AsureQuality moves its IT to the cloud
Food safety reaches new heights as AsureQuality moves its IT to the cloud
AUCKLAND, 20 APRIL 2015 – Global food safety and biosecurity services company AsureQuality has completed a successful move to the TechnologyOne Cloud, reducing IT risk and positioning itself for future growth.
New Zealand-based AsureQuality is owned by the New Zealand Government and was already using TechnologyOne’s enterprise software in an on-premise environment.
TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco said TechnologyOne’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution had empowered AsureQuality to prepare for a cloud-first, mobile-first world. AsureQuality is also using TechnologyOne’s new Ci Anywhere platform, which allows the firm’s employees to access their information anywhere, anytime using smart mobile devices.
“The TechnologyOne Cloud delivers our enterprise software as a service to our customers in a high performing, reliable and secure manner. Infrastructure projects, physical security and disaster recovery were daily concerns for AsureQuality. Now, their only concern is who should have access to the software, while TechnologyOne manages the rest.
"Our SaaS solution enables our customers to reduce costs, adopt emerging technologies such as smart mobile devices and future proof their organisation,” Mr Di Marco said.
AsureQuality CFO Alan Bird said while some cost savings will be achieved by moving to the TechnologyOne Cloud, the key benefits are reduced risk and future proofing the business.
“Through the TechnologyOne Cloud we have an enterprise system that we can easily deploy globally to our 60 sites across New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. This makes it a lot easier to scale up as we grow globally, which was a key consideration for us.”
Mr Bird said the company explored moving its existing TechnologyOne software to a hosted environment, but preferred the benefits of SaaS.
“By using the TechnologyOne Cloud we always have the latest iteration of the software. As patches and enhancements come through we now receive those automatically, without needing to go through a formal or complicated upgrade process.
“Implementation went really well - in just eight weeks we were set up and using the cloud service,” said Mr Bird. “The whole system is now managed by TechnologyOne, and we just use the software. Our IT team can focus on activities that add value, rather than managing the back-end of the system.”
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TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is Australia’s largest publicly listed software company and one of Australia’s top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. We create solutions that transform business and make life simple for our customers. We do this by providing powerful, deeply integrated enterprise software that is incredibly easy to use. Over 1,000 leading corporations, government departments and statutory authorities are powered by our software.
We participate in only seven key markets: government, local government, financial services, education, health and community services, utilities and managed services. For these markets we develop, market, sell, implement, support and run our preconfigured solutions, which reduce time, cost and risk for our customers.
For 27 years, we have been providing our customers enterprise software that evolves and adapts to new and emerging technologies, allowing them to focus on their business and not technology. Today, our software is available on the TechnologyOne Cloud and across smart mobile devices.
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AsureQuality is a commercial company, 100% owned by the New Zealand government. We provide food safety and biosecurity services globally to the food and primary production sectors.
Every day our experienced team of 1,700 experts works alongside customers like you, to assure the safety and quality of food being produced for millions of people worldwide. Our skilled staff and extensive accreditations enable us to audit, inspect, verify and certify food quality and management systems from the farm right to the supermarket shelf.
In today’s world, ever increasing levels of trade, tourism and business travel also carry risks. Many of our customers rely on us to help them detect, control and eradicate unwanted pests and diseases.