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SAP Rural Sourcing Management

Link smallholder farmers to your supply chain – with our mobile solution that tracks produce from farm to factory.

Build a sustainable and fully traceable agriculture supply chain with SAP Rural Sourcing Management. Designed for agribusiness companies and powered by the SAP Cloud Platform, this supply chain management (SCM) software connects smallholder farmers to the agricultural value chain – and offers full transparency into the source of your raw materials.  

  • Track and trace produce from the farm to your factory
  • Access and analyze data about the source of your agricultural commodities
  • Boost farmer loyalty by helping them improve forecasting and planning
  • Ensure compliance with current and future agriculture regulations 
  • Make a positive social impact on the livelihood of smallholder farmers

Product Capabilities

Functional Capabilities
Mobile app for field agents
  • Electronic traceability from the earliest stage of individual farmer deliveries to the weighing bridge
  • Electronic data-capture with smartphones – no paper required
  • Offline-enabled and bandwidth-optimized

Desktop and cloud apps for central operations

  • Comprehensive agricultural supply chain management
  • Direct exchange of information with market participants
  • Immediate responses to quality incidents and other issues
  • More efficient operations, including up-to-date information about storage and logistics

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud for Analytics (for use by management)

  • High-performance supply chain analytics for Big Data
  • Acquisition, manipulation, and visualization of data from any source
  • Highest security standards
  • 100% offline-enabled 
Technical Capabilities
  • Central point of data consolidation, synchronization, and distribution for participating clients
  • Offline-capable smartphone apps for master and transaction data management, as well as analytics in the field
  • Flexible exposure of business-relevant data for consumption by common business intelligence (BI) solutions
  • Downloadable Microsoft Excel data sheets and reports for low-tech environments (local warehouses, cooperative offices, etc.)
  • Optional mobile service provider integration for SMS communication with low-end mobile phones
  • A platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that allows customers to extend the functional scope on their own
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