Implementing such an IT solution on its own would be extremely challenging. The agricultural data possessed differing levels of complexity and the Company lacked sufficient data center resources to manage it.
Empowering data across teams
To solve for the Company's data needs, development teams from WWT implemented a multicloud application ecosystem that focused on providing and analyzing large amounts of historic and current data.
We developed a multifunctional solution to fit the Company's needs consisting of three distinct projects. Each project revolved around a vital area of business — external customers, internal personnel/sales and product data — and utilized public cloud providers Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
These distinct projects shared a common element: a cloud application ecosystem.
Our Application Services developers produced cloud-based applications for each separate business area. They focused on moving data out of legacy or source systems, such as Salesforce, Oracle and SAP, and repositioning data in a way that drove business value.
Our solution needed to align with the practices of several teams across the Company, including IT security, the API platform group, Kafka management, cloud operations, data stewardship, application development and IT leadership. To achieve this clarity, WWT developers met with each group when a new major application functionality was being developed to ensure all concerns and policies were addressed.
It has also enabled the Company to offer more advanced technology features to customers. For instance, customers can now be advised on the best product to use in their specific location, track invoiced orders throughout the process, easily access the dealer network and apply for financing online.
WWT's cloud application solution has allowed the Company to better use its data in a way that's both beneficial to them and their customers — positioning the business to achieve its overarching goal of gaining a competitive advantage in the market.