QAD Partners with Tugboat Software to Offer Software Configuration Management to its Customers

Roundtable® TSMS Helps QAD Customers Control Their Entire Software Lifecycle

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., SEPTEMBER 1, 2011QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA. QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, and Tugboat Software, a change management solutions provider, announced today a partnership agreement to offer Tugboat’s Roundtable® Total Software Management System (TSMS), a software configuration management (SCM) solution, to QAD customers.

Tugboat’s Roundtable TSMS helps QAD customers deliver enhancements to QAD Enterprise Applications in shorter development and deployment cycles, while also managing the cost, quality and compliance of their customizations over the entire application lifecycle. Additionally, customers are better able to audit and demonstrate control of their internal IT systems, to meet compliance requirements, such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

“We’re pleased to offer this solution to our customers,” noted Gordon Fleming, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for QAD. “In today’s economy, many manufacturing companies are operating with fewer IT resources. This solution aligns with QAD Enterprise Applications to help our customers focus more on their core business and less on their software.”

Tugboat’s Roundtable SCM solution enables QAD enterprise customers to set a clear, standardized structure for the development and deployment process, maximize efficiencies in this process (with change and impact analysis), and manage each change in the process to ensure compliance with operating procedures.

“We are very excited about this partnership,” said Patricia Schilling, president of Tugboat Software. “Roundtable TSMS is a natural fit for QAD customers and complement to QAD Enterprise Applications. Both products are built using the Progress® OpenEdge® enterprise technology, giving QAD customers a competitive advantage by delivering greater efficiency, precision, and control over the development and deployment of customized applications.”

To learn more, visit QAD’s Tugboat Roundtable TSMS informational page.