The maximum consolidation of land assets and knowledge about the land bank, and shareholders are the pink dream of every agricultural producer, regardless of the size of the land bank. “It’s real,” said AgriChain. “We are already working so,” says Astarta-Kyiv Agroindustrial holding. After all, AgriChain knows the exact recipe, how to effectively manage the land bank in the realities of the “chessboard”, and what sorts of tea prefer their share. Quite intriguing, meet the AgriChain Land mobile application is a clever intermediary between farmers and farmers. He knows how to make land relations ideal.
At the end of 2021 AgriChain Company received a request from ASTARTA-Kyiv agro-industrial holding for the development of AgriChain Land mobile application and already at the end of June 2022 applications passed successful testing and now scales for the whole Holding. The key task of the application is to increase the efficiency of work with the land bank in field conditions.
When it comes to the work of the specialists of the land service, it often happens outside the office. After all, they are always on the exit: They re-conclude agreements, agree on the exchange of land, visit the shareholders, record and update information, and participate in auctions.
That is why it was important to organize the application so that it could work online and offline. Now let us explain why it is so important.
When working in fields, employees are constantly faced with a situation of poor or unstable Internet connection, therefore the developed mobile application works also offline. Now that specialists are on the move, they will have free access to information about the land, the field, contractors, and contracts, regardless of the availability of the Internet.
Now an Android version of the mobile application is available. By the end of the year, users of the IOS operating system will be able to experience all the advantages of using the application. The plugin has the function of sharing access rights by enterprises, so the user will see only the data given to him by the administrator.
“AgriChain Land Mobile Application is built on the full-featured SDK platform Flutter. The all-in-one framework for cross-platform applications has an open source set based on the DART programming language. Dorechi, this language is actively used by business giants Alibaba and BMW. The development on Flutter allows to create several plugins from the same code base, and Hot Reload allows to view the current changes immediately. The Flutter Widgets gives you full access to the capabilities of your device. They mimic the behavior of native language applications. As a result, developers can create programs of any complexity for any “screen”. Constantly growing sets of plug-ins and packages available on the pub.deV are ready to use the library, which contains both basic and advanced functions, namely GPS, data collection of sensors, Bluetooth, accounting data, etc.”, – Adds Maxim Sukmanyuk, technical director of AgriChain company.
the land bank Visualization
The map of the mobile application contains pieces, fields, and special tags. There is a possibility to search and filter data by different parameters. Through the mobile application, it is possible to work not only with your sites but also with competitors’ pieces, for example, during the exchange you can view the rent data and the validity period of the right to use the piece if these data were entered through the web version.
Different map presentation options (satellite, location, usual, and hybrid) and, of course, the Cadastre layer, which displays data from the public cadastre map, are available. There are functions to route to a field or piece, to determine the location of the device, which will allow you to identify a piece in a field and sell basic information about it. If you need to make a check, users of the application can use a special tool – a line.
Special attention would be paid to the tag mechanism, which allows to view and set tags on the card through the mobile application, leave comments under them and add photos. Tags are synchronized between different devices and the web version of the program. This way you can notice the risk areas, seasonal obstacles, transfer photos of documents for making sites, etc. All tags are classified by types, and the tag guide is administered via the web version, i.e. the customer independently determines which types of tags will be used in the program, and for convenience of work, tags can be filtered both in the mobile application and in the web version.
Information about land pieces, fields, contractors, and agreements is presented in the form of a data register with the possibility of searching and filtering data according to different parameters. All cards in the mobile application have a link to related objects, thus from the site card, you can quickly switch to the card of the unit, contract, documents for the site, or fields. By the way, the appendix loads data on already completed contracts and inactive contractors, which allows working with historical data.
“Flutter has shown itself very well in work with large data and animation processing, exceeds in this direction react Native because programs are combined with native components without bridge”, – said Maksim Sukmanyuk.
Elements of CRM-system
The web version of AgriChain Land allows you to create and record any additional details for sites, fields, contractors, and user agreements without the involvement of developers. And this means that if you need information about the tea variety that your favorite person loves, you can add such details to the system and record his preferences both through the web version and mobile application. Seriously, you can start to record information about family ties between your shareholders, priority communication channels, additional information on payments, readiness to buy and sell land, and much more.
For example, the plugin can be used to organize surveys to assess the level of loyalty of the shareholders. To do this, you can create a questionnaire in the payment card on the web version, which is synchronized with the mobile application. Speaking with the shareholder, the land service specialist can survey an application and save it. Once the mobile application is synchronized, the data will be available on the web version, where specialists will be able to download answers and make the necessary analysis.
It is important for owners and managers of enterprises to always have up-to-date data on the company’s land bank. AgriChain Land users are already accustomed to forming up-to-date reports in one click on the web version, and now information about the main indicative indicators on the land is available “in a pocket” because the mobile application collected analysis in the form of dashboards.
With the help of the appendix you can find out the total number of own land plots and their area, the area of fields in exchange, the percentage of consolidation of the land bank, the area and the number of plots transferred and received on an exchange, the efficiency of use of leased land plots (the area of technical losses on such areas and their connection to fields in exchange) and there are risks on the processing of land, namely, land processing under unregistered agreements and area of re-development.
Separately it is necessary to allocate a dashboard under contracts, which allows receiving data on the total number of active contracts, area of land plots under these contracts, the status of registration, as well as the plan of prolongation of contracts, that is, the dissolving of areas and the number of contracts on the years of completion of the right of use.
And all this is a function of the first release only, and knowing AgriChain, we are convinced that in the future they will surprise us with new useful updates.
And the main thing is that now the advantages of using a mobile assistant in the management of the land bank can be taken advantage of by other representatives of Ukrainian agribusiness because AgriChain company now offers introduction of AgriChain Land system in the form of the web version and mobile application.