Fri, 23rd Sep, 2022

And that's a wrap! Our week at the Innovation Arena, in review.

As we conclude on our partaking in The Innovation Arena, at the National and World Ploughing Championships 2022, we look back on what was a very enjoyable and successful week.

Monday, 19th September - The Innovation Arena Awards 2022.

The week kicked off with Dotser attending the Innovation Arena Awards 2022.

The Innovation Arena Awards, which is run in partnership with the National Ploughing Association, invited businesses and innovators in the agri-tech sector to enter their pioneering agri-related products and services for the judges’ consideration.

There were a number of prizes across several categories, and those who are short-listed were invited to showcase their products and innovative agri-tech solutions at the ‘Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena’ alongside the winners from the virtual competition in 2020 and 2021.

Dotser's Dotser Agri product was proudly shortlisted for the Farm Management Software. 

At 3.30pm the Innovation Awards ceremony took place where the winners were announced. 

Click here for full details on all of the winners and the categories.

A huge congratulations to all the winners from all at Dotser.

The awards ceremony was shortly followed by the International Buyers preview.

Tuesday, 20th September - The National Ploughing Championships Commence.

The sun was shining and it was great to see many of our clients here including Abbey Machinery, Blue Bull Machinery, M&S Machinery, Mid Louth Garage, Whelan's Garage, WR Shaw and My-Tools.

In the Innovation Arena, we are delighted to be in the company of such innovative and ambitious companies such as the 'Overall Innovation Arena Winners' Pearson Milking Technology and Micron Agritech amongst others. 

Wednesday, 21st September - A special reception with New Zealand Ambassador to Ireland, Brad Burgess.

Dotser was invited by HE Brad Burgess, New Zealand Ambassador to Ireland, to a reception to celebrate New Zealand and Ireland's partnership in farming, research and food production.

It was a pleasure and honour to be at this event networking with other globally ambitious companies, and we were delighted that our partnership with the New Zealand Agricultural Show was highly commended.

A highly successful day for the National and World Championships with a daily attendance record set at 115,500. 

Thursday -22nd September - A visit by EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness.

Dotser was delighted to be visited and interviewed by Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Unions. We chatted about our work to date and expansion plans, and we were congratulated and applauded for our expansion into New Zealand market.

It may have been a wet day, but with a crowd of over 70,000 in attendance we can confirm another successful day was had by all. As Mairead said, the rain just dampens the dust!

To this end, the Innovation Arena was a highly successful event for Dotser and we encourage other ambitious companies in the agri industry to take part. We cannot wait to apply for the Innovation Arena Awards 2023.

About Dotser

Dotser is an innovative software development company offering a suite of cloud based software products to automate business processes including ecommerce and event management platforms.

The company was established in 2000, and has developed software platforms such as SuperShow Show Management Platform, for the events industry and agricultural industry, and Dotser Agri and Dotser Tools; software integration and ecommerce solutions for the agricultural and machinery markets. 

Today, the company is backed by Enterprise Ireland and is expanding globally.

About Dotser Agri:

With Dotser Agri, agri dealerships gain all of the following benefits through one central system:

  • An integrated solution for dealer management system (Ibcos / Autoview / Navision / Dynamics /).  Integrate with your suppliers, point of sale and logistic systems through our flexible eCommerce API.
  •  A fully comprehensive eCommerce System. Dotser Commerce provides a full eCommerce website with payment, order, shipping and product management.
  •  Ability to manage 1000's of products in an easy-to-use product management database. Easily manage and update your product database and allow users to add product items to shopping cart & submit orders seamlessly.
  •  Bulk import process for product and images
  •  Quotation / Ordering / Shopping cart management
  •  Website setup & content editor - Dotser Content Management System (CMS)
  •  Machinery management - New & used
  •  Parts management
  •  Merchandise management
  •  Online transactions & order management
  •  Payment gateways (Stripe / PayPal)
  •  Secure cloud hosting
  •  Professional layout & design
  •  Responsive / Mobile devices
  •  Search engine optimisation tool
  •  Training, support & service level agreement
  •  Dedicated account management and support team
  • Dotser Agri's target market is agricultural machinery, parts and farm equipment dealerships.