Your cereals business is very specific. Mercator has succeeded in developing functionalities to respond to the management characteristics of your sector.
Traceability and lots management
In your business, traceability is a requirement: it is necessary to be able to have all of the information concerning a lot of grain at the time of its delivery.
Mercator's "Lots management" enables you to store this data from delivery by the farmer until sale: Which truck did the lot arrive in? In which compartment of this truck? Which silo is it stored in? Where is the lot within this silo? Etc.
You can therefore monitor movements and obtain the information about all incoming and outgoing goods.
Compliance with standards for the receipt of cereals (the green sheet)
As a cereal producer, the green sheet (establishing standards for the receipt of cereals, oilseeds and protein crops) is an essential tool.
The increase and reduction calculations that it imposes are programmed in Mercator. The software therefore monitors the standards concerning moisture, the condition of the grain, impurities, etc. and you calculate these increases / reductions to be applied to the price or the quantity.
The green sheet changes every year. In Mercator, you can update this sheet yourself and change the figures. In line with our values, we want our customers to be autonomous.
Likewise, the programming of this sheet in Mercator can be modified based on circumstances (e.g. the weather).
Purchasing / selling with farmers
Another typical practice in your business: it is common to practise commercial "exchanges" with farmers: purchasing a quantity of grain from a farmer who, in turn, purchases products (phytosanitary products, pesticides, etc.) from you in your store.
Mercator is capable of calculating the equivalent of one type of goods compared to another.
Do you produce the items that you sell yourself?
Simple cases of production management can be managed from Mercator: you take items in Mercator as raw materials (e.g. a type of cereal) and, from these, you produce a finished item (e.g. bags containing multiple types of grain) to be sold to your customers.