Procurant Releases New Module Under Procurant One Platform; Kevin Brooks, Noemi Aguilar, and Jack Guan Discuss
WATSONVILLE, CA - Data is power. Especially as technology becomes increasingly advanced, I see members from both the buy- and supply-sides wielding data to craft their long-term plans. Procurant is putting the power directly into the hands of its partners, announcing the launch of a new module: Procurant Connect. This latest addition to the Procurant One Platform consolidates critical third-party information which is made accessible to retail buyers and their trading partners.
“Procurement of perishable goods is a high-velocity, information-hungry process. Buyers and sellers need to be able to quickly find relevant data and put it to use in context, and that is exactly what our new Connect module offers. We see this as just the beginning, as we have plans to bring even more data and services to our customers this year,” said Kevin Brooks, Chief Marketing Officer at Procurant.
Procurant Connect builds on Procurant One’s open network architecture, providing a hub for produce supply chain data that can be easily customized and personalized, according to a press release. The module integrates external data sources into the leading procurement platform for retail grocers and their perishable goods suppliers.
Through the new module, users can quickly get information about:
- Commodity pricing
- Transportation lane rates
- Recall notices
- Currency conversion rates
“Having recall information, from Procurant Connect, right in my Procurant One dashboard will be very helpful. Now, I have to search for recall information in news articles and data from subscriptions. Procurant Connect is a great addition to Procurant One, which has already improved my daily routines since our buyer traded up to Procurant,” said Noemi Aguilar, Account Manager at Duda Farms Fresh Foods.
Jack Guan, Business Development, Guan’s Mushrooms, also commented on this new launch.
“I was excited to see the addition of Procurant Connect. It will be helpful to have access to industry data from the Procurant One dashboard—especially the commodity pricing and the ability to filter that data. I’m glad that my buyer traded up to Procurant. It is much more user-friendly than the old system, and it’s even better with Procurant Connect,” said Guan.
Procurant Connect is available at no cost to any retailer requesting access, while suppliers on the Procurant One platform have access to the module as part of their annual subscription.
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