The advanced software solution ...

...for agribusiness projects

ABC is a packaged software tool, which gives the opportunity to analyse and identify the true annual equivalent cost and profitability of practically any process, be it an agricultural crop, plant or tree, agroforestry, etc.

In a few words...

It offers the advantage of uniform, theoretically sound cost analysis on which one may build agricultural business plans and make decision choices. It may also be used for making more strategic or planning considerations, since it may compare agricultural profitability among conventional and newer cultivations in any region. ABC builds its own or inherits data information, which is being available for further uses of the model, it is very consistent it its operations, becoming very user friendly very soon, it collaborates smoothly with Excel, where one may transfer information for further processing. Its speed is comparable to advance software spreadsheets (such as Ms Excel) however it is not a spreadsheet. It reads and saves information in .abc files and offers a good number of automatic screen and printable financial reports.

Furthermore, ABC case studies for one or more Crops from different regions and countries can be gathered together under one holding software, which secures perfect compatibility in economic terms, allowing therefore direct comparisons and the derivation of more global strategies and policies. The data collected from all case studies are automatically built-in in the form of costs of production and financial benefits and they remain available for future use. It has been designed to serve two main user categories:

  • those who need to organise cost details in a proper manner consistent with financial accounting rules, with meaningful combination of the costs of (fixed) permanent assets with the cost of consumables and human labour
  • those who demand a package that can be used with no difficulty after one hour instruction or training. ABC stands for Activity Based Costing, since this is the adopted methodology.

ABC Software
The package aims to provide special scientific support to any agricultural project study (such as Cost Analysis of a variety of crops and plants of any type and nature). ABC major features include:

  • Multiple Crop environment

    Unlimited number of Crops can be included in the same project, enabling the user to use a common database from which it derives all individual cost items (eg, machinery and tools, types and costs of labor, materials, types and cost of land). In this way can provide a comparative costing for many Crops.

  • Multiple cultivation operations(unlimited crop’s operations) support.

    Unlimited farming Operations can be linked (added) to each Crop. Each operation may have its own Needs and a time schedule (when it will occur during the life of the plantation).

  • Multiple Operation Needs(machinery, labour, raw materials, etc).

    Many Operation Needs (unlimited theoretically) may be added to each cultivation Operation, such as materials (e.g. fertilisers, seeds, rhizomes, herbicides, pesticides, etc.), labour-hours, machine-hours, energy and fuel, rental

  • Specialised Operation scheduler module.

    Each Cultivating operation may have a separate schedule, which uniquely identifies the years in which it occurs during the lifetime of the plantation.

  • Unique Database for each project.

    The ABC engine uses a unique database to store each project's data, providing a complete documentation and justification of cost analysis results. In addition, a single file with the project's database and cost analysis results is automatically created with the extension ".abc". This file may be edited or shared to other abc users.

  • Reporting module with data export features.

    A specialised Report Module has been incorporated in ABC software providing the standard reporting functionality and allowing the export (by standard copy-paste windows functionality) of charts that are part of user interface.