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M2North Agriculture Editorial

South Africa is home to one of the most thriving agricultural industries in the world. This makes it one of the most competitive and technologically advanced areas of commerce in the country today. Contributing to 2.6% of the nation’s gross domestic product, it is essential that the intricacies of trade and delivery be handled with precision and care. When it comes to electronic purchase order distribution and electronic invoice and credit note distribution solutions.

Since 2001 M2North, a young and dynamic proudly South African company, has provided locally developed electronic trading solutions to companies at home at competitive prices. M2North’s products are designed and developed using license-free software, which enable seamless integration with any IT system. Considering the steady success of M2North and the rapid development of agriculture in South Africa, it seemed fitting to combine the two in an electronic trading solution to be reckoned with.

Known and esteemed for its automated business processes, M2North are offering their services to the agricultural industry in an endeavor to save time, money and reduce negative impacts on the environment thus promising greater efficiency in the running of businesses and putting South African agriculture on the map when it comes to environmental awareness.

James Fairbrother, Sales and Marketing Manager of M2North, is passionate about the notion of saving time and money and highlights the skill and proficiency with which M2North exercise their electronic trading solutions: “Our experienced call centre and development teams ensure that our clients do not allocate unnecessary resources to any projects that are rolled out with us. When you implement any of our electronic trading solutions the time that it takes to get your project to the marketplace is greatly reduced.”

So as part of their promise to save your business time and money James is proud to announce a number of new products to their range. The integration of supplier’s price lists onto their client’s systems along with the price validation of orders before capture will result in a reduction of price queries. Sending suppliers delivery reminders will create an increase of on-time deliveries and will reduce stock on hand. They also understand the importance of penetrating all facets of the agricultural industry: if you can keep all the wheels turning, trade becomes a well-oiled machine benefiting everyone. As a result they have developed a system of online invoice capture for smaller companies. Proof of Delivery (POD) management will eradicate the annoyance of missing POD’s at month end.

Having established connections with more than 800 suppliers in the agricultural industry that trade with leading agricultural co-operatives in the country, M2North understands the importance of the afore-mentioned developments in order to minimise data capture errors and increase company productivity. They have already exemplified their reliability with companies such as Afgri, Senwes, Kaap Agri, Suidwes, OVK and Obaro.

Because they so deeply understand that the relationship between you and your client is one based on trust and reliance they’ve created tailor-made packages that work. An example of this is M2North’s system that gives farmers access to your stock availability and in turn allows you to receive your client’s electronic orders directly.

M2North has also maintained its promise to protect the planet and are working tirelessly to care for the environment by eradicating the paper trail. By catering for tracking, mapping and translation via electronic commerce they thereby offer a service that is easy on your budget and on the planet’s ecosystems.

For a full list of services visit their website at www.m2north.com/products

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