Farm to fork Fresh produce packaging managed by the farmsoft app: complete Fresh produce packaging from field to plate. Manage entire farming, packing, and fresh produce distribution.

99% less fresh produce packing waste

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management reduces waste through better FIFO stock rotation, stock-takes, and inventory alerts. RFID pallet control (optional) for precision inventory tracking. 

Save time packing fruit & vegetables

Increase the efficiency of fresh produce inventory using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry & errors, integrate with scales for automatic weighing, ore RFID for automatic fresh produce inventory tracking.

Better fresh produce quality control

Guarantee the quality of your fresh produce packing with flexible fresh QC testing systems from your phone or tablet. Customer feedback management, supplier quality control and more...

Reduce fresh produce packing errors & control production

Project required inventory (and shortages), schedule orders to be packed in batches , automatic alerts to prodution line managers.

100% accurate fresh produce order shipping

Shipping teams are guided through the dispatch process from picking using a phone or tablet (optional bar-code scanning), automatic picking, thru bill of lading, invoice, and automatic shipping notifications for customers, transport, and sales teams.

Reduce fresh produce packing administration costs by 40%

Automatic generation of fresh produce labels, bill of lading, invoice, picking documents and more; reduces administrative burden.

Easy audit & recall systems reduces compliance costs.

Faster fresh produce inventory storage  inventory

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management delivers reduced waste and increased employee productivity. Manage FIFO, improve stock-take accuracy, scan harvester data, and keep a watchful eye on your inventory... Easy stock-take identifies shrinkage and helps reduce waste from ageing. 

100% accurate fresh produce Fresh produce packaging

Maintain strict fresh produce Fresh produce packaging and high food safety standards always. Perform recalls based on lot/batch, pack date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, delivery date, purchase order #, or perform a recall on your own user defined data. Perform instant recalls both up and down the supply chain. Makes audits easy and instant. COVID-19 food safety & auditing available. 

Reduce fresh produce waste by 99%

Fresh produce packaging ensures there is no 'shrinkage', food inventory is FIFO managed, and expiring inventory always monitored.

Reduce administration time by 60%

Automatic paperwork, labels, and reporting reduces the burden on administration teams and saves everyone's time.

Better fresh produce quality now

Quality control and food safety has never been easier with industry standard quality tests, food safety checklists; or configure your own tests. 

100% accurate orders!

Guarantee only the correct inventory is shipped for each order, on time, every time.

Farm to fork Fresh produce packaging:

Farmsoft fresh produce Fresh produce packaging is for fruit & vegetable packer, processor, import/export.  Full fresh produce Fresh produce packaging, auditing, Fresh produce packaging, and fresh produce business management app.

Quality inspection for fresh produce

Consistent and accurate quality control ensures higher customer satisfaction and adherence to industry, de-facto, and in-house quality control standards. Track supplier quality performance, customer feedback & complaints, create QC tests for any part of the fresh produce & food manufacturing process (incoming goods, raw materials, finished goods, expiry test, export/shipping tests), daily factory hygiene, machinery calibration, employee checklists... 

Fresh produce logistics

Manage orders, pack to order, picking and auto picking, dispatch & shipping process. Generate invoices, bill of lading, pick slips, export documentation and other sales documents... Dispatch teams are guided through the dispatch process ensuring every order is filled perfectly, and on time. Paperwork such as BOL, freight documents, export documents are automatically generated based on the customer and destination to guarantee no rejected shipments or issues at borders.

Fresh produce labels

Generate fresh produce SSCC pallet labels, GS1 case & PTI labels, bin labels, batch labels, traded unit labels, harvest labels and more. Use the built in industry standard labels for Walmart, Woolworths, Aldi, Tesco, Loblaws etc - or design your own with the built in label & report designer. Our team can design all of your fresh produce documents to ensure farmsoft matches your requirements perfectly.

