Modern businesses rely on technology and innovation to streamline workflow, facilitate communication between different departmental functions, perform advanced financial tracking, as well as provide a centralized control for all the functions of doing business. Traditional farming methods are not often equated with type of farming technology, but that is changing. Digital farming is one of the fastest growing areas of innovation and it’s going mainstream.
There are many solutions on the market, the most common focus on one aspect of farming: profit and transaction, crop management, or crop marketing, and so on. They all can work very well; the issue is, that they are not designed to integrate with each other, setting the farmer up as the main source of oversight and integrating one system’s data into the other. This requires a lot of time to manage and if the farmer is not a data expert, can lead to a lot of error. What’s needed, are solutions common to business software, such as an integrated system for farm management and new farming technology.
Farm Management Systems (FMS) give the farmer something they haven’t had enough of: efficiency, cost control, and more time.
Farm Management Systems (FMS) allow farmers to streamline their business cycles with software that performs advanced planting calculations, syncs with onboard farming equipment computers for precision harvesting, and provides transactional bookkeeping to track profit. Future farming technology involving drones that water, weed, and pollinate can be added to the management software. FMS allows farmers to have complete and total control across all sectors of their business all in one resource. Thus, giving the farmer something they haven’t had enough of: efficiency, cost control, and more time.
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