Upping productivity

To eliminate time-consuming manual capture of sorted bin data from the Greefa pre-sorting machines at Paarl-based Novo Pack House, Farsoft built software in ViTrax to...

For the love of helping clients

There’s nothing that Farsoft system supporter Selwin Matthyse enjoys more than helping clients, troubleshooting problems and testing new program features. “Visiting...

QC tablet pioneers

With the ViTrax QC product line celebrating eight successful years, Farsoft embarked on modifying it for use on tablet devices last year. Oast Farm was the first site...

Smooth operations

Installing ViTrax at the newly built Bella Frutta packhouse late last year proved quite a challenge, but according to Farsoft development manager Gerhard Nel, all went...

Successful SOLAS readiness

Prior to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) implementation on 1 July, Farsoft was hard at work for weeks on end to enhance the ViTrax software solutions to comply with the...

Vital info up to the last second

To provide an automated carton scanning solution for two of DuToit Vrugte’s packhouses, FarSoft and AppSource collaborated by integrating the latter’s production...

New Addition

Having joined the burgeoning ViTrax community in September 2015, the century-old Dutoit Agri has been extremely pleased with the ease of operating this packhouse...

Pleasing people

“I was born to do this job,” said Mariska Cubitt of her position as Farsoft’s systems supporter. As a people’s person, she loves the people aspect of the job the...

Shooting for the moon

With a level of excellence close to perfection according to Farsoft MD Freddie Roux, 2015 ViTrax Power User Amber Swart of Timberlea Farming Trust is going places....

Integration relieves packhouse headache

Not only has the integration of ViTrax with pre-sorting sizers meant far fewer man hours for packhouses, but the live data is more accurate and has enabled quicker and...
Univeg

Bearing fruit

ViTrax has come up trumps yet again at both Univeg Piketko and Augpad Koelkamers. Having implemented ViTrax in January 2014, this integrated information system has...

Streamlining packing operations

Third-generation family business Graaff Fruit is known for its top quality standards and produces some of the best deciduous fruit, including peaches, nectarines,...

A positive experience

Life has become a whole lot easier at Oudam Citrus thanks to Farsoft’s FruitInfo system, according to packhouse manager Gerrit Jacobs. Farsoft developed this lean...

A champion!

Novo Pack House’s Shirley Williams is the 2014 ViTrax Operator of the Year. Congratulations Shirley! Farsoft signed Paarl-based Novo Packhouse in late 2013. MD...

Titanic achievement

Together with the PPECB and Novo Packhouse, Farsoft formed part of the groundbreaking team which achieved a major milestone for Project Titan in May. The group...

Passionate about happy clients

Spontaneous and extrovert are the words that describe Farsoft’s new client service manager Hanneke Alberts who joined the company in July this year. In this role...

It all started at Karsten Farms

When Babsie Karsten of Karsten Farms contacted her children’s former computer studies teacher, Freddie Roux , to write a packhouse programme, little did she know...

Making things happen for Chiltern

Chiltern Farms at Vyeboom , Western Cape has truly revolutionised its business after installing the ViTrax system. Since the first pallet tracking installation in 1999,...

Relationship management sets ViTrax apart

The ten-year-old ViTrax packhouse information system is in a league of its own when it comes to service delivery. According to FarSoft Information Systems chief Freddie...

RF scanning offers exciting possibilities

Three new installations of Radio Frequency Scanning have been completed by FarSoft IT recently. This is undoubtedly the future of information technology in terms of data...

Going strong

ViTrax user Sterkwater Boerdery is situated in the beautiful Witzenberg and Koue Bokkeveld area – a thriving producer and distributor of apples, pears, peaches,...

Sound choice

A group of five prominent pack houses in the Vyeboom/Grabouw area has formed an alliance with Somerset West-based exporting company Fruitways, part of the Melsetter...

The beauty of ViTrax

When Citri Fruit Packing on the farm Groot Patrysvlei was urgently looking at replacing its produce data capturing and management tool earlier this year, ViTrax was...

Well done!

After the 2005-season, FarSoft presented the following user awards: • Angeline Rooi – from Graaff Packing, Prince Alfred ‘s Hamlet for the best novice user...

No-nonsense pack house system

Implementing a fully-fledged pack house system such as ViTrax with all its requirements and work flow mechanisms into a typical smaller pack house operation poses major...

On the road of self-discovery

Because Farsoft cares about its people and realises that without the people there’s no Farsoft, the company makes a point of organising annual staff enrichment...

All about Money

Over the past few seasons there’s been a huge uptake of ViTrax’s built-in financial module known as ViTrax Money. This trend is indicative of packhouses’ and depots’ need...

What’s up?

As always, Farsoft is hard at work on enhancing its products and services while looking for client value-add opportunities. In due course, the company will roll out pilot...

POWERful

Gideon van den Heever of Ceres Koelkamers has been awarded the ViTrax Power User title for the 2007/8 season. Every year, Farsoft honours exceptional ViTrax users who add...

Support supremo

Multi-talented Colin Galpin was originally headhunted by Farsoft to do mainly technical work. However, he excelled in support and as such is now support manager. MD...

Backup or lose out

Backups are the last line of defence against hardware failure, floods or fires, the damage caused by a security breach, catastrophic virus or spyware infections or simply...

Loyal support

Farsoft’s Freddie Roux recently handed a brand new laptop to Mr J Jantze, municipal manager at the Karasburg municipality in Namibia as a token of appreciation for more...

Latest ViTrax boost

Life has just become a whole lot easier for ViTrax users. Using MySQL, ViTrax data now can be accessed by Microsoft Excel at lightning speed – thus making the system...

Learning more

Orange River Wine Cellars in Upington has been co-sponsored by Farsoft to undertake an educational tour to a number of Western Cape wine cellars. Seen here are in the...

Smart working philosophy

In the 1990s, software development was shaped by two major influences: internally, object-oriented programming replaced procedural programming and externally, the rise of...

Freddie Roux – passionate about service

In the 10 years since Farsoft’s inception, owner Freddie Roux has learnt to rely on good quality people for timeous, good quality work. In business, his motto...

Even more functionality

For some time now, Farsoft has been working on building the foundations of automated messaging into ViTrax. Said managing director Freddie Roux, “Without getting...

Top in ops!

Parmilee Koen of Elgin Orchards is the 2010 ViTrax Operator of the Year. Well done Parmilee! About 400 people countrywide physically work on ViTrax at some time during...

Tough act

With the tough responsibility of ViTrax development and project manager, Farsoft’s Gerhard Nel knows the program inside out. But despite this formidable workload, those...