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Xero food manufacturing for fresh produce packers
Xero food manufacturing app from Producepak:
Integrate your Producepak app with Xero in the food manufacturing space.
Xero integration allows Producepak to automatically convert PO's from farmsoft into Xero Invoices for AP (accounts payable); essentially this is converting deliveries of fresh produce into AP records for management by Xero. Xero > farmsoft integration is an optoinal additional item when purchasing farmsoft, please request pricing details. Addtional integration with Xero can be added on request.
Xero integration for fresh produce packers and shippers, full inventory and traceability management with Xero's powerful accounting.
Using farmsoft and Xero, you can take advantage of all the special fresh produce functionality such as traceability, recall & audit, quality control, shipment planning, fresh produce label printing (with built in industry standards for Walmart, Woolworths, Loblaw, Tesco and more..), inventory management while keeping your accounts accurate using Xero accounting solutions.
Xero & farmsoft will manage your sales orders (customer purchase orders) and you can even manage price lists in farmsoft by setting prices for any part and its associated produce & variety, and features, and even individual pricelists for different suppliers and customers. When orders are created in farmsoft, the price list is used to default current prices.
Combine the power of the farmsoft cloud based fresh produce business management solution with Xero accounting and finance management.
Xero integration allows farmsoft to automatically convert PO's from farmsoft into Xero Invoices for AP (accounts payable) and Invoices issued by farmsoft become AR records; essentially this is converting deliveries of fresh produce into AP records for management by Xero. Xero farmsoft integration is an optional additional module with additional cost and not included in our standard offer. Additional integration with Xero can be added on request.
Reduce fresh produce waste with better stock-takes, FIFO, and inventory alerts.
Xero integration for fresh produce packers and shippers, full inventory and traceability management by farmsoft, with Xero's powerful accounting.
Using farmsoft and Xero, you can take advantage of all the special fresh produce functionality such as traceability, recall & audit, quality control, shipment planning, label printing, inventory management while keeping your accounts accurate using Sage accounting solutions.
Farmsoft & Xero will manage your sales orders (customer purchase orders) and you can even manage price lists in farmsoft by setting prices for any part and its associated produce & variety, and features, and even individual price lists for different suppliers and customers. When orders are created in farmsoft, the price list is used to default current prices.
Bar-code fresh produce inventory management with Xero & farmsoft
Use farmsoft on your phone or tablet (rugged or regular) to scan inventory & pallets to:
* move location
* sell / add to order / invoice
* add to a batch
* look up full details
* reprint pallet or inventory labels
* scan harvested units (bin/tote/crate etc) to collect harvest pay or contractor pay information
Traceability & fresh produce recall
Sales, orders, shipping
Labeling for inventory & pallets
Dashboards for sales, dispatch, and managers
Packing & batch management
Alerts for orders, inventory, shipments, sales
Optional farm management modules
fresh produce inventory control
Use any PC or Mac, all you need is Safari or Chrome browser.
Get the native app for Android, or use the web app any iOS device.
Rugged Android devices have professional bar-code scanners. Accurate bar-code scanning at a distance.
inventory management system
Xero for fresh produce. Post harvest traceability & inventory.
Silicon Valley Executive Craig Elliott joins Autogrow
Entrepreneur and technology expert Craig Elliott has joined global agtech company Autogrow as an Independent Director.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Craig to the Autogrow family and our Board of Directors. His wealth of experience will be an asset to the company as we continue our global expansion,” says CEO Darryn Keiller.
Craig has spent over thirty years working in Silicon Valley, starting with ten years at Apple Computer where he worked for Steve Jobs in the mid 80’s. Before moving to California, he grew up working on a farm and received a degree in agriculture at Iowa State University.
He was founder and CEO of Packeteer, a startup that developed deep packet inspection and application-based networking, which he took public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Craig also founded Pertino which built the first cloud based, global business network and sold in 2015 to Cradlepoint.
“I was very impressed with Autogrow when Darryn first approached me. I’ve always had a passion for agriculture and watching how technology can truly change the way crops are grown is incredibly exciting. What Autogrow has achieved in the past two years has been disruptive for the industry and it’s just getting started,” says Craig.
Craig is currently a Director of Magic Memories based out of Queenstown and Enable Networks based out of Christchurch. Craig also independently consults with companies looking to develop their technical and global expansion strategies.
How Xero can help your hospitality business thrive
Running a hospitality business in the US is demanding. Whether you run a restaurant, café or food truck, let Xero take some of the admin off your plate and streamline your business.
- Create customised recurring online invoices for regular suppliers.
- Sync Xero with third-party apps for point of sale, inventory, CRM and more.
- Easily track inventory and stock.
Really useful tools for the hospitality sector
These are just some of the features hospitality businesses love about Xero.
Get an instant and up-to-date view of your cash flow with the online dashboard.
Get paid faster with online invoices – and see when your customers have opened them.
