Getting started with Cropster Origin

This manual will introduce the basic steps of getting started with Cropster Origin.

Cropster Origin Permissions 

The Cropster Origin permissions determine which users can register batches at a wet or dry mill. 
💡 When using Origin Permissions you need to add at least one member with the type "wet mill" or "dry mill" to your Supply Network. 

Creating Permissions

By following the steps below you can create Permissions:

  1. Log into the online platform C-sar.
  2. Click on the gear-png-2 Gear icon on the top right side of the page.
  3. Select Origin Settings.
  4. Navigate to Permissions on the left side of the page. 
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  5. Select a Mill by typing the name into the empty field. 
  6. Enter a prefix. 
    💡 It must be 2-3 uppercase characters only. 
  7. Select a Manager from the Users list.
  8. Click on Save to submit.

Assigning Permissions

The user responsible for entering the information about coffee at a particular mill is called the Mill manager. This role should be assigned when adding the user.

At least one Permission is needed to be assigned before the coffee can be registered.

Deleting Permissions

By following the steps below you can delete Permissions:

  1. Complete the steps 1-4 written above
  2. Select the user(s) you would like to delete.
  3. Click on the DeleteIcon (1)-png-2 Delete icon next to their names. 
  4. A message will pop up on the screen:
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  5. Confirm by clicking on the Delete option. 

Permissions are not recoverable and the prefix used with a deleted permission cannot be reused.

Cropster Origin Supply Network

The Supply Network consists of contacts that are the organizations or the individuals who produce, process and handle coffee.

Each contact has a type such as:
  • Field
  • Farm
  • Association
  • Cooperative
  • Community
  • Wet mill
  • Dry mill

Creating suppliers 

By following the steps below you can create suppliers:

  1. Log into the online platform C-sar.
  2. Navigate to More on the main menu bar.
  3. Select Supply network.
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  4. Click on +Add member
  5. Enter the following details:
    * is indicating mandatory fields
    • Member name*
    • Member number
    • Contact Person full name
    • Member type*
    • Email
    • Phone
    • Association
    • Notes
    • Address
  6. Click on Create member to submit.

When using Origin Permissions you must first create at least one member with the type Wet mill or Dry mill.

When using Coffee registration you must first create at least one contact with the type Farm or Field. 

Cropster Origin Settings 

Configuring Origin Settings allows you to set default values to match the workflow for your producing and exporting business:

General Settings 

The General Settings apply to the Origin application:
  • Crop year: Enter the year(s) for the current harvest season. This information will be attached to each batch of coffee when it's registered.
    💡 We recommend to update this value every year. 
  • Weight units: These are the default units you use to record the weight of your coffee. (i.e. kg, lb, quintal, 60kg bag etc.)
    • Received weight unit: The unit you use to record coffee delivered by your suppliers, this is before processing. 
    • Stored weight unit: The unit you use to record coffee entered into your warehouse, this is after processing and before dry-milling
    • Green weight unit: The unit you use prepare your coffee for export, this is after dry-milling.

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  • Reception information
    Set the defaults for your coffee reception. In what state you receive coffee, if you record the gross weight and price paid, and in which currency.

    • Received state: The state of coffee delivered by your suppliers, this is before processing (i.e. 'cherry')
    • Currency: This is the monetary unit you use to pay your suppliers.Screenshot 2024-02-07 at 09.52.30
  • Coffee separation: 

    Do you separate the coffee you receive into parts based on quality? (i.e. unripe, ripe, over-ripe, dry) Select one from the following answers. 

      • No separation: When receiving coffee, I only record 1 weight
      • Separation by weight: I will weigh and record each part separately.
      • Separation by percentage: I will sample the coffee in order to estimate the percentage of each part.
      • Separation by supplier: Each supplier brings me coffee already separated by quality, and I will weight each part.      
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📚 Learn more about how to set up the coffee separation modes to split a batch into multiple parts.

  • Quality format: The Quality format controls which options show up under the dropdown at the Part field at the Define Parts section
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  • Define the parts: Set the default number of parts each batch should be separated into. For each part you may also set default values for the process, project and whether the part should be piled.
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You can't add parts when No separation is selected. You can't change the default parts when Separation by supplier is selected. 

  • Yield factor:  Select how the relationship between coffee states should be displayed.
    • Ratio
    • Percentage
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  • Error tolerance: Define the tolerance between actual amounts and estimates. Highlight actual amounts if the deviation from the estimate is bigger or smaller than this value. The highlights are visible on the Batch list and Batch details pages.    Screenshot 2024-02-07 at 10.04.32

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Congratulations! You are now ready to start with Cropster Origin. 

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