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From the cab of a combine to crop genetics and drones, the agricultural industry has seen tremendous advancements in technology in recent years. But, what about your backend software? If you’re an ag retailers, it’s likely the application you’re running business with is more than 20 years old. Our team at Stoneridge Software has taken a singular interest in ag retailers, co-ops and processors. We went as far as creating a separate company called Levridge, dedicated to building the ideal solution to handle your complex needs. Our team has devoted countless hours and energy to this mission. We stepped up to the challenge with a team full of problem solvers who have a passion for creating a business application that will meet your needs in a modern and efficient way. Profitability will no longer need to be calculated on instinct and a spreadsheet. No more confusing invoices to growers, or clients that have to call in by phone to access information. Built on top of the Microsoft Dynamics platform Levridge is a cloud-based product, so your employees and clients can access it anywhere, anytime.

The Levridge solution for ag retailers is an end-to-end accounting, operations and customer relationship management solution, aimed at modernizing the ag retail business. Implemented by our knowledgeable and tenacious team at Stoneridge Software you’ll have the right solution and the right people to get you up and running. And we don’t just stop there. We know that in order for an implementation to be successful you need a support system behind you for the long haul. That’s us. We work with your team from the very beginning and our crew is still there in the end, providing you with the right assistance and connections to our community and abundant resources.

In addition to core financials, Microsoft Dynamics for ag retailers covers your industry specific needs.

Grower Relationship Management • Field Mapping & Planning • Field Contracts • Advanced Licensing & Certification • Dispatching & Blending

Using the many functions and features of customer relationship management (Dynamics CRM), Levridge has multiple tools to help the agronomist overcome challenges with tracking data related to the grower, employee and contractor. This includes providing access to vital historical information, addressing knowledge sharing amongst employees, application and chemical certifications, and licensing and DOT tracking. Vital features for the agronomist include Outlook integration, email tracking, visibility to sales activities and follow up. Most importantly, it provides a 360-degree view of the client in a way that is accessible to all team members who need it.

Futures & Options • Risk Management • Commodity Contracts • Settling & Invoicing • Mark to Market • Real-time DPR Long/Short

No more dealing with inflexible reporting. A modern cloud-based platform with integration to the Microsoft Office suite and the ability to work with multiple other software applications gives Levridge an enhanced commodity accounting experience. With a built-in connection to the back office and your accounting team, access to information is seamless. Built-in features address everything you need to run your business including: scale tickets, settlements, contracts, and outbound shipments.

Billing Splits • Prepayments • Volume Discounts & Rebates • Claims Management • Fleet, Logistics & Transportation • Procurement • P&L Reporting Across Locations & Regions

Split billing is a unique and necessary challenge for the ag industry. Levridge includes billing split management and the ability to clearly define splits by collecting data and using grower confirmation to maintain accuracy. The ag retail functionality includes the ability for customers and vendors to prepay and the opportunity to track and make adjustments based on consumption and usage. What about volume discounts and rebates? You’ll no longer need to track this on paper or in a separate spreadsheet. Levridge includes a modern and integrated approach to reaching low net pricing by seamlessly handling grower rebates and pricing. By taking advantage of the commissions, rebates and trade agreement set up functions that are native to the Dynamics 365 solution. 

Proposals, Contracts & Grain Bank • Feed Formulation • Veterinary Feed Directives

If your business needs to include ration balancing and veterinary feed directives (VFD), look no further. Levridge includes the unique feature of tracking consumption against VFDs, which is rare to find. Your ration balancing and formulas will no longer need to be housed in a spread sheet or a separate system. With built-in integration to accounting and operations modules, information entered can be tracked against inventory and flow straight to a production order, all contained in one system. You’ll have live access and a real-time view of inventory and products, across any device and accessible from anywhere.

Commodity Receiving • Settlements & Discounts • Manufacturing • Shipments & Invoicing • Lot Tracking • Risk Management

The Levridge solution handles the entire process of grain receiving, from the inbound scale ticket and grain delivery, to tracking all of the quantities for each delivery from each of your customers. Inbound grain is handled from purchase contract to receiving the grain to final payment. Grain processing components include: pricing the contracts, calculating quality discounts, as well as charges and fees. The end result of the inbound process is payment to the grower in their preferred method of either electronic ACH wire transfer or check. 

