PANTHEON Farming

Our Story

Datalab Agro AG is an ambitious young company developing best-of-breed software for the largest industry on the planet – agriculture, creating one of the biggest agriculture IT solutions groups in the region.

Datalab Agro Representatives

Farmers and we – IT specialists are more similar than it seems. We share the same business DNA. We both know what it means to really get down to business, deal with unforeseeable problems, invest continuously, optimize, plan, wait in anticipation, and reap the results, all the while making sure everything is efficient and inexpensive.

“Farming is entering the information age – let us take you there.”

Andrej Mertelj

Chief Executive Officer, Datalab Agro AG

“People don’t pay us to fill tables with numbers; they pay to understand on time what those numbers mean.”

Kristina Kuznetsova

Managing Director, Datalab Agro Ukraine

“You can play games with your computer, but not with your farm.”

Vasko Lazarov

Head of sales, Datalab Macedonia

“It’s high time we show proper appreciation for the hard work of farmers.”

Ivana Pinkle

PANTHEON Farming Consultant, Datalab Agro Croatia

“To take right decisions, you need to combine technical aspect of your farm with the business view.”

Mojca Justin

Managing Director, Datalab Agro SI

“I come from a family of farmers so I know how important it is to have a great support tool – PANTHEON Farming is exactly that.”

Benedicta Drobota

Managing Director, Datalab Agro Romania

“Farmers in Serbia already know their land. We’re just here to show them information in a way they can relate to.”

Zoran Lazović

Head of sales, Datalab Serbia

Datalab Agro AG

A company based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, next to Lake Zürich.

Datalab Agro AG is an ambitious young company developing best-of-breed software for the largest industry on the planet – agriculture. Through its product, PANTHEON Farming, it provides tools for complete management of farming operations and finances. Because of its struggling phase agriculture needs to be empowered with digital tools with urgency on an individual, national and international scale. In recent years Datalab Agro AG has developed services and agricultural trade networks around Europe.

The development of PANTHEON Farming, a system for monitoring agricultural production, started in Datalab d.d. in the fiscal year 2011 and the product was first publicly released in June 2012. Market opportunities for the product are significant because of FADN requirements in all EU countries and candidates.

Datalab AGRO AG was founded on 1 April 2014 in order to trade with PANTHEON Farming in Switzerland and third markets (markets not covered by Datalab subsidiaries).

Soon its Datalab Agro subsidiaries followed, creating one of the biggest IT solutions groups for agriculture in the region:

  • Datalab Agro SI d.o.o. – 2015
  • Datalab Agro UA Ltd – 2015
  • Datalab Agro d.o.o. Cro – 2015
  • Datalab Agro Polska sp.z.o.o. – 2015
  • Datalab Agro RO – 2016

PANTHEON Farming is being traded by Datalab subsidiaries in:

  • Serbia by Datalab SR d.o.o.
  • Macedonia by Datalab MK d.o.o.

In those countries, PANTHEON Farming is localized both in terms of legislation and language. Legislative localization means that the program has been prepared for work according to the laws and regulations of the country where it is used.

Datalab Agro Management

Andrej Mertelj

Chief Executive Officer

Andrej (born 1970) is best described as a serial entrepreneur with a passion for IT. After secondary school, he studied computer science, but dropped out just before graduating to pursue an entrepreneurial career.

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At the age of sixteen he published the first of many articles, lectures and even books. Almost thirty years of experience in IT and twenty five in entrepreneurship have given him a unique mix of skills and knowledge, which has made its mark on PANTHEON, the leading SME ERP in Southeast Europe. His passion is now building SME cloud services with Telcos and bringing the benefits of modern IT to farmers. Andrej is the chairman of KODA.SI, the Association of Slovenian Software Vendors, he was president of the Slovenian Association of IT and Telecommunications at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, and he is a member of several standardization bodies. He was government adviser in several EURO changeovers, VAT and fiscal register, and one of the boldest opponents of EU’s software patent and ACTA directive. He is a frequent mentor on startup events, CEED and entrepreneurial workshops.

Benjamin Stengl

Chief Finance Officer

Benjamin studied at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), graduating 2006 as Master of Arts in Banking and Finance. Already during his studies, ha was developing database solutions and working as data analyst in the financial industry.

