The agrē Solution
The agrē Solution has everything you need to manage your ag-retail business — accounting, blending, prepayments, customer relationship management (CRM), inventory management, sales reporting, project accounting, forecasting, budgeting, data exports, and EMR (AgCollect) reporting. You can expand the base functionality with optional modules: Agronomy, Automated Blend Control, and Grower Central.
If your business needs don't require the total agrē Solution, we also offer agrē Lite (with no blending), and iBlend (work orders and blending only). With flexible deployment options (hosted or on-premise) and integrated value-add capabilities, the agrē Solution can easily be tailored to fit the requirements of your unique business challenges.
agrē Solution Capabilities
The agrē Solution has been developed specifically for the ag-retail industry, with capabilities to manage its unique industry challenges. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, the agrē Solution includes the following features.
Including Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Customer Relationship Management, and specific agribusiness functionality (Blending, Prepayments), the agrē Solution is a powerful financial management solution for your ag-retail business.
• supports multiple locations, regions and divisions
• full retail locations, warehouses, & sprayers/mobile warehouses
• scalable solution: add software modules or new locations, regions
and divisions as you grow
• unlimited number of users
• comprehensive online help
• personalized role-based security
• customizable report layouts for work orders, loadout tickets, invoices and statements
• complete audit trails and transaction history
• user-maintainable configuration items
Integrated Fertilizer Blending
Fertilizer blending is a key component of an ag-retail business. The agrē Solution has a robust, easy-to-use blending module that is fully integrated into the accounting solution. It is flexible enough to use split nutrients, change the blend on the fly, and save and recall blends for your customers as often as you want. agrē also integrates seamlessly with automated blending systems.
• blend by NPKS, guaranteed analysis, quantities, percentages, or rates
• unlimited nutrients & micro nutrients
• supports least-cost valuations
• split sources & additional items
• full customer blend history
• accommodates blend charges that can be hidden
• customizable printed blend batch and price sheets
• direct integration with automated blend control systems through IBCM module
• LV Controls
• Kahler Automation
• Layco by Yargus
Prepayments & Accounts Receivable
The agrē Solution includes powerful prepayment capabilities for your ag-retail buisness. Depending on how flexible or how rigid you are with respect to customer prepayments, you can setup prepayment deposits for your customers that either let them use it on any products they want or you can specify exact amounts and prices for individual products. The agrē Solution then tracks the prepayment information as your customer uses it and warns when they run out of prepayment funds.
Furthermore, agrē offers intuitive AR functions that simplify the ordering, shipping and billing process. Book products with special pricing, ship product immediately to accurately track inventory, and use the automated billing process to find the right product, price and quantity.
• enhanced pricing capabilities (e.g. price levels, discounts, & time sensitive pricing)
• quotes and work orders
• loadout tickets (delayed billing)
• bill & hold (delayed delivery)
• split billing
• centralized customer account management
• e-invoices & e-statements
• real-time transactional & historical reporting (by client)
• enhanced prepayment plans and prepayment dollar tracking
• unlimited payment types
• Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
• credit limits & credit management
• permit, farm, & field information
• release numbers (distribution)
• EMR reporting (including AgCollect)
• customer portal - Grower Central
Managing inventory is a critical part of any business. The agrē Solution gives you the tools you need to ensure you stay on top of your inventory at all times to maximize the efficiency of your business.
• balanced sub-ledger (for easier Inventory Reconciliation)
• location-based costing and pricing
• inventory transfer between branches or warehouses
• price/cost history
• cost reallocation tools
• inventory position reporting
• detailed product forecasts
• supply management with automated notifications
• lot number tracking (traceability for seed & feed)
• detailed tax management
• configurable inventory controls
• comprehensive product masterfile options
• supplier-mapping capability
• associated products
• expanded dangerous goods information & reporting
• flexible manufacturing options (supports DuPont™ PrecisionPacs)
Keeping a tight rein on costs is habit of any successful business. Track your costs from ordering through payments with the agrē Solution, and optionally add operational expenses (such as shipping) directly to the cost of the product. With complete reporting of purchase orders, suggested payments, and supplier purchases, you’ll minimize late payment charges, and process rebills and reconciliations in no time.
• purchase orders & PO approval process
• supplier account & contact management tools
• release numbers and inventory position with full reporting
• PO cost adjustments (rebates & rebills)
• supplier prebuys
• unlimited payment types
• flexible tax capabilities
• separation of inventory costs from operational expenditures
• ability to set up post-dated payments
• EFT payments
• cheque/EFT batch approval process
• easy-to-use reporting & reconciliation tools
General Ledger and Financials
The ability to effectively plan for your business is a key component of your success. The agrē Solution gives you very flexible options for tracking revenues and expenses based on projects and for setting up and tracking budgets within your organization. With a better understanding of your actual revenues and costs, you can make better informed decisions to grow your Agribusiness.
• bank deposits
• bank & credit card account reconciliation
• fixed asset management and depreciation calculation
• recurring & reversing journal entries
• subledger balancing
• diverse financial reporting with comparative analysis (P&L, B/S)
• location-based income statements
• ability to close and reopen periods & years
• project accounting functionality
• budgeting & forecasting
Reports and Exports
The agrē Solution gives you powerful reporting and analysis tools to better use your business data to manage your business. The ability to generate Manufacturer Sales Reports at the push of a button makes it easier for you to provide sales transactional data to your partners for their sales programs.
• over 100 system reports available
• extensive data export library
(including exports to AgCollect & AUFES)
• reports are easy to use and offer a wide variety of selection criteria, filters,
sorting & grouping options
• ability to send all reports to PDF, raw text, or email
• add electronic signatures (optional)
• data exports to text/CSV or Microsoft® Excel
Agronomy (optional agrē module)
The agrē Agronomy module merges science with technology. Capitalizing on sales information already entered as part of your day-to-day accounting process, on a per field basis you can plan what to grow; make recommendations; record soil test and scouting results; allocate purchased crop inputs and services; and provide your growers with complete reporting.
• detailed field management
• Google® mapping & shapefile analysis
• crop planning
• field scouting with image gallery
• custom application & dispatch
• soil & tissue test submission and results
• product distribution & field expense tracking
• field history & trend analysis reporting
• agrēMobile lets you take it on the road & off the grid
• document repository
• integration with Grower Central (optional)
Tronia Systems has been providing advanced technology solutions to hundreds of ag-retail businesses across North America since 1986. Built on the latest technologies, the agrē Solution is the most powerful, easy to use suite of software and services to manage your ag-retail business. Capitalizing on security by Citrix coupled with our Hosted service, you will be able to safely access your critical business information from anywhere that you have Internet access on almost any device that runs a browser.
agrē has really helped us make our business run smoothly. We love the blending module and the addition of Fixed Assets is awesome!
The work orders tied into the Inventory Position Report saved my butt this year. Most retailers ran out of product this year but the position report told me early enough that I was going to be short so I was able to start sourcing extra product while it was still available. It also told me which products I had extra so I could sell them to other retailers that were short.