Farm BudgetingAl Adminorama
Published on: July 17, 2013
Create farm budgets quickly, detailed for each individual crop batch, plan inventory, labor, and equipment use, quantity, and cost. Monitor actual costs versus estimated farm costs.
FarmSoft delivers budgets for every section, subsection, patch, block, and crop instance. Budgets generated even go to the detail of specifying a particular brand and make of inventory to use, on a precise date. This unique feature sets FarmSoft apart from other ‘farming solutions’. Download sample farming reports now! Download the full FarmSoft specification document for full details.
Easily create farm budgets for the entire farm, no matter how many varieties you are growing, and regardless of the number of plantings
Make your farm a lean manufacturer by improving JIT delivery and accuracy of materials ordering by using farm budgeting data to project the quantity of inventory, labor, and equipment resources
Financial decisions can be improved by having access to comprehensive budgeting information before each season commences
Easily project materials and inventory consumption
The Farm Budgeting modules reduces the risk of cash flow shocks, while maximizing your farm’s cash flow position by planning ahead using the budgeting information produced by the Farm Budget module
Farm budgets create estimates for the cost and quantity of labor, equipment, and the date that the resource will be consumed or applied
Easily detect when farm budgets have been missed, and take corrective action quickly to protect cash flow position
Compare actual farm costs with estimated farming costs at any time in real time using live budget data
Analyze farm budget figures (estimated) and actual figures grouped by land, produce, farm, site, produce type, or variety; or any combination of those selections
Use estimated quantities of materials to assist with the creation of purchase orders and JIT supply from materials providers
Define farm labor costs for each type of labor rate and pay rate
Define hourly, or ‘per running unit’ cost for equipment and plant or machinery
Define actual cost of materials via the purchase order record, or for those farms who do not wish to enter purchase orders, the standard cost of a material can be applied to the “part”, in this situation the purchase order is not necessary and farm managers can easily change materials costs over time without effecting historical budgeting data
Use estimated quantities of labor to assist with the planning of human resources
Create budgets before planting, to perform “What If” analysis, then undo the “What If” plantings if they will not be implemented
a FarmSoft consultant
Meet David!David has been with the FarmSoft consulting team since 2003. David’s specialty is in the fruit farming industries, in particular apple and citrus. David has worked alongside clients around the world, helping improve farming practices and sharing his wealth of knowledge and camaraderie with clients. David relies on practical thinking to solve every day problems, having the luxury of viewing client businesses and processes from an independent point of view. David works with all levels of client’s teams, and is an equity partner in FarmSoft.
a FarmSoft consultant
Meet Barry!Barry has helped farms and packers of fruit and vegetables across the world improve processes, improve yield, and quality. Barry’s specialty is fruit and vegetable crops, traceability & quality control in the fruit packing processes. Barry has been with the FarmSoft team since 2006. Barry integrates sustainable farming practices based on international best farming practices. Take advantage of our expert consultant’s years of knowledge implementing practical farm software systems today! Talk to Barry or one of our dedicated farming consultants now.
a FarmSoft consultant
Meet Al!Al has been with the FarmSoft consulting team since 2001. Al works in a wide range of solutions from farming, processing, and food manufacturing. Al has worked alongside clients around the world, helping improve farming, traceability, and food manufacturing practices while sharing his wealth of knowledge gained from working on solutions in over 14 countries. Al also performs design and analysis for enhancements and additions to FarmSoft. Al’s motto is “There are no problems, only solutions. Talk to one of our consultants today!”.