Development Hours Available – Submit your Ideas to Improve AGIIS!

AGIIS Update

Development Hours Available – Submit your Ideas to Improve AGIIS!

By Chris Crutchfield, AgGateway Member Services

Each year, the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) has an allotted amount of development hours dedicated to making database improvements. As we approach the final quarter of 2020, we still have developmental hours at our disposal to enhance AGIIS. This being the case, we would love to hear your suggestions to improve the AGIIS directory. If you are an AGIIS subscriber, I would ask you to consider what improvements can be made to improve your interactions with AGIIS?

Keep in mind that no suggestion is too big or too small. We have had users simply suggest adding a “back” button to the top of pages to improve navigation, for example. If a small change will improve your interaction with the directory, chances are it will improve someone else’s too!

Proposing an enhancement is easy! If you have an idea, simply fill out this AGIIS Enhancement Request Form and email it to Member Services. This form can also be found on the AGIIS Enhancements page on the AgGateway website, It is also on this page that you can review the enhancements to AGIIS over the years, which may spark a new idea of your own.

We have two enhancements that are in the requirements gathering phase and will soon be presented to the AGIIS Directory Oversight Committee for approval. One enhancement being proposed will help subscribers stay in compliance with new legislation, the California Consumer Privacy Act. Last month AGIIS Product Manager Josh Wall led a discussion on this legislation and some potential enhancements to support it. If your organization is interested in this initiative, please contact Member Services to be included in future meetings. The other enhancement was submitted by an AGIIS user requesting that we make visible the number of subscriber subsets to which an entity is cross-referenced. Again, both enhancements are in the early stages and are subject to committee approval.

Additional ideas to improve the AGIIS directory are welcome and encouraged! If you have questions regarding the enhancement process or would like to discuss a potential enhancement, contact Member Services at, or call us at +1 (866) 251-8618.