SBIR Phase II: SaaS-Based Procurement and CRM Systems for Local Food Markets

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0822889
Agency Tracking Number: 0712535
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: EO
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-598
Small Business Information
PO Box 5155, madison, WI, 53705
DUNS: 616680349
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Heather Hilleren
 MBA
 (608) 395-4990
 heather@greenleafmarket.com
Business Contact
 Heather Hilleren
Title: MBA
Phone: (608) 395-4990
Email: heather@greenleafmarket.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase II project will develop a new methodology for data interchange in the agricultural industry. GreenLeaf Market is developing application program interfaces to enable the automated transfer of data to enterprise resource planning systems through a representational state transfer interface interchangeable with a webservice. This platform automatically identifies and aggregates agricultural market information while enabling this information to be integrated into the purchaser's business systems. If successfully commercialized, the application stands to significantly reduce post-harvest spoilage costs, now in the tens of billions of dollars for the United States. It will increase productivity for purchasers, assist the producer in identifying emerging markets, reduce the distance agricultural products must travel, boost the local economy, improve the food security of the US, and lower the overall cost of food by reducing the gap between supply and demand.

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