Landgard has created a user-friendly online information platform for its business partners in the plant and flower trade, which makes it much easier for them to work with the producer cooperative for flowers and plants as well as fruit and vegetables in Germany. Consultants from Hamburg-based CAS AG are behind the technology used and the implementation of the project. Landgard built its new info system based on the CAS Realtime Data Hub (CAS RDH) solution, which provides numerous companies with efficient, uniform access to data hidden in a wide variety of systems.
For both buyers of the goods, such as the specialist flower trade, and their growers, Landgard's new portal provides a clear view of the products, quantities, and prices of the auctions, deliveries of purchased goods, and documents such as contracts and route plans. Since Landgard's business partners also need the information while they are on the road, it is particularly valuable for them that the portal can be used from mobile devices without any problems.
Among other things, the info system helps Landgard's customers find out in advance what's on offer at the clock. The system also gives them a look at past price trends.
This information is equally valuable for suppliers of goods because it allows them to track how their products are selling in the auctions and at what price. The view of average, highest and lowest prices across all sales channels, made possible by user-friendly filter functions, makes it easier for them to evaluate their own business.
On the portal, business partners can also see in a tour planner when which carrier is bringing which goods. This is particularly important for flower and plant retailers so that they can plan the space and personnel capacities for the delivery of CC plant trucks, for example.
Based on the CAS RDH solution, Landgard was also able to use the portal for collaborative document management with its business partners: Users can thus view role-specific documents such as contract documents and route plans via the portal and download them as pdf documents.