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Uncertainty in preparing for the future

In 2018, Proagrica surveyed the US ag retailer community, reaching out to over 5,000 businesses in the sector, to better understand key issues affecting profitability, growth, and the extent to which data and …

Unlocking the full potential of precision agriculture

Is your business ready? Goldman Sachs, in their report on the rise of precision agriculture, project that this technology will occupy 4.5% of the global market by 2020 – roughly double its proportion just five years ago.

Greater insight through data collection

Most agribusinesses are already data rich, whether data is collected passively or with a more dedicated goal in mind. However, without a clear vision guided by valuable insights provided by that data, agribusinesses are failing to …

Top data trends for Agribusiness in 2019

As another year passes, business leaders are wise to examine their current operations and consider their position in the marketplace. 2019 will undoubtedly see further emergence of new data technologies.

Solutions for all seasons

The amount of data created by growers is continually increasing, from what was planted, sprayed, fertilized and harvested and can inform the decision of what to repeat or avoid the following year. Until recently these records were usually …

Using the right tools to deliver better service

Our integrated solutions combine data, analytics and workflow tools to drive growth and profit for your business. More than 75% of ag retailers are actively seeking improvements to their current systems, both for themselves …

What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Electronic Data Interchange – or EDI for short – is the ability to exchange documents and transactions from computer-to-computer between businesses in a standard electronic format. Agriculture supply chain …

What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is technology that enables a business to process incoming documents, such as customer order PDFs, or scanned invoices, into data that can be automatically received into the organisations …

What are eCommerce portals?

Portals are online platforms that allow businesses to conduct interactions and transactions with customers and suppliers instantly, facilitating a more intuitive and connected operation. An integrated portal solution allows …

Data security – is transferring data safe?

Data security is a hot topic in digital agriculture. Two concerns dominate the narrative: Is my data secure? Why should my organization share my data? The former is certainly an issue for many, especially in the light of …

Large vs small business in ag retail

In 2018, Proagrica surveyed the US ag retailer community, reaching out to over 5,000 businesses in the sector, to better understand key issues affecting profitability, growth, and the extent to which data and analytics …

Effects of commodity pricing

In 2018, Proagrica surveyed the US ag retailer community, reaching out to over 5,000 businesses in the sector, to better understand key issues affecting profitability, growth, and the extent to which data and analytics are …

Big Data – is it just for big business?

A recent report from Agronomy for Sustainable Development in Australia, surveyed stakeholders in the agriculture industry, specifically focusing on the perceptions and discourse surrounding big data …

Connectivity in the agriculture supply chain

A recent survey of US ag retail businesses from Proagrica showed that future-proofing is one of the dominant pain points for ag retailers of all sizes. Many also were concerned with the need to offer better …

How to increase customer loyalty

In this series, we examine the key challenges facing businesses in the agriculture supply chain, and the benefits gained by adopting digital systems. Businesses relying on manual operations devote extensive resources towards …

How to improve efficiency in your business operations

In this series, we examine the key challenges facing businesses in the agriculture supply chain, and the benefits gained by adopting digital systems. Businesses relying on manual operations devote extensive resources towards …

How to respond quicker to customers

In this series, we examine the key challenges facing businesses in the agriculture supply chain, and the benefits gained by adopting digital systems. Manual processing is the standard method of handling customer orders …

Matt Waits presents at InfoAg conference 2018

In 2018, Proagrica acquired US-based precision agriculture solutions company, SST Software, an alliance set to transform global data capabilities and decision making for agriculture retailers. Matt Waits (President, Americas) …

Proagrica announces acquisition of SST Software

Proagrica, part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire …

Big data recommendations and insights

As Marr (2015)1 points out, the real value associated with big data is not in the vast volumes available but what can now be done with it. He also discusses the danger of being bamboozled by the proliferation of technology …