Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud…
The compliance date for fresh fruit and vegetable requirements under the Safe Foods for Canadian Act (SFCR) is quickly approaching – January 15, 2020. CPMA says they are expecting CFIA to move from an education strategy to an enforcement strategy sometime within the first 6 months of 2020. If you are not running lot control in Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software, please contact us to discuss what needs to be done to implement it. If you don’t have PICS, contact us for a PICS demo today! We don’t want to see anyone fail an CFIA / SFCR audit.
Enterprise Software That Keeps Up With Busy Operations and Changing Regulations!
Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software was designed specifically for businesses dealing with fresh produce, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices. PICS is a reliable, all-in-one solution with accounting, inventory AND built-in traceability. There are so many great features in PICS, we don’t know where to start. Here are the updates and enhancements we made during October.
- Adjusted the Income Statement report to include the GL Budget data.
- Added a “Reverse G/L Transaction” button to the GL Transaction screen. Note that when you click it, it simply calls the Delete function. We added it because we feel it’s more intuitive to click Reverse as opposed to Delete.
- Changed the GL Transactions list to come up in descending order.
- Improved the error message which comes up from the journal posting program when there is one or more GL Cross Reference record(s) missing. It now explains exactly what needs to be done to fix the issue.
- Added additional error checking code to the GL Year screen to prevent putting in an invalid starting date in period 01.
- Changed the “Create A/R” hotkey in the sales order and sales order shipping screens from “Alt + /” to “Alt + T”.
- Changed the “Create A/P” hotkey in the purchase order, purchase order receiving and inbound load screens from “Alt + /” to “Alt + T”.
- Added the “from date” and “to date” to the Income Statement and Comparative Income Statement report start-up screens. This makes it much easier to see the range which will be included when you run these reports. For the Income Statement, it will display the first and last date in the period when you run it with the PTD option. When you run it with the YTD option, it will display the first date in the year and the last date in the selected period. We plan to add these 2 fields to the rest of the GL reports soon.
Make PICS your pick for fresh produce software. Connect with us and schedule your complimentary fresh produce industry consultation and PICS Demo today!