PickTrace Named “Labor Management Solution of the Year” By AgTech Breakthrough

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in Agricultural & Food Technologies Around the Globe

GLENDALE, CALIF., AUGUST 25, 2022 – PickTrace, the only all-in-one labor management suite for agriculture with paperless hiring, time & productivity tracking, and employee payments, today announced it has been selected as the “Labor Management Solution of the Year” in the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global agricultural and food technology markets today.

PickTrace enables organizations to rapidly hire & re-hire their workforce by digitizing the I-9 & W-4 document completion & storage process, removing the need for paper onboarding packets and manual data entry of employee details into payroll systems.

We’re here for our valued customers and will continue to develop solutions that are focused on solving real business challenges for our customers – Harrison Steed, Co-Founder and President of PickTrace.

PickTrace’s labor management suite offers real-time performance visibility across field labor, insights into job and block level costing, while ensuring a business is operating in compliance with federal, state, and local wage & hour regulations.

PickTrace’s proprietary Compliance Engine takes away the complexities and burden of payroll calculations & compliance, by automating the process of calculating piece paid breaks, NPT, OT, and DT, generating accurate and compliant gross payroll calculations.

As the only all-in-one labor management solution, PickTrace offers the ability to pay your workforce via the PickTrace PayCard, providing a streamlined card issuance process that is integrated into the hiring workflow. The PickTrace PayCard removes the headache of printing and distributing checks on a weekly basis, as well as removing the burden employees & employers face with activating traditional payroll card products that are not designed for the agriculture workforce.

“Labor represents the largest cost center across the fresh produce industry, representing 60%+ of a growers operating cost. As growers experience a continued rise in labor cost, the industry has been challenged to understand how they can effectively manage their rising labor cost, remain compliant, and drive a profitable growing operation,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director, AgTech Breakthrough. “The powerful balance of world class implementation practices and customer-centric solutions enables PickTrace to improve the lives of employees across the entirety of their customers’ operations. They’re our choice for 2022’s ‘Labor Management Solution of the Year.’”

The mission of the annual AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of agricultural and food technology categories, including Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based agricultural technologies, farm management, indoor farming, food quality, data analytics and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 1,600 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“This award from AgTech Breakthrough is a wonderful acknowledgement of all of our team’s hard work and dedication to creating valuable solutions for the agriculture community. With our typical customer having hundreds to thousands of employees, we focus on building solutions for the industry that enable large operations to manage their workforce in a more efficient manner, better understand their labor cost & performance in real-time, to enable more informed decision making throughout their business.” said Harrison Steed, Co-Founder and President of PickTrace. “As an example, a grower can make an informed decision to switch from hand thinning to chemical thinning based on real-time costing data PickTrace supplies; or identify fraud and ghost employees that can result in thousands in savings. We’re here for our valued customers and will continue to develop solutions that are focused on solving real business challenges for our customers.”

PickTrace is uniquely positioned to continue delivering breakthrough technologies through its exceptional customer relationships and team of more than 60 individuals. PickTrace was founded by the Steed brothers, who grew up on Fairfield Farms LLC in Pauma Valley, CA, and is the largest AgTech software company focused on labor management.

About PickTrace
PickTrace provides labor management solutions for enterprise farms. We are building the agricultural management system of the future, with unparalleled customer empathy in the lowest adopting vertical of technology. Our SaaS products serve the largest fresh produce growers in the world, and are used by tens of thousands of farmworkers each day.

PickTrace is a YCombinator company, and raised a Series B in early 2022 from a long-term oriented investment firm with a terrific track record of building multi-billion dollar software companies. Since then, we have grown from 10 to more than 60 team members, including an outstanding product & engineering team focused on best-of-breed modern technologies.

Our co-founders Austin and Harrison Steed started the company by building software solutions for their family’s blueberry and avocado farm in Southern California. We understand this industry deeply and are primed to deliver a transformative technology vision.

About AgTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in agricultural & food technologies, services, companies, and products around the world. The AgTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of AgTech companies and solutions in categories including farm management, indoor farming, FoodTech, automation, IoT and robotics, FoodTech, analytics, and more. For more information visit AgTechBreakthrough.com.

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