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Foodware Fruits and Vegetables – Everything You Need to Optimize a Fresh Produce Enterprise

Consignment, commission and transportation agreements impact costs, prices and profit margins. Products are ordered before they’re picked, and most move quickly and efficiently to ensure freshness.

Get ahead of the curve with Foodware Fruits and Vegetables, perfect for nearly every imaginable configuration with extensive capabilities to manage a produce business. Get real-time visibility into all aspects of your operation, from the field to your customer’s shelves.

  • Manage Consignments at the transaction and P&L Level
  • Update Consignment costs, commissions and revenues in real time
  • Provide instant farm-to-fork traceability
  • Manage customer complaints and regulatory quality requirements
  • Match stock availability to orders with a graphic interface
  • Flag and control conflicts
  • Optimize order picking with RF scanning
  • Manage transportation schedule and costs easily
  • Build your custom management dashboard from >500 out-of-the-box KPIs

Foodware Fruits and Vegetables comes with all of the functions below. Request a demo to see exactly how Foodware FV can adapt to your business.

Foodware Fruits and Vegetables covers all your needs, whether it’s fresh and local or shipped globally. Built specifically for the food and beverage industry on a rock-solid Microsoft foundation, it will grow with you into the future.

Organization-96ADMINISTRATION Food companies have to deal with specific requirements such as EDI, rebates and catch weight items. These issues are solved with Foodware—it contains all necessary financial and administrative functionalities for a typical food company. From CRM to credit & debit management, everything is integrated in a single ERP solution.
  • General Ledger: Optimize your accounting processes and increase control over your finances
  • Creditors: Maximize your available cash and simplify payment processes with flexible, integrated payment transactions
  • CRM: Support your customer and vendor relationships
  • Accounts Receivable: Optimize your cash flow by accelerating claims and tracing customer payments
  • Purchases, Rebates, Reservations, Quotes and Blanket Orders
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PRODUCTION

Complex production environments need powerful planning software to leverage your production capabilities. Foodware automates many processes while providing insight into operations by processing orders to production, warehousing and delivery. Manage the current order status, pick lists, and warehouse and inventory lists, as well as sales and profit margins among many other KPIs. Increase the reliability of promised orders and respond to customer inquiries about order status and expected delivery dates.
  • Production planning
  • OC
  • Assembly-scale connections
  • Graphical scheduling
  • Recipes
  • Material Requirements Planning and Master Planning Schedule
  • Registration of raw materials
  • Post output and consumption on the production floor via touch screens
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LOGISTICS

Internal and external logistics are critical factors. To gain control and insight in the flow of goods, you need to have an ERP system that supports and keeps track of all processes. Foodware provides a solution for all your needs and requirements, starting from the receipt of raw materials to transportation planning of the final product.
  • Transport Management
  • Packaging
  • FEFO-Based Picking
  • RF Scanning
  • SSCC Labels
  • Cycle Counting
  • Inventory Corrections
  • Unique Container Numbers
  • Container Management
  • Scale Connections
  • EDI
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SALES AND MARKETING

Food companies often lack visibility to this important function, but Foodware will let you log all customer-related and contact-related interactions, including meetings, emails/correspondence, phone calls or activities performed in other application areas. Analyze customer and contact information to help take advantage of sales opportunities, monitor the sales pipeline, and manage the sales cycle.
  • Manage contacts, tasks and team information directly from Outlook and synchronize uni-directionally or bi-directionally.
  • Attach documents and other files to contact/activity records and track together.
  • Analyze customer and contact information to help take advantage of sales opportunities, monitor the sales pipeline and manage the sales cycle.
  • Identify specific segments of customers/contacts and create targeted marketing campaigns in languages of your choice.
  • Use customizable templates and the Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Office Word to create and send personalized print or e-mail communication.
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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Food and Beverage companies produce and store large amounts of information, mostly in conjunction with food safety regulations. Foodware’s Business Intelligence application makes it possible to access your all your company’s live and historical data on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. KPIs such as efficiency and effectiveness of production is then compared with the planning and set standards. The efficiency of the production department can, with the help of the Food Management Dashboard, be split in machine and production capacity.
  • KPI reporting through graphical dashboard
  • ExSion reporting
  • Cubes
  • Set standard KPIs specific for industry
  • Integration with Microsoft SQL server
  • Standard reports
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QUALITY AND FOOD SAFETY

Because you are working with fresh ingredients and strict legal requirements, all quality-related matters need to be integrated into an ERP system. Specifications of the raw materials only need to be entered once and Foodware will automatically calculate the product specifications. This prevents errors and saves a lot of work. Associated labels, including allergens and ingredient declarations, are automatically generated for your packaging.
  • FSMA and HACCP Compliance
  • Product Specifications
  • Inspection Status
  • Quality Control
  • Non-Conformances
  • Lot Tracing
  • Blocking Lots
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CONSIGNMENTS

 

 

Often your transactions are subject to settlement methods such as commission, joint accounts or minimum guarantee. Further, you want to follow packing, transport,  and financial costs of items at the consignment level. Information can be obtained at all times about the status of each consignment, and questions that can normally only be answered at the company level through the general ledger can now be answered at consignment and even lot level.
  • What purchase costs were budgeted and what has been invoiced in the end?
  • Who are the customers to whom the goods have been sold and at what market prices were they sold?
  • How much bonus has been accrued and what invoice discount has been granted?
  • What amount has been included in the sales prices to cover the costs of outgoing transport and what amount has been invoiced in the end by the carrier?
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INVENTORY

 

Foodware provides complete visibility up and down your supply chain. Estimate raw goods requirements and lead times. Schedule and execution of picking orders of finished goods. Mark a lot for inspection. Identify shipments in progress. Within Foodware FV, all these processes are fully automated using an integrated RF scanning solution. 
  • Manage the available inventory in real time
  • Improve customer fulfillment accuracy
  • Direct insight into inventory per location, bin code or inspection status
  • Production orders overview, including material requirements
  • Direct access to the operations plan and associated worksheets for every production order
  • Track the output, consumption, and capacity of production orders