Farmsoft meat packing app hardware requirements:


Use inexpensive modern hardware with farmsoft meat packing app.  No proprietary hardware, very low operational costs. 


Complete business management app for meat packing and animal processing businesses with industry specific reporting and tools.    

The Farmsoft meat packing app hardware requirements comes with full project implementation management, training, and support solutions to deliver a fully tailored meat processing & meat packing solution that matches your exact meat traceability requirements and delivers maximum efficiency, reduces waste, and provides automatic traceability.

Livestock & inventory

Manage incoming livestock in unlimited pens; all animals issued tracking number, print / email livestock delivery receipt. Manage packaging (crates, cartons, labels, bags), receive alerts when inventory needs re-ordering.   Inventory audit trail and tracking.  Unlimited inventory items. Bar-code inventory management.

Stock-take

Perform stock-takes any time by category or storage location.  Know how much inventory (livestock, sides, finished product, and packaging materials) you have in real time, even search by storage location.  Report by product line and storage location or rail, or product category.  Manage the meat ageing process and ensure correct aged meat is provided for each customer.  

Animal processing

Use inexpensive tablet terminals so each team member can see where they are in the processing stage and rapidly record data for their tasks regardless of position in processing chain (weigh box, knock box, head removal, evisceration, inspection, further processing, retain rail, scale, packaging, shipping and export).

Sales, shipping,  orders

Print pick sheet to pick meat orders manually, or scan inventory / pallets onto orders, or auto select inventory,  or rapidly sell without an order.  Track paid, and unpaid invoices.  Attach documents to invoices / photos of outgoing shipments.

Traceability & recalls

Instant mock recalls both up and down the supply chain tracks to livestock supplier, property, and establishment.  Recall using any key such as livestock supplier lot/batch, livestock supplier name, delivery date, invoice #, inventory # or animal number, RFID, pallet #, customer reference, order # and more..

Invoices, BOL, labels for pallets & inventory

Choose from a selection of export documentation, invoices, bill of lading, freight notes, and industry standard meat labels (HALAL, INSPECTED, EU, USDA, AU) in all languages.   Our team will add new labels, export docs, and invoices if you have special requirements. 

MEAT PACKING TERMINALS
All devices must run browser Edge, Chrome, Opera, Brave, with 800x1200 min resolution & an always on internet connection of 1 M/bit minimum, no data is saved on your device, no app is installed.

PRINTING MEAT LABELS
To print from Android or iOS Install AirPrint or PaperCut, etc, or the app from printer vendor to print PDF from browser or print downloaded PDF ( 300+DPI required if you print barcodes). We do not make or provide printer apps.

USING YOUR OWN SERVER FOR MEAT PACKING
Don’t do this unless you absolutely must, standard solution runs from our data centers in New York, and Sydney (for AU & NZ clients) and is included in your quote. Cost to use your own server is $4500 (server and OS etc NOT included specs: Win Svr2019+, 16GB RAM+, 4 GHz+, MS SQL 2019+) + 35% of this fee per year. Or exclusive server in our data centre $4000 p/a (we administer & provide server, no other company will be using your exclusive infrastructure).

READING BARCODES / RFID DURING MEAT PACKING
If your device doesn’t have built in reader, for PC/Mac/Android/iOS use a USB or Bluetooth reader that dumps the data into focused field as keyboard text input. For Android, install an app like Barcode & QR code Keyboard or Barcode/NFC/OCR Scanner Keyboard etc that dumps data read into focused field and is activated from virtual keyboard. (None of these apps provided by us).

SCALES FOR WEIGHING MEAT
Scales must paste current weight to clipboard of the device (ie: the scale emulates keyboard USB transaction of CTRL V of the data) or insert weight to focused field as simulated keyboard input. Test your chosen device before you purchase.

MEAT PACKING NETWORK
You need an I.T. person to setup your network & devices, we can’t setup or advise on any of your hardware or operating systems, drivers or finance app. Our advice is that your devices meet the requirements outlined on this page and that you test each device before committing to bulk purchases. Modern devices are wireless; installing multiple wireless mesh networks that have multiple nodes per network where the nodes are connected in daisy chain via CAT cables can be considerably cheaper than traditional wired networks. Cool rooms need a node inside each to allow full coverage. Example inexpensive mesh devices include TP-Link Deco M5* / TP-Link Dexo X20 / TP-Link Deco X68 which can have up to 8 nodes on each network. Buy extra nodes in case one fails and needs replacing (cant mix new models with old). Whitelist *farmsoft.net *farmsoft.com and *dropbox.com, block everything else (except update URLs) so devices can only used for farmsoft and can’t be used for non work reasons (We recommend DNS firewall by MyDNS.io to easily block unwanted internet activity without having to purchase and maintain hardware).