Fresh produce packing control

Sales, Quality, Profit, Dispatch, Pack, Farm...... Dashboards for sales teams provide instant impressions of customer orders and current inventory levels. The dispatch dashboard helps plan shipments, order of loading, and transport companies & drivers... The Profit analysis dashboard shows margins per unit and most profitable customers. Use our API to access your data however you like.

Fresh produce batch packing

Project required raw materials needed to pack/manufacture orders, potential shortages, schedule multiple orders to be packed in batches on selected production lines with a few clicks, automatically send new job alerts to managers, schedule additional harvests, analyze outstanding orders. Manage entire packing and manufacturing process with ease.

Fresh produce alerts monitoring

Automatic alerts for shipments can be sent to customers, transport providers, or even team members. Every time a batch is finished processing, receive an alert with the pack-out breakdown and percentages of grades & quality and waste. Alerts can include simple shipment notifications, or even invoices and original order details. Other alerts include order changes/modifications, yield reports, new order alerts, and low inventory alerts... 

Farm app option

Implement the farmsoft Farm Management suite to provide a comprehensive integrated business management solution from seed to plate. Includes automatic task management, best practices, budgeting, farm inventory, PHI enforcement, audits, residue reporting, USDA reporting, dashboards, recalls and more... 

Fresh produce supplier quality control

Suppliers must know that your business is measuring and tracking their performance. Any trends that effect the quality of fresh produce can be quickly detected, automatically traced back to the fresh produce supplier (especially if a result of a customer complaint / feedback), management and purchasing teams are automatically alerted when a supplier quality issue happens. Quantify your suppliers quality using the Supplier Quality Dashboard. 

Fresh produce finance apps

Share data with your Xero finance app, Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, using our API, or request our team perform a custom integration for your fresh produce company. This is an optional module, please ask your consultant for additional details and discuss your specific requirements, additional costs will apply for integration with your chosen finance app. 

Fresh produce RFID

Automatic tracking of each pallet’s exact location. Makes loading orders accurate and easy, stops errors during shipping. Very low costs to setup your hardware using farmsoft’s innovative RFID for fresh produce solution. Pallets put onto truck are auto added to order, and checked for accuracy. Pick up a pallet and its RFID instantly selected. Add pallet/bin to production line and its auto added to batch for Fresh produce packaging.

Fresh produce API

Integrate with virtually any other app or software solution using the farmsoft API. It's open! Anyone can use it. Your in house I.T. team, or any external I.T. vendor you want to help you with integration. Add your own reports, extract special data, or even create new interfaces between farmsoft and any app such as accounting, payroll, B2B, B2C. Other integration in farmsoft includes the ability to integrate with selected weigh scales to capture fresh produce net delivery weights.

Fresh produce bloch-chain

Increase customer confidence and prove the credentials of your Fresh produce packaging integrity and transparency with block-chain ledger technology.   We use the blockchain solution. (Optional module not included with standard Packing / Food Manufacturing ERP solution).

Improve fresh produce production planning

Efficient management customer orders, and the ability to analyze orders gives you new production planning tolls in farmsoft. Ensure each order is filled to exact specifications, on time, every time. Increase customer satisfaction and retention, and reduce stress in the packhouse with confident production planning using work orders/batch orders, sales contracts, sales orders, and sales order items. Are you manufactruing or processing chili products? Try farmsoft for chili processing. 

Accurate fresh produce Fresh produce packaging

Quality officers are guided through the quality control process, presented with images and instructions for each test, ensuring they know what to look for at all times, corrective actions are presented if a quality issue is detected. This makes training new fresh produce quality control officers fast, and ensures consistency in the quality control management processes for incoming fresh produce, post pack/post processing, storage, and dispatch. 

Efficient use of fresh produce cold stores

Maximize your cold store use and rotation of stock using farmsoft's pallet maps, and precision Fresh produce packaging tracking with expiring inventory reminders.
Cold store management software for fruit importers, exporters, packers, cross docking, and short and long term fruit storage.

