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ABCgrower

ABCgrower is the ultimate in orchard management software

Flexible, Connected and Adaptable Software Solutions.

ABCgrower is the cloud-based software solution for digital record keeping on-farm, recording real-time harvest tracking, inventory management and non-harvest time and task capture.

Managing labour output, either by piecework or hourly, casual or permanent, by employees or contractors, ABCgrower streamlines the management of  labour and reduces the amount of admin and paperwork.

Flexible, connected and adaptable, it’s an easy-to-use solution that’s delivered by ABCgrower Web – which is a mobile responsive website that resizes to any device or ABCgrower App – an offline app to collect information infield without the need for internet connection.

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Harvest time tracking software that is flexible, connected and adaptable

Detailed in-field recording of harvest and non-harvest activities with live productivity reporting and reconciliation. Allocate workflow and schedules by time and task, manage inventory, maintain visibility of individuals or group productivity.

Accurate reporting and rapid analysis of productivity are key features of ABCgrower, and is combined with a practical, user friendly focus. Record productivity information in real time for accurate data, traceability and task tracking.

ABCgrower Capabilities and Modules

It’s orchard management software made easy. Turn modules on or off as needed and keep it simple.

ABCgrower is the ultimate solution for accurate, practical and accessible on-farm tracking.

Timesheets

  • Manage and record labour, either piecework or hourly
  • Record individual or group, farm, block, variety or row
  • Generate and scan unique worker barcodes and tags
  • Record detailed harvest and non-harvest activities
  • Create permission based timesheets and keep accurate time and task tracking
  • Convert piece rate to hourly rates or mix and match
  • Record real-time start and finish times
  • Maintain direct access to details from a smartphone

Harvest

  • Harvest time tracking by picker, container, unit or kilo
  • Records by container, bag, bucket, bin, lug, crate, tray…
  • Individual or shared tally for pickers per container
  • Generate unique container labels for tracking and traceability
  • Track live productivity reporting, picker checks and reconciliation
  • Harvest cost reporting by unit, tree, vine, standard unit and kilogram
  • Harvest heat map
  • Inventory management for unique container tracing
  • Despatch from orchard to packhouse or coolstore.

Inventory Track & Trace

  • Print container and bin labels to track your produce
  • Manage unique container numbers - trace to pickers and blocks
  • Supports multiple container types and converts to standard units for accurate reporting
  • Supports produce packed in-field and one or more pickers per container
  • Customise label templates
  • Inventory and containers remain visible throughout
  • Movements tracked through storage, room, row, column, tier, despatch - from orchard to cool store to packhouse
  • Optional email notifications for all inventory movement
  • Create unique barcode labels for pallets and containers
  • Supports individual or continuous scans
  • Generate pallet labels, track and despatch pallets and show provenance

Reports and Calculators

  • Detailed and comprehensive reporting options
  • One-click output to spreadsheets for in-depth analysis
  • Block, productivity, inventory and labour reports
  • Block costs calculated by individual measures – tree, vine, hectare, harvested unit, harvested kilogram...
  • Block data costs by variety
  • Piece rate calculator, productivity bonus calculation tool and hourly rate conversion tool
  • Output reports directly to payroll system
  • Productivity and traceability reporting
  • Block cost reporting of labour. Include chemical costs with ABCspray
  • Business Intelligence API utilises data in analytics platforms including Microsoft Power BI
  • Filter multiple OData endpoints
  • Create interactive, immersive insights and reports

Payruns

  • Immediate overview of worker earnings to analyse daily performance
  • Auto-calculation to top up minimum wage and paid breaks
  • Productivity bonus calculation tool allows optional weighting and bonus rewards
  • Supports two-step authorisation of timesheets
  • Pay run reports and exports to payroll systems
  • Auto calculation for minimum wages in Australia and NZ

Worker Allocation

  • Allocate workers to bay, row, task or unit
  • Record thinning, pruning and non-harvest piecework
  • Maintain visibility on worker allocation, work in progress and post-task quality checking
  • Offline capability for on-orchard recording
  • Information-rich records shows workers at row/bay level, work in progress and work completed

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

  • Onsite Log is an add-on module keeping a digital record of everyone on-site
  • Maintains records of GPS location, sign in and out times and photos for safety and security
  • Log ins display on farm map
  • Personalise appropriate health and safety questions
  • Visibility of contractor and visitor records
  • Integrate with ABCgrower, timesheets or use as a stand-alone module

Maps

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

Security

  • Create personal logins for each user
  • Control what users can see and do
  • Supports two-step authorisation of timesheets
  • Data security with Azure cloud

Australian Horticulture Award Compliance

ABCgrower supports the time, task and piece rate record-keeping requirements of the Fair Work Ombudsman. Our software takes care of the calculations to ensure you are paying your piece workers’ minimum wage. You’ll get direct visibility to workers’ earnings and your top up liability. Top-ups are auto calculated and automatically applied where required, with separate records for complete transparency. 

