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Mobile-enabled Agri-tech Planning System

Web software to model fertilizer release curves, specify products and plan fertilize use in the field

The Overview

Florikan is a leading agri-tech business specializing in manufacturing, blending, and distributing controlled release fertilizer. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, Florikan serves the major markets of professional ornamental horticulture, landscape & turf, and specialty agriculture throughout North America and select international markets. Florikan’s customers rely upon the company’s advanced technologies and use increasingly scientific approaches to their fertilizer uses.

  • Client


  • Industry

    Manufacturing and Distribution

  • Technology

    .NET, Azure, React, SQL Server




Florikan wanted to differentiate themselves from the competition and support their growth strategy by providing customers with a mobile-enabled fertilizer specification solution.  Proper application of agricultural fertilizer solutions is a precision undertaking with multiple scientific factors at play.  To increase the optimal use of their products and control the extent of expert human time required, Florikan needed an automated solution.




To bring Florikan’s vision to reality, MercuryWorks developed a web-based fertilizer usage planning application that their sales representatives can use to help their customers plan out their Florikan fertilizer needs.  Utilizing scenario analysis across various conditions and environments, the fertilizer planning application computes release curves to help customers track and manage their fertilization plans over time.  It also provides Florikan with much better control of its information and invaluable insight into its customers and their fertilizer consumption needs.




The Florikan fertilizer planning solution helps users create custom mixes to model via release curve and use in the field.  Distributor reps are warned when they are spec’ing a Florikan product in a way that would yield non-optimal results, even including impacts of regional temperature on the fertilizer release curve.  Furthermore, the Florikan web software platform is supporting Florikan’s growth in a way that would have only been possible with extensive hiring.

Dig In

App Features

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Data Visualization

The Florikan fertilizer solution makes use of extensive visual charting to display product data and release curves in a scientifically-rigorous and useful manner.  At times these release curves are used in the office and at other times in the field, so MercuryWorks engineers were sure to implement scalable charts that would be readable on desktops and tablets.

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Florikan customers specify, manage and deploy their products across a series of steps in office, in field meetings and literally out in the field.  The Florikan solution renders to high fidelity on desktops, laptops, tablets and even on smartphones and since it is web-based, no device types or platforms are left out.

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Florikan makes their solution available in-house and to customers in a single cloud-based software instance.  This multi-tenant solution relies on the Microsoft cloud for secure distribution and data storage while making itself available from anywhere in North America.  SQL Azure also makes aggregated data analysis possible.

Even More

Other Key Highlights

20% Calculation Time Improvement

Utilizing updated calculation routines, optimized C# libraries and web-based charting we were able to reduce average curve calculation time by 30%

25% Increase in Distributor Exposure

Getting release curve tools in distributor hands has traditionally been tough – universal web-based access to the tool has brought a large increase in utilization

15% Customer Satisfaction Increase

In the quarter following the initial fertilizer solution rollout, distributors and distributor reps reported a 20% increase in customer satisfaction scores across the rollout sector

Behind The Curtain

Core Technology

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.NET Core

C#, Entity Framework and the .NET Core were used to implement all business logic and data marshaling for the application. Enterprise authentication practices and Core tie-ins provide a locked-down and robust security platform.

SQL Server

Provides a robust data storehouse and query platform to store all enterprise data, marshal data for integration and provide a source to the app’s API tier. In-cloud SQL Server was used to provide instant scalability and rapid querying.

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Microsoft Azure

Provides database storage, web app, authentication and web services. Azure provides an ideal solution for back end mobile applications with a multi-data center Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud solution.

React framework


The React JavaScript framework provides the UI base for the entire system, providing rapid and smooth data fetching, storage and screen painting. Supporting use of modern CSS provides interaction and responsive display.

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