May 29, 2013 08:00 ET Announces QAD Partnership to Offer LiveSource eSourcing

Efficient LiveSource Platform Now Available to QAD Enterprise Applications Customers

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) -, the world's largest manufacturing marketplace, announced today a partnership with QAD Inc. to offer LiveSource, a cloud-based eSourcing and supply chain management solution, to QAD customers.

LiveSource is a technology infrastructure that provides customers with eSourcing and supply chain management tools that help customers achieve their sourcing objectives. It is a configurable and scalable platform that uses open standards with a design easily integrated with other technology systems. The LiveSource tool is a cloud-based on-demand solution that eliminates the need for additional technology investments for users. 

"LiveSource eSourcing is a best of breed solution for our customers," noted Gordon Fleming, Chief Marketing Officer for QAD. "In today's economy, many manufacturing companies are facing numerous direct material sourcing challenges.'s solution aligns with QAD Enterprise Applications to help customers achieve QAD's vision for global manufacturers as an Effective Enterprise, where each business process works at peak efficiency and is perfectly aligned with their strategic goals."

"We are very excited to partner with QAD to help bring cloud-based sourcing solutions to their expansive list of customers. The tool helps organizations become more effective in managing their supply chains and reduce direct material spend dramatically. We believe this is a great partnership for both organizations," said Roger Blumberg, Vice President of LiveSource from

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About QAD
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products. QAD 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 to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD website at

About LiveSource from
LiveSource is a cloud-based eSourcing tool that combines the power of advanced supplier management with the global reach of the world's largest manufacturing marketplace -- LiveSource helps companies discover, collaborate and work with qualified global suppliers, resulting in smarter spending, reduced product costs, shorter delivery times, and a more flexible supply chain, all without adding IT infrastructure costs.

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