Agtegra: Evolving finance operations to reinforce trust with users

PwC gets the client’s perspective

Agtegra Cooperative is a farmer-owned grain and agronomy cooperative with more than 6,300 active member-owners in eastern North and South Dakota. As part of a broader digital transformation, Agtegra modernized its finance and operations functions enabling its mantra, “Doing something great for farmers that no one else will do!”

Interview with:
Dan Rosenbaum
Chief Information Officer, Agtegra Cooperative

What was the challenge?

“Shortly after implementing a new ERP system, we experienced issues that directly affected our ability to operate our business effectively. Faced with ongoing system issues, we needed to quickly find a solution that enabled us to serve our customers better.”

Describe the solution delivered by the Agtegra and PwC community of solvers

“With PwC’s help, we redesigned finance and supply chain systems for continued growth. We used Microsoft Dynamics 365 to streamline financial operations, including vendor invoice management, bank reconciliations and other automated tasks. This freed up the finance team to focus on analysis, insights and to work closer with the business and customers.”

Where or how did innovation and unexpected ways of thinking come into play?

“By taking a holistic view and identifying key business opportunities, we implemented a niche solution for supply chain operations and streamlined financials on Microsoft Dynamics 365. This project reestablished trust with our users. Today we’re operating our business and financial systems effectively, saving time and invaluable resources.”

How does the solution blend the strengths of technology and people?

“I was impressed by how quickly PwC identified the root causes of our challenges, made recommendations and helped us implement a solution that enabled us to simplify our financial management systems and drive efficiencies. As a result of our collaboration with PwC, we’re now delivering on our promise to provide superior service, efficient operations and member success.”

Results

40%

Reduction in accounts payable processing costs

75%

Less time to close books monthly, reduced from 20 days to 5 days

50%

Reduction in time spent on daily bank reconciliations

A systems architecture that increased capabilities, built trust and enabled a better experience for our cooperative members.

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Jeet Patankar

US Microsoft Business Applications Principal, PwC US

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