Contract to CBH by smartphone

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The CBH Group has updated its mobile offering in time for the 2013-14 harvest so that growers can virtually run their business from their smartphone or tablet.

For the first time grain growers will be able to contract to CBH cash prices from their smartphone in five simple steps.

When the CBH Group conducted its grower survey this year, it found twice as many farmers are using tablets and smart phones to help run their business in 2013 compared to 2012.

CBH Group General Manager Grower Services, Gavin Bignell, says the CBH Group has adapted to support this huge uptake in mobile technology.

"Growers won't have to wait until they can access LoadNet from their desktop to contract cash prices, providing greater flexibility at one of the busiest times of the year. CBH Mobile will offer a huge range of functions and enable growers to access their load and quality information as it is delivered at harvest," Mr Bignell said.

"CBH Mobile also gives growers access to information about what grades each site is receiving and the distance to site.

"This is not the only improvement on offer, LoadNet will be now be available on Apple and Android tablet devices ready for this harvest as well.".

The CBH Mobile and LoadNet enhancements will all be released in time for the field days.

"Help will be on hand at the CBH tent at Dowerin, Newdegate or Mingenew field days for anyone who wants some more information on how to use the new online offerings. We will have plenty of devices available for testing or you can bring your own mobile device in and we can set you up with access," Mr Bignell said.

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