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10 Reasons You Need Grain Management Software

10 Reasons You Need Grain Management Software

Agriculture, and particularly the grain sector, are fast-paced and challenging industries. With commodity prices constantly fluctuating, and weather dependencies, you must always keep your finger on the pulse. Furthermore, you need effective, integrated business solutions that combine all the information you need in one place to improve decision-making and enable successful commerce. Our Gold software solution helps you navigate the volatile grain market by simplifying and improving grain management processes. Here are 10 other reasons that you need grain management software.

1. Visibility

Grain markets and prices can move very quickly, meaning that it is critical to have access to precise, real-time data such as contract positions, stock levels, market valuation, and projections. Our grain management software, Gold, gathers all this information in one place, allowing you to see it clearly and track your current and forward grain prices against the daily changing market. This helps you to recognise the risks and opportunities and quickly decide whether you can commit to it. Placing and processing the subsequent contracts ensures accuracy and is fast and easy, with Gold.

2. Traceability / Legal Compliance

As a grain trader, you will know that grain quality is a critical component of the entire value chain for producing, storing, processing, and ultimately supplying a high-quality product to consumers. Information such as any nutrients added to the soil, exact crop growth locations, how and when crops were transported, where they were taken to, and all storage conditions, as well as important lab test results are very important. Of course, if industry or government regulatory bodies need to investigate something about your grain, they’ll need all this information. This necessitates complete transparency and accurate record-keeping throughout the production process. Specialist software, such as Gold, can help your company become fully compliant by improving traceability and audit processes.

3. Integration and Automation

Reduced downtime, inefficiency, and increased productivity are all important components of increasing a company’s resilience. Data sharing, as well as important procedures such as receipting and billing, can be automated to save time in administration. You can ensure that all these systems, from manufacturing to storage to transportation, are integrated smoothly with the right specialized software and support.

4. Effective Contract Management

Contract gaps, missed opportunities, and the headaches that come with them add unnecessary roadblocks to the grain management process. By providing effective control over contract administration, the right software solution can eliminate these errors. It ensures accurate and consistent contract maintenance in a simple, intuitive, and efficient manner, allowing you to devote more time to other important processes. Information, such as grain quality, can also be accurately recorded and linked to shipping contracts to improve buying decisions based on accurate, consistent, and real time information.

5. Improve Customer Relationships

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is essential in every industry. It is critical for maintaining and strengthening all your existing client relationships, as well as attracting new customers and increasing income. With our grain management solution, you can keep all your trade history details in one place. Our software also includes easy-to-create profiling to gather information on cropping, assurance, and key metrics. With the ability to monitor recent invoicing, view claims, and see account balances, the CRM puts you in control. Interaction with Golds laboratory functions ensure quality and sample information is always to hand and the ability to capture diary events ensures the whole business is aligned and able to share important conversations.

6. Improve Business Accuracy

Accuracy is critical in a fast-paced industry where information can be requested at any time by industry and governmental regulatory bodies. Improving the accuracy of your business processes also helps to strengthen customer relationships and ensures contractual agreements are adhered to. Accuracy can be ensured by using grain management software such as Gold. By automatically pricing movements and applying adjustments, additions, and deductions based on actual analysis and contractual terms, gold improves invoicing and self-billing accuracy, which in turn helps to reduce administration costs.

7. Manage Risks

Gold’s feature-rich and user-friendly functionality enables improved business performance, which leads to increased control, accuracy, audit and, as a result, reduced risks. Tracking daily deals against your positions and futures trades ensures exposures are managed and visible to your traders. Users also have the ability to monitor complex grower contracts to assist growers in managing risks and securing the best prices for their products while preserving supply and price transparency for the end customer.

8. Improve Your Communication

Gold’s diary functionality, which ensures that any event, internal notification, task, or call is recorded centrally and accessible by any individual within the organization, can improve communication throughout the business. Integration with emails also allows for the rapid and efficient distribution of documents, lowering costs and improving ability to transfer important documentation when needed.

9. Highly Configurable

Every grain business is different, and different aspects of their operations may benefit from automation. Our grain management software does not provide a one-size-fits-all solution. It is designed in a modular manner, making it highly configurable and scalable. In addition to the features mentioned above, our grain management software offers position management, grain marketing and pools, stock management, a self-service portal, business-to-business integration, and weighbridge integration. This means that our software can be tailored specifically to the needs of your company, making it extremely effective.

10. Future Proof Your Business

The technical environments in which we operate are constantly changing with disruptive technologies and online solutions on offer. Implementing a useful software solution, such as Gold, now, gives you the opportunity to increase your familiarity and capability with technology, ensuring that you do not fall behind the technological curve. Starting now will not only carry you into the future but secure your place there.

Operating a core line of business application remains paramount to delivering success. Gold software excels here through its ability to meet the market demands. This is clearly illustrated by the millions of tonnes traded annually by multiple key players using Gold as their central solution. Gold’s online footprint is delivering value and solutions for traders, suppliers, and customers. Our strong research and development team ensure that our customers leverage the best that the web has to offer, with the strong and stable backing that only Gold can deliver.

If you recognise the benefits of adopting a grain management software solution such as Gold, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and learn more at primetics@cultruatech.com.

How Primetics’ Gold Grain Trading Software Can Help Your Business Navigate the Volatile Grain Market

How Primetics’ Gold Grain Trading Software Can Help Your Business Navigate the Volatile Grain Market

Despite its longevity as a trade, commercial grain is one of the most challenging global markets in existence. Thanks to the volatility of grain prices, low margins and the unpredictability of supply, grain trade remains one of the most difficult industries to navigate. Working in such a turbulent industry naturally requires support, which is what Primetics are here to provide.

