The AG Industry Identification System (AGIIS) went into production in August 2003. Since then, we have implemented many enhancements to better meet the needs of subscribers, eConnectivity implementation efforts and various industry segments.
Due to the challenges and increasing complexity facing agriculture, and the addition of new ag industry segments, we need to continue to improve AGIIS to meet both current subscriber needs and those yet to come, We want to make sure that AGIIS continues to offer value today and into the future, providing subscribers with the unique identifiers and other elements needed to implement eBusiness across the agricultural industry.
With that in mind, the Directory Oversight Committee (DOC) initiated four Task Forces in 2011, three of which completed their tasks - the AGIIS Duplicates, AGIIS Entity Rules, and AGIIS Products Task Forces. The Dun & Bradstreet Transition Task Force work is ongoing and expected to be complete by Q1 2012. This group is focused on developing a transition plan to move away from the use of Dun & Bradstreet as a source for numbers and entity verification.
The Future Vision Task Force (aka AGIIS 2.0) is focused on assessing the current and future needs of members versus current AGIIS capabilities/functionality, and recommending a path forward to ensure AGIIS provides subscribers value today and in the future. They will take the perspective of “If we were creating AGIIS today, what would it look like.”
If you are interested in participating in the AGIIS Future Vision Task Force as either a core group member or as a member of your respective Input/Feedback group, please contact Wendy Smith at Wendy.Smith@AgGateway.org.