Unlocking value

Long-time ViTrax user, Marlenique Packhouse in Simondium, has released significantly more value from the system during the past two seasons. Said FarSoft director Gerhard Nel, “It’s been good to see Marlenique’s system expansion and the resultant benefits during 2020. “This...

Upping the blueberry game

Tedious calculations on a calculator are very much a thing of the past at Villiersdorp-based Chiltern Farms’ packhouse. This after FarSoft developed a bespoke mobile Blueberry QC App for the business. Chiltern’s quality assurance manager, Sumé Olivier, said they found the app a...

Running like clockwork

“Excitement is at fever pitch here at Mosplaas after the recently installed ViTrax carton management system (CMS) which integrates with AppSource’s check weighing solution.” So said Francois Reyneke, senior packhouse manager at Karsten Group’s Mosplaas Sitrus packhouse. He raved...

A tool for all seasons

With its new generic consignment sale importer tool, FarSoft has put paid to the costly and time-consuming business of clients having to use exporter-specific files. Amber Swart from FarSoft’s Business Intelligence team explained, “Clients can now fill in their own values from...

Easier. Faster. Better.

After two seasons of using the new ViTrax bin order management module, Fruitways business analyst Norman Lawton is thrilled about its time-saving and process control benefits. “Not only has it halved the processing time, but it has increased the integrity of batches,” he said....

Titanic effort

Hot off the press is FarSoft’s integration of ViTrax with the PPECB’s Titan 2.0 at De Keur in Ceres. According to FarSoft project manager Darrell Cloete, this means that the PPECB now receives all relevant inspection data via one click on a tablet and if approved, the approval...

Managing risk effortlessly

After Three Sprints’ Justin Zondagh had rolled out a pre-harvest data collection app for Ideafruit towards the end of 2018, FarSoft kicked into gear to develop a ViTrax mobile app to dispatch bins in real time from the farms to the packhouse. Capturing bin dispatch data on the...

Looking forward!

With mounting anticipation of ViTrax QC and Money going live by end-October, Doornkraal Agri’s packhouse administrator, Suzanne Visser, is confident that her reporting work soon will be a breeze. “Once the nitty-gritty of implementation is resolved, we’re eager to see what...

Going solar

To gain electricity security and prevent costly production loss as a result of loadshedding, FarSoft recently went solar. A 6kW off-grid solar system consisting of 28 solar PV panels, coupled to a 30kWh Lithium Iron battery was installed by AWPower in April – and what a...

Label printing triumph

Human error and the tedious process of manually inputting labelling information received the death knell at Southern Cross Marketing & Management (SCMM) recently. Collaborating with HG Molenaar, FarSoft developed an integration module within ViTrax to send the relevant...

Worthy winner

Passionate about improving packhouse systems and processes to facilitate each ViTrax user’s work at Fruitways, Norman Lawton – the company’s business analyst for group services – won the title of 2018 ViTrax Power User hands down. “During the past year, Norman was instrumental in...

A five-star system

Having worked with ViTrax both on the production and finance side at De Keur Estate, system coordinator Niki Strydom knows what she’s talking about when she gives the system a five-star rating. “We implemented the system way back in 2006 and I’ve been actively involved since...

Simply slick!

The iconic Hoekstra brand’s polished table grape packing operations have been benefiting from the ViTrax system since 2016. And according to Hoekstra logistics manager Janine Lamprecht, they couldn’t be happier. “It does everything we need to simplify the intake process,” she...

Going great guns

A ViTrax convert for the past 12 years, Sterkwater Boerdery has gone from strength to strength with strong performances in its fresh produce business. Having started its ViTrax journey using the Pallet Tracking, Bin Tracking and Carton Scanning modules in 2007, the business added...

Kicking out lights

System problems? Never fear when FarSoft support manager Darrell Cloete is on the job. The go-to person for typical ViTrax support queries, pivots and server installations, he not only enjoys helping clients, but derives enormous satisfaction when there’s happiness all aroun...

Hot problem-solver

Largely because of his analytical abilities and substantial input, Dutoit Agri system developer Edrich Botha was chosen as the ViTrax Power User of the Year in September. Very pleased about the accolade, Edrich said that he simply enjoyed problem-solving and meeting client...

Over the moon

Villiersdorp-based Betko Fresh Produce, one of the Western Cape’s leading apple and pear pack houses and a FarSoft client since 2009, is absolutely ecstatic about the recent addition of the ViTrax bin tracking and QC solutions. Jeanne-Mari Burger, Betko’s quality assurance...

Going places

“I must say that the recent integration of the MAF RODA pre-sorter with the ViTrax Pallet and Bin Tracking module at our packhouse has been extremely successful,” said Ernst Rix, Bamco Pack House’s manager. Work at Bamco started early in 2017 when the ViTrax Bin Tracking module...

First season of Qliks

Eagerly awaiting their first season with QlikView, the packhouse team at Verdun Estates is looking forward to experience its benefits. This latest addition to their ViTrax suite, which was implemented in 2017, was being rolled out at the time of going to press. Packhouse manager...

Pack rate bonanza

With great success Novo Fruit Packers upgraded its previous carton management system with the FarSoft one 14 months ago. Appsource director André Swart, who collaborated on the project, explained, “Large format displays placed at different points in the packhouse provide...