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Between 2006 and 2012, he worked at Credit Risk Control of the Wealth Management division of UBS with focus on implementation of credit risk models in the daily business including IT implementation.

Since 2012 he is employed as senior consultant at Mattig Management Partners in Switzerland. In this role, he is responsible for several operations of the Mattig network in Southeast Europe, namely the office in Vienna, Bratislava, Timisoara, and Sibiu (both Romania). Since 2014 he is preparing the market entry of PANTHEON Farming in Romania with a completely new team in Bucharest.

Andreas Mattig

Chief Executive Officer

Andreas Mattig studied in St Gallen and at the Nanyang Technology Institute Singapore Banking and Finance (M.A.) and International Relations (M.A). He holds a PhD in Finance, also from the University of St Gallen.

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After working in trading and in the financial service industry, Andreas co-founded Mattig Management Partners, a consultancy in Central and Eastern Europe, present today in 8 countries, where he still acts as CEO and President of the Board and gained practical experience in building up a multi-country corporate structure in Europe. Andreas is – apart of group companies and Datalab Agro – also Chairman of the Board of Cime Capital, a private equity partnership in Switzerland. He remains also linked to academia, mainly through an affiliation with the St Gallen Institute of Management in Asia, Singapore.

Mojca Justin

Chief Sales Officer

Mojca has graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, with a Master’s degree in International Trade. Her very first experience with software solutions was in 1996.

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She has been working in the IT industry since 2000, mostly with software providers such as SAP, S&T, Perftech in management positions in sales, marketing or channel. She has also been deeply involved in other processes on an operational level, such as accounting, purchasing, material & production management and controlling. Lately she has been dedicated to managing start-ups and opening new markets for different products and services.

She joined Datalab in January 2014. She has successfully built up sales of the new PANTHEON solution for farm management in Slovenia. In November 2015 she was assigned the role of CSO of Datalab Agro AG and the role of managing director of DATALAB Agro Slovenia.

Company Information

Address: Bahnhofstrasse 3,
CH-8808 Pfäffikon
Telephone: +41 55 415 5476
Fax: +41 55 415 5401
E-mail: fa@datalab.ch
Website: www.datalab.ch 
Director: Andreas Mattig
Tax No. (UID): CHE-237.145.763
Bank Account: IBAN: CH98 0663 3740 1502 0508 6
Swift BIC: RBABCH22633
Bank: SPARKASSE SCHWYZ AG, HERRENGASSE 23, 6431 SCHWYZ

PANTHEON Farming – Pursuing Core Values of the Field

At Datalab Agro, we’re committed to state-of-the-art products, high-speed integration and product accessibility. Datalab Agro offers farmers cutting-edge products and services that enhance their agricultural business.

Vision

We believe that empowering farmers with the proper tools will lead them to maximize profitability and be environmentally sustainable. We want to deliver a single standardized interface (hub) that will solve every problem a farmer is faced with.

Mission

We have the courage and ability to transform innovative solutions into usable tools united in the PANTHEON Farming management system to enhance farmers’ business efficiency.

Ambition

PANTHEON Farming is the 1st and ultimate choice of Farm Management Information System for farmers.

Business Goals

  • Eliminate waste through data-driven management of the farm
  • Connect the farm digitally to the ecosystem (suppliers, agricultural consultants, accountants, etc.)
  • Reduce/automate bureaucracy
  • Unify data silos
  • Take agriculture into the information age!

Brand Essence – Continuous Innovation

Being part of the Datalab community, Datalab Agro is committed to its development philosophy:
Kaizen and Evolutionary Software Development.

Here at Datalab, we believe in evolutionary software development. Our development philosophy is best described by the Japanese Term Kaizen, which means continuous improvement and progress. This concept has a strong presence in the open-source community, because an evolutionary approach allows for quick upgrades at low cost. These upgrades are based on user feedback, public testing and user groups. Suggestions are evaluated and used as the basis for specifying changes. This is followed by development, testing and localization, after which the new update can be released. Users can decide for themselves whether they want to upgrade. Users thus become developers themselves.

