Today, when the world has been hit by a pandemic, quarantine in our country, and the sowing campaign has already begun, new challenges have arisen before agribusiness. It is no secret that agribusiness margin is declining from year to year and if the company wants to remain on the market and continue to develop, it is necessary to manage the land bank, production processes, agricultural machinery park, parts, and personnel, and production cost as effectively as possible. And most importantly, do all the management work online with modern software, especially now, when it is too important to minimize contact between employees and to respond to risks as quickly as possible.
It is impossible to solve these problems without qualitative planning, accounting, and analysis of the whole chain of production processes using modern it-solutions that digitize business processes as much as possible, giving mobility and efficiency. And in quarantine conditions, the ability to plan assignments and tasks, close the fact of their execution, transfer the necessary data to the accounting, and perform other tasks in the mobile application, instead of the actual contact of employees, is invaluable, because it can save human life.
Our company invites agribusiness to join the use of modern it-solutions and wants to share its history.
In connection with the fact that the it-solutions presented on the market solved the problems of agribusiness partially, in 2017 the top management of agricultural holding “Astarta-Kyiv” – Victor Ivanchik and Victor Gladkiy decided to create a software product – an ecosystem that would meet all the needs of the company, in the first place in the field of crop production – raw materials and feed base for other business areas.
To achieve the goals and set goals, AgriChain’s own in-house company was created with a cross-functional team of experts. During the development, the ideas and long-term experience of both own experts, who are experts in the industry, and other market participants were consolidated.
Such synergy of knowledge and experience has been embodied in it-solutions, which were created two years ago, and improvement is still in progress. The development was transformed into a single information portal on agribusiness management, which consists of several modules.
The multi-module platform has United it-solutions that optimize the work of the key areas of activity of the enterprise: Management of the land bank, production, monitoring of crops, composition, purchases and supplies, Equipment and repairs, logistics of parts and finished products.
AgriChain is not just a business project, it is a social mission.
“Astarta-Kyiv” is a public European company, formed mission of which is to build a strong Ukraine and strengthen its trust in it in the world, opening and increasing the potential of Ukrainian land and people. Thus, it is important to share their achievements with the market participants, making the industry as efficient as possible.
AgriChain products that have been implemented and operate in the company have already proved their economic effectiveness.
For example, the AgriChain Land module is already operating for 250 thousand hectares. With the help of this it-solution is managing the entire area of the land bank of agricultural holding “Astarta-Kyiv”.
A number of problems were identified with the product: Underprocessing, overprocessing and technical losses. As a result of the first year of use the real effect, confirmed by quantitative and financial indicators, about 7$ per hectare was obtained.
At the same time, the use of AgriChain Farm – production management module, which combines the work of all services – agronomic, engineering, dispatch, warehouse, accounting online with maximum mobility of all participants, allowed to achieve direct economic effect in the amount of 8,1$ per ha in the first year of use at one of the holding divisions.
Today, as never before, the issue of business processes’ digitalization and digitalization has become very acute. The business processes that can be managed 24 to 7 from any point of the country or the world are necessary! Agribusiness needs effective solutions for remote control and management.
The coronavirus pandemic has made its own adjustments to the development of world business and agrarians in Ukraine in particular, therefore we invite you to join our ecosystem and feel the effectiveness of decisions in the shortest possible time.
Together, we stand up and not before such challenges!