The sheer magnitude of tagging and tracking a cannabis product from planting, harvesting, manufacturing, packaging, testing, distribution, and retail sales requires a resolute mindset. It’s not controversial to say that seed to sale tracking is intimidating to many people in the regulated cannabis marketplace. After all, seed to sale tracking is the opposite of legacy cannabis cultivation and distribution practices that existed in the underground market for decades.
While an Excel® document, notebook, or maybe even a cocktail napkin may have worked in the past for tracking cannabis grows, orders, and sales, those days are gone for licensed cannabis businesses. To that end, BLAZE Grow simplifies the complex seed to sale compliance issues that encompass the modern cannabis marketplace.
What Makes BLAZE Grow Different?
Our cloud-based, seed-to-sale software solution was designed by cultivators for cultivators. Simply put, we understand the cannabis marketplace because we’re part of it. We’re proud of that fact, and we’re growing alongside the industry by developing the right mix of tracking tools, data management, and seed to sale insight so you can concentrate on doing your job each and every day. This means complying with the Metrc® tracking platform (and others) required by many state regulators. Taking it a step further, compliance warnings are built into our cloud-based seed-to-sale cultivation platform.
BLAZE Grow Seed to Sale Cultivation Management
The basic idea of tracking software is to simplify your daily cultivation operations by placing them into three software buckets:
1. Cultivator Centric Operations Interface
Clutter is not a good thing whether it’s on your desk or on your home screen, and the key to good software is ensuring that it provides more of what you need and less of what you don’t. We designed BLAZE Grow so it incorporates the priorities and needs of cannabis cultivators without making it complicated and seamlessly integrates with Metrc.
2. Quick Visibility into Plants and Inventory
Searching for answers is not fun when your distributor or manufacturer wants to close a sale and has a question about your inventory. We want you to be able to respond in real-time when questions about the grow-cycle, harvesting, and inventory status come up.
3. A Single Pane of Glass for Multi-License Locations
We decided it was best to provide a clear view of your cultivation operations through a single pane of glass. While this IT concept can seem a bit wonky ⎼ in reality this means we make all your prioritized information accessible in one screen. Stop toggling back and forth between various platforms, screens, or sources to get the data you need. We put it all in one place so that you can relax and enjoy the view.
BLAZE Grow Sales Management
We needed four buckets for sales management:
1. Back-Office Centric Sales Interface
This is where the rubber meets the road, or perhaps where the plant meets the soil for cannabis sales management. This is about managing your hard data throughout your supply chain and it goes a long way for reducing inaccurate inventory and supply information.
2. Detailed Inventory Reporting
Ever heard of FIFO? No, it is not the name of a famous celebrity cat on Instagram. It’s an IT and inventory acronym that stands for First In, First Out. Cannabis consumers place a premium on freshness, especially when it comes to flower. Detailed inventory reporting, among other things, helps keep your inventory sorted by harvest and packaging dates so you can be sure you’re shipping the right products at the right time.
3. Create Compliant Manifests for Transfer
BLAZE Grow makes processing transfers within Metrc easy! From Shipping Manifests, a template transfer can be created that is sent directly to the synced Metrc account. This is one more way to save time, increase efficiency and decrease errors which frees up time for other priorities.
4. Transfer Templates Minimize Data Entry into Metrc
Let’s be honest, most people do not enjoy doing basic data entry by hand. At scale, it can be tedious and is ripe for facilitating human errors. This can cause issues if not caught early on before the proverbial snowball turns into an avalanche. Templates simplify the process by using routine pre-filled data sets which reduce the amount of manual entry required for compliance information.
How Can We Help?
The BLAZE Grow concept is to help you and your company thrive. The entire regulated cannabis marketplace is in a startup phase so anything you can do to improve your bottom line and day to day inventory management is essential for growing your business. We get it. We’ve been in your shoes, so let us help you lead the way. Contact us for a demo or with any questions. We’d love to talk with you.