In the past eight years, we’ve perfected this methodology. We have special tools, which automatically generate localizations of the program. The mechanism for following requests made by users is intertwined with user help (Help Desk), which enables us to plan, allocate resources and inform users efficiently. Dedicated web servers allow us to create and publish video manuals. We’ve also developed our own tool for writing user manuals – the Datalab DocuMentor, which enables editing and synchronizing vast multilingual user manuals.

Creating dedicated tools increases productivity of our developers and is one of the biggest reasons for Datalab’s success.

AgroIT is an EU funded project that will implement an open platform based on open standards. Project will deliver applications and services to various stakeholders: farmers, local communities, state institutions, consulting institutions in farming (government founded and private) and EU institutions.

www.agroit.eu

Career at Datalab Agro

Do you see the enormous challenges facing us in supporting farmers to produce more healthy food more sustainably? Do you want to help farmers on their way to the information age? If yes, you will fit right in. Feel free to contact us!

Currently available positions

Managing Director at Datalab Agro Croatia

Picturing yourself as Datalab Agro professional?

Your overall responsibility will be to grow business in Croatia market. This requires organizing team, sales and implementation, financial and HR leadership of Company. We are looking for an experienced Manager with IT (preferably ERP) background to develop and implement a strategy that maximizes PANTHEON Farming opportunities in Croatia.

If you are

  • Easy to use manager in IT industry
  • Available from any device and any location
  • With accurate information at fingertips
  • Personalized actions delivery
  • Provider of fast and economical decisions that drive better business results
  • Just like PANTHEON Farming is for its farmer

You would be required to

  • Management of sales, implementation and support
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Participate in strategic and tactical planning for the Company
  • Management of Sales Channels
  • Internal work organization of team
  • Good financial leadership of Company
  • Leading HR policy of Company

Place of work Zagreb, Croatia
Industry Information Technology, ERP solutions
Job Function Information Technology, Management, Agriculture
Experiences Director
Employment type Full time

We are looking for

  • Proven experience in management within the IT industry
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to present to large and small audiences
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and conflict resolution abilities
  • Ability to act as a playing captain
  • Experiences or knowledge in Agriculture Industry is an advantage
  • Fluent spoken and written English language
  • Driving license

We expect results in efficiency that will increase Datalab Agro revenue enough to make up for you. Just like our clients expect from PANTHEON Farming solutions. Let’s start a new story together.

If you think you fit the job description and you are looking for new opportunities in a positive work environment of an international company, we invite you to send us a CV and a letter of application in English. Please state the desired salary in your job application.

Independent Desktop Programmer

Datalab is Slovenian company, developing ERP business information software offering comprehensive business information solutions, for small, mid-sized and large companies. Our simple but eloquent slogan is Turning data into profit! Our ERP program is used by over 47.900 users at over 14.200 companies from 11 countries. Datalab team is ambitious, innovative, committed to goals, because we want to develop the best business information system in the world. We have open position for “Independent desktop programmer” in our team.

Job requirements

  • Independently and group developing intuitive applications in DELPHI programming language with emphasis on quality,
  • Implementation the vision of the product into design of software solutions,
  • Write a high-quality understandable code that is easy to maintain and following best practices,
  • Cooperation with other developers, testers and other responsible persons, to ensure the quality of implementation solutions,
  • Technical support for existing key customers.

What we expect

  • Education: minimum Bachelor of Computer and Information Science or other technical direction with proven work experience,
  • Very good knowledge at development of C#, C++ or other high-level language,
  • Very good knowledge of databases (SQL Server or Oracle),
  • Fluent spoken and written English language.

Additional benefits

  • Experiences with other technologies: COM, PHP, Python, WFC, obtained certificates MS, Oracle,
  • Proven experiences on long-term developing projects,
  • Good understanding security mechanisms such as TSL/SSL,
  • Passion for programming and joy for learning,
  • Accuracy, responsiveness, initiative, logical thinking,
  • Experiences with ERP and/or FMIS technology’s,
  • Joy to share the knowledge with other developers and to be a mentor to less experienced persons in team.

We offer

  • Full time permanent job,
  • Excellent work conditions, flexible working hours, possibility of teleworking, modern equipment,
  • Work in international environment,
  • Work with the latest technologies,
  • Ambitious working environment.

