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Allied Telesis provides strong network for Ministry of Agriculture

30 January 2014

Based in Paris, the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing is a government department with numerous responsibilities, including:

  • Ensuring the quality and sanitary security of imported foods
  • Conservation and environmental preservation
  • Agricultural education
  • The economic development of agricultural sectors and the agricultural industry (both within the European Union and internationally)
  • The development of employment in rural areas

The main aims of the Ministry are to maintain and enhance economic performance in agricultural sectors, and protecting the health of the French people by ensuring the safety and suitability of food.

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Forestry Commission branches out for improved connectivity

30 January 2014

The UK Forestry Commission had engaged in a project to integrate its Oracle-based Cedar eFinancials system with its Serengeti document management system. This would allow an image of all financial documents held in Serengeti to be accessed from within the finance system.

The process required that all images in Serengeti were appropriately indexed against the relevant transaction in the financial system through pre-defined metadata. While this was achieved relatively easily for ‘outgoing’ documents, i.e. those created by the finance system, it was not the case for ‘incoming’ documents such as purchase invoices. These needed to be scanned and the appropriate financial transaction reference applied to extract the required metadata. 

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Agricultural products provider builds agile business with Microsoft Dynamics AX

30 January 2014

A worldwide provider of agricultural products, AB Agri runs a rapidly evolving business, with manufacturing operations in many countries, a large vendor network, and stringent requirements for manufacturing management and cost control. The business supplies products and services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors, and retailers.

At AB Agri, cost control requirements extend to many different areas of the business. For example, product formulations need to incorporate the lowest-cost components available, and production planners and purchasers have to be able to track the quickly changing costs of raw materials. At the same time, they also need to make sure manufacturing operations make timely use of components that have an expiration date and avoid having to repurchase them.

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