May 3-6, 2015

Washington, DC

Special Guest Speakers Announced

This year's conference is going to be even more exciting than the last, as we've invited two noted authors and speakers to Explore. Experts in business growth strategy and lean thinking, respectively, Todd Hewlin and James Womack will share their knowledge and give a bit of insight into the future of technology and manufacturing.

Todd HewlinTodd Hewlin is a Managing Director at TCG Advisors, the leading growth strategy firm in Silicon Valley. He is co-author of Consumption Economics and B4B.


Explore Session: Getting to B4B

The pace of change in the tech industry is accelerating and innovation is changing the world. Todd's talk will frame where technology are headed and define the capabilities you should be investing in now to be ready for the future.


James Womack

James P. Womack, PhD, is the founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit research and education company created to advance lean thinking around the world.


Explore Session: The Challenge of the Lean Enterprise

Many business understand the advantages of working toward a strategy, but they face challenges in aligning goals to performance. James will discuss how to be a lean and effective organization.


We’re so excited to hear from these incredible speakers at Explore, make sure you’re there with us! Register for Explore by April 3rd to save $600!


Who's Going to QAD Explore? Spotlight on Scosche

We’re thrilled to share that our friends from Scosche Industries will be joining us this year at QAD Explore in May. When we asked Michael Amaladhas, Director of IT at Scosche, why he is joining us, he said: “I am going to QAD Explore to learn more about what’s happening in and around the QAD world and bring energy back to Scosche.”

Scosche was founded in 1980 and is an award-winning innovator of consumer electronics/technology and car audio installation hardware products. They pride themselves on their high-quality products at competitive prices and unbeatable customer service. You will notice that Scosche products are very attractive and incredibly useful, but the high quality of their audio and mobile technologies is what really stands out among the competition. Scosche products are sold in over 50 countries worldwide by a wide array of the most recognized names in retail. While global in reach, Scosche still finds much of its inspiration in the local California lifestyle, culture, music and people. These influences can be seen in the accessories and products that are now in the hands and vehicles of people across the globe.

Scosche will be at QAD Explore 2015

To learn more about Scosche — and maybe do a bit of shopping — visit their website: www.scosche.com

Don’t forget to say “Hi” to the team from Scosche if you run into them at Explore. We want to see all of the QAD community at Explore this year, so be sure to register soon to take advantage of the early bird savings.

Justify Explore Attendance to Your Manager

The value of QAD Explore might be clear to you, but do you need help making the case to your manager or organization? We're here to help.

We've developed a document that can help you sell the value of Explore through an email or discussion with your manager.

Have questions about the event? Let us know explore@qad.com.

Agenda Update — After Hours Demo: Effective Material Handling

Did you see the recent addition to the QAD Explore agenda on Wednesday afternoon? We’ll be holding a FREE after-hours demo on improving material handling using QAD Data Collection with handheld devices. You’ll also see how you can utilize QAD Label Printing services and ​leverage serialized packaged inventory (License Plates)​. By taking advantage of these new capabilities, you'll have more granular information to track, trace, and control your inventory in real time.​ It's a demo and discussion you don't want to miss!

Space is limited,​ ​so preregistration is required. If you​’re interested in attending, once you’ve registered for Explore, please email education@qad.com with your contact information.

Who's Going to QAD Explore? Spotlight on CK Technologies

We just got word that CK Technologies will be joining us at this year’s QAD Explore conference in DC.
If you’ve ever seen a big rig on the road, there’s a good chance you’ve seen CK Technologies’ (CKT) parts. Founded in 2002, CKT is a market leader for injection molded bumpers, grills, roof fairings, and chassis skirts. CKT began with 60 employees and has increased to over 750 today, and they continue to grow their head count and annual revenue each year.
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This year, I was lucky enough to go to Montpelier, Ohio, and visit CKT to shoot a video. It was fascinating to see manufacturing in action, and I really enjoyed talking to the people at CKT. I'm looking forward to the premier of the video at Explore!
To learn more about CKT visit their website: www.cktech.biz
I think we have a great relationship with QAD. It’s almost as if we’re in a joint venture, a partnership. - Alex Wheeler, Controller, CK Technologies
When you’re roaming the Explore networking events, make sure you say “Hi” to the guys from CKT, I know I will! Don’t forget to register soon to take advantage of the early bird discount.

Connect with ERP Experts

Each year we ask our customers and colleagues, “What do you look forward to at QAD Explore?” Time and time again, the answer is, “Networking opportunities!” It’s the one time a year where you can join over 800 ERP experts in one place. Not only do you have QAD developers, engineers, and partners at your fingertips, but you also have an entire community of QAD users and peers to engage with. Hear it for yourself:

Please join us to Learn, Network, and Discover at QAD Explore from May 3-6 in Washington, DC. Register soon and save $600 with the early bird discount!

Explore the Numbers

When it comes to QAD Explore, those of us on the marketing team love gathering data, crunching the numbers, and analyzing the results. We discover what is working well, what needs improvement, and each year we get to make the event even better.

Where am I going with this? Here are some numbers around QAD Explore to help make the decision even easier that it’s time to register.



Lastly, if you have never attended a QAD Explore conference, you’re not alone! 45% of last year’s attendees were first-timers! Let’s keep growing this conference, please join us for the biggest QAD event of the year!

Register before April 3rd and save $600!

3 Reasons to Register Early for QAD Explore

Explore is months away, why register now?

  • Save $600! If you register now, you can take advantage of the Early Bird Discount.
  • Reserve your spot for Explore Hands-On Training. Spots fill up fast, so if you would like to take advantage of training, now’s the time to reserve your space.
  • More time to plan your visit to DC. Will you take a few extra days to tour the city? Museums, architecture, and culture await — you’ll need time to sort out your plan of action!

Register today and you won’t be disappointed; we’re looking forward to seeing you at QAD Explore 2015 in Washington, DC!

Hands-On Training at Explore

Explore offers an excellent opportunity to get hands-on training on the products you use every day with the experts that develop them. Ask questions, provide feedback and take advantage of valuable face time with QAD.

You’ll come away with ideas and tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your QAD ERP solutions. This year’s sessions include:

Visit the Training page for details: course times, descriptions, and cost. 

Register now and reserve your spot. It sells out quickly!

QAD Explore 2015 Registration is Open

It’s time to register for QAD Explore 2015 in Washington, DC at the early bird rate of $1,295 — a $600 savings! 

Explore 2015 will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, only eight short miles from Reagan National Airport. It’s a great space for an event, and we think you'll really enjoy it. Not to mention, there’s a ton of stuff to do in the surrounding area. Check out these recent articles on DC that our crew wrote following their site visit.

The theme of “Learn. Network. Discover.” will run through every aspect of the event. You will have the opportunity to hear from the QAD leaders on how the solutions are being enhanced, attend break-out sessions on the topics that matter most to you, as well as participate in a variety of fun and engaging networking events. We’re still ironing out the details for the off-site event ... stay tuned, it’ll be great!

Register today, get a good price on your flight, and get ready to explore with us in DC! Stay tuned to the Explore Blog as new details are released.