Why is grain management so complex?

Successful grain trading is complex as it relies on a number of unpredictable factors. One of these is the weather, which naturally plays a key role in the production of grain. As such, any fluctuations to average weather predictions have the potential to cause havoc in the grain industry if businesses aren’t adequately prepared.

But the weather isn’t the only factor. The volatility of the commercial grain industry was exemplified back in 2017 when some of the world’s biggest grain traders faced massive hits to their profits after South American farmers experienced slower sales than average.

Soren Schroder, the chief executive of Bunge, reflected on the crisis, stating that to support healthy grain trading, the industry is required to be ‘more responsive and manage capacity actively’. Schroder insisted that to succeed in the grain trading industry, companies must ‘work more closely with farmers and offer them new financing and risk management tools as well as logistics, so they can lock in a larger share of crop before harvest’.

Primetics software is designed to help you do exactly that. Our software supports all aspects of grain management, from grain tracking to grain inventory. At Primetics, we understand that grain management is more than simply producing grain; from seed origination to production and yield sizes to traceability, there is much for grain traders to consider.

How Primetics can help

Considerations for those in the industry today are vast and include everything from labelling requirements to traceability legislation. This is why, at every stage in grain production and trade, Primetics are here to offer user-friendly and flexible agribusiness software to manage the entire grain process.

Primetics provide comprehensive and effective crop recording and management to help you from field to fork. Our end to end crop management is vital for grain farmers, traders, and marketing organisations alike to succeed in the volatile world of grain.

No matter the size of your business, the powerful Primetics agribusiness software is designed to be highly configurable and scalable to support your business and grow with it.

Our software

Gold Grain software from Primetics enables you to optimise your management and streamline all operations from planning to shipping. It also allows you to provide traceability for all ingredients at first-stage processing and remanufacturing.

Designed using our years of experience in the agriculture sector, our software is able to help you navigate the grain industry with ease. Our Gold Grain trading software and management system supports successful grain basis trading to maximise marketing opportunities, price, movement, and payments.

The benefits

  • Manage risks
  • Obtain optimum prices
  • Ensure transparency for customers
  • Manage quality sampling and testing at large volumes
  • Analyse high-quality data to give grower customers valuable feedback
  • Achieve on-time delivery
  • Provide a full view of grain availability by grade and location
  • Realise maximum business efficiency
  • Reduce business risk and control costs
  • If you work in the grain industry and would like more information about the services that Primetics provide and how they could help you, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. To discuss your business needs with us and find out more, simply give us a call on +44 (0) 1257 279 811 or send an email to primetics@culturatech.com.

Optimising Your Grain Management

Optimising Your Grain Management

With harvest time now in sight, optimising your grain management now is of the utmost importance. Gold Grain contains lots of features and functionalities to help you be ready for harvest and perfect your grain management in order to maximise profits. We’ve put together a list of the ways in which Primetics software can make your grain trading as successful as possible in the run-up to this important time.

Creating Accurate Forecasts

Being able to anticipate the yield and quality of crops is key to successful grain trading. To start with, you need to consider the seed origination and matching the right seed to the right soil. Gold Grain allows you to collect and analyse seed and soil data so you can produce the best possible crop. Later down the line, you can then input crop sample data to monitor how crops are doing and be able to better estimate the weight, quality and pricing of the harvested crop.

Compiling Quality and Weight Data

Once the crop has been harvested, you need vital information on the weight and quality of the grain. This information needs to be accurate and reliable in order to aid you in trading. Thanks to Gold Grain’s built-in weighbridge feature, you have all the necessary information as soon as the crop has been weighed and are thus able to make shrewd and savvy decisions at the crucial time.

Ensuring Traceability

It goes without saying that in the agriculture industry, the traceability of products is very important. Primetics software allows you to track grains right from the field to the fork. Gold Grain gives you a real-time overview of all the key information, so you know where grains are being grown, transported, stored and sold at all times. This great visibility facilitates end-to-end crop management.

Facilitating Stock Management

As part of this traceability, with our software, you always know exactly where crops are being stored and what your stock levels are. The management of large stores with multiple different areas and different types of inventory, including bulk, bagged and individual items, can be a time consuming and costly process. Our systems help you increase efficiencies and reduce operating costs, whilst allowing you to effectively manage stock position at all times. Some of the core functionalities include:

  • Good receipting – manage receipt of stock to certify delivery and enable invoices to be issued.
  • Essential reporting – produce reports quickly and easily to identify stock levels, stock movement and more.
  • Easy access – powerful interfaces display information in an easy-to-use format, while the mobile app allows quick access to data.
  • Imperative integration – link all systems to share information, to track all stock movement, integration, document storage and more.

If you would like to learn more about how Gold Grain can help you optimise your grain management, then please feel free to get in touch and speak to a member of our team. Call us on 01257 279811 or send us an email at primetics@culturatech.com.

How to effectively manage live cargo transportation information from loading through to delivery

How to effectively manage live cargo transportation information from loading through to delivery

The safe delivery of any commodity or cargo is of course paramount. You need to ensure that you always know where your cargo is at any one time, which haulier is transporting it, and all other real-time data. This can be easily achieved with Primetics Gold, which offers live visibility throughout the entire logistics process – giving you peace of mind.


5 Ways Modern Technology Can Optimise Grain Trading

5 Ways Modern Technology Can Optimise Grain Trading

Agriculture is a fast-paced industry, and this especially applies to the grain sector. With the prices of commodities constantly fluctuating, you need to constantly keep your finger on the pulse. What’s more, you need effective, integrated business solutions that keep all of the information you need in one place, to aid your decisions and facilitate successful trade. Here are the main ways in which software can help: