Software for the modern seafood business
Rethink the way you manage your seafood operation with Farmsoft.
Manage full traceability from source to plate
Farmsoft supports the entire value chain from sourcing to plate. It offers product traceability, implementation of quality standards and automated flow of information that ensures you have the full picture of your business in front of you.
Harvesting and Sourcing
Manage fishing operations, harvesting and purchasing. Have complete overview of your vendor relationships and see real time information on incoming catch or orders. Farmsoft gives you full traceability of raw materials and products as they flow through your operations and to your customers.
Processing and Handling
Plan and control processing for maximum yield and efficiency in real time. Keep track of quality and ensure compliance with food safety regulations and certifications (MSC, HACCAP and more). Integrate with your production systems and third-party equipment to automate flow of information.
Sales and Distribution
Knowing exactly what, when and where you have products available enables you to better service your sales team and earn you more business. Powerful management of order processing, automated information flow and overview of your supply chain puts you in control.
The Farmsoft subscription plan is designed with flexibility and customization in mind.
Developed by Industry Experts
Farmsoft is developed and supported by a group of experts in multiple offices and several countries. It is backed by a large team of specialists, should you need training, consultation or help in making the most of the functionality offered by the system. Used by leading seafood businesses in over 20 countries around the world the system offers flexibility and capabilities that are derived from decades of experience and knowledge of best practices.
Integrate with Third Party Systems
Integration with third-party systems and peripherals is second nature to Farmsoft. With all kind of handheld and mobile devices being the tools of the trade, Farmsoft either runs on it or integrates with it.
Built on Microsoft Dynamics Business Central ERP
Farmsoft is developed by Wise Solutions. Wise Solutions offers Microsoft Dynamics Business Central ERP systems and add-ons and is a Microsoft Gold Partner with multiple awards and accolades to its name. Farmsoft is in constant development and as new requirements surface the system is updated to ensure that you have access to best practices and leading edge technology.
Select a system that can scale and support your growth
Whether you need a single user system or a large-scale enterprise solution with global reach, a cloud hosted Farmsoft system with accounting and CRM functionality from Microsoft, is your trusted partner. You decide if you buy and install on-site or if you prefer to pay a monthly subscription and host your solution in the Cloud. You are in the driving seat and the system can grow with you as your needs expand.
Farmsoft Seafood ERP is a feature rich solution
Available to Promise inventory management
Sales Contracts and Orders that convert into Purchase or Production Orders
Simple and fast order entry with Document management and support for 3PL warehousing and order fulfillment
Catch Weight inventory and Warehouse management
Cost allocation for accurate cost and margin calculations
Integrates fully with scanners, bar code printers and third party systems
Fully featured Quality Control system compliant with certification programs like HACCP, GFSI, FSMA, and SQF
Comes as a part of an ERP system including enterprise accounting, receivables, and payables management and CRM capabilities.
Keeping costs under control, complying with regulations and managing customer orders are three of the top business issues we hear when speaking with seafood distributors about their business needs.
Farmsoft seafood software solves these issues and many more for businesses every day. Farmsoft is award-winning, affordable software to manage your business that also includes key features critical to seafood distributors including…
Manage food safety and track forward & backward throughout the supply chain
Track & sell products by catch weight
Inventory & account for fresh, frozen, wild, or farm raised seafood, and other ingredients, as well as co-products and by-products
Forecast to better predict future buying and production needs including seasonal demand variances
Seamlessly integrated with QuickBooks
Farmsoft seafood software user, Heron Point Seafood
Farmsoft seafood software user, Heron Point Seafood
Easy to use, feature-rich & affordable seafood software
Farmsoft is also packed with capabilities critical to the fish distribution & processing business:
Seafood software with lot traceability
Seafood distribution software: TraceabilityFarmsoft gives you the ability to easily track, trace & handle recalled products with power and great flexibility.
Tracking of an unlimited amount of products through inventory by lot numbers
Trace lots back to suppliers or to retailers by lot or batch
Optionally, capture lot number at the time of shipment when managing inventory by number is not required
Manage, view and report on source, expiration date, lot, inspection and quarantine information
Pre-assign specific lot numbers for the warehouse or pick or allow warehouse personnel the convenience of picking any number and record it when shipping
Seafood software with catch weight capabilities
Support for products that vary in weight from piece to piece
Sell by piece, but price by weight
Weight may be entered by the piece, the case or in total for the invoice line and printed on the invoice in the same detail
Sales forecasting & inventory requirements planning
See supplier purchasing information for each product including published price, last price, lead time and purchase history for any number of vendors
Handle multiple units of measure, catch weights, standard weight, shelf life and expiration date
Manage warehouse operations and truck inventory on mobile handheld devices
Manage inventory in any number of warehouses and locations
Farmsoft seafood software user, Channel Seafoods International
Farmsoft seafood software user, Channel Seafoods International
Seafood software with batch processing with variable recipe & variable yield
Seafood distribution software: batch processing
Batch processing allows for components to be adjusted based on seasonal requirements, availability, or the requirement for substitutions.
