BKB GrainCo, Paarl, South Africa implemented a new business software system today. The new system includes AGRIS agri-business industry leading software from John Deere AGRI Services, USA. AGRIS is a fully integrated software system encompassing forward contracts, SAFEX, commodity shipments plus related financial systems for debtors, creditors, bank/cash management and general ledger on one software platform.

GrainCo operates six remote storage silos and a commodity trading business from its headquarters office in Paarl. A key component of their implementation is the oneWeigh weighbridge software used at each the silo location for recording of grain shipments and receipts, grading of grain and management of stock records, The remote oneWeigh systems report business activity to GrainCo’s AGRIS system at head office each evening where handling/storage charges are applied and silo certificates issued.

GrainCo chose AfriSoft to implement the system because they know about commodity trading and because they are the local experts in the implementation and use of AGRIS software.

Company Background:

AfriSoft Africa (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1998 to serve the specialised needs of agribusiness, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies. AfriSoft provides consulting services for business improvement and distributes, implements and supports TransLution™, AGRIS™ and other business improvement software in Africa.

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