Atlas Trading and Shipping, Durban, South Africa launched their new business software system today. Atlas Trading and Shipping operates a commodity trading company with an international scope. Atlas is one of the leading import companies for feed ingredients into South Africa as well as exporters of local commodities into the interior of Southern Africa. The Atlas business includes commodity trading activities in South America, North America, the Mediterranean region and the Far East.

The new system includes AGRIS agri-business industry leading software from John Deere AGRI Services, USA including AGRIS commodity management software that manages forward contracts, SAFEX and CBOT positions, stocks, transport costs, supplier payments and customer billing. The AGRIS financial software consolidates the Atlas business transactions into debtors, creditors, cash book and general ledger for both their local and off-shore companies on one technology platform.

Atlas Trading and Shipping chose AfriSoft because they understand agri-business and they are the local experts when it comes to using AGRIS software. AfriSoft designed and built a new software application for Atlas called the Traders Deal Sheet. This specialized software manages the complexities of sourcing product off-shore in US Dollars and importing it for sale locally in Rands. The Traders Deal Sheet is implemented as a “bolt-on” to the AGRIS Product Suite and it operates as a seamless extension of the Deere software.