By Brent Kemp, AgGateway Executive Vice President and COO
It's a new spring season - crop nutrient, crop protection and seed products are being applied. Now is the time to think about year-end reporting! If your company or your trading partners aren’t connected for ease of year-end reporting – share this message with them now:
More and more companies are moving to standardized electronic reporting, which allows seamless, electronic exchange of data. This saves time, boosts your efficiencies and inventory control, and enhances customer service.
Some Ag Retailers are already realizing these benefits by using AgGateway's Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS). Companies throughout the industry use the AGIIS directory to uniquely identify farmers, businesses, drop points, rail locations and more. These identifiers are standard in the industry - they are accepted by most chemical and seed manufacturers, fertilizer manufacturers, distributors and service providers.
With AGIIS identifiers in your system you can:
Some aspects of AGIIS are free and open for public use, as part of AgGateway's mission to promote eConnectivity in agriculture. But subscribing to AGIIS brings even more value. Subset creation, combined with data maintenance notifications, keeps your system in sync with your trading partners. You'll know when a customer's demographics change because you'll receive the update from AGIIS. And if a customer tells you first, you can make that change in the system and ensure your partners are aware before the end of the year.
Subscribers can download full lists of products, including the identifiers used at point-of-sale and in supply chain processes, for import into their local systems. This reduces work needed to keep the product master up-to-date and eliminates risk of keying errors.
Want to learn more? Here's a video with testimonials from AGIIS users, including several Ag Retailers.
For more information:
Prepare now – and become more efficient, effective and competitive, by using industry standards in eBusiness!
May Newsletter Home
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eConnectivity Benefits: A Message to Share with Ag Retailers, Manufacturers and Distributors
Member Services: Reliable Resources
eConnectivity Orientation: Good Steps to Getting Connected
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