Global food safety and biosecurity services company AsureQuality has moved its enterprise systems to the TechnologyOne cloud.\n\u201cWe now have an enterprise system that we can easily deploy globally to our 60 sites across New Zealand, Australia and Singapore,\u201d says AsureQuality CFO Alan Bird. \u201cThis makes it a lot easier to scale up as we grow globally, which was a key consideration for us.\u201d\nHe says while some cost savings will be achieved by moving to the cloud, the key benefits of the migration are reduced risk, and future proofing the business.\nThe New Zealand government-owned company provides food safety and biosecurity services to the food and primary production sectors. It was created in 2007 by the merger between ASURE New Zealand and AgriQuality.\nIt employs 1700 people at some 140 sites across New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. Its services span the entire food supply chain, as well as all major primary industries. The migration to the cloud was one of the top IT projects AsureQuality cited in the latest CIO100 report on the top ICT using organisations in New Zealand. AsureQuality ranked number 83 in this year\u2019s CIO100.\nAsureQuality was already using TechnologyOne\u2019s enterprise software in an on-premise environment. Bird says the company explored moving its existing TechnologyOne software to a hosted environment, but preferred the benefits of SaaS.\n\u201cBy using the TechnologyOne Cloud we always have the latest iteration of the software,\u201d says Bird. \u201cAs patches and enhancements come through we now receive those automatically, without needing to go through a formal or complicated upgrade process.\u2019\n\u201cIn just eight weeks we were set up and using the cloud service,\u201d says Bird. \u201cThe 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.\u201d\nTechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco says the migration prepare AsureQuality for a \u201ccloud-first, mobile-first world\u201d.\nHe says AsureQuality is also using TechnologyOne\u2019s new Ci Anywhere platform, which allows the firm\u2019s employees to access their information anywhere, anytime using smart mobile devices.\n\u201cNow, their only concern is who should have access to the software, while TechnologyOne manages the rest,\u201d says Di Marco.\n.\nSend news tips and comments to email@example.com\nFollow Divina Paredes on Twitter: @divinap\nFollow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nz\nSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.\nJoin us on Facebook.