Who Are CORE Tech?

CORE Tech is the industry leader in software for the dairy, grain and enterprise hardware retail industries. Our people drive our success. CORE Tech is a team of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals, committed to our innovative contributions to the agricultural industry.

Who Are CORE Tech?

Our History

For over 40 years, our ongoing commitment to R&D has enabled us to deliver niche, industry-specific solutions that are unmatched by other providers. Our investment in research and people has enabled us to continuously innovate our product suite and serve our customers as the industry continues to face change.

1982

1982

CORE Computer Consultants was founded in the heart of the Golden Vale to develop solutions for Munster’s largest co-operative. Its vision, which remains true to this day, was to provide cutting edge software solutions to agri, builder providers and retail industries.

CORE 1983 Retail

1983

CORE Tech develops one of its flagship products COREretail (an ERP solution specific for the agri trading sector), in response to a gap in the market for an Industry specific software solution.

1989

1989

COREmilk was designed in response to the Irish dairy industry’s need for a software system that would seamlessly manage co-ops milk management requirements. COREmilk continues to be an industry leader.

1982

2015

CORE Tech is acquired by Cultura Technologies, a multinational software powerhouse in the Ag-tech market, further strengthening CORE Tech’s position in the milling, dairy and retail sector markets.

CORE 2016 Mobile

2016

Backed by our ongoing commitment to R&D, CORE turn their focus to developing mobile apps and customer portals. CORE MilkedIn app was one of the many successes in this area, developed to give farmers on the go access to all their milk information in one simple app and currently available to 10,000 plus farmers!

CORE-2018

2018

COREmill is launched, which is a full solution supporting feed mill trading and operations. COREmill manages 50% of all Irish grain intake.

CORE 2023 Future

2023 & Beyond

CORE Tech remains committed to continual R&D & innovation. We continue to collaborate with our clients to shape cutting edge software solutions that match their business needs and allow them to future proof their businesses.

Leadership Team

Collaboration and partnership are the key to how we work with our customers and our own team. We work to bring our diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences together to create opportunities and inclusion for all. Learn more about our team.

Geraldine Quinlan Burke

Geraldine Quinlan Burke

General Manager

Professional Personal

Years in the Industry 18 years in AgTech with CORETech and an additional 7 years in server and software admin.

Responsible For CORETech – setting out that strategies that grow our products, develop our people, expand our business and care for our customers.

Proudest Work Moment Every go live day on a new customer site – the sound of the printer generating that first docket sounds sweeter than any symphony.

Why CORETech I work with a fantastic group of really smart people who are passionate about what they do. And I’m a farmer’s daughter so you could say I was born into agriculture!

Favourite Motto / Quote With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. ― Max Ehrmann, Desiderata.

Hidden Talent Children’s Entertainer – I only break it out when there’s an emergency!

Favourite Place to Visit New York – because it’s just like it is in the movies!

Favourite Food Lemon Meringue Pie – Yum!

Most Proud of Any achievements my son has had – I’m the ultimate proud Mammy.

Most Memorable Moment Moving into the house we built on the family farm – after many years away from home, it was so great to be back again.

Best Advice I ever received Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Growing up I wanted to be A Vet!

Liz Maher

Liz Maher

Head of Commercial Operations

Professional Personal

Years in the Industry 27.

Responsible For Managing & creating a high performing Professional Services(PS) team that ensures our customers are at the heart of all PS activity.

Proudest Work Moment When a customer takes the time to commend one of my team for a job well done.

Why CORETech You could say CORE Tech and I have grown up together, it is a great place to work, never boring and always busy.  I have a great sense of pride in our team, our products, and our customers. I have made many good friends at CORE.

Favourite Motto / Quote If you are going to do something, then do it right!

Hidden Talent Have not found it yet!

Favourite Place to Visit Rome.

Favourite Food Warm chicken salad.

Most Proud of My family.

Most Memorable Moment Too many to pick from.

Seamus McCarthy

Seamus McCarthy

Professional Services Manager

Professional Personal

Years in the Industry 9 Years with CORE Tech.

Responsible For All projects across the business.

Proudest Work Moment The first launch of our MilkedIn mobile app in a customer site, which is now available to almost 10,000 dairy farmers across Ireland.

Why CORETech I started working in CORE Tech as a college intern in March 2013. Throughout my time here, I’ve worked with some exceptional people internally & and across our customer base, implemented our software in new customers and gained a vast amount of experience and skills along the way. No two days have ever been the same and I have always had the opportunities with CORE for personal & professional growth.

