Agropur Chooses New Honeywell CN75A to Replace its Old Mobile Devices

Agropur has completed its consultations and given the go-ahead: the cooperative is getting set to upgrade its mobile applications, both for its representatives in the field and for its delivery team.

Agropur officializes the decision to renew its existing engagement with CIS Group – the two enterprises have already been collaborating for more than fifteen years – with the objective now of putting in place the recent and new-generation Honeywell CN75A mobile hand-held computers.

The undertaking is indeed sizeable, as the deployment will involve all of Agropur’s 700 distributors.

As for the distributors and delivery employees, they will take part in the deployment of Companion® Route 2, which as a new feature offers the possibility of running on Android or iOS. The solution allows a new step forward in eliminating the paper burden: just as electronic signature capture had already reduced the mass of documents to retain, now the scanning functionality will allow dematerializing even the documents that are produced by and obtained from the customer, be it proofs of delivery or receipt slips.

The distributors will be able to handle, right from Companion® Route 2, both their Buy-back and Buy-sell business. At the management level finally, the Companion® Office middleware will provide about forty users with the business intelligence tools to manage this gigantic amount of information. In the end, an interface will transfer the transactions from Companion® Office to Oracle, the ERP system used by Agropur.

About Agropur Cooperative

Founded in 1938, the Société coopérative agricole du Canton de Granby joined the forces of 86 producers in the region. Already, its position was clear: borders would not stand in the way of its development. And it went on to prove it: new plants and acquisitions from the fifties onward expanded its presence to numerous regions of Québec, then after 1995 to Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia, and finally in the 2000’s to Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Iowa. In 2007, Agropur established a joint venture with Adecoagro, which is active in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, to develop new dairy activities in these countries. Today, Agropur cooperative has 3,348 member dairy farmers and more than 6,000 employees in 31 plants, processing more than 3,3 billion litres a year, for more than 4 billion dollars in sales.