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Managing Acreage Reports in SAP Real Estate - Agricultural Sector

Hello Experts,

Have a question which I request you to answer.

My client is in agricultural sector. They wish to implement Real Estate module for managing acreage reports of it's target customers. By acreage report I mean the following kinds of data: Farm, Tract Field that crop is planted on, crop, crop type, planting status, irrigation practice, intended use for the crop, date the crop was planted, yield of the planted crop.

I know that using Real Estate module one can maintain Farm and Tract Fields as master data. But using Real Estate is it also possible to maintain the rest of the data associated with that Farm? If not then what are the other alternatives where we can maintain such data.

As part of the overall solution, we are also integrating SAP with GIS (for keeping a map of the farm) and the entire front end for the implementation would be SAP CRM. So in a nutshell, the client wants to implement CRM, Real Estate modules. They need reporting on the Farm, Tract Field that crop is planted on, crop, crop type, planting status, irrigation practice, intended use for the crop, date the crop was planted, yield of the planted crop. Need the experts' advise on how to achieve this in CRM and Real Estate modules.

Thanks for reading this,

-ag

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    Aug 31, 2009 at 06:03 AM

    Hello ag

    I am of the opinion that RE-FX will provide you with the capability of storing and retrieving GPS specific location data and (CAD) plans of the layout of your farms as well as specific master data identifying characteristics of your tracks etc, but when it gets to the actuall running of the farm, i.e. profitability, crop yields etc, I do not believe REFX to be able to do that.

    REFX is build to avoid vacancies and reduce costs associated with real estate development, rentals, and property management.

    But you want to farm, not manage property.

    SAP can provide you with all ERP/financial/expense and logistics/trade support that would surround your farming operation, but for the actuall successful farming activities you could rather have a look at alternatives that focusses on farming itself.

    regards

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    Sep 01, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Thanks Morne for your comments. We would probably customize CRM to meet our requirements on collecting farm data and use REFX to manage the land data and business partner relationships.

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