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ABCgrower

Cloud-based orchard management software

ABCgrower provides real-time information, giving operational efficiencies and direct returns to your bottom line. Reduce the admin, remove the paper, manage your labour.  Focus on your fruit and grow your profit with ABCgrower.

Benefits and Features

A highly flexible system. Capture information your way. Enter it once, use it everywhere.

  • Easy, accurate, digital time clock and labour recording at the level of detail you decide.
  • Get instant visibility to productivity, labour and block costs.
  • Pieceworkers or permanents, piece rate or hourly, have confidence your pay information is spot on.

ABCgrower Capabilities

Turn on what you need. Keep it simple.

Timesheets

  • Record all labour, whether piecework or hourly. Direct access to your information from your smartphone. Make effective, real-time decisions.
  • Generate and scan worker barcodes for fast, accurate recording.
  • Capture detailed in-field recording of harvest and non-harvest activities.
  • Efficient labour management and productivity insight.

Harvest

  • Record piecework by any container: bag, bucket, bin, lug, crate, tray…
  • Have one or more pickers per container.
  • Generate unique container labels and keep track of your fruit.
  • Provenance of your produce.
  • Despatch from orchard to packhouse or coolstore.

Australian Horticulture Award

  • Electronic capture of time spent on a piece rate task. Meet record-keeping obligations.
  • See hours and set pieceworkers competent at piecework tasks.
  • Visibility to indivdual and average productivity.
  • See pieceworkers earned hourly rate versus entitlement. Check your piecerate.
  • Auto calculation of top up payments where pieceworkers fail to reach minimum wage.
  • Auto capture of records requiring penalty rates for work paid hourly.
  • Overtime Forecast Report to confidently forecast overtime hours.

Reports and Calculators

  • Block costs, productivity and inventory reporting.
  • Your data, your way. One-click output to spreadsheets for further insights.
  • Record by piece for productivity and traceability, use conversion tool to pay an hourly rate.
  • Productivity bonus calculation tool. Encourage and reward top performers.
  • Piece rate calculator.
  • Business Intelligence API for access to your data for use in your analytics platform, such as Microsoft Power BI.

Pay

  • Immediate insight into what your workers are earning. Analyse performance daily and take action.
  • Auto-calculation of minimum wage top ups and paid breaks where relevant.
  • Productivity bonus calculation tool. Encourage and reward top performers.
  • Pay run reports for you and your contractors.
  • Export to payroll systems.

Worker Allocation

  • Record thinning, pruning and other non-harvest piecework activities.
  • Allocate workers at row/bay level. Manage your crews. Get information-rich records.
  • Offline capability for on-orchard recording.
  • Visibility to completed rows/bays, those in progress and those still to be done. Anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  • See history of who did what in each row/bay.

Quality

  • An ABCgrower add-on module for infield quality assessments.
  • Build your own templates to assess workers, harvested fruit, trees and more.
  • Track defects and make observations. Allows for immediate remedial action to improve performance and quality.
  • Show defects on your farm map. Enables effective and responsive quality management.

Onsite Log

  • An ABCgrower add-on module, Onsite Log is a digital record of who is on site.
  • Records GPS location, time and photo of worker at sign in and out for safety and security.
  • Show log ins on your farm map.
  • Set your own health and safety questions.
  • Visibility to contractor and visitor records.
  • Integrate with ABCgrower timesheets or use stand-alone.

Maps

  • Map your farm. Colour code varieties for easy reference.
  • Harvest heat map.
  • View map of your quality assessment defects.
  • GPS location of onsite log ins.

Security

  • You create personal logins for each user.
  • You control what your users can see and do.
  • Supports two-step authorisation of timesheets.
  • Data security with Azure cloud.

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