Favourite Motto / Quote A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.

Hidden Talent I can play the guitar and used to be able to box once upon a time!

Favourite Place to Visit Sunny Spain.

Favourite Food Steak.

Most Proud of My family.

Most Memorable Moment Far too many to recall!

Best Advice I ever received Always take 2 weeks holidays as opposed to 1!

Growing up I wanted to be An electrician.

Nicola Cogan

Nicola Cogan

Commercial Lead

Professional Personal

Years in the Industry With Core since August 2021, the new kid on the block! 17 years of business development experience in a previous role.

Responsible For Driving new name customer and B2B sales and ensuring the business delivers against its strategic plan and meets its commercial targets.

Proudest Work Moment I have had the privilege of working with amazing teams over the years and have many proud moments. One of our clients winning an award in strategic marketing for an initiative I introduced to drive sales was one of the highlights.

Why CORETech The people, the people, the people! A talented and really “sound” crew as we say in Cork. I am so fortunate to have joined such a talented, dynamic, and fun team.

Favourite Motto / Quote Keep your face towards the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.

Hidden Talent Dodging housework, it’s a skill I’ve honed over the years. Am willing to train more in this area.

Favourite Place to Visit So hard to choose- love Croatia, but there is nowhere better than Ireland on a sunny day (what’s rare is beautiful)

Favourite Food Sweet, savoury, salty- I love it all! If I was forced to pick than chocolate – “without chocolate, there would be darkness and chaos”

Most Proud of My son Dylan and everything he does. I’m a typical Irish Mammy!

Most Memorable Moment My son being born- the best moment ever!

Best Advice I ever received Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Growing up I wanted to be A princess, my husband would probably say that wish came true!

Sylvia St John

Sylvia St John

Development & Innovation

Professional Personal

Years in the Industry 6 months – The new kid on the block!

Previously 15 years Oracle development, 8 years tech support.

Responsible For Managing and leading software development and QA, providing quality software solutions to fit our clients current and future needs.

Proudest Work Moment Managing and releasing legislative software to 100+ clients.

Why CORETech Family First policy and working with a great bunch of dedicated talented people.

Favourite Motto / Quote Control the controllable!

Favourite Place to Visit Melbourne.

Favourite Food Pasta.

Most Proud of My son, he makes me smile every day.

Best Advice I ever received You can’t buy memories, go make them!

Growing up I wanted to be An electrician.

Jim Doyle

Jim Doyle

Data Analytics Product Manager

Professional Personal

Years in the Industry 19 years with CORETech. 10 prior to that a university environment.

Responsible For Managing our cloud customers hosting service and on-premise customers oracle services.

Proudest Work Moment When I got an email from an engineer in NASA thanking me for my help in solving his problem.

Why CORETech We have a great team sense that I like. Also, I know that my family comes first and CORETech have always supported me in that.

Favourite Motto / Quote Quo Vadis.

Hidden Talent Children’s Entertainer.

Favourite Place to Visit Egypt.

Favourite Food Beef Wellington. Yum!

Most Proud of My boys of course.

Most Memorable Moment I could write a book on all the little ones that I keep repeating to my children. Mostly about them.

Rachel Kelleher

Rachel Kelleher

Solutions Architect

Professional Personal

Years in the Industry 33 Years

Responsible For Point of Sale and product management areas of system. design and development.

Proudest Work Moment I have many but normally seeing a new system or new module going live in a customer site and it is working well.

Why CORETech Lovely team to work with.  Proud of the good quality bespoke software that we design to meet business needs.

Favourite Motto / Quote “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13

Hidden Talent Knitting and cross stitch.

Favourite Place to Visit West Cork Ballydehob and Schull.

Favourite Food My mum’s Christmas potato stuffing.

Most Proud of My three children.

Most Memorable Moment Hard to pick one but my dad’s 80th birthday dinner with all the family together was special.

Niamh Murphy

Niamh Murphy

CS Manager

Professional Personal

Years in the Industry 4 Years in CORE.

Responsible For Customer experience, customer engagement, operations engagement, leading the customer experience team, people development.

Proudest Work Moment Any positive feedback towards my work or my teams work.

Why CORETech CORE is a fantastic agri company with people with extensive knowledge of the sector, all working for the same common goal of the client. No two days in CORE are the same.

Favourite Motto / Quote The steeper the hill the harder the climb the nicer the view from the finishing line!

Hidden Talent Air Hockey Queen!!

Favourite Place to Visit Italy – Bella Italia.

Favourite Food Antipasti, tapas.