Manage your business financials and keep on top of your bills and orders from suppliers.
Why Mexican restaurant Fonda loves Xero
Since Fonda first opened its doors in 2011, the Mexican-inspired restaurant has been expanding. It needed accounting software that could keep up.
Watch Tim's story
Using restaurant accounting software has really helped Fonda grow. It's meant that co-founder Tim McDonald has the ability to see exactly how the business is performing at any point in time.
In the competitive, fast-paced world of hospitality, making informed changes to your business is essential. With Xero, Tim can see how much money the business is making at the click of a button.
“Because Xero is cloud-based, we can do that from anywhere,” says Tim, “whether I’m in a cafe or waiting for a tram. To be able to log in from anywhere means I can keep my finger on the pulse 24/7.”
“Week by week, day by day, and almost hour by hour, we can make decisions and changes about the business based on how we’re performing.”
Tim McDonald, Fonda
Xero's pricing and plans for the hospitality industry
How you can get your food business online
Posted 11 months ago in Small business
On Monday 20th April the NZ Government announced we will move to alert level 3 next week. This means many more food businesses will soon be able to operate, but under strict circumstances.
As we move into alert level 3, cafe and restaurant businesses will be able to operate as long as they can take orders online and ensure contactless delivery to customers. Restaurants, bars and cafes can sell prepared food and non-alcoholic beverages by contactless delivery.
If you’re not set up online to take orders and payment, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get up and running quickly. If you can’t get online, make sure to register on the SOS Business directory. Customers can buy vouchers for their favourite local businesses to redeem in the future. This means you’ll have some cash coming in to cover you while you get set up online or until you’re able to reopen.
Step one: Make sure people know you’re open
First of all, make sure people know you’re open and available to take orders. Sites like delivereat.co.nz are a great way to reach customers, and it’s super easy to sign up to be listed. Customers are looking to these sites to support local businesses, as well as avoid lines and contact at supermarkets. Delivereat is updated daily and you can filter businesses by product and region to find what you’re after.
Step two: Set up an online ordering system
You’ll need to establish how you will take orders placed both online and on mobile. If you don’t already have an online ordering system, Mobi2Go is a solution for both online ordering and direct delivery. Their fast-tracked digital ordering feature enables you to get up and running quickly, and for the next three months they are offering discounted digital ordering to businesses who need to start taking orders quickly. Available on both Apple and Android, customers can browse, order and pay online. Mobi2Go integrates with most popular point of sale systems, so orders get sent directly to your kitchen.
Regulr is another great solution to use to get customers ordering from your business. It encourages customers to build up a relationship with you and order their favourite thing regularly. Regulr was developed by the team at posBoss, a Point of Sale app in the Xero app marketplace. During Covid-19 Regulr is offering their app for free to any business on a posBoss base plan.
Step three: Figure out how you’ll take payments
Once you’ve got an ordering system in place, you’ll need to decide how you will take online payments. Mobi2Go has its own payment gateway, which allows you to offer customers the option of paying by credit card. Apple Pay and Google Pay are available for all stores using Mobi2Go Payments. If you’re using Regulr, talk to the team at posBoss about getting the right payment option for your business.
Both Mobi2Go and Regulr will sync payments to Xero via a bank feed. Speak to your accountant about the best way to reconcile your orders with your existing revenue. If you don’t have an accountant and want to check the amount that appears in Xero, you can download a sales report from Mobi2Go that will help you check the amounts add up.
Step four: Keep your customers in the loop
The beauty of online ordering is that customers will be reachable on email, so you can let them know about any new deals or menu changes they might like. Mobi2Go integrates with MailChimp, an expert, easy-to-use marketing automation tool. Engage with your customers by designing digital content, sharing it directly with your database and on your social networks. Learn more about it here.
Step five: Get advice from the experts
It can be hard to know what decisions to make during this time, especially if you’re changing the way your business operates. There’s plenty of business leaders willing to help if you need advice:
- Regional Business Partner Network – register with the Regional Business Partner Network to connect with a growth advisor for specialist, tailored advice – fast. Eligible businesses can get access to free specialist advice and support for cash flow financial management and planning, business continuity planning and HR.
- Manaaki – a support network of various business experts for all Kiwi small business owners to ask questions about running their business.
- Icehouse – learn about doing business in the new global landscape with these webinars from Icehouse.
- KeaConnect – Connect with Kiwi expats to explore new markets for your business
Although it’s an uncertain time for many, this is a great opportunity to build relationships with your customers and add value to your business. Getting set up online allows you to try out new things. Whether it’s designing a promotional email in MailChimp, or connecting with other businesses, there’s so many tools to make getting online easy.
About Xero app marketplace
The Xero app marketplace features 800+ third party apps that help small businesses and their advisors seamlessly run their business. With apps that support everything from inventory and logistics to cash flow and project management, businesses have an array of options to build a customised experience.