Comprehensive reporting gives visibility to your pieceworkers’ productivity and competency. You’ll be able to manage your piece-rates with ease and have confidence that the rate you set meets the requirement for the average competent worker to be able to earn at least 15% above their minimum hourly rate.  Instantly access what your workers are earning and analyse performance daily.

ABCgrower supports requirements for waged staff, both casual and permanent. Our software’s strong reporting capabilities includes overtime forecasting for workers paid hourly. Robust verification alerts you to overtime obligations. Reproduce records for an audit in an instant. Have confidence you are meeting your Australian Horticulture Award obligations with ABCgrower.

Innovative record keeping for growers

Here at ABC Software, we’re dedicated to providing you with innovative orchard management solutions to help you streamline your operations.  Our highly experienced team knows that to succeed in our business is to help you grow yours.  Our support is outstanding, we’re easy to access and we build long-lasting relationships with all our clients. We have a proven track record and excellent references, some of which are below.

Experience the difference with an obligation-free, customised demo. Contact us today to find out more.

  • Manage and record labour, piecework or hourly
  • Records individuals or groups, farm, block, variety or bay/row
  • Generate and scan unique worker barcodes and NFC tags
  • Record harvest and non-harvest activities
  • Create permission based timesheets
  • Accurate time and task tracking
  • Convert piece rate to hourly rates or mix and match rates
  • Record real-time start and finish times, individual or bulk tasks 
Harvest tracking
  • Harvest time tracking by picker, container, unit, kilogram
  • Records any container, bag, bucket, bin, lug, crate, tray…
  • Individual or shared tally for picker checks and reconciliation
  • Generate unique container labels for tracking and traceability
  • Despatch from orchard to packhouse or coolstore
  • Track live productivity reporting on ABCgrower App and Web
  • Harvest cost reporting by unit, tree, vine, standard unit and kilogram
  • Harvest heat map
  • Use with inventory management for unique container tracing
  • Allocate workers to bay, row, task or unit
  • Record thinning, pruning and non-harvest piecework
  • Maintain visibility on worker allocation, work in progress and post-task quality checking
  • Offline capability for on-orchard recording
  • Information-rich records shows workers at row/bay level, work in progress and work completed
  • Immediate overview of worker earnings to analyse daily performance
  • Auto-calculation to top up minimum wage and paid breaks
  • Productivity bonus calculation tool allows optional weighting and bonus rewards
  • Supports two-step authorisation of timesheets
  • Pay run reports and exports to payroll systems
  • Auto calculation to meet minimum wages in Australia and NZ
  • Detailed and comprehensive reporting options
  • One-click output to spreadsheets for in-depth analysis
  • Block, productivity, inventory and labour reports
  • Block costs calculated by individual measures – tree, vine, hectare, harvested unit, harvested kilogram etc.
  • Block data costs by variety
    Piece rate calculator, productivity bonus calculation tool and hourly rate conversion tool
  • Output reports directly to payroll system
  • Productivity and traceability reporting
  • Block cost reporting of labour. Include chemical costs with ABCspray
  • Business Intelligence API utilises data in analytics platforms including Microsoft Power BI
    Filter multiple OData endpoints
  • Create interactive, immersive insights and reports
  • Print container and bin labels to track your produce
  • Manage unique container numbers – trace to pickers and blocks
  • Supports multiple container types and converts to standard units for accurate reporting
  • Supports produce packed in-field and one or more pickers per container
  • Customise label templates
  • Inventory and containers remain visible throughout
  • Movements tracked through storage, room, row, column, tier, despatch – from orchard to cool store to packhouse
  • Optional email notifications for all inventory movement
  • Create unique barcode labels for pallets and containers
  • Supports individual or continuous scans
  • Generate pallet labels, track and despatch pallets and show provenance
  • Encourage and reward top performers with earnings above minimum hourly rate
  • Set workers competency status by task
  • Reproducible, audit-ready records
  • Auto calculation for top up payments if workers fall short of minimum wage
  • View average productivity earings against required pay
  • Electronically record time spent on piece rate tasks
  • Manages overtime obligations for hourly paid workers
  • Overtime Forecast Report to confidently forecast overtime hours
  • Records penalty rates for work paid hourly
  • Enter information once, use it everywhere.
  • Comprehensive productivity and block cost reporting.
  • Maintain traceability for your produce from the orchard to cool store to packhouse.
  • Offline capability allows seamless use even without a data connection.
  • Collect information with the ABCgrower Mobile App and upload when you’re back in range.
  • Mobile responsive website to work on any device.
  • With ABCgrower you only pay for what you use.
  • Permission-based access with unlimited users on unlimited devices at no additional cost.
  • Fully flexible to fit your farm, your produce, your business.

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