AgGateway announced the launch of significant enhancements to the AGIIS product directory. The changes make it easier for AGIIS subscribers to add and maintain data on chemical, seed, feed and fertilizer products, and also introduce new security features that allow subscribers to determine who can access their product information.

“This is a big step forward in enhanced functionality and simplified maintenance for our AGIIS subscribers,” said Wendy Smith, AgGateway Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “These changes help ensure that our subscribers have enhanced tools and resources for keeping AGIIS fully up to date.”

The AG Industry Identification System (AGIIS) directory is a database system provided by AgGateway that houses agricultural e-business data for industry subscribers. The AGIIS directory, which contains almost 50,000 products, provides a repository for industry common data elements and serves as the fundamental building block for efficient electronic interactions between agricultural companies. More background on AGIIS is available at http://www.aggateway.org/.

Among the new, specific enhancements is a simplified Web interface that allows AGIIS subscribers to add and maintain products more easily. With updated XML and CSV bulk file formats, and new web services, users can now add and update large datasets.

In addition to the simplified access, these enhancements incorporate new security features so that AGIIS subscribers can precisely specify which users can access their product information. Subscribers can now manage security settings at a company and product level to fit any number of security needs and preferences.