Decision Support Platform

Data management software is a useful tool when managing on-farm data to make critical management decisions, but the wide selection of systems makes it difficult to know which program would be best suited for a specific application. Olds College uses all platforms, using the same farm data, to provide a full comparison of the costs, performance, features and security that each system offers.

Funder: internal funding.  

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Decision Support Platform Comparison

Decision Support Platform

Data management software is a useful tool when managing on-farm data to make critical management decisions, but the wide selection of systems makes it difficult to know which program would be best suited for a specific application. Olds College uses all platforms, using the same farm data, to provide a full comparison of the costs, performance, features and security that each system offers.

Funder: internal funding.

By allowing farmers to collect and manage their data it allows for better opportunities to make informed decisions with the hope of improving bottom line. We can evaluate the cost, in terms of time and effort involved as well as upfront charges to utilize the software. This will allow farmers to see if there is financial benefit in paying for a software and using it for data management and evaluation of in season applications. We can help to remove the buzz and see what aspects work well and sync nicely with other equipment and platforms and which platforms could use some further development to be more user friendly.

Project Type: Comparison

Start Date: November 2018

Trimble Ag Software

FCC AgExpert Field

My Farm Manager

Farm Command

Climate Fieldview

Financial Tracking

Marketing Planner

Inventory Tracking

Equipment Management

 

Farm Map

Individual fields only

Scouting

Interoperability

Zone/ Prescription
Creation Ability

Yield and Profit Maps/Reports

Profit reports only

Split Fields/Change
Field Boundaries

Weather

Imagery and Analytics

Multi Layer Data Capability

Key Feature

Scouting reports with photos, farm map view and ease of app.

Quick financial snapshot for each field as $$/ac and profitability screen.

Field overview, ease of access to data. Marketing suite capabilities. Decisive Farming created zone maps and prescriptions delivered through software.

Actionable insights and analytics. Multitude of data and imagery available. Farmers Edge created zone maps and prescriptions delivered through software.

Quality imagery and prescription building capability.

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