Trimble has announced it’s combining three of its farm software products into a single data management platform.
Agri-Data Solutions will be consolidated with the Connected Farm and Farm Works Software programs to form Trimble Ag Software.
The integration of Agri-Data with Connected Farm had been expected since Trimble bought Agri-Trend and its Agri-Data software in late 2015.
The all-in-one platform will “assist farmers in viewing recommendations from their trusted advisors and making quick adjustments when necessary, viewing historical application records and tracking fleet locations with status updates,” according to the company. The software announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions event in Las Vegas on Monday.
To reduce lost efficiencies from data re-entry and USB transfers, Trimble Ag Software can be connected with Trimble’s hardware and hardware from other third-party manufacturer’s through Trimble’s API.
“In the consumer smartphone market, people are looking for hardware and software that works well together and makes life easier—the same is true for farmers,” noted Benjamin Allen, enterprise solutions manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “Agricultural technology can be very complex and farmers are adopting solutions that ease data transfer and provide enhanced mobile functionality.”
In addition to farmers, agronomists and farm advisors, the company says food processors are also interested in using Trimble Ag Software.
“Trimble understands our world, and that is very important to us,” said Craig Holcombe, senior director of Procurement of J. R. Simplot Company’s North American Food Group, in the news release from Trimble. “Today, people are asking, ‘What is the story behind our food?’ and ‘Where is our food coming from?’ Tracking information all the way back to the farm and the agronomic practices used by the farmer is an opportunity to provide our customers with that information.”