A multifaceted management tool tailored to large enterprise sugarcane estates. Designed for multiple users across multiple departments. Includes web–based reporting at the estate and enterprise level.
Have a look at some of the features below:
- FIELD RECORDS, DELIVERIES & AGRONOMY DATA
CanePro maintains a single centralised database that is shared between all modules. All company departments therefore utilise the same core data for decision-making. User permissions, strict database security and audit controls safeguard field information from any unauthorised viewing or changes.
CanePro’s field disposition includes historical, current and future field records. Yield data is automatically aggregated from data imported from the mill weighbridge and laboratory systems. CanePro also maintains complete records of agronomic data, such as, pest and disease sample records, soil and leaf analyses.
- HUMAN RESOURCES & PAYROLL
CanePro’s HR and Payroll are specifically tailored to service large sugar estates. The data capture screens allow quick capturing of all employees’ daily activities and productivity. This data can either be exported to other pay systems or be used to generate payslips directly from within CanePro.
- DYNAMIC HARVEST PLANNER
Making use of a mill demand curve, cutting fronts, field harvest order and estimation model, the harvest planning algorithm estimates yield and calculates an expected harvest date for each field.
- RESOURCE PLANNING & BUDGETING
CanePro’s Resource Planner can generate a complete resource budget for a financial year by aggregating resources required to perform tasks, and user defined workloads. Cost standards applied to the budgeted resources generate a financial budget. Using user defined task rules, the Operational Planner generates tasks which can be monitored using CanePro’s Gantt chart.
- CANEPRO MOBILE
CanePro’s mobile application provides users with all the necessary tools while on the move. Capture and view data in the field, even from remote locations, without connectivity. Offline data is synchronised with the CanePro database when the device is reconnected to the LAN. One of the key mobile functions is to allow field managers to capture Corrective Actions in the field, which are assigned to specific users for follow up.
- YIELD FORECASTING & BENCHMARKING
CanePro offers an integrated process-level simulation model based on the internationally recognised CANEGRO crop growth model. Simulated outputs are used in several CanePro decision-support tools, from Harvest Planning to Irrigation Scheduling and field performance benchmarking.
- REMOTE CANE MANAGEMENT (RCM)
RCM is a web-based application using satellite imagery to identify and monitor in-field variability. Typically, imagery is updated fortnightly depending on cloud cover conditions. Field-level data is presented alongside imagery to aid interpretation.
- DASHBOARD REPORTING
CanePro’s advanced web-based Dashboard displays key performance indicators (KPIs), graphs and maps of an estate’s operation. Custom thematics and filters can be applied to draw special attention to areas of interest or potential problem areas.
- STORES & MATERIALS
CanePro’s Stores and Materials module typically has an interface to the company’s ERP system to retrieve store and material item master lists. Material application on fields are captured in CanePro to facilitate agronomic reporting on fertilizer and weed control applications.
- REPLANT PLANNING
CanePro’s replant planning is used to manage a long-term replant and harvest plan strategy. The replant planner optimises the fields selected for replanting, the variety used for planting and the planned harvest date over several future cutting seasons. The user can also specify constraints such as replant capacity, potential replant periods and a maximum variety disposition constraint to constrain the optimisation process.
- FLEET MANAGEMENT
CanePro offers an integrated fleet management module for monitoring vehicle utilisation, service scheduling and workshop job cards.
- IRRIGATION SCHEDULING & METEOROLOGY
CanePro makes use of a simulated water balance approach to schedule irrigation events and report irrigation management statistics. A spatial reticulation management system is offered to manage the water supply network and support water and power budgets and analyses.