Fresh produce bar code scanning:

The farmsoft Fresh produce packaging app provides business wide quality management inspection systems for fresh produce, food manufacturing, seed processing, meat packing & processing, and flower packing.

Tesco food safety compliance food packers
Tesco food safety compliance for food manufacturers, packers, import, export, wholesale.  Tesco customers expect us to only sell products made to the highest quality and that are responsibly sourced. They trust us to ensure that all our products are safe and comply with all the applicable laws and regulations.

Within Tesco we have a number of highly skilled teams and colleagues across the globe that are dedicated to ensuring our customer expectations are not only met but exceeded. They manage the quality of products from the original product concept right through to our stores and customers.
Although this page is based on our UK business, a similar approach is taken across our international markets whilst ensuring all legal and cultural differences are acknowledged and catered for.  Through understanding customers and their needs, product and market trends our expert team of developers work hard to bring great quality, innovative and value for money products to the market; our dedicated team of food researchers and chefs constantly review food trends and bring new food ideas to life to meet those customer needs.
Fresh Produce Bar Code Scanning

Fresh produce bar code scanning in agriculture easily delivers improved Fresh produce packaging in the fruit boxing and fresh produce packing space.  The FarmSoft team has add new features to the FarmSoft packhouse mobile (smart phone, iphone, tablets, and PDA’s) interfaces and new interfaces for in line bar-code scanning to allow rapid recording of packed fruit and vegetable via bar-code systems. Implement FarmSoft to make your fresh produce fruit packing easier and more efficient. FarmSoft delivers bar code scanning for packing sheds, packhouses, and fruit packers, exporters, importers and wholesalers.

FarmSoft fresh produce bar code scanning allows users to choose from a mobile interface that allows smartphones and PDA devices to scan boxed and packed fresh produce to record pallet contents. Fresh produce inventory and stock management with bar code systems ensures Fresh produce packaging and accuracy. FarmSoft’s bar code software for pack sheds makes fresh produce Fresh produce packaging easy.

Bar-code Fresh produce packaging

FarmSoft bar code Fresh produce packaging is rapid to implement, and easy to maintain. Implementing FarmSoft bar code Fresh produce packaging for fresh produce processing delivers increased accuracy of Fresh produce packaging, easy inventory management, and can result in reduced fresh produce waste.
FarmSoft bar code Fresh produce packaging provides multiple fruit labeling solutions which can be tailored to meet client inventory handling requirements.
Bar code Fresh produce packaging
FarmSoft bar code Fresh produce packaging provides a comprehensive fruit Fresh produce packaging system for packhouses, pack sheds, and fruit and vegetable processors. FarmSoft bar code Fresh produce packaging makes fresh produce inventory handling easy! Contact FarmSoft today to receive these benefits.
Case level Fresh produce packaging

Case level Fresh produce packaging brings fresh produce processors, packers, and marketers easy and rapid Fresh produce packaging. Implement FarmSoft in no time at all, and start reducing processing waste!  Easy to deploy, farmsoft case level Fresh produce packaging is the best friend of any company looking to improve Fresh produce packaging in their food / fresh produce processing enterprise. Farmsoft delivers tangible improvements in food safety compliance and standards maintenance. Implementing farmsoft case level Fresh produce packaging for fresh produce processing delivers increased accuracy of Fresh produce packaging, easy inventory management, and can result in reduced fresh produce waste.

Farm to fork Fresh produce packaging for reliable food safety and best handling practices for fresh produce – while reducing waste and increasing efficiency!  FarmSoft’s farm to fork Fresh produce packaging solution delivers bullet proof fresh produce Fresh produce packaging management in every way. FarmSoft’s farm to fork Fresh produce packaging solution channels staff through the correct farming and fresh produce handling processes ensuring maximum food safety and Fresh produce packaging is being maintained at all times.

