QAD, Inc. provides enterprise software applications, and related services and support to global manufacturing companies primarily in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, technology, industrial products, and life sciences industries. Its applications 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. QAD offers two deployment models: On Premise and On Demand. With the On Premise model, the company sells a perpetual license for the software and to its customers and then deploy the software on their own computer servers. With On Demand deployment model, customers subscribe to a service and QAD provides access to the software as well as ongoing support services and management of the environment. It also provides services, including consulting, education, and customer support. The company was founded by Pamela Meyer Lopker in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA.