As a neutral entity, the agrirouter solves a core problem in the digitization of agriculture: It enables farmers and contractors to exchange data between machines and agricultural software applications from different manufacturers. Companies with mixed machinery lacked this possibility so far.
In the “Lessons learned” section of the study text on the agrirouter, the team of authors cite a number of success factors: first and foremost is the absolutely necessary perception of the data exchange platform as a neutral entity, because only this creates the necessary trust on the user side. Also important are the insights gained from the market and the resulting improvements. And finally, a large number of equal stakeholders and consortium partners as well as strong partners in software development are among the success factors. It seems that DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG is on the right track with the agrirouter.
The study was carried out by everis on behalf of DG CONNECT (European Commission) and can be accessed via the following link: data sharing by companies in Europe