Raising, feeding and marketing livestock is risky and time-consuming. That’s why FBS’s revolutionary tightly-integrated design significantly saves time and provides more comprehensive management control than traditional “piecemeal” approach.
While you’d be cutting keyboard time by weeks in a single year, your management information 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.”
FBS software excels in managing growing animals of every species using the integrated TransAction Plus accounting and Smart Feeder inventory modules. Pork Producers can even incorporate FBS’s Smart
Breeder or Farms.com’s PigCHAMP sow modules to track all phases of pork production. Integration doesn’t stop with internal business practices. We’ll help you link and leverage your existing on-farm technology and vendor relations. Here are just a few examples:
Your #1 production expense is also your #1 data entry chore. FBS fully automates this tedious process.
If complete feed is delivered to your farm sites, then our Commercial Feed Mill module is just the “ticket.” Your feed supplier simply e-mails electronic copies of your invoices (18 formats currently supported). Once you’re reviewed the data, you can instantly create payable invoices assigned to specific locations, groups, ingredients and rations. Rather than spending hours hand-entering payables into an accounting program and feed records into a production program, both tasks are done in seconds. In addition, FBS handles these common feed scenarios with ease:
- Feed/grain bank inventories
- Editing / reconciliation
For producers mixing their own feed, we offer a Farm Feed Mill Interface, which supports 10 mill formats. The system automatically draws down inventories (created through accounting purchases) and assigns the correct ingredients and costs to each location and group. The toughest challenges of on-farm feed accounting—reconciling inventories and costs—are totally automated.
In order to maximize revenue, you’ve got to meet your packer-processor’s quality specifications. FBS converts leading packer “kill sheet” data into meaningful accounting and management information, simultaneously maintaining:
- Animal Inventories
- Sort loss/carcass premium
- Carcass weights and traits
- Substandard classifications
The powerful FBS management database takes over from there: analyzing sales results by packer, location, group and even load.
The FBS management information system isn’t restricted to the desktop; a wide selection data collection technologies allows input right in the barn.
Smart Feeder / Smart Breeder CE use any portable device/smart phone running Microsoft ® Windows Mobile® to update and view production data. The Safari® computer is designed for one-handed data entry and durability in harsh environments.
When it comes to tracking and controlling the internal costs and profitability of production stages, farms and groups, most producers rely on little more than gut feelings. That’s because their accounting program is a “blunt instrument” in allocating costs and analyzing any deeper than general tax or financial reporting.
The answer? Managerial accounting, a proven practice widely used by other industries to make reliable and timely marketing, purchasing and investment decisions.
Our exclusive e.CLIPSE™ technology focuses managerial accounting’s analytical power into all phases of livestock production.
- You can “drill down” to any farm, group or cost center within your operation at any time to monitor its performance.
- Through real-time integration with production data, allocations for buildings and other cost centers are made automatically using Activity-Based Costing.
- Your financial statements will be accurate, up-to-date and tied out with physical inventories.
Networking / Farm SeRVer™
If your business has grown beyond a single farm and computer you’ll appreciate FBS’s multi-user technology. Whether you’re running on a local area network or servicing a wide geographical area through the Internet, you can depend on and grow with our record-locking, ODBC database and security .
Need more flexibility or capacity ?
- Farm SeRVer™ provides all the capabilities of FBS desktop applications through an economical, web-hosted subscription service.
- Connect to your data anywhere―enjoy the benefits of a high-performance network without the hassles of maintaining software or your own server.
- Tap into "virtual" data entry or controller services.
Stop waiting for reports that are already out-of date! Create your own custom, real-time management “control center.”
The revolutionary Farm SeRVey™ executive dashboard automatically extracts data from nearly any source—spreadsheets, websites, databases, accounting programs—and generates graphs and maps, monitors Key Performance Indicators and triggers alerts.