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Software – Business Plan and Operational Management Design System

Designed for the gourmet mushroom industry by a professional system design team and tested in practice, this ground-breaking Microsoft® Excel-based Mushroom Business Plan and Operational Management Design System© is now internationally available to commercial and industrial start-ups and existing commercial gourmet mushroom cultivation enterprises. Not only will the system prevent inaccurate and unrealistic predictions and operations based on inadequate business plans, it will also allow the company / production manager to accurately predesign the entire operation via the mushroom business plan. Most importantly, the system will keep track of all related aspects of the cultivation process for daily accurate operational management.

To get maximum use of the Mushroom Business Plan and Operational Management Design System, we have compiled the Mushroom Business Design Guide© which provides step-by-step interpretation of the operational management system to operate at optimum levels for maximum profitability. Additional emphasis will be on the know-how to understand substrate formulation design. The Mushroom Business Design Guide can be purchased separately. 

The Mushroom Business Plan and Operational Management Design System orders are now open: 

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Microsoft® Excel-based Mushroom Business Plan and Operational Management Design System©

The focus areas of the Business Plan and Operational Management Design System are as listed in the table of contents (pages 3-5) of the Mushroom Business Design Guide:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

About the Authors / Designers

Adriaan

Adriaan Smit completed mushroom training courses at the Centrum voor Champignonteelt Onderwijs, Horst, The Netherlands and the International Mycological Institute (CABI BioSciences), Egham, Surrey, England. He holds a Magister of Science degree in Plant Pathology (Mycology) and a Doctoral degree in Microbiology (Mycology) from the Universities of Stellenbosch and Free State respectively. A successful 25 year scientific career, including Scientist of the Year Award and organiser and chairperson of the 1st Educational Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Conference preceded his current position as managing director of the South African Gourmet Mushroom Academy. As commercial mushroom cultivator, he was selected as one of four national finalists in the FNB Enablis Business LaunchPad Competition, an achievement which reflects a high level of entrepreneur potential and commitment.

Markus

Co-author Markus Peter-Erik Janssens is endowed with a love of the business world. Following completion of an Honors and a Master’s degree in the Science Faculties of the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town (UCT) respectively, he started a software business with a friend. He soon thereafter graduated as a prestigious Gold Medalist from the MBA programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business. Of Dutch descent and company director of a research business he is excited at sharing a wealth of international experience in the world of business planning, marketing and sales. Being treasurer to the Royal Society of South Africa he combines his interest in finance with a fascination of science. Involvement as Allan Gray Mentor to talented young people helps him positively influence the next generation of South Africans.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT CURRENCY

Each product has two different rates, the

  1. Discounted SADC member rate as listed in ZAR (South African Rand) and the
  2. International non-SADC rate as stated in EURO

Discounted SADC member rate as listed in ZAR
Participants from SADC countries www.sadc.int/member-states qualify for the discounted rate as listed in ZAR (South African Rand), but ONLY when paid in ZAR, either directly via

  • Manual EFT
  • Instant EFT by Payfast, or the
  • Payfast payment gateway

International non-SADC rate as stated in EURO
Participants from non-SADC countries should use the secure PayPal gateway to pay the rate as stated in EURO, either directly via

  • PayPal, or the
  • PayPal debit / credit card options (PayPal account is not a prerequisite to these card payments)

BUSINESS PLAN AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT DESIGN SYSTEM

Once-off licensing fee: R 15 500 deposit + R 1 500 x 23 months | € 1120 deposit + € 120 x 24 months

Designer: Cape Connoisseur Champignons (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town. Copyright© protected. All worldwide rights reserved. In Microsoft® Excel XLSX format

Software development costing is directly proportional to the size of the software and its user base. The size is defined by the number of screens / pages is has. The all-inclusive Business Plan and Operational Management Design System© has 32 screens / pages and the contents focus on the following:

  • System Overview
  • Excel-based System Design
  • Simple Excel Formulas
  • Settings
  • Spawn Run
  • Cultivation Cycle
  • System Diagram – Reference
  • System Diagram – Substrate Formulation
  • System Diagram – Spawn Run Tables
  • System Diagram – Cultivation Tables
  • System Diagram – Financial Tables
  • Table Specification – Ingredient Analysis
  • Table Specification – Substrate Formulation
  • Table Specification – Substrate Mixture
  • Table Specification – Species Strain
  • Table Specification – Spawn Run Room
  • Table Specification – Spawn Run Cycle
  • Table Specification – Spawn Run Room Movement
  • Table Specification – Spawn Run Room Data Actual
  • Table Specification – Spawned Substrate Cold Storage
  • Table Specification – Cultivation Room
  • Table Specification – Cultivation Specification
  • Table Specification – Cultivation Cycle
  • Table Specification – Cultivation Room Movement
  • Table Specification – Cultivation Room Data Actual
  • Table Specification – Cultivation Room Flush
  • Table Specification – Invoice and Credit Note
  • Table Specification – Cost
  • Table Specification – Asset
  • Table Specification – Master Lists
  • Ingredient Analysis Table
  • Substrate Mixture Table
  • Substrate Formulation Table
  • Species Strain Table
  • Supplier Table
  • Spawn Run Room Table
  • Spawn Run Cycle Table
  • Spawn Run Room Movement Table
  • Spawn Run Room Data Actual Table
  • Spawned Substrate Cold Storage Table
  • Cultivation Room Table
  • Cultivation Specification Table
  • Cultivation Cycle Table
  • Cultivation Room Movement Table
  • Cultivation Room Data Actual Table
  • Cultivation Room Flush Table
  • Customer Table
  • Invoice Table
  • Cost Type Table
  • Asset Class and VAT Rate Table
  • Cost Table
  • Asset Table
  • Operational VAT Report
  • Asset Ratio Report
  • Data Model Measures and Pivot Tables
  • Performance Measures for the Spawn Run and Cultivation Cycle
  • Biological Efficiency
  • Biological Efficiency Scenarios

Terms and Conditions
Cape Connoisseur Champignon (Pty) Ltd (the licensor) grants the licensee (individual / company / site personnel related to a specific production site) the right to use the Mushroom Business Plan and Operational Management Design System© as a tool to optimise mushroom production / product development at a site with known geographic coordinates. If the licensee or his / her company duplicates the production facilities e.g. through franchising or satellite production facilities in other areas, each of these will be in need of a separate licensing agreement with the licensor. Licensor is in no event liable for any errors or deficiencies in software.


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