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TMCNet:  Pilgrim's Renews Commitment to Cadec, With Upgrade to PowerVue Fleet Management Solution

[November 15, 2012]

Pilgrim's Renews Commitment to Cadec, With Upgrade to PowerVue Fleet Management Solution

MANCHESTER, NH, Nov 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cadec Global (www.Cadec.com), which provides enterprise-class fleet management solutions, announced today that long-time customer Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC), the world's second-largest chicken producer and a majority-owned subsidiary of JBS USA, has upgraded to Cadec's new PowerVue Enterprise solution. Formerly a user of Cadec's Mobius product, Pilgrim's elected to upgrade to PowerVue primarily to take advantage of its electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (eDVIR) solution, workflow and enhanced enterprise-wide integration and reporting capabilities.


Pilgrim's did evaluate other market offerings before making the decision, according to James Bliss, IT Analyst for Pilgrim's. "We looked at the usual suspects in fleet management," said Bliss, "and came away even more impressed with PowerVue. In my opinion, no one can match Cadec's architecture prowess and ease of use, for both drivers and operations staff." Bliss added that although it was not the primary driver in Pilgrim's decision, the fact that the team could utilize the Cadec hardware currently installed in its vehicles allowed it to leverage previous investments, lowering cost of ownership.

PowerVue, the most modern and flexible SaaS-based fleet management solution, provides all the best-in-class, advanced fleet management features in a single, easy-to-use, secure and reliable SaaS platform with innovative in-cab hardware designed specifically for the enterprise-class customer. Pilgrim's has also subscribed to Cadec's eDVIR solution, which enables drivers to complete paperless inspection reports that are compliant with FMCSA regulations; and SpeedTracker, which provides speed-by-road trip data to track driver behavior against established speed limits. Pilgrim's will begin its deployment of all three solutions in early 2013, including integration with SAP and Comdata's Inter-Tax solution for fuel tax filing.

Bliss reports that Mobius, the Cadec solution implemented in 2007, has helped Pilgrim's save approximately $4M annually due to paper reductions, labor savings and improved fuel economy. "We believe our savings with PowerVue will be even greater, because its architecture, reporting and integration capabilities will make it so much easier to manage drivers and ensure safety and compliance," Bliss explained.

"The flexibility and power of the new software are really amazing -- especially the drill-down reporting and built-in analytics and scorecarding, which let us explore exceptions with just a few clicks, and the ability to quickly integrate with other enterprise applications using web services. PowerVue offers significant advantages over every other fleet management solution we looked at." "We are of course thrilled that Pilgrim's selected PowerVue for fleet management," said Pete Allen, Chief Executive Officer at Cadec.

"Pilgrim's epitomizes the type of fleet we love to work with: their team continues to push the envelope when it comes to technology, optimizing efficiency through tightly integrating real-time fleet management data and activities within the extended supply chain.

We're looking forward to continuing our work with Pilgrim's for many years to come." About Pilgrim's Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, the second largest chicken producer in the world, is a leading processor of poultry, with more than 38,000 employees. Pilgrim's operates chicken processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 12 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The company's primary distribution is through retailers and foodservice distributors.

About JBS USA JBS USA, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., the world's largest animal protein company, is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb, with more than 60,000 employees in the U.S. JBS USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further processed and value-added beef and pork products for sale to customers in more than 60 countries on five continents. JBS USA is also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim's.

In the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, JBS USA and Pilgrim's Pride conduct operations through eight beef processing plants, three pork processing plants, 31 poultry processing plants, 31 poultry hatcheries, one lamb processing plant, one value-added beef and pork facility, one hide tannery, 30 distribution centers, one grease producing facility, and 11 feedlots operated by JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding.

About Cadec Cadec Global provides enterprise-class fleet management solutions that empower fleets to drive continuous cost reduction and service improvement, while ensuring regulatory compliance and safety.

Cadec's SaaS-based solution evolves with the needs of growing fleets, from basic EOBR reporting to true real-time data accessibility and configurable workflow. Cadec enables fleet managers, maintenance departments, and supply chain executives to make smarter decisions out of the box, year after year. Since 1976, the best-run fleets in North America have relied on Cadec to increase their competitive advantage by operating more efficiently, and with the highest standards of customer service. Visit www.Cadec.com.

Cadec and PowerVue are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadec Global. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

For information, contact: Kerry Metzdorf Big Swing Communications (978) 463-2575 Email Contact SOURCE: Cadec Global http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=71EA4DBC2224E4F6

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