Typica: Software for Coffee Roasting Operations

Green Coffee Inventory Tracking

Sometimes I get email from people who are either entering fake or nonsensical data or people who are dealing with staff engaging in that kind of behavior. It should come as no surprise (and yet it seems to) that if you make up nonsense while doing data entry, reports generated based on that input will not be useful. Garbage in, garbage out.

In many cases this is because whoever is doing that data entry just dove into using Typica without reading the documentation, never really explored the various interfaces, and they're just trying to do what they need to do despite not really knowing what they're doing. Sometimes just doing whatever looks like things are working fine and it isn't until you go back and really start trying to use different reports that it becomes clear that you've messed up your data.

I've found that more people are willing to watch a video explaining how to do things in Typica than are willing to read the same in the documentation so to try to cut down on this sort of email, I've put together a new video that goes over the major data entry tasks related to green coffee inventory tracking in Typica. If you're doing data entry in a way that feels weird to you, watch this and see if there's an easier, more natural way to do whatever. Similarly, if your staff is having trouble understanding the importance of accurate and consistent data entry practices, have them watch this. Hopefully it helps.