By Chris Crutchfield, AgGateway Member Services
As the Covid-19 virus spreads across the globe, social distancing has become our new normal as we adhere to shelter in place and work from home orders. Our new normal has presented challenges in the workforce never experienced until now. Companies have been forced to get creative and innovate or improve upon their existing infrastructure to stay competitive and stay in business.
Perhaps more than ever before, the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS), a subscriber database that maintains unique identifiers and common data elements of growers, manufacturers, retailers and distributors, is vital to maintaining the health of our supply chain within the ag industry. So, now is a great time for our AGIIS subscriber community to think creatively, think outside the box, and present ideas or solutions to further improve upon this valuable industry resource.
As an AGIIS user working from home, working with limited capacity, or with fewer or different resources available, are there aspects of AGIIS that can be enhanced to make your job easier or more efficient? If so, I encourage you to download this form and submit an AGIIS Enhancement request here.
Over the years, subscribers have suggested enhancements to AGIIS to improve the overall user experience. To see for yourself, you can review all AGIIS enhancements by reviewing our AGIIS Enhancements page from the AgGateway website, here. Our most recent enhancements have included REST APIs to support Entity and Product Lookup, and even more recently, REST APIs to support Entity Update functionality. While some enhancements are minor, others are larger in scope, but with each improvement we have been able to address the needs of our subscriber community, helping to gain efficiencies along the way.
It is my sincerest hope that we can get back to “normal” sooner rather than later, but for now, we must adapt, create and innovate to remain successful in what has become our new normal. If you have suggestions that can help in this effort, please don’t hesitate to propose an enhancement. No idea is too big or too small. If you have questions about AGIIS or the enhancement process, please contact Member Services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org or at +1 866.251.8618.
Stay healthy and get creative!
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