I have a small farm with strawberries. I employ up to 25 pickers per season. Will Max Crop work for me?
Yes, of course! Many farms employing 25 people or less successfully use the Max Crop System. Often there are no separate people assigned to supervise the work in smaller farms or to look after the accounts. This means the Intelligent Assistant will be even more helpful for you.
I grow many varieties of fruit and vegetables on the farm, incl. blueberries, strawberries and cherries. I also plan to plant asparagus this year. I plan to hire between 150 and 200 pickers this season. I have around 30 employees on the farm in the after-harvest period who work in an "hourly system". I wonder if the system will help me only during picking, or out of season too?
Yes, it will be helpful all year round. The Max Crop System records data such as working time and picking information and helps organise all the information that is collected in the "field". Thanks to this, you can plan the following weeks or months of work much better and calculate the efficiency and profits from individual crops - these activities are usually performed after the harvest period.
I grow strawberries and raspberries in the tunnels. I employ around 40 people at the peak. I know that this type of software will help me a lot, but I'm afraid that only large farms can afford such a luxury. What is the cost of Max Crop? Is there an alternative for smaller farms?
The price is very affordable, individually tailored and proportional to the size of the farm. Therefore, approximately 50% of our clients are smaller companies that focus on development and innovation. Buying a computer is also an investment and an expense, but working without one would be extremely difficult and unprofessional. It is the same with The Max Crop System.
It is important to me that employees are paid on a piecework basis. I set different prices depending on the customer. The fruit containers are collected daily in different packages, e.g. 150g or 200g. Moreover, the price for a given package may vary daily. Will Max Crop handle it?
Of course. This is precisely why the Smart Farm Work Assistant - Max Crop was created. In line with what is required, we can freely determine the weight of the packages, their quantity, and the individual price for each day of picking, each variety and each package.
I grow strawberries. My problem is that, when I'm not in the field, the employees pick low-quality fruits. The customer has already pointed this out to me several times and once even rejected the entire pallet. What can I do in such a situation? Can I mark the collected boxes?
High-quality control is one of the best features that is gained after introducing the Max Crop System. We receive up-to-date information on who, where and when the fruit is picked. Thanks to the system's full integration, we have access to data, both from the computer and the phone.
I want to pay employees per picked kilogramme, but sometimes per piece; is that a problem?
The method of payment and its calculation is entirely up to you. Thanks to the Max Crop System, you can calculate by kilograms, pieces and "per hour" - at the end of the day, everything will be clearly and transparently calculated and paid.
Someone left a tray/box in a row.
Thanks to our methods of marking and saving data, you can determine who left the tray/box. You can also find out who did not pick appropriately in a row, even a few days after the job was done.
I spend too much time on payroll. I keep making mistakes. Employees complain about their wages not being appropriately calculated.
Payroll for employees on farms where work is not standardised (e.g. eight hours a day, five times a week) requires much more effort and calculation. Also, there are piecework payments and a big employee rotation. From our experience, we know how it all works very well, which is why the Max Crop System solves all issues related to the preparation of payments. And it does it quickly and reliably.
I don't know what yield I have per plant of each variety. I have several varieties in one field, is it possible to calculate that?
Yes, the Max Crop System will automatically count all the data for a given variety and display a summary of individual fields, crops and varieties.
I have a problem with employees working on an 'hourly basis'; they are late and do not work reliably.
Even when employees are working on an hourly basis, we can conduct an individual performance report for each employee and control the work's quality thanks to the Max Crop System.