SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Real Petfood Company has selected QAD Cloud ERP to improve its business processes and standardize them across its growing organization. It will also use QAD Trade Activity Management to manage its promotional activities.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Real Petfood Company manufactures high quality pet food products in the Chilled, Dry, Wet and Treats categories. Its key brands are Farmers Market, Nature’s Gift, Tucker Time, Dr B’s BARF and VIP Pet Food brand. Real Petfood Company has six Australian manufacturing sites and distributes its products throughout Australia, Canada, Korea, Japan, the United States and China. Originally a family-owned enterprise named VIP Petfood, the company was acquired by private equity firm Quadrant in 2015 and renamed Real Petfood Company. It proceeded to grow rapidly in the marketplace through the launching of new brands and by acquiring new brands to add to its portfolio.
Real Petfood Company realized that standardizing its business processes across its manufacturing sites would help reduce complexity and increase efficiency as the company grows. The company had used QAD ERP for several years and decided to upgrade to the latest version of the solution and migrate to the cloud to provide a standardized, scalable platform for future growth.
“Moving to the cloud will enable us to focus on our business, our product mix and our profitability instead of our IT infrastructure,” said Real Petfood Company CFO Jonathan Peters. “Historically, our business was run in isolated silos with little communication between business units. Using QAD Cloud ERP will be a real milestone for us. It will allow us to standardize our processes on an easily scalable platform and enable us to leverage the synergies you get from acting like one large business instead of many small businesses.”
Real Petfood Company will implement QAD solutions in all six of its Australian manufacturing facilities, Sydney, Ingleburn, Dubbo, Yatala, Wangara, Inverell and Thomastown. It will receive a number of specific benefits including:
- QAD Enterprise Financials will help the shared services team manage increased complexity as the business grows.
- QAD Trade Activity Management will enable the company to manage all promotional activities in one place reducing the time, cost and risk associated with managing promotions.
- Improved tracking of open purchasing commitments and the ability to more effectively use material requirements planning (MRP) to manage inventory.
- More granular tracking of financial transactions via supplementary analysis fields.
- The ability for the Real Petfood Company IT team to concentrate on business growth and strategy instead of on managing the IT infrastructure.
- More rapid deployment time than would be possible with an on-premise implementation.
“This is an important project for us,” said QAD Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Rob Jeremiassen. “It is a perfect example of how we can help customers to transform, standardize and grow their business with QAD Cloud ERP. We have many years of food and beverage expertise and that industry knowledge makes us a great fit for a growing, multisite, food and beverage manufacturer like Real Petfood Company. They can focus on their business while we run their ERP.”
About the Real Petfood Company - A Real Aussie heritage with a global vision
Two generations ago, a hard working family with a vision started making pet food in a shed in Queensland. Over two decades later, with backing from one of ANZ’s leading private equity firms, Quadrant Private Equity, we’ve grown to multiple manufacturing sites across Australia and we are making headway into global markets including the United States and China. As we continue our transition, from iconic family-owned brands like VIP Pet Food to a global company with a portfolio of high-profile brands, we also continue to seek like-minded independent companies to join us on our journey. In the past year, we have welcomed more entrepreneurial brands into the Real Pet Food family, including Nature’s Gift, Tucker Time and Dr B’s BARF.
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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