Growmaster Product Update – PaymentSense Integration and EPOS Enhancements

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Tuesday 14th September 2021, Sittingbourne, UK: Affinitus, the market leading provider of business management software solutions for the fresh produce, food, and horticulture industries, today announces further product enhancements for its Growmaster horticulture nursery management solution.

Continuously evolving its ERP solutions in response to customer and industry requirements, Affinitus have added several further key enhancements to the Growmaster EPOS Module.

The Growmaster EPOS Module has been approved for integration with PaymentSense Card Terminals meaning Growmaster users can now use PaymentSense wireless payment machines to take customer card payments, including Apple Pay and Google Pay, seamlessly via their EPOS terminals.

PaymentSense EPOS Payment Terminal

Integration via the PaymentSense API means the Growmaster solution will automatically push the £ amount to be paid information to the payment machines, via the PaymentSense cloud, removing the need for the amount due to be re-keyed. This provides a seamless, faster experience for both Growmaster users and for their customers removing the possibility of manual input errors in transaction amounts.

In addition, the Growmaster EPOS functionality has been further enhanced to enable users to perform an item price-check or a stock query, directly from the EPOS terminal.

Other Growmaster EPOS Module enhancements announced today include the ability to add a definitive start and end date to promotional Multi-Buy Pricing. And Growmaster EPOS users can now set orders flagged for collection to be received via the EPOS Terminals. By doing this the invoice is automatically generated.

Commenting on the new Growmaster solution enhancements, Paul Hardy, Affinitus CEO, said, “Since welcoming the Growmaster horticulture solution into the Affinitus family in 2019, we have actively supported the continuous development of the solution to meet customer and industry requirements. The EPOS enhancements announced today are the latest customer requested refinements in an ongoing roadmap of developments planned over the next months and years. We will continue to seek feedback and engage our user base on that journey with us to ensure they have the opportunity to influence future developments to reflect their needs and wants”.

Growmaster Product Update – Scripted EDI Order Processing

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Monday, 19th July, 2021, Sittingbourne, UK: Affinitus, the market leading provider of business management software solutions for the fresh produce, food, and horticulture industries, today announces further new product enhancements for its Growmaster horticulture nursery management solution.

The major enhancements facilitate the bulk processing of orders via EDI, including scripted rules for how to process the received file and the automation of associated processes such as packaging selection, stock management and haulier selection. Scripts are available for multiple customer EDI formats, such as Pomona, Primrose, Trees Online, John Hancox and Marshalls, and others.

The scripted EDI processing rules can also trigger the automation of other associated processes, such as:

  • Auto allocation of the order
  • Auto selection and allocation of the required packaging
  • Pick List creation
  • Auto allocation of Haulier

Introducing the new functionality, Stuart Lawes, Director at Growmaster said, “The fully configurable EDI scripting features will enable our customers who receive high volumes of EDI sales orders in multiple formats to efficiently and quickly process these through the system whilst automating many of the variable time-consuming associated processes, saving time and resources, reducing errors, and improving productivity. We are continually improving the Growmaster solution based on customer requirements, and this is a great example of where we are able to enhance our solution with immediate impact and benefit for our customers”.

Creepers Nursery Implements Growmaster Software

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16th February, 2021, Sittingbourne, UK: Affinitus, the market leading provider of business management software solutions for the food and horticulture industries, today announces that Creepers Wholesale Nursery will implement the Growmaster horticulture management solution at its nurseries in Weybridge in Surrey, Wandsworth in South London, and the New Forest in Hampshire.

Creepers Nursery Office Building

The tree, hedge, and plant specialist which sources thousands of plants from the finest growers in the UK and Europe will utilise the Growmaster solution to manage quoting and pricing, supplier pricelists, Cash & Carry Sales, batch control, traceability, plant passporting, labelling and point of sale.

The Growmaster EDI module and EPOS terminals will also be deployed and the Growmaster mobile application will be used for real-time management of inventory and stock control.

John Ryall, Director for Creepers said, “The Growmaster solution can easily handle our complex pricing and quoting scenarios, as well as quickly importing and updating extensive supplier pricelists by EDI. This is a huge saving in admin resources for us, replacing a labour-intensive manual process. Another area where Growmaster will be invaluable is meeting the compliance requirements for the printing of Plant Passport details onto plant labels as well as delivery notes and invoices. Because Growmaster is an industry specific horticulture solution these requirements were accommodated out of the box. We know these guys understand our business!”

The Growmaster solution was deployed at Creepers Nursery during January 2021 and went live on 1st February.

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Elveden Farms Ltd selects Growmaster to manage its “Instant Hedge” horticulture business

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04 February, 2021, Sittingbourne, UK: Affinitus, the market leading provider of business management software solutions for the fresh produce, food, and horticulture industries, today announces that Elveden Farms has selected the Growmaster horticulture business management solution to manage its Elveden Instant Hedge division.

The Elveden Farm Estate

Based in near Thetford, UK, the 22,500-acre Elveden estate is the largest ring-fenced arable farm in lowland Britain and is renowned for its quality hedging, Christmas trees, produce and wildlife conservation practices. Sold by the linear metre with instant impact appeal, the robust and highly regarded Elveden hedging is the perfect natural alternative to fencing and walls.

Due to be implemented by the end of February, Growmaster will be deployed across the business to manage the end-to-end wholesale nursery processes from production and inventory stock control to sales and purchase order processing.

“We have been growing our popular instant hedge product at Elveden since the 1990’s and we needed a technology solution to help us take the nursery to the next level and provide the best experience possible to our customers. Production planning and inventory management are critical in ensuring we only sell the hedge that is ready and available. Knowing with more degree of accuracy which hedges will be available when is key to managing an efficient production process and keeps our customers well informed.” says Paul Thomas, Nursery Manager at Elveden Instant Hedge. “We saw instantly that the Growmaster team understood our business and that was also reflected in the industry specific features provided in the software.”

Paul Hardy, CEO and Founder of Affinitus Group, said “After a rapid evaluation and selection process, Elveden Farms quickly recognised the potential efficiency benefits and cost savings achievable with our Growmaster solution. We are very much looking forward to helping them streamline their business and realise those benefits as the latest Growmaster customer in what has been a phenomenal growth year for the solution”.

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Affinitus Group Acquire Greenfield Software Ltd

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Affinitus group Ltd are pleased to announce the acquisition of Greenfield Software Ltd, providers of Growmaster, the market leading software to the nurseries of trees, plants and flowers and the general horticultural industry providing ERP software, management and stock control software and used within 250 nursery sites.

With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, The Growmaster software and its core team are unrivalled within the industry and the software will be integrated into our Agrilogik and Freshware modules to provide Affinitus’ existing growers with additional functionality.

The Growmaster product will become a complimentary product integrated with the suite of products within Agrilogik and the extended ERP platform.

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