Combine both FarmSoft Farm Software AND FarmSoft Fruit Fresh produce packaging to create a complete farm to fork Fresh produce packaging solution.
In addition to the Fresh produce packaging features of FarmSoft, the system also provides a comprehensive fresh produce business management suite that takes care of every section of your business including: quality control, invoice, dispatch, sales, contracts, staff labor, packing labor, packhouse reporting and more.

Fresh Produce Fresh produce packaging India – FarmSoft’s fresh produce management software brings new levels of Fresh produce packaging and efficiency to Indian farming and fresh produce packing, processing, and exporting.  FarmSoft guides users through the fresh produce handling procedures to ensure the safest, highest quality fruit and vegetables with minimum waste. From quality control, waste analysis, to fresh produce labeling – FarmSoft delivers for professional fruit and vegetable processors and packers. Download FarmSoft’s Fresh Produce Fresh produce packaging India specifications here.

FarmSoft India
Professionally manage and monitor all post harvest processes including quality control, storage, inventory, sorting, grading, washing, packing, sales, invoice, and dispatch.
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce

Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce packing, processing, value adding.   Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce
Traceability requirements matrix in fresh produce

EASY Fresh produce packaging
Makes fresh inventory food safety compliance & audits easy.
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce.
Blockchain for fresh produce Fresh produce packaging

Visit our official fresh produce blockchain site for the latest fresh produce blockchain information.
Ask your farmsoft consultant if your chosen block-chain protocol or format is supported.
Blockchain – Essential for Fresh Produce Fresh produce packaging
The Produce Fresh produce packaging Initiative, was designed to help the Produce Industry maximize the effectiveness of current traceback procedures, while developing a standardized industry approach to enhance the speed and efficiency.
Food Fresh produce packaging Software

FarmSoft food Fresh produce packaging software delivers bulletproof food safety and reduces business risk.  The FarmSoft is built on a solid platform of food Fresh produce packaging and safety standards. FarmSoft guides users through the food processing and manufacturing phases. The FarmSoft food Fresh produce packaging software suite specializes in processing and manufacturing involving fresh produce, fruit, and vegetables. Dried, cured, juiced, pulped, or even made into value added jelly and jams. Click here to download food Fresh produce packaging software specifications.

Fresh Produce Fresh produce packaging Bar-code

Fresh Produce Fresh produce packaging Bar-codes for fruit & vegetable packers, processors, and food manufacturers.  Fresh Produce Fresh produce packaging is much more than applying a label to the packed fruit or vegetable. FarmSoft delivers strict fresh produce Fresh produce packaging guidelines for supply chain end to end food safety & transparency.

Ensuring that the Fresh produce packaging chain has no gaps in it is important to reduce the risk exposure of your business. If there is a breach in the Fresh produce packaging chain, then the whole Fresh produce packaging enforcement system has failed and becomes a pointless expense. FarmSoft ensures 100% accuracy of Fresh produce packaging throughout the entire life-cycle of fresh produce, from pre-planting, to post sales Fresh produce packaging guideline adherence. FarmSoft ensures your business is not unnecessarily exposed, while minimizing compliance costs. 

GS1 Fresh produce packaging for fresh produce

FarmSoft GS1 Fresh produce packaging system does much more than just print labels! Manage your inventory, maintain Fresh produce packaging, pack, process, and store fresh produce. Perform sales and dispatch and invoicing. Reduce fresh produce waste.  FarmSoft GS1 Fresh produce packaging system does much more than just print labels! Manage your inventory, maintain Fresh produce packaging, pack, process, and store fresh produce. Perform sales and dispatch and invoicing. Reduce fresh produce waste.
farmsoft makes fresh produce GS1 Fresh produce packaging easy!
Increase the efficiency of fresh produce deliveries using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry, save time, and reduce errors. Scan incoming fresh produce deliveries or use "one touch" rapid inventory creation screens to increase accuracy & reduce data entry time.

