|The Logger's Edge is an accounting
program designed to work in tandem with your regular accounting system.
For many logging operations, Simply Accounting, Quickbooks, ACCPAC, Peachtree
Accounting are essential tools, but are limited in their ability to handle some
of the more important aspects of the logging business. Caribou’s logging
contractor software – The Logger's Edge
- is designed to fill that need.
Critical Features Missing in Many Accounting Packages
Ability to Handle Load Tickets -- from the complex nature of the load
attributes to the calculation of volumes to the payment of multiple vendors
Ability to Import Load Slip and Time Slip data -- mills can usually provide
a data file with your loads that can be imported
- Ability to Track Deliveries by Source and Destination Mill
- Ability to Handle Variable Overtime rules -- different jurisdictions and
employers apply a variety of runs regarding overtime
- Ability to Track Equipment Utilization and Costing -- time is money tracked
by type, whether it is production time, down time or maintenance time
- Ability to Track equipment Operating Costs from Out-of-Pocket Expenses to
These are just some of the key functions that are not handled sufficiently by
accounting packages. That's where The Logger's
Edge comes in: we try to fill the gaps in traditional accounting
packages for logging businesses.
What is the Logger's Edge?
The Logger's Edge Manages Your:
The Logger's Edge handles your load
slips and pay all your employees and
subcontractors for all phases related to timber harvesting. You can have an
unlimited number of phases (or activities) and individuals paid on any load
The Logger's Edge tracks and reports
production to the cut-block or tract level for each phase, machine or employee
for any time period. Set production goals for each harvesting phase by block
and machine and then compare them to actual values.
Use the reporting capabilities and integrate production, expense and revenue
information for blocks or tracts in progress or completed.
The Logger's Edge handles your time
slips and pay all your employees and subcontractors for all phases related to
timber harvesting. You can have any number of slips for an employee for a
day, reflecting all the different activities performed, or the equipment
operated, on that day
The Logger's Edge produces payroll
and accounts payable and receivable entries that can be input into your
accounting system. Know your revenues and expenses for both logging
operations and other contract work. With a few keystrokes, generate the
information to pay log trucks, subcontractors, and employees.
The Logger's Edge uses your time slips
to track equipment utilization and the hours worked by each machine. You can
set up standard costing rates (with or without the cost of the operator) and then
calculate your costs by activity and by work area. You can assign equipment to a
revenue stream (or contract) and calculate the profit earned for that revenue contract
Trucking or Hauling
The Logger's Edge allows you to manage your
own or subcontractor log trucks. You can pay them by weight, by the load, by distance.
You can even set a minimum pay amount. For those who track overloads, you can set up
overload weights by truck, by season, and then deduct truck pay for the amount of the
overload. Need to know round-trip times? The Logger's
Edge can track cycle times between your logging areas and the
mills to which you are making deliveries.
The Logger's Edge is a robust software
application that ensures the integrity of your data:
One Database: The Logger's Edge uses
Microsoft Access as its to store its data. What does this mean to you? It means:
All your data is stored in one place -- no more searching for the
right MS Excel file
Data is keyed in once. For example, if you setup an employee once,
you can use pick lists to fill in the employee's name anywhere else you
Changes cause all related to be updated automatically. For example, you
change an employee's name or employee number -- all time slips for the
employee are automatically updated.
You cannot make keypunch spelling errors. The database will NOT save data
that is not valid. For example, you set up employee Bob Feller with employee
number 1010 -- you cannot save a time slip with Bob's last name spelled Fellar
or with his number 1100.
The Logger's Edge is Configurable
Use The Logger's Edge to configure
your load tickets and daily employee time tickets so that they have only
those attributes that you want. What's more, you can name them anything you
want. The Logger's Edge supports
all different types of weight or volume measures so you can track or pay on
any basis (e.g., ton, tonne, cord, MBF, cubic metre) you need to. Date
formats? The Logger's Edge uses
whatever setting you have for your computer. You get to set the terminology
used in The Logger's Edge.
The Logger's Edge is Easy to Use
The The Logger's Edge has an intuitive
layout with easy to use data-entry and reporting. The Logger's
Edge uses default entries to make Time Slips and
Load Slips quick and simple to enter. A split-view allows users to quickly look
and choose an appropriate value for a field.
The The Logger's Edge provides the
combination of performance and ease of use to allow you to maximize your
profitability and productivity and give you that extra Edge
in your business.