“We call it the advice module,” explains Sander Blok, Head of Innovation and Product Management at Van Iperen. “The advisors can help identify the best fertilizer or pesticides to use, and automatically add it to their account.”
More recently, the team started developing completely new applications on OutSystems. They launched a new “Fertilized Program”, based on a fertilizer calculation system built on the platform. Launched in December 2019, the application helps customers work out the exact requirements for fertilizers based on the type of crop, nutrient balance, and the amount of water needed to produce healthy yields.
“The system calculates the exact amount of nutrients a crop needs, whether that’s magnesium, calcium, or potassium,” says Sander. “It connects to a database of our products, so customers can select the fertilizer that matches their requirements.”