FarmSoft track and trace provides end to end supply chain transparency for fresh produce Fresh produce packaging. Implement FarmSoft to guarantee the highest level of Fresh produce packaging both up and down the supply chain!  FarmSoft track and trace is a comprehensive fresh produce business management solution that caters for all operational processes from quality control, inventory, sales, dispatch, and orders. FarmSoft even provides food manufacturing, good manufacturing management, and value adding features. FarmSoft track and trace software provides many innovative features to bring easily maintained benefits to the fresh produce processor, packer, and marketer.

Using the FarmSoft Fresh produce packaging code, customers, and end consumers can track and trace fresh produce simply by scanning a QR code with their smartphone. The track and trace system will then present the customer/end consumer with the Fresh produce packaging or marketing information as chosen by the packer. This helps to improve customer confidence and provides supply chain transparency to promote the concept of food safety.
Produce Fresh produce packaging Initiative PTI

Produce Fresh produce packaging Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO and more…Simple PTI solution - software for fruit and vegetable processing

Farmsoft delivers opportunities to reduce waste during the packing, processing, storage, and distribution phases. By enforcing best practices, FIFO (when practical), inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes - your company has every opportunity to minimize waste and maximize profit. From bar code managed inventory, inventory labeling, to 3D pallet storage, farmsoft delivers on reduced waste.
Perform recalls in seconds, with the full confidence of accuracy and reliability. Minimize risk by ensuring accurate Fresh produce packaging is automatically captured. Pass audits with ease & reduce compliance costs using farmsofts Fresh produce packaging guidelines. Trace fresh produce up and down the supply chain, over multiple Fresh produce packaging hops. Instantly produce spray records, residue analysis, soil analysis, and any other farm Fresh produce packaging records if you use our farm solution.

Inventory Fresh produce packaging software for reduced post harvest waste

Inventory Fresh produce packaging software
The purpose of the Fruit & Vegetables implementation guidance is to provide best practice guidelines for industry-wide adoption for New Item Listing and update of existing assortment. This guide provides support to companies seeking to electronically exchange fruit & vegetable product information in accordance with GS1 Standards. The guidance applies to the full range of fruit & vegetable trade items. The guide outlines which attributes should be used for fruit & vegetable items and recommends best practices for the use of these standards to exchange static fruit & vegetable data between suppliers and retailers. Today, different platforms as well as different means to item identification exist when it comes to data sharing. Fresh produce packaging case study for Paramount Citrus, Fresh produce packaging case study for Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms, SunFed visibility of produce throughout supply chain with case and item level Fresh produce packaging. JemD Farms, greenhouse grower with GS1 Standards and the Produce Fresh produce packaging Initiative.
The use of GS1 Standards, specifically for Identification, Master Data Alignment, Fresh produce packaging, Track and Trace, Barcode labels and EDI transactions, provides a common platform to help supply.
Simple Fresh produce packaging solution

Simple Fresh produce packaging solution - software for fruit and vegetable packing
Processors and packers involved in the fresh produce industry deal with a lot of compliance and Fresh produce packaging issues. If the worst happens and a product recall needs to be effected immediately, they have to be able to trace where the raw ingredients of fruit and vegetables came from, what was done to them, when and where the finished products have gone.
Fresh produce processors and packers manufacturers are subject to quality audits and they can often practice recalls and food safety incidents. From a business perspective, these activities often can be expensive and cumbersome to comply with, without the use of a simple Fresh produce packaging solution that is integrated into the businesses fresh produce handling processes and guidelines.
As a supplier to the food manufacturing or fresh produce processing or handling and retail industry, quality control and Fresh produce packaging are key for any manufacturer. Farmsoft delivers solutions in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa, and Asian regions. Use farmsoft to become compliant and increased efficiency.

