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Internet Cloud Access Helping Sustainable Cocoa Farming
June 29, 2016
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced that Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, chose SAP to help enable sustainable cocoa farming. With solutions from SAP, Barry Callebaut has already integrated 65,000 small-scale cocoa farmers in Côte d'Ivoire and will include many more across the world. This will create a stronger, more sustainable supply chain and at the same time improve the livelihood of farmers, their families and their communities. This announcement was made at the SAPinsider event held in Vienna, June 20-22.
SAP® Rural Sourcing Management is an integrated, cloud-based solution running on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform. It combines mobile and desktop access to track produce from farm to factory. The introduction of mobile business applications provides farmer organizations with access to important data immediately to help simplify and digitalize business processes. The solution currently covers farmer registration, surveys and e-procurement, and there are plans to extend it in the future with geo information. This will improve traceability and analysis for sustainable cocoa farming. SAP and Barry Callebaut collaborated on this custom-development project, and SAP intends to make the solution generally available in the near future.