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FoodLogiQ's Grower Relationship Management(sm) now a Qualified SAP Business All-in-One Partner Solution

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FoodLogiQ, the leading cloud-based, on-demand SaaS provider to the food industry, announced today that its Grower Relationship Management(sm) (GRM) solution is now a qualified SAP® Business All-in-One partner solution. GRM(sm) combines the power of SAP® with on-farm software allowing food companies to view and interact with their supply chain operations all the way from the grower to the retail consumer.

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According to Steve Rosenstock, Managing Partner of Clarkston Consulting's Consumer Products practice, "Our food and beverage industry clients are seeking new and innovative ways to integrate their supply chains for agricultural procurement to reduce commodity costs, improve sustainability outcomes and enable full traceability of their products."  GRM(sm) now closes the gap and easily fits into their SAP® ecosystem where they have made significant investments.

An off-the-shelf SaaS solution, GRM(sm) enables CPG companies to manage raw agricultural ingredient procurement and grower contracts using the same SAP® capabilities used to source other ingredients and raw materials. With GRM(sm), companies can reduce process costs by automating procurement processes and leveraging workflow as well as improve contract grower relationships by facilitating electronic transactions and collaboration. The plug-in nature of GRM(sm) with SAP® also increases a company's return on investment of their existing SAP® solutions.

With GRM(sm) , food companies can effectively manage:

  • Contract management– Extract maximum value from contracts through better historical performance and delivery.
  • Analytics – Capture, consolidate, and present traceable sustainability data across the enterprise.
  • Strategic agricultural sourcing – Match demand planning using contract grower collaboration.
  • Operational procurement – Optimize procurement, inventory management and use.
  • Grower management – Continuously develop contract growers based on consistent quality, quantity and delivery efficiency.

In this effort, FoodLogiQ partners strategically with Crescense, LLC, a value-added reseller of SAP® software solutions and maintenance for high-growth and mid-size enterprises. Clarkston Consulting also serves as an implementation partner, bringing a depth of expertise in the Consumer Products industry.

SAP® Business All-in-One partner solutions are qualified by SAP® and developed, sold and supported by SAP® channel partners as a defined-scope implementation with consulting services, and offer the flexibility to accommodate the unique business needs of each customer. Qualified SAP® Business All-in-One partner solutions are preconfigured, industry-specific versions of the SAP® ERP application combined with SAP® Best Practices offerings, enabling streamlined operations, lower costs and a proven path to growth.

EDITOR NOTES:

To learn more about the GRM solution, please visit www.sap-grm.com or call Ree'L Street at 404-275-7682. Watch demos of the software in action at www.sap-grm.com/demos . For more information about Crescence, please visit www.crescenseinc.com

SAP® and all SAP® logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP® AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world.

About FoodLogiQ
FoodLogiQ has been providing cloud based on-demand, SaaS solutions in the areas of sustainability, traceability and food safety for the food industry since 2006. Our customers include Bailey Farms, CH Robinson Worldwide, Clanton Farms, Jackson Farming, LoBue Brothers, Leasa Industries, Seneca Foods, Sunny Valley International, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA), the Canadian Beef Breeds Association, the Canadian Angus Association, and Pfizer Animal Health. For more information, please visit www.foodlogiq.com.  

About Crescense
Crescense, LLC is a value-added reseller of software solutions and maintenance for high-growth and mid-size enterprises, with SAP and Business Objects as its primary focus.  We offer our clients in the Life Sciences and Consumer Products industries an industry-specific solution based on best practices for companies of your size and in your industry. For information, please visit www.crescenseinc.com

About Clarkston Consulting
Clarkston Consulting is a different kind of management and technology consulting firm.  We deliver a unique experience for market leaders within the Consumer Products and Life Sciences industries.  Considering professionalism, expertise, and value as prerequisites, we take service a step further through our unyielding commitment to the success of people as individuals, both our clients and our stewards.  By combining integrity, adaptability, and a "whatever-it-takes" attitude, we have achieved an extremely high rate of referral and repeat business and a 10-year average client satisfaction rate of 97%.  For more information, please visit www.clarkstonconsulting.com.

Media Contact: Ree'L Street Clarkston Consulting, 404-275-7682, [email protected]

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