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Farmsoft post harvest
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Recall management

FarmSoft Post Harvest can start tracking products at the point of purchase order or even before planting via the Farm Management module. The software supports instant recalls with almost any type of recall key, such as batch name, supplier name, delivery date, or pallet number. FarmSoft allows multiple levels of traceability both up and down the supply chain, with automatic alerts for quality control checks that fail. Traceability records may be maintained indefinitely for future audits and mock recalls. FarmSoft users can generate QR code labels that are compliant with many major retailers, including Walmart, Tesco, Aldi, and Coles.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Works with FarmSoft Farm Management system
  • Can integrate with third-party software

Cons

  • Subscription required for support
  • No refunds

Summary

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Farmsoft post harvest
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • CRM
    no
Features
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Recall management
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FoodLogiQ
  • Deployment: Mac, web-based, cloud, SaaS iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Integrations

FoodLogicQ Track + Trace is a farm-to-fork system backed by industry-recognized GS1 best practices standards. The software features a visually based dashboard for viewing critical tracking events in real time, allowing users to quickly identify points of failure. When tainted items, lots, or batches are identified, the FoodLogicQ Recall + Response solution can be used to initiate a recall across all locations simultaneously. Recall + Response will automatically escalate incidents if no action is taken by a location within a custom time frame to ensure full compliance with food safety standards.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Robust knowledge base
  • Guided onboarding service, remote or on-site

Cons

  • Support during business hours only

Summary

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FoodLogiQ
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • CRM
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Mac, web-based, cloud, SaaS iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Integrations
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JustFoodERP
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Online
  • Order management

JustFood's cloud-based ERP software is an all-in-one system for traceability, accounting, sales, and operations. This enterprise management solution enables users to track food and ingredients from the moment they arrive to the point of delivery. JustFood promotes improved efficiency and a more fluid workflow between departments at all levels, from quality control to warehouse operations. The software comes with powerful inventory tools for tracking products by lot, serial number, pallet weight, and expiration date. JustFood integrates with the Microsoft Office suite and PowerBI, enabling users to create robust and customizable traceability reports.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 360-day onboarding and training program
  • All-in-one solution

Cons

  • Basic support during business hours only
  • Extra fee for 24/7 support

Summary

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JustFoodERP
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Online
  • CRM
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Online
  • Order management
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ParityFactory
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours
  • Quality control

Developed for inventory management and digital lot tracking, ParityFactory is fully Internet of Things (IoT) enabled and can be integrated with all scales, printers, and robotics systems for advanced traceability at all levels. On the production line, ParityFactory alerts workers to errors and scanning mistakes that can lead to waste and recalls. The software features automatic GS1 and FIFO labeling, as well as the ability to complete mock recalls within minutes. ParityFactory comes with dozens of reporting templates out of the box and also supports customized reports for more complex analytic needs. Production scheduling tools include product holds, plant quality tracking, and catchweight management for items of varying size.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Integrates with all major ERP accounting systems
  • Intuitive interface
  • Phased implementation available

Cons

  • No CRM

Summary

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ParityFactory
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
  • CRM
    no
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours
  • Quality control
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Vicinity
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • CRM

VicinityFood is a complete supply chain management system that connects distribution, sales, production, food safety, inventory management, and finance departments with a leading set of features in a unified food manufacturing software system. This system can be used to track both products and non-inventory data, such as sales calls and vendor site visits. VicinityFood helps reduce errors and improve accuracy for ingredient measurement, packaging, receiving, and other repetitive manufacturing activities. From lot traceability to recipe management to production scheduling and financial management, VicinityFood gives food manufacturers the real-time manufacturing solution they need to manage their food processing supply chain with food MRP software.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Supports multistage production runs
  • No on-site server required

Cons

  • No 24/7 customer service

Summary

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Vicinity
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • CRM
    yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • CRM

How We Chose the Best Food Traceability Software

From farm to table, food products have a long journey through the supply chain — one that's vital to keep track of every step of the way. Traceability software can be an invaluable asset in the food industry, where safety and rapid response to tainted items are of the utmost importance. We chose the best traceability software based on key features all food tracking systems should have.

Food Traceability Features

We selected software with a variety of traceability methods, inventory management tools, and the ability to instantly recall products. The best software offers catchweight management functionality for monitoring food items of various sizes, such as cuts of cheese or meat.

Built-In CRM

A CRM can help business owners develop strong relationships with customers and vendors. Our favorite software comes with sales tools, vendor management solutions, and other CRM features out of the box.

Reports

Advanced reporting tools enable users to quickly identify problems at any stage, including the production line, warehouse, or grocery store. We recommend software that can integrate with third-party solutions for customizable, highly tailored reporting options.