Less waste, more Fresh produce packaging

Less waste, more Fresh produce packaging: Full featured software for fresh produce processing, packing, sales, export/import & distribution.  MINIMIZE FRESH PRODUCE WASTE

For handlers of perishable goods, reduce waste during packing, processing, cold store, order picking and dispatch phases. Enforce GMP and best practices, FIFO (when practical), inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes to help minimize waste and maximise profit. Receive detailed alerts when waste is encountered through quality issues, or possible human error.
Learn more about farmsoft post harvest solutions
Manage your fruit & vegetable packing / processing operation with a simple Fresh produce packaging solution, or implement a comprehensive enterprise management solution. Easily comply with standards for Walmart, Tesco, Woolworths, Aldi, Loblaw, Coles, USDA, FSMA, GFSI, AANZFTA, PTI, HACCP - for full inventory Fresh produce packaging using PC/Mac or Fresh produce packaging app.
MORE Fresh produce packaging!

Fresh produce export documentation

Farmsoft makes fresh produce export documentation easy with new features that generate international standard fresh produce export documentation for fresh produce producers, processors, and packers.   Rapidly generate fresh produce export documentation on demand!

Farmsoft makes fresh produce export documentation easy with new features that generate international standard fresh produce export documentation for fresh produce producers, processors, and packers. The modern packing and processing facility is busy environment. Dealing with the excess of export regulations and paperwork requirements can often be a headache. Farmsoft guides users through the documentation process, reducing administration costs, and increasing productivity.
Contact a farmsoft consultant today to discuss your fresh produce export documentation options today.
Farmsoft takes the effort out of preparing fresh produce export documentation for fruit, vegetable, coffee, hop, and grain producers by generating commonly used export documentation.  

Reduce fresh produce waste, Orders - Quality - Production - Sales & shipping - Recalls & audits - Dashboards, analysis, business intelligence.   Reduce fresh produce waste, make production and shipments 100% accurate

Strict inventory management ensures FIFO and no orphaned fresh produce inventory, no loss of inventory due handling processes.
Production management ensures every order is filled accurately, dispatch is planned in advance, and correct shipments dispatched on time, every time.
Sales dashboards help marketing and sales teams plan orders, schedule production, and identify any fresh produce that needs to be sold before it becomes waste.
A choice of interfaces to suit every environment gives your team a simple fresh produce business management tool.
Manage fresh produce inventory stored at an unlimited number of sites / packhouses, and unlimited warehouses
Manage and monitor the storage and status (ie: in processes such as sorting, grading, cooling, ripening etc) of all fresh produce inventory, regardless of its state.

Agricultural Inventory Management System makes agricultural production pattern accessible to the detail of agricultural parcel and farmer. Moreover, animal and agricultural mechanization assets and their details are recorded at village and farmer level. Thus, it becomes possible to produce agricultural statistics which leads national agricultural policies and strategies by using reliable, in-situ data and support national commerce policies by annually, semi-annually, quarterly and monthly periods. In addition, with online up to-date data warehouse and data mining services, on-field checks of agricultural supports; monitoring agricultural activity seasonally; planning and timing activities like expropriation and land consolidation that can harm the crops; detection of production and farmers that are effected by natural disasters are made possible. System is controlled and managed by Control Center.

A successful farm operation will have a smooth-operating inventory system. This includes goods on hand, but it can also include the costs involved with storage space, handling, and risk and service. It’s a balancing act to zero in on the most efficient and profitable amount of inventory to operate with.

John Wodehouse is an extension educator at Penn State University and says inventory is a critical component of the balance sheet because it has a value.

"So therefore, it is important to count it and to assign it a value and organize it. How do we do that? We organize our goods," says Wodehouse. "And, goods are any farm product intended for sale. It could be vegetables, it could be hanging baskets, it could be your growing crops not yet harvested. It could be seeds not yet planted or in inventory, they have a different value than the planted seeds in the field that have yieldable fruit."

Unless you have a mind like a steel trap, you’ll need a way to keep track of it all. One of the most popular software systems for managing inventory is QuickBooks, but there are others as well. He explains why you should invest the time and money in a computer program.

