FarmERP: Transforming Agribusiness through Innovative Software Solutions

Sanjay Borkar | CEO & Co-founder | FarmERP
Sanjay Borkar | CEO & Co-founder | FarmERP

Agriculture or farming is the first profession that humankind started. This brought a huge shift in the civilization as man moved from being hunter/gatherer to settling down at one place. So farming and agricultural methods have changed not over years or decades but centuries.

The earth however remains the same. In all these years, it has been serving mankind through farmers but has been at the receiving end as well. Decades of unplanned farming, use of chemical fertilizers, pollution has degraded the soil quality. But with a little help from technology, farmers are now trying to restore the soil quality and also looking at handling the food crisis that is threatening mankind.

“We aim at technology intensive transformation of agriculture and agribusiness.”

Assisting the Indian farmers in this mission is Shivrai Technologies. The firm’s mission is to help stakeholders/farmers face challenges like yield improvement, biodiversity, soil preservation, water conservation, climate change and food safety and make them ready for 2050. With a strong R&D and professional expertise of 24+ years, Shivrai Technologies is poised to achieve this through its smart and innovative technology offerings – FarmERP and FarmGYAN.

The Flagship Product

FarmERP is Shivrai Technologies’ most comprehensive and successful flagship technology platform used globally for farm, farmer, procurement, processing, supply chain and financial data management and analysis. It has helped many leading companies in achieving objectives of profitable and sustainable agribusiness.

FarmERP – Farm Management Software is a multi-user, multi-location, multi-cropping, integrated software platform for agribusinesses. It possesses inbuilt powerful capabilities of any ERP solution covering all business functions.

Simultaneously it provides advanced level of analytics to support business decisions. Important modules that make FarmERP are administration, planning, purchase, inventory, production, post-production, contract farming, biotech, human resources, accounts, maps, quality control, and farm analytics.

FarmERP can be customized as per business requirements and can be easily integrated with smart devices as well as legacy ERP or financial systems. With more than 200 reports and customizable data dashboards, it is the most scalable, tested and robust platform available in the market. FarmERP provides intelligent data insights for accurate decision making.

For small operators, the firm offers FarmERP Lite. The application is specially designed to offer the functional capabilities of an ERP helping them in saving time, money and optimising resources.

From a Farmer to Others

Sanjay Borkar, CEO & Co-founder, FarmERP has been digitizing agriculture since 2001 and is passionate in his mission to transform agriculture, biotechnology and food industry through innovative and smart ICT platforms. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune (India). His focus areas are sustainability, climate resilience, traceability and food safety as FarmERP works towards the Sustainable Development Goals provided by the United Nations for Zero Hunger and Climate Change.

Coming from an agricultural background, he is aware of the problems a farmer goes through and that is the reason that the founders of the organisation are extremely keen on serving this sector. “I belong to the farming community and so I understand how important it is to drive innovation and provide digital infrastructure to empower farmers around the globe,” says Borkar.

Along with Santosh Shinde, the Chief Operating Officer, he has developed this technology platform, with a thought and a pioneering vision that it could be used for efficient farm management and can lead to massive savings, in terms of time, resources and money. The institution serves farmers, contract farming companies, FPO’s and FPC’s, funding agencies, trade bodies, research and development agencies, financial institutions, Corporates, and even the government. They have a feeling of accomplishment when the farmers tell them that how this software has changed their lives and is valuable for them.

Making Farmers Future Ready

Through the technology platform and associated solutions, FarmERP aims to help farm operators and agribusinesses around the globe to collect, integrate and analyze huge amounts of data to support their business decisions. Smart Agriculture framework combines power of FarmERP with Big Data, Internet of Agricultural Things ( IoAT ), Sensors, Robotics, Geographic Information Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drones, precision agriculture, satellite data, real-time cloud data sources and predictive analysis.

“Through FarmERP we assist corporate and individual farm operators, agribusiness and contract farming companies, exporters, R&D institutions, and government agencies, co-operatives to exploit the power of smart agriculture to achieve higher efficiency, higher yields, higher profitability and complete traceability,” concludes Borkar.

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