Our simplified accounting procedures provide Members with real savings in terms of time and money. Monthly direct debit payments mean no cheques to write no stamps to purchase and no envelopes to write and post. To aid cash flow management, all direct debit payment dates are notified annually in advance. We offer a Master card system, supported by our bankers Lloyds, which can be used anywhere that accept credit card payments. This spend will appear as one easy transaction on your Fram Farmers statement and payable as part of your Fram Farmers payments.
Member farm businesses have highly secure password protected access to their own Members area (part of the Fram Farmers website). This allows them access to all market information, purchase orders, grain sales contracts, a searchable supplier directory, the ability to view statements and invoices and the opportunity to order online to both their main account and contract farming accounts. A dedicated Members email address is available for you to email us any account queries which is monitored by a team of staff, ensuring your queries are actioned as soon as possible.
Members receive a monthly statement around the middle of the month, an interim statement is also available on request, copies of the original supplier invoices are attached to these statements, enabling Members to identify the exact purchase price. These statements are available as an emailed document meaning they get to you quicker than the traditional postal system, which also attracts a discount off your annual membership. You can obtain copies easily online at any time. Live balances are available in the Members section, showing how your debt is building up over the month, assisting with all important cash flow decisions.
Fram Farmers has made significant investment in its computer systems over the years and continues to invest to ensure running costs of the business are kept as low as possible and also to ensure Members have access to all the information they require about their account, market price trends and products supply information for example.
Electronic invoice processing systems allow an ever increasing number of purchase invoices to be processed more efficiently. We are also able to offer a CSV file of your statements, providing all the information we capture from the invoices, which can potentially be uploaded direct into your farm accounting software.
Text messaging enables quick and easy communication with Members and is used regularly to keep them informed of pricing information in particular with regard to grain marketing and fuel purchasing.
Member identity cards are provided to allow Members to book goods direct from suppliers through their Fram Farmers account. These include credit card style and key fob cards which means they are always handy when you or your staff wish to purchase on your Fram Farmers account. Correct Member codes must always be quoted to allow us to allocate the invoice to your account.
We can also provide, if requested, separate Member accounts to reflect different farming interests. These accounts will identify specific transactions relevant to the nominated enterprise along with their own statement.