John Deere has improved the look, feel and navigation features of its popular cloud-based system — Operations Center — to bring new levels of clarity and organisation to farm data management. A new Work Planner feature also enables farmers to streamline their work setup experience and help operators begin working more quickly in the field.
Farmers can now use the Operations Center to collect and securely store their field, crop, and machine data from their connected machines for easy analysis and decision making. Since the system is cloud-based, it eliminates the need for transferring data via USB sticks.
“We know farmers are always on the move, which makes the mobile app version of Operations Center, more important than ever,” said Jennifer Badding, go-to-market manager – digital technology, with John Deere. “That’s why John Deere has made improvements to both versions, web and mobile, to make them look and function in a similar manner, so farmers have clear and easy access to their data from any device.”
To get the most from John Deere precision ag technologies, Badding said farmers need four things: A Generation 4 CommandCenter display, a StarFire receiver, a JDLink connection, and the Operations Center.
“A Generation 4 display gives farmers control of machine functions with more precision, right from the cab, and the StarFire receiver ensures accurate positioning. JDLink serves as the wireless connection between their machines and streams data from the Generation 4 display to the Operations Center,” explained Badding.
Using the Operations Center’s Work Planner feature, farmers can now define field specific work details such as variety, prescription, or guidance lines in advance to simplify the operator’s job in the cab.
The improved Operations Center brings clarity and organisation to farm data management, and can help farmers setup, plan, and monitor their field work, and analyse their data to make sound business decisions.
Features include the ability to setup fields, varieties, and products and sync them to the display via a JDLink connection; plan fieldwork with the Work Planner to improve operator efficiency and reduce data entry errors; monitor equipment and fieldwork from anywhere using the Operations Center mobile app to optimise productivity and job quality; and analyse the performance of fields, varieties, and products with the new Analysis tools to turn this year’s results into next year’s plans.
The improved Operations Center is already active online, and the iOS version for Apple mobile products is available in the Apple App Store. The Android version will be available from Google Play in the coming weeks. New users can create an Operations Center account at OperationsCenter.Deere.com or contact their local John Deere dealer for more information.