The software platform N.E.X.T. Agri from Entegra offers a complete and specialized solution aimed at companies engaged in trading, storage and export of grain. The system covers all processes and activities in a single software solution, providing real-time informationany time on the execution of the contracts for purchase and contracts for sale (export) of grain. All transportations, scale weighings and laboratory analyzes are automatically “entered” in N.E.X.T. through multiple integrations with external systems. All information is available with strictly defined access rights and extremely high levels of protection and security. Access via tablet and smart phone is an additional advantage and gives flexibility to owners, managers and other employees who are often out of office.
Grain purchase contracts are at the beginning of the chain. All their characteristics such as term, price, conditions, quality indicators, etc. are defined in N.E.X.T . After entering the conditions, the contract is automatically generated in MS Word or other document file according to the client’s template pre-set in N.E.X.T. The system automatically monitors the execution of each contract by transportations, using “traffic light” colors where red contracts are executed below 90%, yellow are the executed over 90%, and green are the contracts completed on 100%. The reception of grain in the grain storage base is done with a high degree of automation, as most of the fields in the weighing receipt notes are filled in automatically. Gross, Tare and net are filled in thanks to integration (software connection) with the scale, the quality indicators are entered or “retreived” automatically thanks to a connection to the laboratory analysing devices, and then the system automatically calculates the test weight. Car registration number and truck can also be filled in automatically in case of integration with video monitoring sursystem supporting OCR (Opticaal characters reconition).
Grain store base management:
N.E.X.T. provides real-time detailed information on availability by crops, silos and companies. Free capacity is calculated by silos, quality indicators are strictly monitored, and in addition the system maintains a connection with thermo- ropes, visualizing real-time information about the temperature and grain level in the silo.
Managing storage contracts and calculating the deposit fee is another important feature of N.E.X.T., the key here is easy change of ownership when buying grain that is stored in the base.
Sales and export contracts:
Sales contract management is a functional package in N.E.X.T. for manageing the sale and export of grain. After entering the conditions and the client, the system generates a ready contract in Word format. The performance and execution of the contract is strictly monitored, as the system automatically “meets” all shipments under the contract and colors with “traffic light” colors execution and completion of contracts. N.E.X.T. automatically generates all supporting documents such as CMR (CMR), Inventory of transport, Invoice, etc.
Freight forwarding management is another functional package that makes N.E.X.T. unique solution. Each course of a truck delivered orshipped grain in the base is registered in the system automatically from the weighing note so the employee in responsible for the forwarding receives the transportation records in his user without having to enter. In addition to own transportation management, N.E.X.T. also manages and optimizes the useage of a rented one – the trucks (cars) of the transport companies are “entered” the system as a separate nomenclature. The system monitors the payments that should be done for services rendered, eliminates the risk of paying for a course that is not actually done, and also monitors the weighing differences. There it is possibility to charge a penalty for differences greater than a pre-set tolerance in the system.
Finance and accounting:
In conclusion, the overall ERP solution N.E.X.T. Agri optimizes all processes in the purchase, storage and sale (export) of grain, leading to a huge reduction the risk of errors; reduction of data entry time; optimizing the use of human resources in the direction of increasing the capacity of the company with the same human resources; precise planning of purchases in order to satisfy sales contracts. Finally, the system supports integration with all accounting software, including solutions from Microsoft and SAP. In this way, the customer has an integrated system without having to change the accounting software without the need.
Several industry leaders have already trusted N.E.X.T. , which has helped to expand and optimize their business with current human resource capacity. The workday begins and ends with N.E.X.T. in Brevis, Agroelit, Balea, Grain Store Invest JSC, Agrix, Magic Flame and others. Reporting and losses are optimized, and managers and owners see the most important information and reports in real time on their tablet or smartphone.
Other vertical solutions part of N.E.X.T. Agri:
- Trade with grain and distribution of seeds, fertilizers and plant protection
- Processing of grain crops e.g. sunflower callibration, peeling, baking and oil production