MARGINSMART® realizes that you may have a variety of needs for individuals that may need access to your price risk management and profitability data. We designed MARGINSMART® to meet these various needs. Do you have a nutritionist that you would like to enter your feed ingredient and ration info? Do you have a financial analyst that you would like to share certain info with? Do you have an employee that you would like to enter farm data, but you don’t want them to see your farm’s overall financial results? If you answered “Yes” to any of these, MARGINSMART® has you covered and allows you to designate a user at one of the following four levels:
- Basic- Generally can only see and enter basic information, but cannot see financial results. Has access to the Ingredients, Rations, Cows, Grown Feed and Market tabs. This would be utilized if you have an employee that you would like to enter the vast majority of your data, but you do not want them to actually see any reports or enter anything that is specifically related to financial metrics.
Nutritionist- This access is very similar to the basic and also has access to the Ingredients, Rations, Cows, Grown Feed and Market tabs. However, in addition, this access allows the user to also see the “Projected Feed Ingredient Usage Report”.
Analyst- Allows the user to be able to see and enter information in any area of the program. The limitation here is on the overall reports that the user is able to see. Only the “Projected Milk Production and Value”, “Open Price Risk Position” and the “Projected Feed Ingredient Usage” reports can be viewed by an individual with this access.
Manager- Has complete access to all data and all reports. Keep in mind that you can apply any level to any individual that you choose. For example if you want to give “Manager” access to someone who does not manage your farm – that is OK, or if you want to give “Nutritionist” access to someone other than your nutritionist – that is also OK.
The ability to allow multiple users in your program at the same time makes communications much easier when 2 or more people are not physically in the same place. Each user that has access can be viewing the same information about your dairy while you communicate by phone or any other media. This is great for discussions with nutritionists or other consultants.