Infomercati Modernizes and Automates Business Processes to Increase Operational Efficiency
Infomercati is an obligatory association established in Italy under a 1996 law requiring creation and management of an information system for wholesale food and agriculture markets. Infomercati wanted to deploy a single tool for recording the prices of food and agricultural products, such as produce, fish, flowers, and meat and catalogue the prices recorded in order to compare price lists and permit statistical analysis. The challenge was to ensure rapid information availability outside of the association. Infomercati created the Infomercati SIMA system to centrally store data - including quantity, cost by product and zone, and the number of transactions per market - for all products sold on Italy's food and agriculture markets as well as implemented the Oracle platform for development of a Web-based open standard solution.