In an earlier post, we offered some tips on how to make monthly inventory less painful. Here we wanted to show how we approach CTS reporting at Elevated Signals and how it sets up our customers for success every month.
When we first started Elevated Signals, we sat with our customers for several days at the end of the month, watching them trace back their numbers to events that happened at their facility…we quickly realized that the industry’s approach to providing ‘black box’ numbers was very ineffective.
Consequently, we decided to build software that would help LPs across Canada fill out their CTS inventory (we also provide reports for processing, but in this post, we are going to focus solely on ‘plant inventory’).
Issues with seed-to-sale reporting
Most software providers generate a report that looks like this:
This keeps inventory managers up at night…why? Downloading a report that provides broad numbers like the above requires an unbelievable amount of time to verify and fix anomalies and errors in reporting.
A report like this provides no insight into where these numbers came from or the associated batches. If these numbers truly matched the balance, we could use the above report to validate our closing inventory using our (opening inventory + additions) – reductions. However, most of the time, that’s not the case. Either the software calculates the wrong numbers or mistakes in inventory were made along the way.
Calling Dr. Watson
Our approach to CTS has been to provide our customers with detailed reporting to fill out a CTS workbook. Elevated Signals is Dr. Watson to your operation’s inventory Sherlock.
With Elevated Signals, the aforementioned report can expand to provide the further granularity required to complete your monthly inventory report to Health Canada efficiently.
Our reports show the growth stage, the number of plants, associated batch name, and batch ID:
Let’s go one step further. What if we want to figure out the productions of flowering plants from vegetative plants?
We’ve got you covered with our additions/reductions report, that shows additions or reductions for all batches across the entire facility.
As an example, this report shows that for Batch Name 202006109; we added ten plants within the user-selected timeframe for this report.
These are just a few reports that highlight our approach to giving producers better reporting that makes filling out CTS reports effortless.
We’ve also got reporting for work orders (harvests, drying, grading, etc.) with total inputs, outputs, destructions, and processing loss. This report helps you quickly create baselines for drying WIP that falls between two reporting periods.
Here’s an example summary report:
One last thing…
We are offering special transition pricing for customers already using seed-to-sale software. For more information on the offer, get in touch!