Traceability Software Offers Flexible System For Users

VistaTrac from Schoneman Inc. is a traceability and inventory software system that satisfies Produce Traceability (PTI) requirements and features the ability to conduct inventory, create labels, track produce in the field, track yields, track individual packer data, and more.

Vista Trac 1

“Anything where you can replace a manual pen and paper system with barcodes, scanning, and data collection is what we specialize in,” says Matt Schoneman, sales manager of Schoneman Inc.

“Our system is flexible, so it works for a variety of different produce applications,” he continues. “Whether you’re growing apples or potatoes, the system can be tailored to your industry needs.”

One of the benefits of VistaTrac is that it can be fully integrated with existing accounting systems including Microsoft QuickBooks, SAGE Software, and Microsoft Dynamics. If a grower chooses to keep their existing system, VistaTrac can work seamlessly with that software, and for example, share sales orders and purchase orders, and update them in real time.

Adapting To New Technology
According to Schoneman, starting in 2014, the company made the software available on iPods, iPads, Droid tablets and Microsoft Windows powered tablets. Before using the software, the user downloads the Microsoft “Remote Desktop Lite” app, enabling them to access VistaTrac software on a cloud server.

Obviously, Schoneman explains, there will be times where growers don’t have access to Wi-Fi (when they’re in the field, in certain spots in the packinghouse, etc.), and in those cases, VistaTrac is available for download on tablets, PCs, and laptops.

“The ability to use any computer makes the pricing really flexible. If you’re a small grower, and you want to use the laptop you already have or the iPod you already have, we don’t require you to purchase any hardware,” Schoneman explains.

Vista Trac 2

Maintaining Compliance
VistaTrac is 100% compliant with PTI requirements, helping growers achieve all Seven PTI Milestones, furthermore, if growers purchase an additional support contract, the software will automatically update itself to stay current with any regulations that may have changed since it was purchased.

“If you’re on a support contract, you get free updates of the software, which include any new reports that we might install on the system to meet any new regulations. So you can buy VistaTrac in 1982, and in 2014, you’re still up to date with all of the regulations,” Schoneman says.

“The thing that makes people want to buy a system like [VistaTrac] is not just the fact that we keep you up to date with the regulations, it’s that we make it easy for you to keep up with all of the regulations. We make your job easy by eliminating paperwork.”

Schoneman adds that VistaTrac is currently available on a subscription basis, which costs growers $395 a month. “They can choose a buyout or a subscription,” Schoneman explains. “So if you have a lot of users, you’re better off doing a buyout. If you have a smaller operation, a subscription could be a better option.”

For more information on VistaTrac, go to www.vistatrac.com.

Topics: ,

Leave a Reply

Food Safety Stories
cash money in hand
Crop Protection
August 5, 2016
Grants Totaling $36.5 Million Awarded for Specialty Crop Research And Extension Investments
The funded projects address research and Extension needs that span the spectrum of specialty crop production. Read More
Workers picking in a Florida strawberry field
Berries
July 26, 2016
Wish Farms Commits $100K To Food Safety Cause
Central Florida berry operation will donate $20,000 annually over the next five years to fund various research projects backed by the Center for Produce Safety. Read More
close-up of assorted frozen veggies
Farm Management
June 20, 2016
Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Green Peas Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Risk
The products being recalled were distributed in stores nationwide. Read More
Food safety meeting for growers in Florida
Citrus
May 23, 2016
Florida Growers Putting Food Safety On Front Burner
Specialty crop industry stakeholders hungry to understand what’s ahead as FDA begins implementing new food safety rules. Read More
close-up of assorted frozen veggies
Farm Management
May 17, 2016
Issues With Processing Plant May Be Culprit Of Listeria Outbreak
FDA inspection finds unfavorable conditions at CRF Frozen Foods’ plant in Washington. Read More
photo credit: USDA
Food Safety
May 6, 2016
Recall Expands For Frozen Fruit And Vegetables
CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables due to potential Listeria contamination. Read More
(Photo credit: USDA)
Citrus
May 4, 2016
$6 Million Available For Antimicrobial Resistance Research
Program to develop strategies to reduce public health risks in food chain. Read More
The Latest
Food Safety
August 8, 2016
Longtime Member Of UC-Davis Postharvest …
Dr. Trevor Suslow, who has been a member at the center for 20 years, is taking over for Elizabeth Mitcham. Read More
Citrus
August 8, 2016
National Sustainable Agriculture Coaliti…
Comprehensive reports help readers understand the rules for produce farms and food facilities. Read More
Farm Management
August 6, 2016
The Path To Food Safety
Three growers of various sizes offer tips on how they comply with food safety protocols while giving their customers what they want. Read More
Crop Protection
August 5, 2016
Grants Totaling $36.5 Million Awarded fo…
The funded projects address research and Extension needs that span the spectrum of specialty crop production. Read More
Berries
July 26, 2016
Wish Farms Commits $100K To Food Safety …
Central Florida berry operation will donate $20,000 annually over the next five years to fund various research projects backed by the Center for Produce Safety. Read More
Farm Management
June 20, 2016
Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Green Peas Reca…
The products being recalled were distributed in stores nationwide. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2016
Florida Growers Putting Food Safety On F…
Specialty crop industry stakeholders hungry to understand what’s ahead as FDA begins implementing new food safety rules. Read More
Farm Management
May 17, 2016
Issues With Processing Plant May Be Culp…
FDA inspection finds unfavorable conditions at CRF Frozen Foods’ plant in Washington. Read More
Food Safety
May 6, 2016
Recall Expands For Frozen Fruit And Vege…
CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables due to potential Listeria contamination. Read More
Citrus
May 4, 2016
$6 Million Available For Antimicrobial R…
Program to develop strategies to reduce public health risks in food chain. Read More
Food Safety
May 2, 2016
Department Of Justice Investigates Dole …
Salad mix packaged at the company’s Ohio facility has been connected to four deaths. Read More
Food Safety
April 21, 2016
It’s Your Duty To Challenge The &#…
The Environmental Working Group is at it again, making it critical for growers to keep customers informed about production practices and the safety of produce. Read More
Farm Management
April 19, 2016
Food Safety Training Grants Available
USDA announces $4.7 million available in grants for food safety training, outreach, and technical assistance. Read More
Food Safety
April 14, 2016
Produce Industry Cries Foul On Latest &#…
Alliance for Food and Farming says new number one a way to rattle cages of mainstream media. Read More
Food Safety
April 5, 2016
GroupGAP Program Announced For Small, Mi…
Food safety program designed to be affordable, demonstrate compliance. Read More
Cucurbits
March 29, 2016
The National Watermelon Association’s Bo…
The association’s executive director answers questions on grower concerns, facilities, and the best course of action for watermelon growers to be in compliance with the law. Read More
Farm Management
March 23, 2016
Vegetable Surfaces’ Microscopic St…
University of Illinois researchers studied the ability of pathogenic viruses to adhere to fresh produce surfaces. Read More
Food Safety
March 22, 2016
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Impor…
The Centers for Disease Control reports the source of contamination for the cucumbers distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce has not been identified. Read More
[gravityform id="62" title="false" description="false"]