If you are the candidate, who wish to find a new opportunity in environment where is expected autonomous and individual contribution and if you have the required competences, we invite you to present yourself with application letter and CV to e-mail address zaposlitev@datalab.si till 30.09.2016. If you are not getting all of our expectations, but you are extremely motivated for express own development to a missing field, you are also invited. The application letter must be concise and include concrete evidences of your personal skills and experiences.

Sales Representatives in Romania

2 positions – South and West Region

Job Requirements

  • Sales experience in the Agriculture/ERP business
  • Knowledge of the business and agricultural processes
  • Knowledge of Romanian Agricultural market
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in English language, spoken and written.
  • Business trips to customers within Romania
  • Personality traits: independence, initiative, accuracy, positive attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, above average results orientation, strategic thinking ability, mobility, persuasiveness

Responsibilities

  • Search for new opportunities and customers,
  • Concern for the achievement of the plan in accordance with the annual sales plan
  • Product presentations to groups of potentials
  • Preparing offers, presentations, other related sales documentation
  • Competition monitoring
  • CRM entry and management
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with potentials and sales partners
  • Taking care of company reputation
  • Undertake and organize PR activities to support sales
  • Taking care of continuous improvements in customer relationship processes
  • Reporting to company management
  • Close collaboration with IT technical consultants for implementation and support for customers on-site

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent job
  • Excellent working conditions, flexible working hours, state-of-the-art equipment
  • Work in an international environment
  • Ambitious working environment with a lot of challenges
  • Training program

If you think you fit the job description and you are looking for new opportunities in a positive work environment of an international company, we invite you to send us a CV and a letter of application in English. Please state the desired salary in your job application.

Sales Managers in Croatia

Job Requirements

  • 5 years Field Sales experience in the Agriculture/ERP business
  • Knowledge of the business and agricultural processes
  • Knowledge of Croatian Agricultural market is an advantage
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in English and Croatian language, spoken and written.
  • Business trips to customer site within Croatia
  • Personality traits: independence, initiative, accuracy, positive attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, above average results orientation, strategic thinking ability, mobility, persuasiveness

Responsibilities

  • Search for new opportunities and customers,
  • Concern for the achievement of the plan in accordance with the annual sales plan
  • Product presentations to groups of potentials
  • Preparing offers, presentations, other related sales documentation
  • Competition monitoring
  • CRM-management
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with potentials and sales partners
  • Taking care of company reputation
  • Undertaking and organizing PR activities to support sales
  • Taking care of continuous improvements in customer relationship processes
  • Reporting to company management
  • Close collaboration with IT technical consultants for implementation and support for customers on-site

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent job
  • Excellent working conditions, flexible working hours, state-of-the-art equipment
  • Work in an international environment
  • Ambitious working environment with a lot of challenges
  • Training program
  • Opportunity to be part of the IT boom in the agriculture markets

If you think you fit the job description and you are looking for new opportunities in a positive work environment of an international company, we invite you to send us a CV and a letter of application in English. Please state the desired salary in your job application.

Sales Managers in Ukraine

Job Requirements

  • 5 years Field Sales experience in the Agriculture/ERP business
  • Knowledge of the business and agricultural processes
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian Agricultural market is an advantage
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in English and Russian, Ukrainian language – spoken and written
  • Business trips to customers within Ukraine
  • Personality traits: independence, initiative, accuracy, positive attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, above average results orientation, strategic thinking ability, mobility, persuasiveness

Responsibilities

  • Search for new opportunities and customers
  • Concern for the achievement of the plan in accordance with the annual sales plan
  • Product presentations to groups of potentials
  • Preparing offers, presentations, other related sales documentation
  • Competition monitoring
  • CRM-management
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with potentials and sales partners
  • Taking care of company reputation
  • Undertake and organize PR activities to support sales
  • Taking care of continuous improvements in customer relationship processes
  • Reporting to company management
  • Close collaboration with the IT technical consultants for implementation and support at the customer site

What we offer

  • Full time, permanent job
  • Excellent working conditions, flexible working hours, state-of-the-art equipment
  • Work in international environment
  • Ambitious working environment with a lot of challenges
  • Training program
  • Opportunity to be part of the IT boom in the agriculture markets

If you think you fit the job description and you are looking for new opportunities in a positive work environment of an international company, we invite you to send us a CV and a letter of application in English. Please state the desired salary in your job application.

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