AWB Ltd has moved to provide more effective options for management of grain marketing facilities by Australian grain growers.
A new data import facility, developed in association with Australia’s leading farm management software developer Agrimaster, is set to provide a simpler way to deal with AWB Ltd paperwork for Australia’s 45,000 wheat growers.
The facility, which allows growers to download AWB data directly into Agrimaster financial software, can be accessed for free from the AWB website. It was designed by Agrimaster and AWB to allow hassle-free management of AWB's grain marketing options, including calculations of GST and selection of timing options for payment.
Designed specifically for Australian grain growers, the facility increases time efficiency and eliminates the potential for keying errors in reconciling all aspects of AWB Ltd harvest loans, cash options and payment schedules. Furthermore, the service is free of charge and easily available accessible from the AWB website.
The new facility provides a comprehensive range of features in a user-friendly package. Downloading the data into Agrimaster will allow farmers to have a direct link with AWB Ltd - ensuring faster and more efficient results in managing their payments.
"This is a great step forward in AWB’s desire to help growers manage their businesses more effectively and efficiently," said Bob McKay, General Manager, Grower Services at AWB.
"Over recent years, we have received many comments from growers regarding the complexity and volume of paperwork in running a farm business. This initiative will certainly reduce the paper-trail amongst computer-reliant growers; it is a further step in continually improving our service to growers based on real, identified needs," Mr. McKay said.
"We look forward to seeing the positive results of this programme, with a renowned and progressive software supplier like Agrimaster."
Agrimaster principal David Warburton said the software had been designed to meet the needs of all farmers - regardless of computer ability.
"This provides a simple way to manage the range of grain marketing options on offer from AWB Ltd. Farmers will be able to make the marketing options work for them, quickly, easily, effectively," Mr Warburton said.
The facility was launched to Western Australian growers earlier this harvest, with releases in Wagga Wagga and Horsham in February to present the facility to growers in NSW and Victoria.