Commodity Tickets, Agronomy Tickets, Transfer Tickets, Industry-leading Speed, Real-time Synchronization

With the fastest-speed on the market, the Levridge scale is built with real-time synchronization, so you can see ticket information almost immediately. The Levridge scale can connect to any ERP system within minimal hardware and only one system to maintain and service. The Levridge scale is NTEP certified.

Stock Allocations • Equity Tracking • Equity Revolvement • Patronage Reporting

Due to the many factors involved and difficulty tracking revolving member equity and stock allocations, this has been traditionally handled outside of the central accounting application. It is very likely stored in Excel or some other system that integrates with your accounting or agribusiness solution. In Levridge you can manage your equity and stock allocations within ONE solution. Equity tracking, from build-up, to current balance to pay-out is handled within the Levridge solution.

Grower Relationship Management • Field Mapping & Planning • Field Contracts • Advanced Licensing & Certification • Dispatching & Blending

Using the many functions and features of customer relationship management (Dynamics CRM), Levridge has multiple tools to help the agronomist overcome challenges with tracking data related to the grower, employee and contractor. This includes providing access to vital historical information, addressing knowledge sharing amongst employees, application and chemical certifications, and licensing and DOT tracking. Vital features for the agronomist include Outlook integration, email tracking, visibility to sales activities and follow up. Most importantly, it provides a 360-degree view of the client in a way that is accessible to all team members who need it.

Futures & Options • Risk Management • Commodity Contracts • Settling & Invoicing • Mark to Market • Real-time DPR Long/Short

No more dealing with inflexible reporting. A modern cloud-based platform with integration to the Microsoft Office suite and the ability to work with multiple other software applications gives Levridge an enhanced commodity accounting experience. With a built-in connection to the back office and your accounting team, access to information is seamless. Built-in features address everything you need to run your business including: scale tickets, settlements, contracts, and outbound shipments.

Billing Splits • Prepayments • Volume Discounts & Rebates • Claims Management • Fleet, Logistics & Transportation • Procurement • P&L Reporting Across Locations & Regions

Split billing is a unique and necessary challenge for the ag industry. Levridge includes billing split management and the ability to clearly define splits by collecting data and using grower confirmation to maintain accuracy. The ag retail functionality includes the ability for customers and vendors to prepay and the opportunity to track and make adjustments based on consumption and usage. What about volume discounts and rebates? You’ll no longer need to track this on paper or in a separate spreadsheet. Levridge includes a modern and integrated approach to reaching low net pricing by seamlessly handling grower rebates and pricing. By taking advantage of the commissions, rebates and trade agreement set up functions that are native to the Dynamics 365 solution. 

Proposals, Contracts & Grain Bank • Feed Formulation • Veterinary Feed Directives

If your business needs to include ration balancing and veterinary feed directives (VFD), look no further. Levridge includes the unique feature of tracking consumption against VFDs, which is rare to find. Your ration balancing and formulas will no longer need to be housed in a spread sheet or a separate system. With built-in integration to accounting and operations modules, information entered can be tracked against inventory and flow straight to a production order, all contained in one system. You’ll have live access and a real-time view of inventory and products, across any device and accessible from anywhere.

Commodity Receiving • Settlements & Discounts • Manufacturing • Shipments & Invoicing • Lot Tracking • Risk Management

The Levridge solution handles the entire process of grain receiving, from the inbound scale ticket and grain delivery, to tracking all of the quantities for each delivery from each of your customers. Inbound grain is handled from purchase contract to receiving the grain to final payment. Grain processing components include: pricing the contracts, calculating quality discounts, as well as charges and fees. The end result of the inbound process is payment to the grower in their preferred method of either electronic ACH wire transfer or check. 

