The Key to Stopping the Downward Spiral
Over the years, companies have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, on implementing famous ERP systems, only to later discover that many of their business-critical functions still need to be managed on spreadsheets that offer little or no integration – and likely no controls or security, either.
Fortunately, there is a better way. You’d be surprised at just how fast and cost-effective it can be to build a business application on the web, if you have the tools and industry know-how. Our rapid application development platform and years of expertise in the commodity supply chain have given Generation 10 the building blocks needed to create sophisticated, feature-rich business applications for the web that are developed with the user in mind. And they don’t require expensive licenses, new on-site hardware, and the ongoing maintenance that it requires.Our knowledge and experience have enabled us to implement world-class, robust and secure systems for organizations such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), a WTO body focused on the global cotton trade. We have built systems for almost every type of company in the commodity supply chain, from the farm through processing, including producers, brokers, traders, agents, freight forwarders, marine insurers and inspection companies, as well as implemented international laboratory information management systems for quality testing and assurance.
Business is an organic, ever-changing complex of relationships and processes that threatens the life cycle of a traditional software product. This model is being tested for its suitability and relevance and is evidenced in the commodities industry by numerous stories of problematic, lengthy implementations. It ultimately ends up in compromise when vendors struggle with delivering new requirements and clients find it difficult to write off the not-insignificant initial investment.
One of our core strengths as a company is not just our knowledge of the commodity supply chain that we serve, but our experience of how things have changed. This has helped us build more intelligent software, enabling our solutions to live and breathe with the changes, always looking to maximise collaboration, refine processes and enhance analysis.