QAD Inc., a Thoma Bravo portfolio company offering manufacturing and supply chain cloud-based services, has purchased Redzone, a connected workforce service for manufacturing.

Redzone serves over 1,000 plants and 300,000 frontline workers globally looking to drive productivity by supplying teams with digital workflows and collaboration tools. The addition of Redzone’s connected workforce product aims to reinforce the QAD adaptive applications product suite by helping QAD customers drive increases in empowerment, retention and productivity on the frontline. The deal marks the second acquisition made by QAD in the last two months.

“Joining QAD will accelerate our mission of transforming manufacturing by empowering the frontline,” says Redzone co-founder and CEO Richard Tester. “With QAD’s expertise in these aligned verticals, combined with its large global customer base and footprint, Redzone will experience more growth further cementing our position as the category leader.”

Barclays served as financial advisor to Redzone, with Wilson Sonsini acting as legal counsel. Kirkland and Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to QAD and Thoma Bravo.