CROP PRODUCTION

"When I first tried Crop Audit in March of '84, I realized you sold a quality product...well conceived, written and supported. The years and programs since have only reinforced and heightened that opinion. FBS has been very much a part of our success in a world of narrow margins, increasing regulatory record-keeping and fleeting opportunities."
Don Anthony, Lexington, Nebraska 

Integration Revolution 2.0
Harvesting grain was always a laborious, multi-step process...until the combine came along. Once reaping and threshing were combined (i.e. integrated) into one operation, productivity increased exponentially.
What impacted the flow of grain in the 20th Century applies as well to the flow of information in the 21st Century. FBS’s revolutionary design tightly integrates six critical business processes, saving valuable time and providing more comprehensive management control than conventional “piecemeal” accounting and production record approaches.


While you’d be cutting keyboard time by weeks in a single year, your accounting, financial statements, inventories and production records will be more complete and accurate and instantly accessible for urgent decisions.

“Before we switched to FBS, we were recording the same information in three different programs.”


On-the-Go Data Collection
The FBS integrated management information system isn’t restricted to the desktop; a wide selection of field data collection options help you save time and add value to your precision farming investments.

FBS interfaces with most precision farming systems and mapping software to eliminate redundant entries and provide financial analysis and inventory control to your production records.
You don’t even need to adopt precision farming practices to capture data in the field; Crop Audit CE runs on PDAs, “smart phones” or any device running Microsoft ® Windows® and syncs with desktop computers. Xpaper uses a patented, low-cost approach to record field records as you write on paper forms using a special digital pen.
Managerial Accounting
When it comes to tracking and controlling the internal costs and profitability of operations, farms and fields, most producers rely on little more than gut feelings. That’s because a conventional accounting program is a blunt instrument when required to allocate indirect costs or analyze any deeper than tax or financial reporting.
The answer? Managerial accounting, a proven process widely used by other industries to make reliable and timely marketing, purchasing and investment decisions. FBS, working with commodity organizations and the Farm Financial Standards Council, has taken the lead in applying M.A. to agriculture.


Managerial Accounting
When it comes to tracking and controlling the internal costs and profitability of operations, farms and fields, most producers rely on little more than gut feelings. That’s because a conventional accounting program is a blunt instrument when required to allocate indirect costs or analyze any deeper than tax or financial reporting.
The answer? Managerial accounting, a proven process widely used by other industries to make reliable and timely marketing, purchasing and investment decisions. FBS, working with commodity organizations and the Farm Financial Standards Council, has taken the lead in applying M.A. to agriculture.


e.CLIPSE managerial accounting complies with the Farm Financial Standards Council and expands to control costs in all phases of your growing operation.


LifeCycle Budget is an all-new interactive planning and performance monitoring platform designed to tightly integrate with FBS management modules.

  • Not a spreadsheet, but a flexible, double-entry database to mirror and monitor your business practices every day.
  • Rapid crop planning
  • Clone and maintain concurrent weather and price scenarios
  • Unit-based monitoring with accounting
  • Forecasts roll through multiple years

The Bottom Line:
your bottom line
As farming grows more costly, complex and competitive, you‘ll need a management information system that grows with your operation, integrates all business functions, “drills down” to the financial truth in each operating segment and even triggers real-time alerts. Only one company offers it all:
FBS Systems.