GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) today announced it was awarded a contract to implement Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system at Eurofresh Farms, a leading producer and marketer of greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers. The project began in early August and is expected to go live early in 2011. Additional phases are expected to further enhance Eurofresh's ability to lead its market sector.
The new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications will transform business processes and replace Eurofresh Farm's current applications with one integrated business system. CIBER is an Oracle Accelerate Partner for the Food and Beverage industry. CIBER's Oracle Accelerate Solution, Principle Express Pack™ (PEP) delivers pre-built industry customizations that leverage the JD Edwards toolset following Oracle's development standards. Eurofresh will be streamlining many of its business processes to take advantage of the industry best practices built into the product. The JD Edwards Grower Management and Grower Pricing and Payments modules, along with CIBER's prebuilt customizations for agribusiness, will help Eurofresh Farms expand their brokerage offerings exponentially without additional investments in manual administration.
The implementation is a partnership between CIBER's JD Edwards Food and Beverage experts and an internal Eurofresh Farms team. Phase one includes functionality relating to finance, distribution, manufacturing, grower management and mobility solutions to automate and augment the solution. Multiple phases will follow that will continue to expand functionality and provide benefits to Eurofresh.
"By partnering with Oracle and CIBER, Eurofresh will implement a sophisticated software platform that will support all aspects of our growing business and provide management with the tools to better serve our customers, improve our business processes and ultimately reduce costs," said Frank van Straalen COO/CFO Eurofresh Farms.
"We're honored that Eurofresh Farms recognized CIBER's leadership and industry expertise in food and beverage for this important project," said Russ Wheeler, Senior Vice President of CIBER's US ERP division. "Eurofresh Farms is a world-class greenhouse produce grower and is making a critical investment in its infrastructure and industry best practices. CIBER's expertise in agribusiness, combined with our understanding of the unique business operations and best practices relating to the industry, will help ensure a successful implementation for Eurofresh."
CIBER is a Platinum level member of the Oracle ParterNetwork.
About Oracle Accelerate
Oracle Accelerate is Oracle's approach to provide rapid implementation business software solutions to midsize organizations. Oracle Accelerate solutions include Oracle's enterprise-class software delivered with business accelerators by expert implementers. Oracle Business Accelerators are rapid implementation tools, templates and industry- and geography-specific leading practice process flows to help dramatically reduce implementation time, complexity, cost and risk.
About CIBER, Inc.
CIBER, Inc. is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that deliver tangible results for both commercial and government clients. Services include application development and management, ERP implementation, change management, project management, systems integration, infrastructure management and end-user computing, as well as strategic business and technology consulting. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, CIBER has more than 8,000 employees. We operate in 19 countries, serving clients from 14 Global Solution Centers and 70 local offices in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Annual revenue in 2009 exceeded $1.0 billion. CIBER trades on the New York Stock exchange (NYSE: CBR), and is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. For more information, visit www.ciber.com.
About Eurofresh Farms
Eurofresh Farms is the leading year-round producer and marketer of greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers in the United States and a leading innovator in the branded, flavorful fresh tomato, cucumber and pepper industry. Premium quality and certified pesticide-free products are grown with care in one of the world's largest greenhouse complexes with abundant Arizona sunlight. Eurofresh's two greenhouse facilities span 318 acres in Willcox and Snowflake, Ariz. For more information, visit www.eurofresh.com or call (520) 384-4621.
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