Central Animal Payments (CAPS)
Emydex will be releasing its new Central Animal Payments System (CAPS) for user acceptance testing in the next few weeks.
As a complete redesign of the widely used kill line payment system, it now provides the core ‘engine’ which is used to not only generate payments to livestock suppliers but also to those other entities involved in supplying livestock such as buyers, agents, transport companies.
In addition to generating payments, the system can produce accounts receivable invoices for service processing allowing suppliers to be paid.
"This redesign has incorporated years of learnings and expertise in delivering Animal Payment systems covering all species across all our chosen markets”
Shane Hayes, Product Manager
Key to this is a new rule-based calculation engine is that can use multiple inputs to generate both the ‘grid’ or ‘schedule’ calculations as well as the deductions and allowances (also known as charges and rebates) that can apply to a payment. These can be grouped as any number of ‘settlement schemes’ and applied to invoices based on supplier, supplier groups and other attributes to a lot. The tax calculations around making both payments and deductions on one invoice are fully supported allowing the generation of a ‘Recipient Created Tax Invoice’.
In addition to charges that can affect the invoice, other ‘non’ invoice costs (or revenues) that affect the cost of the livestock can be added and thus affect the true cost of the delivered livestock. These can include such items as processing fees, Government fees & schemes, feeding, transport, droving and other fees which a customer may have, to derive a cost to the processing facility. This allows individual carcasses to be costed into the boning room to assist with determining the cost of production.
Carcass costs can be calculated at the time of production to assist in processes where the carcass is consumed in production before the finalised payment can be determined such as in a hot boning process (actual costs can be ‘back stamped’ onto the carcass once payment has been finalised).
Multi Plant or Single Plant compatible
Another major benefit of the redesigned system is to cater for a centralised payment system where data from multiple sites can be managed in one system. This allows processors who have multiple sites or who have processing done as a service, can collate and generate payments from one central system. This may be via a Cloud-based instance or an on-premises installation. To facilitate this and based on the fact the new core system is ‘independent’ of the user interface, versions of the system using a Web or Android front end can be deployed depending on the circumstance of the user. This will also allow for Web apps to be developed that interact with the system providing online farmer feedback as well as agent and buyer connectivity.
"This new module, combined with our Enterprise Management Module for multi-site processors is all part of Emydex’s strategic plan to enhance the Emydex Manufacturing Execution System to become the leading solution for large multi-site enterprises whilst retaining the useability and flexibility to allow any primary producing company to quickly reap the benefits of such a powerful system." - Ian Carson -Regional Distributer
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