Most Proud of Going back to college as a mature student and getting my degree.

Best Advice I ever received Be in the moment, make it count.
Growing up I wanted to be Rich!

Our Mission & Values

At CORE, we put people at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about what we do and believe in the impact we have on our customers and the industries we serve. As a long-standing industry leader in providing software solutions, our highly trained employees use their expertise to truly understand our customer’s challenges and find innovative and cost-effective solutions that empower our customers to improve margins and maximise resource planning. We are committed to building long term collaborative partnerships and providing a first-class service to our customers.

  • Respect

    Respect

    People are at the heart of everything we do. We respect one another, our knowledge, values, and experiences create a dynamic and inclusive culture that drives growth.

  • Loyalty

    Loyalty

    We work hard to create long-term careers for our employees so that we may maintain lasting relationships with our clients.

  • Integrity

    Integrity

    We are trusted partners to our customers, and we deliver on our promises.

  • United

    United

    We are aligned behind a common goal to assist our customers in feeding the nation.

  • Adaptable

    Adaptable

    We are passionate about learning and evolving, and as a result, we provide our customers with innovative technology solutions that help their businesses grow and thrive.

Our Valued Customers

We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve developed with our customers. Take a look at some of the companies we’ve helped to transform with our leading software solutions.

Jim McCann

Strathroy Dairy Limited

The transition to CORE Tech was seamless. Automating our milk management process has brought so many benefits to our organisation including freeing up staff time and reducing costs. COREmilk is an essential tool in our day-to-day operations but also allows us to extract valuable data to assist with strategic decision making.

Eamon Duignan

Lakeland Dairies

CORETech are always on hand to offer support and industry knowledge and have proved to be more than just a software provider, they are like another department in our organisation!

Hugh Holland

Barryroe Co-operative Limited

With the MilkedIn App, Farmers get a notification within less than 24 hours. Suppliers now have an abundance of information to avail of in a very sleek user-friendly app. The power to analyse and compare data is immense in regard to quality and supply. The Milkedin App is an indispensable tool to all farmers in Barryroe Co Op.

Anthony Caroll

Peter Curran Electric

COREretail, and in particular the Specials Module, ensures that every non stocked item we purchase is either invoiced to a customer or prepayment has been received. This is vital where specials sales are 25% of our business. Additionally, we can see at a glance the status of any item as it routes through the system.

Jim Kennedy

M.D. O’Shea & Sons

The CORE Automated AP solution has enabled us to increase operational efficiency and lower costs. Staff can be redeployed to value-added tasks elsewhere in the office. In partnership with Convergent and CORE we have, for some of our supplier invoices, a fully automated system whereby invoices are received electronically and processed to the point of payment without any manual/staff intervention.

Maryanne Quigley

Wallaces Home Value Hardware

CORE Specials has become a function that we find hugely beneficial. It’s clarity has allowed us save time when tracking customers special orders and has made our process for specials so much more efficient and accurate, for both us and our customers.

Pat Ahern

T&A Building Supplies

Since partnering with CORE in 2009 our business has not looked back, CORE has allowed us to redefine our internal processes and has driven us to a new level of efficiency.

John Kennedy

Brett Brothers Limited

We have moved from a situation where all orders were passed from the rep to the office on a phone call, or customers calling directly, to having over 70% of our feed orders being entered through the Sales Order App. It has made us more efficient and accurate in our order taking operation.

Michael O'Driscoll

Bandon Co-Op

We have recently completed stock takes across our branch network using the CORE Stock mobile App with Bluetooth barcode scanners. Feedback from our staff was very positive and I would be happy to recommend this to others.

Arrabawn

Our goals were to improve customer service, be efficient and generate cost savings – CORE Tech has delivered on all fronts.

Mark O’Donovan

Purchasing Manager Barryroe Co-op.

I would never have had the capacity for the extra duties I undertook after some key staff retired had it not been for the CORE Data Analytics Tool, and the time savings this has afforded me.

Heat Merchants

COREretail allows our customers check availability of products and reserve it for collection from their mobile phone, any time, any place.

Partnerships

Your industry faces unique challenges that our software helps you with, but we also have strong partnerships with third-party vendors who work with us to provide you with solutions to your industry’s unique challenges.

Here are some of our Partners:

Careers at CORE Tech

Careers at CORE Tech

Joining team CORE, you will be able to enjoy the real benefit of working in a close knit team, working closely with the customers, and building long term impactful relationships, alongside the benefit of being part of a wider global organisation where you can share best practice and learn from others.

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