Accounting at agro-industrial enterprises is one of the most difficult and time consuming. It is complicated by a large number of industry specificities and natural product processing cycles. Moreover, ‘agriculture’ is a very broad concept. Accounting at livestock, crop and processing enterprises is very different. Each agriculture branch and each business specifics need different software solutions, which, moreover, need to be adapted to the needs and scale of a particular enterprise.
One of the main accounting problems in the agro-industrial complex is the decentralized system of accounting operations and a large number of primary documents. They are often filled in on the site by shift supervisors, foremen, farmers, warehouse managers. Naturally, in the overwhelming majority of cases, primary documents are drawn up on paper and then transferred to the accounting department.
Therefore, the company's accountants have to deal with a huge amount of paper documents. It’s even worse when an enterprise has ineptly implemented accounting software. Then accountants will also have to transfer all this data manually.
Consequently, the accounting department has a large workload and a high need for human resources. Accounting automation software helps to significantly optimize the workload on the accounting department and reduce administrative staff. This cost reduction is especially relevant for companies that rely on seasonal works. Maintaining a large accounting department all year round is very expensive for them.
Another big problem of accounting in agriculture, which is solved in 1C configurations, is long-term cost accounting. The costs incurred by the company all year round shall be correctly attributed to the products that the company obtains only during the harvest season. 1C software products have ready-made tools for solving problems with the implementation of such accounting features.
Also, using 1C configurations, you can automate:
- Labour accounting and calculation of wages for pieceworkers;
- Planning and distribution of work tasks;
- Logistics of collection, transportation and storage of crops;
- Consumption of fuels and lubricants and monitoring the movement of motor vehicles and equipment;
- Warehouse accounting and inventory taking. Ongoing control and monitoring of warehouse stocks help to reduce significantly production thefts.
Moreover, modern accounting systems for agricultural enterprises allow configuring the integration with specialized peripheral equipment.
For example with:
- GPS systems and monitors to control work on the fields and build yield maps;
- Devices for differentiated fertilization;
- Soil analysis systems;
- Climate sensors and yield forecasting software solutions and other equipment.
The use of combinations of these solutions will help the company build a complete information infrastructure, making convenient the management and control system.
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