How Joomla powers one of the biggest grain warehouses in India

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First presented at Joomla World Conference 2013, this is an account of how we leveraged the Joomla framework to automate processes for a grain warehouse in India.

The highlight is using Joomla 1.5 as an application development framework and not as a CMS.

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How Joomla powers one of the biggest grain warehouses in India

  1. 1. How Joomla powers one of the biggest grain warehouses in India
  2. 2. Ashwin Date CTO, Techjoomla @coolbung www.techjoomla.com
  3. 3. My Joomla! connection ● 5-star personality on the Joomla Forum ● Started using Joomla since Mambo days ● Helping out on the forums and bug squashing
  4. 4. Agriculture – The Indian Perspective ● ● ● ● Agriculture in India goes way.. way back India was for many years primarily an agrarian economy & even today Agro still packs a punch Today, India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Demographically still the broadest economic sector in India
  5. 5. Agrarian Business & Economy ● ● ● A broad array of Businesses work in the Agro sector on various Levels and India is one of the biggest markets for such companies world wide On one side, there are companies assisting production & on the other the post harvest & food processing industries are huge Services like Financing, Crop insurance etc form another facet of the market
  6. 6. Technology In Agriculture High Tech comes to Low tech ● Automated Weather Updates ● Automated Market information services ● Soil & Climate analysis based recomendations ● Crop Monitoring ● Automated Irrigation systems ● Cloud based Data information services These are just a slice of what goes !
  7. 7. Who ? ● A huge foodgrain warehouse ● Storage capacity of 20,000 MTON ● Daily turnover of 10,000,000 rupees (~US$ 160,000)
  8. 8. Team ● Specially assembled team ● Having a country/farming background ● Could understand problems better ● Can communicate better with client
  9. 9. What did they need ? ● Centralised system – accessible over the web ● Multi-user support – parallel operations ● Reports – information at fingertips for business owners ● ● Client Servicing – Store information and provide updates Hardware integration with existing weigh bridge system
  10. 10. What Joomla ● Look ma, no CMS! ● Joomla 1.5 ● Custom extension
  11. 11. Building Blocks Crops & Rate Manager Billing Client Manager SMS Subscription Advances Reports
  12. 12. Flow of material ● Truck comes in & gets weighed up ● Issued a weight slip ● Counter punches in slip number ● Workers unload truck ● Empty truck weighed ● Driver shows slip at counter and billing is processed!
  13. 13. Manage Crop Rates
  14. 14. Manage Crop Rates ● ● Commodity Exchange sets recommended rate for crop Business sets their own rate for the day
  15. 15. SMS Notifications ● ● Farmers receive text notifications Can make selling decision based on daily rate
  16. 16. Manage Clients / Farmers
  17. 17. Manage Clients / Farmers ● Demographic information ● Selling patterns ● Send smart farming suggestions ● Prevent fraud
  18. 18. Purchase of Grain
  19. 19. Purchase of Grain ● Automated weight measurements ● Lab tests ● Choose crop ● Different rates based on crop quality
  20. 20. Advances ● ● ● Advance payment against grain Farmers return the advance and sell grain when they get a better price Interest calculations using InnoDB transactions
  21. 21. How it helped ● Efficiency improvement by leaps ● Drastic reduction in paperwork ● Real time and automatic reporting ● Stock keeping
  22. 22. Planned for the Future ● Realtime monitoring using cameras ● Mobile reports
  23. 23. Thank You Ashwin Date Twitter : @coolbung / @techjoomla Email : ashwin@techjoomla.com http://www.slideshare.net/coolbung

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