Intelligent Last-Mile Solutions

You are a fruit producer and need a software solution to increase efficiency and hence profits? Or you manufacture fertilizers or pharmaceuticals and have a vast supply chain that you would like to tap more efficiently?

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You have been looking for answers from hardware or software providers and are often disappointed by their highly priced but piecemeal attempts at using hand-held computers or mobile smart phones which rarely achieve the goal. You are looking for a seamless "solution" that works to provide you with the answers you need. If yes, then you are at the right place! We at Lateral Praxis have already designed and implemented such solutions.
You may think your requirements and challenges are too unique and difficult to get the IT solution with a perfect fit. But that challenge is what we thrive on. We will work closely with you and design that solution which is 'Just Right for you!!' We do this by regularly investing in integrating newer technologies into the solutions that we provide for you.

Lateral Praxis is perfectly positioned with its experienced field implementation teams, strong experience in the rural domain and ability to capture data from the "last mile" to provide full range of field data acquisition solutions. Our actionable field data acquisition depends on trained field teams using field-tested hardware running user-proofed firmware, backed up by a secure data storage process.

From the year 2006 our focus has been on field-level rural implementations utilizing cloud-based applications which are connected to remote SIM enabled devices. These devices can collect data from the "last mile", from areas which are primarily rural or semi-urban, where traditional methods of data entry/ collection may not be possible to deploy. This helps us provide you with an ability to collect data in "real-time" from such areas and hence have a truly end-to-end solution. Such solutions are beneficial for all kinds of businesses, big and small.

There are many challenges that are encountered which must be addressed in the solution, the project & implementation plan. These challenges may relate to deciding the scale of implementation, addressing infrastructure issues and technological constraints and many more items such as these.

Our Advantage

Lateral Praxis prides itself on a team which has deep Domain Knowledge and the ability to innovate and design both on the process and the solution. We have the capability to work in the hinterland to help you realize your "last mile" solution delivery.

We work with a wide range of partners for devices, other hardware, capacity building and payment settlement. Over a period of time across various projects, as a team, we have built the capability to effectively navigate through a complex web of partnerships, work with them and leverage on them to fulfil your requirements.

Our flexible mobile data acquisition solution has the potential to scale to include ever growing respondents and cover larger populations, at a nominal increase in cost.

Typical Application Areas:

  • Agricultural & Horticultural
  • Fertilizer Monitoring
  • Crop Monitoring
  • Soil Monitoring
  • Supply Chain Monitoring
  • Cold Chain Monitoring
  • Mandi Procurement
  • Dairy Management
  • Milk collection from Rural collection centres
  • Farm Activity Management
  • Farm Gate Procurement
  • FMCG Consumer preference studies
  • Farmer Networks
  • Farmer Data Collection
  • Farm Produce Aggregation
  • Applications in Public Services
  • Demographics Surveillance
  • MG NREGA work monitoring & payments
  • Tele-medicine
  • Data Collection in Clinical Trials
  • Research Studies
  • Sample Surveys for Market Research
  • Sample Surveys for e-Governance Projects
  • Financial inclusion & commercial applications
  • Micro Finance and Insurance services
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Governance
  • Collection Centre management (sorting, grading, packing)

Essential Features of the Solution

A key component of our "Last Mile" solution is to deploy devices to provide access to field level stakeholders.

Our devices provide an input mechanism that coupled with a good battery backup and a basic display is robust enough to survive in the harsh environment and is ideal for "last mile" data collection. Some add-ons which are useful depending on the requirement are as follows:

  • Identification (biometric, contact and contact less cards)
  • Location awareness (GPS)
  • Connectivity (GPRS)
  • Capturing of photographs
  • Ability to give print acknowledgements/ invoices on the spot
  • Secure Communications

The device comes coupled with a cloud application which can be used by various stakeholders to collect data for other functionalities, detailed analysis etc which may not be available with the device. In addition to capturing of transactions such solutions also provide businesses with the ability to profile and understand customers at that level.