Commodity Tickets, Agronomy Tickets, Transfer Tickets, Industry-leading Speed, Real-time Synchronization

With the fastest-speed on the market, the Levridge scale is built with real-time synchronization, so you can see ticket information almost immediately. The Levridge scale can connect to any ERP system within minimal hardware and only one system to maintain and service. The Levridge scale is NTEP certified.

Stock Allocations • Equity Tracking • Equity Revolvement • Patronage Reporting

Due to the many factors involved and difficulty tracking revolving member equity and stock allocations, this has been traditionally handled outside of the central accounting application. It is very likely stored in Excel or some other system that integrates with your accounting or agribusiness solution. In Levridge you can manage your equity and stock allocations within ONE solution. Equity tracking, from build-up, to current balance to pay-out is handled within the Levridge solution.

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Managing Agronomy Plan to Sales Agreements in Levridge

There are many challenges facing ag retailers today, specifically when it comes to managing agronomy functions within your back office. Levridge helps to manage a plan to sales agreements, including discounting for growers. Within Levridge, your agronomists can plan...

Streamlining Seed Procurement for Ag Retailers with Levridge

They say nothing in life is guaranteed, and that certainly applies to seed procurement for ag retailers and growers. While seed for the spring planting season can be ordered months in advance, there’s never a certainty that specific blends or mixes will be available...

Simplifying Taxes in the Agriculture Industry with Levridge

Agriculture taxes are complex and vary depending on location, adding another layer of complexity to the ever-changing tax landscape. Manually tracking tax rates and changes is a cumbersome and error-prone process. Within Levridge, ag retailers have the ability to...

Finding IT Resources in Rural America – How Agriculture Co-ops are Adjusting

Rural areas across the United States are facing a reduction in population as younger generations are steadily leaving for metropolitan centers. This reduction in the rural workforce comes at a large cost to co-ops and ag retailers who need to update and automate...

Managing Fertilizer Contracts for Ag Retailers with Levridge

When fertilizer is contracted, a large quantity of product is being shipped and needs to be managed by the ag retailer, which is a big undertaking. Currently, most ag retailers are using an Access database to manage hundreds or thousands of lines of information...

Managing the Grower and Agronomist Relationship with Levridge

It's important for agronomists and growers to start managing the grower and agronomist relationship with Levridge. This will strengthen relationships and maximize sales potentials between the two. Levridge simplifies relationship management and streamlines this...

Automating and Streamlining Scale Tickets for Agriculture Operators

Agriculture scale operators know that every minute counts when processing trucks in and out of the yard. Without the right systems and processes in place, managing truck weights and the location of commodities can become manual and time consuming not only in the yard,...

Credit Limit Management for Ag Retailers

Credit limit management for ag retailers is a difficult and manual process to administer due to the number of different growers and combinations of growers. Even robust ERP systems are without the specific functionality that ag retailers need. The ability to...

How Agriculture Retailers are Streamlining Pricing with Levridge

Historically, ag retailers have had to juggle and comb through multiple spreadsheets or sources of information to find pricing information for each commodity and each customer. Trying to determine sales prices and applicable discounts for each individual customer, all...

Automate the Credit and Rebill Process for Ag Retailers with Levridge

In the ag retail business, it isn’t unusual to have multiple growers financially responsible for a sale. Depending on operations, a single grower might have different billing configurations for each situation or commodity. Without the right solution in place, tracking...

"Levridge is a Quantum Leap Forward"

“Levridge is a quantum leap forward in accounting and operations software for agriculture. We’re ecstatic about bringing this product to market and providing a more efficient and modern solution for ag businesses.”

– Eric Newell, CEO, Stoneridge Software

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About Stoneridge
Stoneridge Software is a unique Microsoft Gold Partner, with emphasis on partner. With specialties in Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we focus on attracting the most knowledgeable experts in the field to our team, and prioritize delivering stellar solutions with maximum impact for your business. At Stoneridge, we are deeply committed to your results. Each engagement is met with a dedicated team, ready to provide thorough, tailored, and expert service. Based in Minnesota, we intentionally “step into your shoes,” wherever you are. We focus on what you care about, and develop trusting, long-term relationships with our clients.

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