In September 2014 the Cape Town Market began upgrading its trading platform from the legacy Freshmark System to the new Freshmark Refresh.
The new trading system bring with it vast improvements both visually and in back-end. The system is easier to operate and navigate and can display requested information on screen quickly.
In preparing for the upgrade the Cape Town Market had new servers installed, fully upgraded its network infrastructure and can now boast full 1Gb/ps fiber lines throughout the premises.
The upgrade also saw new thermal printers being introduced which print quicker, require less maintenance and hence less downtime and are more environmentally friendly than the previous Dot Matrix systems.
As part of the upgrade every salesperson, admin person, and Cape Town Market personal who works on the system was provided with training to ensure that each user was effectively equipped to use the new system.
The system will also allow stakeholders the ability to have a remote dashboard that will provide a graphical view of trading information on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
The upgrade has been very successful and has ushered in a new era of trading for the Cape Town Market and its agents.