MAPS2000 – Milk Assembly And Procurement System

MAPS2000 is an integrated suite of software modules for those engaged in the purchase, transport, processing or sale of milk. The system focuses on areas where the Dairy Industry has distinctive requirements.

The system is modular in design; a customer need purchase only those modules currently of interest. Other modules can be easily added later and can use the data already stored in the system.

MAPS2000 has been installed by over 60 organisations in the Ireland, the UK and Canada. It is suitable for an organisation of any size. Some of our customers have many thousands of farmers and use the system over wide area networks to control their milk procurement operations for many sites. On the other hand, some of our customers produce specialist products with milk from tens of farms.

The modules :

The modules currently available in the MAPS2000 system include :

  • MILK MANAGER
  • LABORATORY
  • QUOTA
  • FARMER PAYMENT
  • TRANSPORT MANAGER
  • MILK CONTROL
  • TRANSPORT PLANNING
  • TRANSHIPMENT
  • ROUTE ALLOCATION

New modules are added to the system on an ongoing basis.

  • WEIGHBRIDGE
  • LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)
  • FARMER LIAISON
  • SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT
  • TRACEBILITY
  • CUSTOMER BILLING
  • COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
  • WEB
  • SMS MESSAGING

A Solution for the whole enterprise :

MAPS2000 has been specifically developed to run on networks of standard PCs running Windows operating systems. It has been developed using Microsoft tools to the Microsoft Windows standard so that it looks and feels like other Microsoft applications such as Excel and Word.

It is a client/server application and is ODBC compatible. This means that you can store the data in the database of your choice. We currently have clients using ORACLE, SQL Server and Visual FoxPro databases.

Care has been taken to minimise the impact of the system on network traffic. Because the amount traffic generated by the system is low it can run effectively on weak Wide Area Networks. Some of our clients have employees who use the system from home over a standard telephone line

It is possible to control the access of users to the system. Each user has a password. The modules to which each user is allowed access are stored in the database. When a user logs onto the system the menu structure they receive contains only those options they are allowed to access. This access can be further restricted to read-only if required.

There is a comprehensive audit trail on the system. All changes made are recorded against the user that made them. The time and date of the change is also recorded. For security this information is held in a separate audit tables.

We have developed a COMMUNICATIONS manager module to control the dissemination of information from the system by different channels i.e. print, fax, e-mail. This module allows the user to specify for a report which farmers are to receive a copy of a report and in which format(s) they are to receive it.

Our SMS MESSAGING module allows data from the system relating to Laboratory Results, Milk Volumes, Payment or Quota to be transmitted in text to mobile phones.

Contact

UDS Software • 54 Main Street • Rathfarnham • Dublin 14

Tel: 01 443 3481 (Ireland)

Tel: 020 8816 8303 (UK)

Tel: +353 1 443 3481 (International)

Email: info@uds-software.com