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MothersonSumi INfotech & Designs Limited (MIND) and QAD Collaborate to Sell and Deliver Services

QAD | January 11, 2022

MothersonSumi INfotech & Designs
On January 10, QAD Inc., a leading cloud-based supplier of next-generation manufacturing and supply chain solutions, announced the addition of MothersonSumi INfotech & Designs Limited (MIND) to its rapidly expanding worldwide partner community. MIND is a subsidiary of Motherson Group's technology and industrial solutions business. MIND will market, deploy, and support the QAD Adaptive Applications range of cloud solutions throughout the APAC and EMEA geographic areas, including QAD Adaptive ERP.

"MIND has been implementing and supporting QAD solutions at many of the Motherson Group companies worldwide and, as a result, has gained deep knowledge and expertise in QAD. This proven success will be extremely valuable for our current and future customers,Expanding this relationship further, combined with its manufacturing knowledge and know-how, would allow MIND to bring solutions that support digital transformation. We will leverage their experience with our solutions to help manufacturers build value with QAD Adaptive ERP in the cloud.”

-QAD Vice President, Global Partner Strategy and Management Mohan Ponnudurai.

We are happy to be partnering with QAD as one of their trusted partners in the APAC and EMEA regions," said MIND CEO Rajesh Thakur. "We believe that our two-decade long experience of providing IT services to Motherson Group and proven success in the regions will help accelerate the deliverance of QAD's comprehensive portfolio of agile, cloud-based ERP solutions to our customers.

QAD partners contribute to the growth of the QAD ecosystem and bolster the company's strategic position in the sectors it serves. QAD and its partners are constantly evolving, enabling QAD to expand its expertise and reach to satisfy clients' different demands worldwide. Over 100 partners are members of the QAD Global Partner Network, including technology, software, channel, and consulting partners.

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