Feed Mill Management Software
Feed Office Enterprise (FOE), our feed mill management software, was developed as a result of the need for an ERP software capable of organizing the many facets of feed manufacturing across multiple sites. Accounting packages weren’t able to handle all the unique functions feed mills require, so Enterprise pairs our many years of feed industry experience with cutting-edge technology for easy, click-of-a-button solutions.
Enterprise is designed to handle office-related tasks so you can be free to do the things that matter to you whether that’s growing your business, caring for your animals, or just enjoying your life.
SEE WHAT A CUSTOMER HAS TO SAY ABOUT FOE
Easily access customer information such as formulas, group or flock data, farm directions, special pricing, and order history with our feed mill management software. Assign multiple options to customers, such as access, contracts, locations, bins, groups, etc.
VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVES
A VFD can be inputted manually into FOE. When an order that contains a VFD required ingredient(s) is placed, FOE will verify that there is a valid VFD for that ingredient(s). If there is a valid VFD, FOE will allow you to proceed. If not, FOE will give a warning to the user and prevent them from advancing unless they have a permission level that allows them to do so. The VFD ID that is used for the order will be saved for historical record keeping and reporting purposes. In addition, the user can view a VFD's historical usages at the time of ordering to better account for withdrawal dates for the animals.
Tickets can use multiple sources for pricing, such as price levels, price schedules, delivery miles, contracts, or grain banks. Contracts and grain banks are easily tracked, and powerful pricing features can be used to calculate advanced options. The power of pricing in Enterprise, as opposed to an accounting system, is that all our data can be used to accommodate nearly any pricing strategy.
Feed Office Enterprise allows for seamless sales order processing. Multiple order types such as manufacturing loadout, loadout only, order compression, and point of sale features allow orders to be processed in a manner that fits your business. These features included in our feed mill management software remove the headache of paper trails and lost files. FOE also provides better visibility of the organization. As the program process an order, it effortlessly links to other integral parts of the business, such as inventory management, group phase feeding plans, contract/grain bank, or Veterinary Feed Directives. No more micromanagement needed.
CENTRALIZED ORDER ENTRY
Multiple users can simultaneously enter orders based on animal group, bin, customer, formula, or location and send it to the desired feed mill for manufacturing and or/loading. Multiple line orders can be made at one time and sent to the proper locations. All batch and loadout information is maintained for full historic traceability.
The multiple mill company was in mind when Feed Office Enterprise was created. It allows management of ingredient inventory across multiple mills or feed warehouses. Managers can oversee everything in your process from one location, allowing them to see what’s happening at any facility in real time.
At a glance, the user can view inventory status with a visual representation of quantities on hand. Lot numbers can be tracked, and usage reports are available for traceability and meeting regulatory requirements. In addition, a user can easily run reports showing material requirements for planned orders.
EMPTY BIN MARKER
The patent pending Empty Bin Marker feature in our feed mill software tracks every time an ingredient bin is empty and cleaned. This allows for tracking and tracing of ingredients to be more precise. Because a bin doesn’t empty evenly, the only true mark that an ingredient has passed through the bin is when it’s emptied. In the unfortunate event of a recall, precise data is crucial to your operation’s success. The Empty Bin Marker feature provides this success.
LOT TRACKING & TRACING
Feed Office Enterprise’s tracking and tracing feature provides worry-free reports for ingredient tracking throughout your entire enterprise. With traceability always at the forefront of the industry’s concerns, this is always beneficial to have in your back pocket. FOE’s Empty Bin Marker feature allows for extremely precise tracking and tracing.
EAI's Purchase Order and Receiving Module allows for the creation of purchase orders in Enterprise by vendor and by ingredient. These PO's can be automatically synced with approved accounting packages. Receipts against purchase orders entered in Enterprise will allow for the proper tracking and tracing of inbound ingredients to the correct ingredient bin. Truck, driver, and load information can be entered assisting with compliance of various regulatory programs. The Scale Receiving option allows Enterprise to be linked directly to a truck scale and moisture meter. This removes the hassle of entering scale tickets and creates a more real time inventory tracking system.
A user can quickly run a report to show the material requirements for planned orders. This allows you to see how much ingredient will be needed to manufacture orders by their maximum delivery date.
GROUP PHASE FEEDING PLANS
This EAI patented technology allows users to easily select the correct formula for a flock or group of animals based on a prescribed feed budget. This system can automatically suggest the correct formula simply by entering the group number and desired order amount.
FEED ORDERING APP
EAI has developed a phone app version of our feed mill management software for Android and iOS that works in conjunction with Feed Office Enterprise. This module gives a feed mill the ability to provide a central location for entering bin orders, bin levels, and animal movements to their customers. Once this information is submitted, the data is successfully imported into Feed Office Enterprise for seamless order processing.
ENTERING BIN LEVELS
Bin levels can be quickly entered into the phone app. FOE will track that bin's approximate levels and let the users know when it could need refilling, eliminating empty bins and last-minute rush orders.
ENTERING ANIMAL MOVEMENTS
Easily track animal movements to help ensure accurate bin emptying predictions.
PLACING BIN ORDERS
At the touch-of-a-finger, authorized users can check the status of the last order placed for any bin at any location thanks to our feed manufacturing software. In the event that a bin is getting low, placing bin orders is quick and easy. Users can enter quantity, formula, minimum and maximum delivery dates, or comments based on user permissions.
We decided to use Easy Automation software when we built a new feed mill and grain facility. We decided to purchase from Easy Automation for multiple reasons. They delivered a total package for our projects and provided start up service and continue to provide any support we need. We decided to go with the Enterprise program because of the capability to manage multiple feed mills and the potential to assist in providing pertinent data tracking for the FSMA. We have received superior support both during startup and with day-to-day operations.
LANCE, SOUTH DAKOTA
Easy Automation is the only company to use for your feed batching software. The software program has user friendly reports and screens to navigate through different items required for batching, running reports, and billing. The support team at EAI is friendly, knowledgeable, and accessible 24-7.
The service team at EAI has always had prompt response time no matter when the call happens. As mill operators know, breakdowns rarely occur during banker's hours, but each time a call was made a fast response time (less than 10 minutes) was always achieved. The technicians are very eager to get the system back up and going again. This much dedication is hard to find.