Higher Productivity, Engagement, and Output
Employees love the app, those in the field are more engaged in their work and empowered with real-time data, and farm managers can make decisions that lead to higher output and better work experiences. Both have contributed to a significant fall in staff turnover rates, ensuring that Maravilha can hold onto valuable talent in a time of labor shortage.
The app has also had a significant impact on the company’s productivity and revenue by improving crop yield. “We always want to produce more, but we want to do it through greater efficiency,” says Bruno. “We don't want to have to double in size to double our output. So, all these new efficiencies will allow us to produce more from the same land and the same workforce.”
Today, many of Maravilha’s processes are running up to three times faster than previously. The data validation process that took two to three days now happens in real-time, enabling faster, better-informed decision-making across the business.
Beyond that, Maravilha uses OutSystems to establish a foundation for stronger interconnection across the company’s IT environment. Now, if the team needs to buy an off-the-shelf solution or change any of its current software providers, they can use OutSystems to create new data connections and integrations, supporting the company’s goal of complete enterprise-wide data sharing and interconnectivity.
Maravilha has implemented the app across Portugal and is rolling it out in Morocco. Looking ahead, the app has attracted the attention of Maravilha’s US parent company. “The US team has been hugely impressed with what we’ve created here, and now plans to implement the solution itself,” says Bruno. “They can’t believe that we’ve been able to create such a tailored solution, yielding such significant results, with such a small team.”