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The latest news and insight across global agriculture.

Solutions for all seasons

Solutions for all seasons     Proagrica provides desktop, mobile, and web solutions that enable intelligent agronomic decisions, simplify recommendations delivery, and ensure precision applications.   Different data points become more important during each season Data...

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How can your business ensure proper inventory management?

How can your business ensure proper inventory management?   Our integrated solutions combine data, analytics and workflow tools to drive growth and profit for your business. Ag Retailers: how do you ensure stock is properly distributed? Inventory management is a vital...

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Using the right tools to deliver better service

Productivity – 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. Ag retailers: do your systems work seamlessly with your suppliers? More than 75% of ag...

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How can I boost my margins by optimizing rebates?

Enhanced Trading: How can I boost my margins by optimizing rebates?   Low profit margins combined with the difficulties of rebate management are putting pressure on ag retailers. This is exacerbated by needing to maintain their foothold with a customer base under...

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What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

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. What are the benefits of EDI? Agriculture...

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What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

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...

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What are eCommerce portals

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 organisations...

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Free webinar: Using data to boost your bottom line

On demand webinar: How analytics and integrated supply chain systems can extract value for ag retailers   Join Scott Cogdill, Director of Agronomy Solutions, and Noah Butler, Key Account Manager, as they discuss how analytics can be applied to an integrated supply...

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Data security – is transferring data safe?

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...

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Large vs small business in ag retail

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 are...

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Effects of commodity pricing

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 implemented...

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Big Data – is it just for big business?

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 as it applies to...

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Uncertainty in preparing for the future

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 analytics are...

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Connectivity in the agriculture supply chain

Connectivity in the agriculture supply chain must become the standard, not the exception   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...

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How to increase customer loyalty

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. The problem Businesses in the agriculture supply chain actively seek to offer...

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How to improve efficiency in my business operations

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. The problem Businesses relying on manual operations devote...

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What can automated order processing do for your business?

What can automated order processing do for your business?   In this series, we examine the key challenges facing businesses in the agriculture supply chain, and the benefits gained by adopting digital systems.The problem Manual data entry processes are slow and risk...

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How to respond quicker to customers

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.The problem Manual processing is the standard method of handling customer orders...

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Digital transformation in the agricultural supply chain

Digital transformation in the agricultural supply chain The way companies are doing business globally is on a continuous road towards improved efficiency, speed and ease of transacting. Key to this being possible is the rise of supply chain digital transformation....

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Matt Waits presents at InfoAg conference 2018

Matt Waits presents at InfoAg conference 2018   Earlier this year Proagrica acquired US-based precision agriculture solutions company, SST Software, in a move set to transform global data capabilities and decision making for agriculture retailers.Matt Waits...

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New ag retail survey identifies key business challenges

New ag retail survey identifies key business challenges Proagrica, an independent provider of data integration and insight across the agriculture supply chain, has published its concluding data and analysis from its survey of U.S. businesses within the ag retail...

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Proagrica unites to unlock agriculture market potential

Proagrica unites to unlock agriculture market potential   Proagrica, the world-leading provider of independent connectivity and data-driven decision support solutions for the agriculture industry, today announced that it will be bringing together its F4F, DBT and SST...

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Proagrica announces acquisition of SST Software

Proagrica announces definitive agreement to acquire US farm solutions company 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...

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Data platform set to revolutionize agri-food supply chain

Data platform set to revolutionize agri-food supply chain   Leading data insight company Proagrica has launched the roll-out to the agri-food supply chain of Agility, the revolutionary data platform which collects, integrates, cleans and delivers accurate and timely...

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How technology could help tackle Brexit

How technology could help tackle Brexit   Much speculation has circulated about what Brexit will mean for farming, whether this is stricter labour rules, smaller subsidies or restricted exports. But in reality, nobody yet knows what is going to happen. So, is there...

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Big data recommendations and insights

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 and...

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Developments in precision agriculture in the next 5 years

Developments in precision agriculture in the next five years   The introduction of precision farming is often referred to as an agricultural revolution. It has unquestionably helped change the way farmers and growers view the process of food production, focusing on...

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The evolution of data in livestock farming

The evolution of data in livestock farming   Harnessing the power of data is being hailed as the next major step for livestock farmers who are striving to make their businesses more competitive.In the face of rising input costs and volatile markets, finding ways to...

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Breakthrough technology and the supply chain

Breakthrough technology and the supply chain   Agriculture is an industry that’s been subject to technological revolution. Set against a backdrop of feeding a world population of nine billion by 2050 and food producers now competing on a global stage, farming smart...

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How big data will change agriculture

How big data will change agriculture   In recent years, big data has become prominent across a variety of economic sectors and is now being increasingly applied to agriculture.Russo (2013)1, states that big data refers to the “generation of enormous amounts of data...

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