Procurant, a Silicon Valley company transforming the global food supply chain, today announced the release of ProcurantConnect, a cloud-based service that enables growers and shippers of perishable goods to easily connect and collaborate with trading partners.
The solution also includes out-of-the-box support for transmitting product traceability data to the IBM Food Trust, a blockchain supply chain network.
“Trading partners in the food supply chain share a lot of information with each other, but variations in the way each company handles data leads to custom integration projects that can be expensive and time-consuming to set up and maintain. We now have a simple and cost-effective solution for food suppliers that are being asked to share new kinds of data in new formats with multiple trading partners.”
– Ray Connelly, Vice President Supplier Strategy, Procurant
ProcurantConnect is a custom solution that provides a single connection point for sending and receiving a variety of files. Companies simply pick a channel and select what information they want to exchange via a set of pre-built connection channels, data formats and monitoring, and notification capabilities.
- A single integration point for data transfer
- Blockchain-enabled for immutable and trusted record-keeping
- Flexible file formatting options including text, CSV, XML, JSON, etc.
- Flexible connection options including EDI, SFTP, direct folder access, etc.
- Status monitoring, alerting and reporting
ProcurantConnect is part of a continuum of solutions from Procurant that leverage a single, global platform designed for the unique requirements of the food industry.
All Procurant solutions benefit from the strengths of a shared infrastructure that includes:
- Scalability at consumer performance levels on all layers, from the user interface to business logic to storage.
- Mobile functionality as an integral part of the platform, with a focus on managing by exception.
- Blockchain optimized with a hybrid approach that flexibly interacts with multiple blockchain platforms.