"What I have found in my research is that inventory is complex and it’s way too much for us to remember. That’s point blank. And there are so many steps to integrate your inventory value, your ordering process, your pipeline and supply chain management to do it all by memory," he says. "But I think the biggest thing that I learned is that inventory trends and benchmarks are relatively simple to see in some of these different apps and softwares."

Inventory is the term that is simply used to indicate keeping track of the raw materials and the finished products that are in stock. Farm inventory management happens to be an extremely important thing for businesses that are in the sector. If making your food business greener is important to you, investing in food produce ERP software can be a great idea.

Here are some of the ways it can help you.

Proper Management Is Essential
When crops are managed from seed to a product that is sold to the end customer, a business is better able to manage its inventory. This can be great because it can use its resources in the right places so that wastage of such resources does not happen.

Better Seeds Used
When every seed is accounted for with the help of ERP software, it is easier for the business to be green. This is because every seed is accounted for and this is wonderful for the grower. With such software, the crop grower essentially finds himself in a position where he knows what each seed has produced because the produce ERP software tracks everything.

This ensures that the grower buys better seeds because he knows that the produce he gets from them will be of high quality. When this is done, the ultimate result is that the product that is got is always of excellent quality.

Less Wastage Of Resources
When everything is accounted for, from seeds to grow to harvesting and packing of the end product, it is easier to make sure that there is as little wastage of resources as possible. While it means that only as many seeds that are required are used, water is also used only in the quantity that is required.

This is great because, with less wastage of resources, the business itself can be as green as possible.

Better Stock Organization
With farm inventory management produce ERP system software at service, it is easier for a business to organize its stocks better. This is often a problem with farmers who are more traditional in the sense that they don’t use software to organize their stock. This can be problematic because stocks in the farming business can be difficult to deal with.

With software to help, this becomes a lot easier.

Better Crops
With such software, it is possible for growers and agro-based businesses to track and analyses seasons and what kind of crops grow in those seasons, how much water and fertilizer are required in these seasons and how the resources can be utilized in better ways.

It certainly aids in daily farm work.

Reduction Of Impact On Environment
Ultimately, farm inventory software helps in reducing the growers’ impact on the environment. This is great because it lets businesses work without worrying about the impact they are having on the environment.

Using farm inventory management software is a better choice for people and businesses who want to do their bit for the environment.

Farm management software helps you manage inventory with confidence

Inventory management is an necessary part of most businesses, and farms are no exception. Seed, fertilizer, pesticide, fuel, crops—there’s sure a lot to keep track of, which means more possibilities for errors. Have you ever caught a billing mistake from a vendor partner? Many farmers have.

Why do great records around inventory need to be kept and organizations held accountable in their dealings with the farm? Not only is it useful to know inventory levels at any given time for day-to-day decisions, it’s important to know that records are accurate. No one wants a scenario where they’re losing thousands of dollars because of a data entry error made by a seed company. Growers deserve to have solid records on their side so they can deal confidently in their businesses.

Talk is nice, but it’s a lot of work to ensure that good inventory management actually happens and farmers wear a lot of hats as it is. A farm management system (FMS) takes some of the pressure off and helps make sure your materials and products are being managed with accuracy.

Input management and tracking
Farmsoft allows you to track seed, chemical and fertilizer through all stages of the growing cycle.

During production, inventory is updated right as the work is completed. Curtis Neely is a Farmsoft customer who farms in the Texas panhandle. He works for Lone Star Family Farms, which consists of around 55,000 acres, so there are plenty of moving parts. Curtis appreciates the Fresh produce packaging and insight Farmsoft enables.

“To plug the holes of leakage on something this size is pretty hard to do,” Curtis said. “So, making sure our inventories are right and the applications went to the right fields and we know what happened, is huge.”

Farmsoft' Machine Integration with Climate FieldView™ or John Deere Operations Center automatically updates input inventory levels based on what you’re using in the field. Farmsoft customer Aaron Lee is a corn and soybean farmer in Indiana. He really appreciates how machine integration helps him see what’s happening in the fields in real time.

