Omaha, Nebraska, USA
November 22, 2010
The Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA), in conjunction with Darrough Consulting Services, LLC (DCS, LLC) of St. Louis, MO, will be offering demonstrations of their newly developed software, IPSA Advantage, at the IPSA booth (#139) during ASTA's Seed Expo in Chicago. Danielle Darrough, owner of DCS, LLC, will be on hand on December 8th from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM to lead the demonstrations and answer any questions that may arise.
Danielle specializes in trait and genetic reporting, and as a result, has a unique understanding of the increasingly complicated requirements that seed companies are challenged to meet. She has conducted countless interviews with independent seed companies and worked along side them to develop the software, making it a fully functional, easy-to-use and complete business management program specifically for the seed industry.
IPSA Advantage is designed to manage all aspects of a seed company's operation in real time, from production to finished goods-including the ordering process, inventory, invoicing, and deliveries that track and trace seed lots to the field/farm level. Information located in the customer management module affords seed companies the opportunity to create and develop those customer relationships that will drive their business today and into the future. The software can be customized specifically for each company using their own terminology and branding.
The software is already being used by several IPSA member companies and has been well received. "IPSA Advantage software provides real time inventory information to our sales team. This allows them the advantage of selecting the specific item they want their customer to receive. I expect our genetic and trait reporting to be much less agonizing with the built-in report functions of IPSA Advantage software. The staff at Darrough Consulting has provided very good support as we learn the software. I would recommend the IPSA Advantage software to companies looking for a good value in customer and inventory management software." John Hennenfent, Munson Hybrids.
Keeping costs low and flexibility high has been the number one priority for this software development effort. Because IPSA owns IPSA Advantage, members can take advantage of lower prices for implementation and maintenance. The cost is scalable based on the size of the company, ranging from $5,000 - $8,500 for implementation and $1,500 -$3,000 for yearly maintenance.
For more information or to subscribe to IPSA Advantage, please go to www.independentseeds.com or contact the IPSA office at (402) 991-3550.