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Our Direct Spend Analytics & Forecasting solution provides manufacturers of finished goods complete transparency into all points along the supply chain.

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Agricultural Commodity Management

Know your positions, risk and P&L across commodities and financial instruments and then drill down to investigate areas of concern to the transaction level

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Commodities Sourcing & Risk Management

Transparency, controls & compliance, forecasting…managing your total margin in the Food & Beverage Industry

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A proliferation of contract types mean companies that purchase, store, ship and trade agricultural commodities face increased complexity in managing inventory and forward commitment of agricultural commodities. At the same time, price volatility continues, and there's more risk of supplier default.



  • ...choosing dbcSMARTsoft was a natural decision for both businesses separately, and then together, due to OpenLink's strong local presence in the Grain industry and their excellence in customer service and support.  

    – Steve Burt, Managing Director, PentAG Nidera

  • When a problem arises, OpenLink Agribusiness Solutions Group sticks with it until it's resolved. 

    – Janice Funk, Controller, Ekhart Grain

  • What we liked most was the ease of moving from screen to screen.

    – James Patterson, Director of Purchasing and Operations, APEX

OpenLink's solutions for Agribusiness

Agricultural Commodity Management

OpenLink provides a complete solution for Agricultural Commodity Management – from commodity procurement, inventory management and costing, transportation and logistics to ticketing, storage, contract management, and merchandising through to position management, hedging, FX risk, accounting, treasury management, reporting and compliance. More about Agricultural Commodity Management ›

Commodity Processing & Milling Software

From the commodities processor or miller from the farmer to the plant, and from the plant to product distribution networks you get a complete solution with OpenLink.

We capture deals and track movements that impact inventory at each staging point. With real-time visibility over positions and inventory levels across all input commodities and products, at all locations, you can optimize inventory management. The solution also automates freight logistics, streamlining processes and tightening payment controls.  More about Commodity Processing & Milling Software »

Crop Input Retailing

OpenLink provides a complete solution for Crop Input Retailing from contract management, transportation & logistics and inventory management to fertilizer blending, order processing and pre-payments through to price risk and credit risk management, compliance and accounting. More about Crop Input Retailing »

Biofuels Production & Trading

OpenLink provides a complete solution for the biofuel manufacturer from the farmer to the ethanol distiller or biodiesel plant, and from the plant to fuel distribution networks. More about Biofuels Production & Trading »

Direct Spend Analytics & Forecasting

Globalization of production and procurement and the proliferation of big data across disparate systems means it takes too long for manufacturers of finished goods to get a view of direct spend.

OpenLink's Direct Spend Analytics & Forecasting solution provides end-to-end transparency into all points in the value chain, from the procurement of raw materials to the sale of finished goods. More about Direct Spend Analytics & Forecasting »

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Who uses OpenLink:

  • Agricultural Producers  & Traders
  • Millers and Processors
  • Feed Manufacturers
  • Crop Input Retailers

Business Lines

  • Agronomy - Seed & Fertilizer
  • Grain Origination & Storage
  • Trading & Merchandising
  • Grain Processing
    • Ingredients
    • Ethanol & Biofuels
    • Feed
    • Crush & Mill
    • Malt
  • Feed
  • Coffee
  • Cocoa
  • Cotton
  • Sugar
  • Malting
  • Fertilizer and By-Products
  • Integrated Poultry

Market Opinion:

Thriving in the New Global Agribusiness Environment

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Hard Markets for Softs?

Extreme market risk in the agricultural commodity markets.