Features for the Food Industry
Aptean Food & Beverage ERP bcFood Edition has all the food-specific features you need, whether you are a food processor, food manufacturer or food distributor. Virtually every area of Dynamics has been enhanced to meet your industry requirements.
Track growers, ranches, farms, fields and blocks, along with related details such as acres, crop years, planting dates, harvest dates and crop varieties. Define multiple payees for every grower and process payments according to payment schedules that accommodate harvest advances and progress payments.
Create inbound receipts for your commodity inventory and include specific grower, ranch, farm, block and associated contract values. Record weighmaster information, scale-in and scale-out weights, dates and times, and use container tare weights to determine the true net weight of a given receipt.
Maintain your inventory records according to two units of measure, making it possible to capture the exact weights of your random weight items. Handle and process items according to one unit, but cost and price them by the other, allowing you to sell an item by the case, but price it by the pound.
Identify the raw materials and ingredients that are used to produce your items by setting up recipe formulas. Define standard batch and lot sizes, as well as scrap percentages and other anticipated losses, allowing you to achieve greater accuracy in forecasting production output quantities.
Complete back to front traceability that can tell you exactly where your materials came from, how they were used in your facilities, and what was shipped to your customers. Segment customers related to a lot trace, granting you quick access to the people you need to contact in the event of a recall.
Establish hold reason codes, each with its own separate configuration that specifies what activities are and are not permitted. These codes are used to generate hold tags for lot records. Hold tags can be manually assigned by a user or automatically generated from defined settings.
List the allergens that are present in your products, then assign them to your raw materials and manufactured items. Give your production scheduling personnel full visibility as to which upcoming activities will contain allergens, so that they may plan and schedule accordingly.
Set up quality tests, then build quality score sheets that address various areas of business. Record quality test results for characteristics such as moisture, color, size, temperature, and packaging integrity against item lots. Aptean Food & Beverage ERP automatically passes or fails these results based on predefined test targets.
There are several available upgrades that can be added to the system at any time. Aptean Food & Beverage ERP offers options for system customization for companies that require additional feature upgrades such as online storefronts, digital payments and EDI.