Spotlight has two agriculture specific templates; Dairy and Livestock.
The Dairy template combines some of the key metrics Livestock Agriculture businesses should focus on. These metrics are split across the Livestock Debt Metrics and Livestock Yield Metrics pages in Spotlight Reporting.
To make the most of the Agriculture - Livestock template, you will need to:
Most Agriculture metrics require financial and non-financial data. Therefore, you will need to collate and enter the following non-financial information into Spotlight:
You can manually enter the data into the non-financial tab under Customise Data. Alternatively, enter the data into this Excel template and import it into Spotlight using the excel import function on the Import tab.
Most report codes needed for the template are automatically assigned by Spotlight. However, for the metrics to calculate correctly you may need to assign some financial report codes manually. To do this, open Customise Data and locate the following accounts, then to assign the specified report code click the report code button.
Formula: (Trading Revenue - (Expenses - Tax - Interest Expenses)) / Interest Expenses
Report codes used: REV.TRA, EXP, EXP.TAX & EXP.INT
Formula: (Interest Expense / (Total Expenses - Cost of Sales)) * 100
Report codes used: EXP.INT, EXP and EXP.COS
Formula: Assets / Liabilities
Report codes used: ASS and LIA
Formula: Total Liabilities / (Total Assets - Total Liabilities)
Report codes used: LIA, ASS
Formula: Trading Revenue / Sales Transactions
Report codes used: REV.TRA and SAL.TRA
Report codes used: OPR.STO
Formula: Stock / Size
Report codes used: OPR.STO and OPR.SIZ
Formula: Trading Revenue / Size
Report codes used: REV.TRA and OPR.SIZ