SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QAD Inc. (QADA) (QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Oxbo International Corp. will move its enterprise resource planning (ERP) from on-premise to the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP. Oxbo designs, manufactures and markets specialized harvesting and other equipment for niche market agriculture.
"The cloud is the right move for our company," said Oxbo International President Gary Stich. "With it, we will be more agile, better prepared for unforeseen disruption and better able to keep our business processes aligned with our company strategy. We believe that cloud lowers our risk, which is good news for any business. It's a big advantage for us to be able to concentrate on our core business while letting QAD administer our ERP solution in the cloud."
Oxbo International develops, manufactures, supplies and services specialized agricultural equipment worldwide. The company's portfolio of products includes harvesters for blueberries, coffee, sweetcorn, peas, green beans, fresh market vegetables, grapes, potatoes, olives and seed corn. Oxbo also manufactures and distributes forage mergers, seed corn detasselers, high clearance crop sprayers and application equipment for spreading fertilizer and other materials. Customers range from multinational processors to small farmers and dairies.
Oxbo first implemented QAD's ERP solution on-premise in 1990 when the company was known as Byron Equipment. It changed its name to Oxbo in 1998. Working with QAD, Oxbo realized that it needed a way to reduce its IT risk and that moving its ERP from on-premise to the cloud was the solution.
QAD Cloud ERP offers proven reliability and performance, and includes sophisticated security and business continuity. QAD's global coverage provides 24/7 application and infrastructure support.
"We are firm believers in the agility, reliability and other proven benefits of cloud ERP," said QAD Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Ed Boclair. "We believe that cloud is not just a deployment option, it's a strategy that can give our customers a competitive advantage, helping to make them agile, effective enterprises. It is particularly gratifying when a longtime customer like Oxbo International makes the move to take advantage of the uptime guarantee, advanced security and everything else the QAD Cloud provides."
About Oxbo International Corp.
Headquartered in Byron, New York and with roots dating back to the 1950s, Oxbo International designs and manufactures a wide range of specialty agricultural equipment and distributes them worldwide.. The company operates three manufacturing facilities in Byron, New York; Clear Lake, Wisconsin; Lynden, Washington; all are certified compliant with ISO 9000:2015. The company also operates several sales and service locations throughout North America. Oxbo supplies equipment worldwide to customers in more than 20 countries. Oxbo is part of the Ploeger Oxbo Group which is based in Roosendaal NL.
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (QADA) (QADB) is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD Cloud ERP for manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service and support, analytics, business process management and integration. QAD's portfolio includes related solutions for quality management software, supply chain management software, transportation management software and B2B interoperability. Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high-tech, industrial manufacturing, and life sciences industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to become Effective Enterprises.
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