Mountain View Co-op, based in Montana, is piloting a new automation feature to help free up staff time and discover new ways to be more efficient in their day-to-day operations.
The automation feature is from Bushel, which is now offering automated grain purchase contract creation on its offer management workflow solution for grain buyers.
When offers are filled, contracts are created automatically in the buyer’s grain accounting software, helping address workforce gaps, explained Bushel.
This automation not only addresses the labor shortfall, but also mitigates duplicated efforts and errors from manual entry.
Mountain View Co-op integrates all offers submitted through Bushel into its 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, said Jake McFarlin, grain division manager at Mountain View Co-op.
"The ability to automatically create contracts allows our team to save time and spend our resources towards strengthening relationships with our customers," said McFarlin. "By automating our contract creation process, our staff will be able to better engage with farmers."
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, said Bushel.
“We're entirely focused on helping our grain customers work more efficiently and serve farmers in a better way," said Bushel CEO Jake Joraanstad. "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."