- Reduces grain originators’ workload, creates time-savings for higher-value activities
- Eliminates manual contract entry for filled offers
- The implementation of this feature at Mountain View Co-Op results in substantial time savings for employees
FARGO, N.D., May 31, 2023 – Bushel, an independently-owned software technology company focused on developing digital tools for the agricultural supply chain, announced the newest feature of its offer management workflow solution for grain buyers: automated grain purchase contract creation. When offers are filled, contracts are created automatically in the buyer’s grain accounting software, helping address workforce gaps.
This new feature simplifies the grain industry’s process by automatically inputting contract data into their accounting system, saving staff a significant amount of time. This automation not only addresses the labor shortfall, but also mitigates duplicated efforts and errors from manual entry.
Mountain View Co-Op, based in Montana, piloted the new feature to help free up staff time and discover new ways to be more efficient in their day-to-day operations. They integrate all offers submitted through Bushel into their accounting software. Between contract creation and eSign capabilities, Bushel has helped Mountain View reduce risk of contract non-performance and create efficiencies in their origination process.
“The ability to automatically create contracts allows our team to save time and spend our resources towards strengthening relationships with our customers. By automating our contract creation process, our staff will be able to better engage with farmers,” said Jake McFarlin, grain division manager at Mountain View Co-op.
“We’re entirely focused on helping our grain customers work more efficiently and serve farmers in a better way. This involves automating processes in the ag supply chain, like automatic contract creation. We’re continuing to look for new ways to automate more tasks to free up their time and better serve their customers,” Bushel CEO Jake Joraanstad said.
Founded in 2011, Bushel is an independently-owned software company and leading provider of software technology solutions for farmers, grain buyers, ag retailers, protein producers and food companies, headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. Since its launch in 2017, Bushel’s agriculture platform has grown rapidly, powering nearly 2,400 grain facilities across the U.S. and Canada with real-time business information for their producers. The platform now reaches more than 40% of grain origination in the United States and Canada, resulting in one of the largest technology network effects among farmers and grain buyers in the U.S. Bushel’s solution suite includes its flagship mobile app, websites, trading tools, digital payments and money facilitation, market feeds, API services, farm management software, and a custom software division focused on agriculture. Bushel complies with SOC 2 standards and debit card transactions over PCI-certified networks.