On product produced, batch process manufacturing provides the ability to compensate for variable yield with the ability to alter the quantity produced.
Handle variations in input recipe to allow for substitute items and changes in quantities
Support variable yield
Account for spillage and waste
Substitute ingredients in recipes
Handle multiple lots of the same ingredients
Precise costing by batch
Seafood software with pricing flexibility
Farmsoft lets you price your products with a wide range of flexible options to put you in control.
Automatically select standard, promotional, quantity break, customer specific or contract prices
Sell products at retail price less discount
Establish price basis as set price, cost plus or list minus
Price by unit, case, weight or catch weight
Seafood software with order management
Seafood distribution software: catch weight
Farmsoft allows you to manage some of the more complex order management & order fulfillment requirements.
Maintain blanket orders with ability to conveniently create orders for release
Quickly and easily copy a previous order for current delivery
Print lot numbers & expiration date on invoices
Deliver full or partial case
Credit management tools
Advanced pick, pack, ship & track capabilities
Seafood software with EDI
End-to-end, fully-compliant EDI solution created for small and mid-sized businesses
Sell to thousands of companies using EDI, automating all processes and handling all order processing from purchase order to shipping electronically
Automate routine tasks, eliminate re-keying of documents & experience extensive productivity gains
Farmsoft seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks
Farmsoft and QuickBooks have bi-directional integration with all customer-related and vendor-related transactions automatically occurring in both QuickBooks and Farmsoft. This tight communication allows for the best user experience possible providing the advanced capabilities needed manage a growing business without leaving QuickBooks.
To keep up with the dynamic changes in the global seafood trade there is a need for better management of warehouses. It is to facilitate this need that the warehouse management system (WMS) comes into play.
In hindsight, WMS is basically a software application whose main purpose is to aid in controlling and managing day-to-day operations. The WMS software eases the job in the warehouse by not only guiding seafood received but also optimizes the picking, shipping of orders and provides guidelines on inventory replenishment. For Seafood processors, WMS is a cash cow when integrated with seafood ERP solutions.
Some of the challenges faced by seafood processors in respect to storage and transport of inventory are as follows:
High operational costs
Lack of availability and high cost of labor.
Changing taste and preferences of customers
Stock outs owing to short lead times and irregular demand
Lack of traceability
To accommodate all these challenges, seafood processors need a comprehensive and effective seafood ERP system with an integrated WMS software. A seafood ERP system brings to the table the following solutions:
1. Optimized Process
Optimization of the process of carrying operations by choosing the correct WMS will result in the warehouse working seamlessly. It helps take away the burden of seafood processors in regard to outgoing shipments, and now at the same time can be used to address the highly variable aspects of inbound freight and inevitable-in-house snags.
2. Efficient Labor Allocation
Efficiency at each stage of workflow is the key to the smooth working of a warehouse. As the WMS provides seafood processors with significant data in order to aid the decision-making process for the utilization of all the resources at work. But sometimes without proper management most of the manpower is not utilized to its best and therefore incurring unnecessary expenses. It is to avoid these expenses; WMS becomes a prerequisite.
3. Build Supplier & Customer Relationship
A warehouse working efficiently not only helps in reducing the delivery lead time but also reduces the order accuracy errors. This not only improves customer satisfaction but at the same reduced order errors. An effective WMS will help suppliers garner operational efficiency in turn leading to happy customers making it a win-win for all.
4. Inventory Tracking
WMS helps to avoid losses incurred due to improper management of inventory. As and when the inventory or stock is utilized properly not only can seafood processors eliminate the factors of scrap, waste and obsolescence but also work to maximum volume. WMS helps in better management of this kind of stock, because if not dealt with in time this kind of inventory can give birth to huge losses.
5. Transparent and Accurate Accounting
Accountability is the key to security and safety as with the help of a WMS seafood processors can provide each employee with a unique user account. Because of this, seafood processors can link transactions to a particular worker as usage of WMS results in audit trails. This level of transparency and accounting brings to the table invaluable goodwill and at the same time accurate accounts for seafood processors.
A classic example of a seafood ERP player bringing in a WMS system onboard is Farmsoft. With a 24/7 customer service team and flexible pricing mechanisms Farmsoft ensures all its seafood processor customers have a smooth supply chain and get a high return on investment in seafood ERP.
Having seen the losses incurred by seafood processors without a WMS system, seafood ERP has its weight worth in gold. The benefits are not only on a supplier front in terms of storage and transport costs but consequently result in quality.