"I can pull up my iPad and see how many units of a seed that I have or how many gallons or ounces of a certain chemical. If we're running low on something, I can go back and order something without the lag time of waiting on [it] to come in."

Aaron Lee - Cornerstone Family Farms, Salem, IN
Farmers recover money with robust input management
Money may go right down the drain without a constant eye on every detail and who has time for that? Whether it’s a vendor accidentally not delivering the right amount, or a farmer accidentally purchasing too much because they didn’t realize they had some left in the shed, these things happen.

Farmer holding soil with dollarsA customer recently told us about an invoice he caught where he was overcharged for chemical. In a records review, he felt something was fishy. Using Farmsoft, his team was able to easily see what happened: a product that typically came in 5-gallon containers had actually come in 4-gallon ones (each was exactly one gallon off). He’d been overcharged. The chemical was about $200/gallon and they’d been charged for 20 extra gallons, totaling $4,000.

One of our Customer Success Managers shared a story about another inventory management mistake. His customer stated that he’d recently found an error where his operation had been double-billed for seed. Due to some specific circumstances that year, they had stepped out of their normal routine in buying from this particular company, and the supplier’s billing system was, for him, not very user-friendly in the first place. All this led to the payment being entered into their accounting system twice!

Around six months later, by comparing their accounting software records with their records from Farmsoft, they found the error. This money would have been lost without the good recordkeeping in Farmsoft and it totaled around $90,000. Diligent recordkeeping—and the use of a great farm management software system—really paid off for this farmer.

Grain inventory management and tracking
It isn’t just inputs that need to be managed: it’s the finished product as well. Farm management software helps you ensure you get paid for every load that comes off your fields, and it keeps you informed of exactly how much you have left in the bins.

"Harvest is probably the best part, because I have something to match the assembly sheets that come from the elevator daily," says Carla Vigen, at Sproule Farms, a diversified crop operation in North Dakota. She explained one situation with a load that wasn't properly processed. "When the elevator's numbers came out a little different than ours, we talked to someone at Farmsoft and they were able to look back and figure out what happened."

"They've also called me sometimes and said 'You have one out there that's sitting unattached.' It's great. I'm confident because of Farmsoft."

Carla Vigen, Sproule Farms
(Read the Sproule Farms case study.)

Michael Kitchen, who manages Fresh produce packaging at Lone Star Family Farms, has seen the value of using farm management software over and over again. “I would say probably over the last six years that we've used Farmsoft on the harvest side, it's probably saved us 30 loads of corn that went to the co-op that they didn't have any record of,” said Michael. “It's been very instrumental.”

Lone Star Family Farms initially chose to implement Farmsoft on only wheat and canola, but ensuring no load was lost, misplaced, or linked to another farmer or field was more of a problem than they ever dreamt possible. “The canola is a high value crop and we lost a load and caught that, and it was worth probably $20,000,” stated Justin Crownover, General Manager at Lone Star Family Farms. “Then we had two loads of wheat that we'd lost out of 100-150 and it [Farmsoft] more than paid for itself.” Lone Star soon began implementing Farmsoft on all remaining crops.

“At the beginning, it was like an 'aha moment' that we saved that $20,000 or $40,000. Today it's more like standard operating [procedure]. One thing is that the elevators know that we're using it, and so they make an extra effort to do a good job for you.”

Justin Crownover, Lone Star Family Farms
(Read the Lone Star Family Farms case study.)

Inventory management is crucial for success in most businesses: reliable systems for your inventory, whether we’re talking raw materials or finished goods, are imperative for an operation to survive and thrive. Farming is a complex business with lots of moving parts, so it’s essential that inputs and products are tracked and managed well.

A farm management software system like Farmsoft can help tighten up the Fresh produce packaging on your operation and ensure you’re not losing any hard-earned money.

Farmsoft is the leading independent farm management system. How could we help support your operation?