Cannabis Data Collection: METRC vs 3rd Party Software
Commercial cannabis growers are responsible for reporting all plant related activities to their state. Many states have selected METRC as their track and trace reporting software. While every grower needs to understand how METRC works, there are now 3rd party softwares that make compliance with state reporting requirements a breeze.
Trym is cannabis farm management software that created this infographic to touch on some of the differences in using METRC versus another software provider. Learn more about their software product here: https://trym.io/
Visual Communication - 20%
Design - 30%
Content - 30%
Usability - 50%
Using a clear color-coding system for the 2 types of software, this design lists benefits and disadvantages to the systems. The cannabis leaves in the top corners help explain some of the subject matter, but nothing visually represents software, which is the main topic. Apart from the logo for the third party software, and icons for the first points in each column, all information is communicated solely through text. And without an introduction or conclusion, it's tough to tell from the design alone what these software options are and what you need to know in order to understand the differences. In all the design lacks context and visual communication. We'd give this an F.