – BravePoint, a longstanding member of the QAD Partner Program, for their continued commitment to quality delivery and focus on consulting certification.

New Partner of the Year – Unicorn HRO, the newest addition to the QAD Partner Program, for delivering exceptional first year results with workforce management solutions for QAD customers.

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