Developed applications that helped in retailer & customer engagement, inbound & outbound integrations for USA’s leading agricultural leader
Client OverviewClient is an agricultural leader serving thousands of retail locations that directly impact farmer’s success in the American market. They have since expanded globally and now include Brazil and Mexico as a primary market. Their way of business has a track record of proven success.
They conduct business based on three pillars: a passionate focus on their customers, data-driven agronomic excellence, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability practices that will position their customers for success for many years to come.
Project SummaryClient has partnered with distributors and farmers to deliver agriculture solutions, products and technologies to improve yield and profitability potential on every hectare. This website contains major sections like Experience, Products Technologies and Education & Guidance. There is also a provision for customer or organization to send their name and email id to get more information from the client.
In this section, Client’s experience in providing solutions over 2 million acres are explained. Core Values of providing all-in attitude in partnership with customers, agricultural distributors who invests in unbiased research, providing leading agronomic professions and developing lightning fast logistic network.
In this section, Clients crop protection and Seed related products are explained. Inter Lock adjuvant which is the 2nd most applied crop protection product in the U.S., due to its unique formulation and impact on spray applications.
Education & Guidance
There is a link to Download Product Catalogue pdf file which contains more information related to crop protection and Seed related products.
In this section, details related to Client’s proprietary tools and data are provided to help to choose the most suitable products for customer’s fields. The product portfolio offers producers flexibility and choice to meet unique operational goals. The client also conducts Performance data seminars and training and customer consultations. Customer can Sign up to learn about events in their area.
This project is developed in Kentico 12 MVC to leverage the content management features like Widgets, Page Templates and Common Widgets. Important implementation in this project is multicultural feature. Both Portugal and Spanish languages are implemented here to support Brazil and Mexico sites. Advantage of using Kentico content management system is to enable the content update functionality by users with ease without rebuilding the entire application. Application is deployed in Azure DevOps to leverage the advanced features like CI/CD and key vault.
Goals & ChallengesThe goal of the project is to provide effective relation between Retailer and Customer by means of effective order management and timely notifications.
Challenges are as following:
- To build a loosely coupled application with common components that can be used across the projects
- All the content on the web pages should be editable and manageable by the content editor
- Implementation of Multicultural features to support Portugal and Spanish languages
- SSO integration
- Inbound and Outbound integrations with in-house applications
SolutionRay Business Technologies (RBT) has been choosen by the client to address their specific needs to achieve their goals and compete among competitors. RBT has developed several mission critical Kentico applications.
- Used Kentico 12 MVC CMS to build the websites, Kentico is a leading provider of Content Management Solution, empowering enterprises to quickly build and deploy the solutions.
- Used agile methodology. Delivered Minimum Viable Product (MVP) initially and added remaining features in the next sprints
- Content editors have the ability to manage the multilingual content using the Kentico admin interface
- Website configuration for APIs and services are managed in Settings application
- Integrated 3rd party components like Twilio, Adobe analytics and Salesforce.
- Support Multilingual features
- The new website comes with a rich responsive design that works across all mobile devices and desktops.
- The new website has enabled client to manage marketing and to fine tune content and functionality to improve the customer engagement.
- The new website built with Kentico, provides great user experience to get information on various crop protection and seed related products, training and seminars in customer’s areas.
About Ray Business Technologies
Ray Business Technologies is a Global Information Technology (IT) Services and Solutions company. We are a CMMI Level 3 company, providing cutting-edge IT Solutions to Enterprises worldwide, enabling them to utilize available resources effectively and manage the operations. Our excellent team of Technology Professionals work with enterprise clients in North America, Latin America, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Author - Gurulingappa Gudli