AgriSolutions, the developer of AgManager accounting software, announced the availability of an upgrade which includes many feature updates and a new interface. The upgrade is currently available on the company’s website, www.agrisolutions.com.
AgManager is getting a new face and enhanced functionality, according to AgriSolutions Assistant Director of Operations Carolyn Roberts. The software comes packaged with individualized set up, technical support, live and online training, updates, and benchmarking. Expert management consultation is available to provide additional financial insight.
“For U.S. farmers and their accountants, modern times demand modern tools,” said Roberts. “All types of ag producers today face tighter margins than in the past. Marketing techniques, from hedging to contract sales, add complexity to tracking costs and projecting potential income. It’s an ever-changing environment that calls for top-notch accounting software, and ongoing support to back it up.”
New AgManager features boost user-friendliness as farm accountants input transactions, monitor financial position and create reports, according to Roberts. The software has a new menu structure that improves user navigation and adds “tool tips” which make it easier for new users to understand the menu options. There also are updated icons, a new calendar for easy date selection, and a new calculator that quickly updates amount fields and includes an electronic “tape.”
“Having access to production quantities is important to an ag producer,” says Roberts. “They help measure and monitor financial position based on dollars per bushel, per head or per ton, depending on what commodity they are producing. Also, they don’t necessarily pay for all inputs or receive all their revenue within a 12-month calendar year for the commodity produced. AgManager allows farmers and ranchers to manage the production cycle of their business differently than they manage the tax year.”
The managerial accounting module available with AgManager allows users to manage their financial position through a variety of “cost and profit centers” within their operation. Perrysville, OH, dairy and row crop farmer Debbie Ayers, who farms with husband Steve and several other family members, relies on that function daily, managing finances through cost centers for milk, and row crops; even tracking multiple cost centers at the same time for a single crop. With the focused centers, noted Ayers, “You can see better where you’re making money.”
Ayers works closely with an AgriSolutions Inc. consultant who supports the technology and helps interpret AgManager-generated reports. Quarterly meetings with the consultant provide in-depth financial reviews.
AgManager is customized for each farm operation or farm accounting business. Customization is accomplished through a set-up process, and is based on a series of discussions with the producer and/or their accountant, says Roberts.
For more information visit www.agrisolutions.com.