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April 29, 2021

Spring Has Sprung, Is Your ERP Capable?

artichoke springThe “Spring” season also known as springtime which succeeds winter and precedes summer is one of the best times for cultivation as it provides us with favorable conditions such as:

  • Longer days provide more daylight and warmth from the sun.
  • The showery weather provides an adequate amount of water.

The weather conditions in spring season are appropriate for a vast variety of fruits like Apricots, Avocados, Mangoes as well as vegetables such as Asparagus, Rhubarb, Lettuce and many more. The spring season even though it is the best season for cultivating yet not agriculturists are able to make the best use of these conditions.

Challenges

To make the best of this season is a very mighty task. As a reason for which even the best farmers or agriculturists with immense experience and knowledge are not able to do it as they face an array of challenges. Some of which are as follows:

  1. Diminishing fertility of land
  2. Lack of expert advice
  3. Lack of proper inventory management
  4. Quality control
  5. No proper means of field mapping
  6. No means of showcasing the quality product

Solutions

ERP software for the agricultural industry is the only solution for farmers or agriculturists to cope with these challenges. Using ERP software dramatically increases the spring season produce as it brings the following benefits to the table:

1. Escalate Land Fertility with Farm Management System Solutions:                                          

Modern technology has become a blessing for the farmers. We know that with time the number of mouths which need to be fed are increasing day by day. Using the software helps the farmer or agriculturist to know exactly what kind of fertilizer, manure and compost are needed to make the land more fertile which in result will give better produce.

2. Using the Knowledge of Experts for Best Produce:

The ERP provides the farmers expert advice which will help them to correctly understand the characteristics of each and every crop. It provides them with the knowledge to understand what the best weather or the amount of water a crop requires and many other things. So that they can get the yield of huge produce and the finest quality out of the land.

3. Effective Inventory Management:                                                                                                       

ERP provides the agriculturists with inventory and accounting techniques which in turn help to minimize the spoilage of product. As we know crops have very short life as they are perishable in nature.

4. Quality Control:                                                                                    

Software eliminates the use of paper-based food safety measures. On the other hand, it actually combines all the information or data which is captured and then monitors the same which in turn helps with better understanding of the quality required. So that same can be produced by the agriculturists. 

5. Field Mapping:

The fields today are rarely to left to the nature. So that they can be replenished again by the nature itself. These farms are spread over huge land holdings that they vary in terms of fertility or ground water level. This is where field mapping comes in play as it helps in understanding the land better as it provides us with the knowledge of which piece of land is more fertile than the rest. The areas which are less fertile can be dealt with famers by adding more fertilizer to the same. All this data is contained in the ERP and such data is used by the modern farm equipment in such a way that machinery like tractor will automatically through plowing, planting as the farmer passes through these zones.

6. Customizations and Coping with Excess Demand mechanism:                                                 

Software also helps in showcasing the product to potential customers as each and every customer today has a unique demand. The quality of  produce matters more than ever in today's world. Therefore, if any agriculturist has the capacity to deliver quality products then he should also get the right price for all the time, effort and money which has gone into it through ERP.

A classic example of Food ERP service providers providing capabilities of increasing Spring Season Produce is iNECTA. A Microsoft gold certified partner, iNECTA brings to the table Spring Season Produce management as an offering for the agriculturists, it serves via food ERP.

In the peak season of produce that is spring season, operational efficiency is the name of the game. Recently, agriculturists have not been able to make the best use of the peak season owing to obsolete techniques and ignored food ERP. Due to which agriculturists have faced “loss of profit” especially in the Spring Season. However, with food ERP agriculturists can ensure that the supply chain is working effectively and efficiently and that the same is accounted for at all times. Hence in the game of capturing market in the peak season food ERP has emerged as the only way farmers or agriculturists can make the best of the spring season by hiring food ERP partners.

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