I would like to introduce you to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) product for ag retailers called Levridge. If you are familiar with Agris or AgVance, Levridge is similar to these products in that it can handle your agronomy, grain, feed, and retail lines of business. But, what’s great about Levridge is that it’s built on top of the Microsoft Dynamics product. This solution tailors Microsoft Dynamics to ag retailers so you can account for the parts of your business specific to agriculture. Unlike other ERP products for ag retailers, Levridge has a whole lot more to offer and can serve as a solid foundation for advancing and growing your business.
How can Levridge advance your business?
It’s what Microsoft Dynamics brings to the table that advances your business in so many more ways than Levridge’s competitors. Dynamics is a full-featured enterprise-level product. It has ADVANCED financial feature sets, transportation, and load management capabilities, advanced credit collection options, integrations with banks and other institutions, advanced warehousing features, fixed assets, fully built-out retail functionality – the list goes on and on and on. With these features already in the product, you can have things like a profit-and-loss statement for each of your locations, transaction-level detail complete with built-in audit trails to survive tougher audits and to track patronage rewards built up throughout the year. You have the ability to know your inventory real-time and your location managers can see how they are doing all day every day.
In addition to the breadth and depth of the product’s feature set, Dynamics is an entirely web-based platform. Similar to hundreds of modern apps used every day that you simply log into and consume, you can have that same model with Dynamics. If you do not need or want a component like feed or retail (or if you have users who don’t need those features), you simply don’t purchase subscriptions for those modules. If you decide to expand into other lines of business at some point, you can purchase the modules and they are instantly available to you. Also, Microsoft has built Dynamics so it can EASILY integrate with anything and can be extended to add whatever you want to it without a lot of hassle or expense. If John Deere, Monsanto, CoBank, your precision ag vendors or any of the institutions you work with, change their sites and how they want you to work with them, you are in a solid position to handle the changes and transition with them. Lastly, Dynamics has thousands of customers worldwide. These customers are using Dynamics, testing its limits, blogging about it, and recording videos about how they solve business problems in Dynamics. Software vendors are constantly building new add-ons (there’s an active marketplace called AppSource). As a Microsoft Dynamics user, you will be part of a very large community all contributing to the breadth, depth, and quality of the product and user experience.
Hopefully, you can see there is a compelling reason to consider Levridge and Dynamics for you ag retail business needs. If you haven’t heard enough yet, you should know that yearly, Microsoft spends two billion dollars on research and development on the Dynamics product line alone. None of the other products built for ag retailers will ever have the ability to focus so many resources on building a product for your business. With Microsoft Dynamics and Levridge, you can go beyond the basics of what your business requires and be in a position to expand your operations knowing you have a foundation that supports you.
To learn more about the Levridge solution for your ag business, contact us at 612.354.4966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.