Seafood Distribution Software
When your business is wholesale seafood distribution, the market need is for speed, whether you trade locally, nationally and even globally.
Farmsoft Software seafood distribution software will increase the efficiency of inventory control and accounting, preserving the ability to supply your customers with a fresh and wholesome product. This is where fast and efficient Farmsoft Software distribution capability and painstaking attention to detail pay off. Knowing precisely where your products are and the path they have taken, step-by step throughout the distribution process, is invaluable information, allowing inventory to be monitored efficiently.
Our seafood distribution software features are specifically attuned to inventory control in the wholesale food industry. Seafood distribution presents its own unique sets of challenges, so it makes good business sense to use a food distribution software package that was created with your market in mind: Farmsoft Software.
Take a closer look at Farmsoft Software and watch your profits grow!
Intake and stock management-software
For fish and seafood processors – unlike other sectors of the food processing industry, where raw material can be weighed to validate whether the weights supplied are correct – weighing boxes at intake will not provide a meaningful measurement.
Aside from fish and seafood, every box contains a high percentage of ice and water, therefore the processor has to rely on the pallet weight provided by the supplier.
Fish stock management
Once the daily catches are sorted into different species and booked into stock, SI’s sales order processing (SOP) module matches orders to the fresh stock intake and available cold store stock to provide:
A quick and accurate view of stock availability.
Highlight whether there is too much stock of one species and not enough of another to fulfil orders.
A view, by product code, of any other seafood caught in the batch.
With real-time information, real-time decisions can be made to determine whether to source more stock, change plans to put excess fish stock into cold storage or alert sales to contact potential customers.
SI’s (Systems Integration) fish intake and stock management software captures meaningful and full traceability data. Here’s how it works:
When the pallet weight is booked in against the supplier weight, a label is applied to provide the first point of traceability.
Our software can record the different species and quotas within each catch, as required by the EU Common Fisheries Policy.
Using the data captured at this point, a purchase order is generated.
And, as all raw material intake will be accompanied by relevant accreditations/approval certificates, these details will be scanned and digitally stored for traceability.
Supporting sustainability of the fishing fleet
Our software not only simplifies matters for the fish processor, but also for the skippers. If the processor is categorising the catch, our software also captures the shelf life. With clear visibility of stock, real-time decisions can be made for anything not part of a production run.
Keep Real-Time Inventory as Fish are Processed
We have a special relationship to our seafood clients, some of whom we’ve been working with for over 30 years. Our CatchManager II fish management software, combined with ParityFactory’s processing solution, run our seafood clients’ entire business. We cover fish purchasing and settlements to catch weight and seafood processing.
The fishing seasons are hectic and fast-paced, with many people on the team being new to the operation each year.
Our materials control software automatically checks each step, displaying an informative error to production staff if they attempt the wrong label. In addition, the seafood processing software keeps a live, real-time inventory as the fish are being processed. No more waiting until the end to know where you’re at.
ParityFactory ERP Integrations
Raw Materials Purchasing
CatchManager II Software is a robust fish purchasing and ticketing platform that integrates seamlessly into our digital lot tracing and production software. Supporting vessel account management and multisite implementations, this powerful toolset is unique in the industry.
CatchManager II Software from ParityFactory
Fish Processing & Warehouse Management
Digitizing your operation with our fish processing software will save thousands of hours per year in the warehouse and improved governance across the processing plant. Production is faster and less error prone with automated checks being made in real time by the software. The software also makes training seasonal workers faster and easier.
CatchManager II Software - Seafood Specific
Whether you buy shelled or grow your own, track yield from various farms or plots across the entire production process. Optional integrated scaling can automate yield measures and tracking, or have your team enter the yields directly into mobile scanners.
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ParityFactory Customer: Alyeska Seafoods
Alyeska Seafoods, Inc
Seafood Processor Automates to Attain Accurate, Real-Time Inventory Control
Alyeska Seafoods is a division of Japan-based Maruha-Nichiro Group, the largest seafood company in the world. Alyeska operates one of three large seafood processing plants in Dutch Harbor, Alaska in the Aleutian chain and processes Alaska pollock, Pacific cod, surimi, and king and snow crab. At full capacity, Alyeska can process more than a million pounds of seafood a day.
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With rapidly rising operating costs, automation is an imperative in our plant. ParityFactory provides us with a stable operating platform in processing, case-up, and shipping/receiving, which will allow us to explore numerous opportunities for improved efficiencies in our operations.
DON GOODFELLOW Plant Manager Alyeska Seafoods, Inc.
Increase efficiency and accurately track random weight items with ParityFactory processing solutions.
Track yield across the entire production processes with increased accuracy, reporting and real time inventory—leverage CatchManager II to manage fish-tickets as well!
Schedule a demo today and learn how ParityFactory and CatchManager can work for your business.