We hope the harvest season has been a productive and fruitful one for many of you - we invite you now to take a little well-deserved break, make yourself a nice warm cuppa and enjoy some of our latest news to help you keep on top of your farm management.
3 Minute Snapshot of TOTAL2 Accounts
We have put together a short 3 minute video which neatly sums up what our new TOTAL2 farm accounts program has to offer.
To summarise, this is what TOTAL2 has to offer over and above Total Accounts:
- View your chosen most important features on the eye-catching home screen
- More farm-specific reports such as Carbon Audit Report
- Easy to use colour-coded calendar
- Choose to run in ‘the Cloud’ for multi-user access from any location
- Automatic bank reconciliation now also creates new entries
If you would like Ben to give you a live personal demonstration on your computer with a chance to ask him any questions, please book your free demo here or scroll to the bottom of the page to view the video.
Thank you to all those who have already upgraded to TOTAL2.
Do You Use Farmplan’s Cattle Manager?
Did you know that Farmplan are stopping support of their livestock software Cattle Manager?
Farmplan are moving all their Cattle Manager users over to the mobile app-based software Herdwatch and stopping all support by May 2024.
We are aware that some livestock farmers are not particularly happy about this change from Farmplan to Herdwatch for a variety of reasons:
- Herdwatch is primarily mobile app-based which can make it more difficult to properly analyse data
- It does not link with all weighers
- Its reporting ability on herd performance and profitability is limited
- There are high on-going annual fees
- It does not integrate with other management software, e.g accounts
SUM-IT’s Total Beef overcomes all these issues and more.
We believe our cattle management software is an ideal alternative and upgrade to those used to using Farmplan’s Cattle Manager.
We are offering all current users of Farmplan’s Cattle Manager a special 30% off Total Beef, plus free herd set-up.
Also, if there any livestock farmers you know who may be interested, please let them know and if they purchase, your support bill next year will be reduced by £50 as a thank you! We have put together this handy leaflet, so feel free to pass on.
We are going to be out and about over the next few weeks and we are giving away free cakes to celebrate the launch of TOTAL2! So if you are in the area, please do swing by for a cake and a catch-up :-)
Saturday 30th September, 9am
Shrewsbury Auction Centre
Wednesday 4th October, 9am
Bath and West Showground
Wednesday 8th — Thursday 9th November, 8am
Want To Spend Less Time In The Farm Office This Autumn?
In our latest blog post, we share 5 ways to reduce the amount of time you spend on farm admin.
- Stop Duplicating Data
It may be that you are currently having to duplicate the recording of data such as purchasing of cattle both in your accounts and then separately with BCMS for example. Or perhaps you are writing down medicine usage in a notebook and then having to calculate the impact on your gross margin using a homemade enterprise costing spreadsheet.
Choosing one digital place to record all your data that links with all areas of your farm including BCMS, HMRC and any weighing or ID equipment will save hours of inputting and recording the same data. Time to wave goodbye to those various spreadsheets and notebooks!
Your future-self will thank you, especially when it comes to assurance scheme assessments and the like when everything will be accessible in one central place.
Need To Better Manage Your Farm Diversification?
Have you got a diversification project on your farm? Did you know our software can be used to keep track of clients, jobs and invoices to help centralise all your record keeping and ensure you are always on track.
From portable toilets to commercial lets, have a chat to us about which programs would best suit your farm diversification enterprise — you may be surprised at how simple we can make it for you!