Comprehensive contracting and management solution
The SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex module is a comprehensive business solution designed specifically for agro-industrial companies – and to support the complex processes within the Buyer-Farmer relationship. Leveraging SAP ERP to gather information, SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex centralizes data and enables sophisticated management of the buyer-farmer ecosystem and all its financial and logistical processes.
SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex provides the foundation for viable and profitable farmer-buyer relationships with sophisticated tools for contract, financial, logistics and inventory management. And SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex reduces data disparity, decreases revenue leakage, accelerates the settlement process, improves visibility and transparency, and ensures adherence to best practices and regulatory requirements. More than any other agriculture software, SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex enables successful planning, assessment, operation and analysis.
Sophisticated contract management tools in Grower Management virtually eliminate the inefficiencies that result in revenue leakage. Contracts can carry critical details on crops planted, purchase/sale conditions and quality. And inconsistencies that come with traditional grower information methods are eliminated or quickly and easily reconciled.
The ability to provide financial assistance or direct payments for logistical services (such as equipment rentals) can be factored into contracts. Within the SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex module, the settlement process is able to integrate this function seamlessly into final calculations, and allocate accurate payouts to farmers. Also, cash advances towards seed, fertilizer and pest control materials can be recorded and settled.
SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex tracks performance against best practices to provide critical insight and ensure efficiency and profitability. Tracking includes data from CAT and Irrigation to ensure compliance with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
Produce Receipt and Traceability
When implemented with the SAP Farm Management by Vistex module, SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex improves adherence to regulatory requirements, quality control and product traceability (Product Traceability Initiative). The Harvest Operations functionality inside SAP Farm Management by Vistex streamlines the flow of harvested crops to the production plant and virtually guarantees optimal inventory levels to match market demands. And because SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex is seamlessly integrated into SAP, all processes related to inventory, storage and finished goods manufacturing, or sale to a third party, can be included as part of an end-to-end process.
Settlements and Financial Processes
SAP Grower Management for Perishables by Vistex enables direct and seamless integration with the FI & CO modules within SAP. Settlements for contracts flow seamlessly from the contract, and all deductions that are to be considered for the final settlement do as well, including upfront provisions, logistics services, loans and advances. This allows for a clear and documented statement to be provided to the farmer.