MEAT CUTTING STATIONS / TERMINALS THAT PRINT LOTS OF LABELS
Printing huge amounts of labels from an Android is not efficient, try using a Windows devices because Windows prints directly to the printer without cloud services slowing the transaction. Alternatively, use a printer that will print documents sent to the email address the vendor provides (farmsoft supports auto printing to an email address for cloud printing without user intervention).

PROCESSING & MEAT CUTTING STATION TERMINALS
On stations where printing is infrequent or not required, usually users are generally just looking at the cutting spec and selecting “Next” animal from this screen, or doing some simple data entry such as at kill box, head removal, eviscerations etc; a simple android tablet suspended on an arm with splash cover is very inexpensive and effective for these stations. You can use an inexpensive USB RFID and or bar-code reader with your Android device.


VOICE CONTROL THE FARMSOFT MEAT PACKING APP
Activate voice control on your device. With the farmsoft app open, simply shout “Touch Next” to move to the next animal (or “Touch previous” to go back, or “Touch finish” to finish the animal, or “Touch Carton” to print a carton label. Voice control is a feature of your devices operating system, not farmsoft so we can’t support this functionality.

COMPLIANCE NOTICE FOR AUSTRALIAN CLIENTS: AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Your Company must have Department of Agriculture approval to print Official Marks. Our Code of Practice for Printing Official Marks prohibits us from providing farmsoft Meat Packing solution to an establishment that is not approved.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FARMSOFT MEAT PACKING SOFTWARE: 

Do you share my data?
We will never sell or share your data with any person, company, or government.

Is farmsoft a finance app?
No. Farmsoft integrates with finance apps such as Xero, or you can export data to Quickbooks, SAGE, SAP, MYOB and other finance apps. You can also integrate farmsoft with other solutions for finance, accounting, hardware, CRM, payroll, ERP using the fully open farmsoft API which can be used by your I.T. department or any external I.T. vendor. If you want us to perform the integration for you, additional costs apply, please request a quote. Existing integration with other apps is limited to insertion of invoices, purchases, and “Items” one way transactions (for Xero) and export of AP and AR data via export tool from farmsoft to be imported to your target finance app.

How long does it take to implement?
Implementation takes from 3 to 10 weeks, varies wildly based on business complexity. Average time 6 weeks.

Can I deploy farmsoft myself?
No, deployment is by professionals that have deployed many times. Without this experience your project would take 10 X longer to implement and has low chance of success. We will not provide farmsoft without managed implementation services.

What languages is farmsoft in?
The interface is available in 14 languages, we can add more on request. The interface is multi-language so a user can use Spanish, and other users may choose English at the same time.

What if our broadband fails?
You need an always on internet connection to use farmsoft. We recommend you keep a redundant internet connection through another ISP that uses an alternate media than your main internet.

Who develops & supports farmsoft?
We have been making food processing solutions since 2001, Tenacious Solutions Ltd 124 Broadkill Road #643, Milton DE 19968-1008 USA and have invested millions of $ in research and development to build farmsoft (current version is new, released in 2020). The “official mark” approval is licensed to our Australian subsidiary www.Producepak.com Pty Ltd PO Box 7443 Urangan, Qld, Aus. Learn more about Tenacious Solutions Ltd here.

Who develops & supports farmsoft?
We have been making food processing solutions since 2001, Tenacious Solutions Ltd 124 Broadkill Road #643, Milton DE 19968-1008 USA and have invested millions of $ in research and development to build farmsoft (current version is new, released in 2020). The “official mark” approval is licensed to our Australian subsidiary www.Producepak.com Pty Ltd PO Box 7443 Urangan, Qld, Aus. Learn more about Tenacious Solutions Ltd here.

What are the costs if we need changes or additions?
We are happy to build new features or modify existing ones for your company. Please ask for a quotation for any special features you need added to farmsoft, or use the API to add features through your I.T. department. We are unable to provide software development services for free, changing the app incurs an hourly fee. If you don’t want to pay this fee, don’t ask for changes.

What’s your refund policy?
Refunds will not be provided under any circumstances. It is your responsibility to perform full due diligence. Your project is not a trial or test. We are a service based company, we sell the time of our consultants, not a product that can be restocked and resold.

Can you support my hardware?
If you didn’t buy it from us, we can’t support it, tell you how to use it, or configure it. We don’t sell hardware or accounting solutions and can’t tell you how to use or setup your financial solution, do not have a copy of your finance app or know how to use it. We provide support only for farmsoft, we can’t install your printer drivers or remove a virus from a PC.


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