In times of tight margins, solutions for operating expenses become even more vital. One such solutions is to remote host software that allow all farm partners to be on the same page for crucial decision making– a solution that can be accomplished with AgCompass.
“With AgCompass, farm managers and consultants can look at farm data together in real time, securely from anywhere, allowing them to make informed and timely decisions that have a positive impact on the bottom line” said Nick Chambers, AgCompass business development manager. “AgCompass has been hosting software for agribusiness and CPA firms since 2003. Our solution provides the flexibility and collaboration that improves a farm’s efficiency, while producers maintain control and data independence.”
Daily data backups and software updates are handled by AgCompass, which further helps growers managing time and stress. The off-site back up keeps data safe from computer crashes or other on-farm disaster and remote access means partners can be in the know, no matter where they are.
“I don’t have to worry about going on vacation,” says Cheryl Walsh, who manages the finances and payroll of Cowser Field and Feedlot in Peoria, IL. “It is worth a lot knowing I can keep tabs on the company away from home with AgCompass.”
AgCompass is also used by CPA companies, a great advantage during tax season. By sharing the platform growers can collaborate through the cloud, eliminating travel expenses and reducing IT costs.
“With the shared environment, clients and our staff have easier access to their financial records and our staff can easily support them to maintain robust financial statements,” said John McNutt, a business consultant at Latta Harris. “With Ag Compass we help our clients reduce costs freeing up everyone to concentrate on adding value instead of moving files around.”
Sharing a background in agriculture and with Midwestern values, the IT Staff at AgCompass provides one-on-one technology support. However, the only requirements for the customer are an internet connected device and a secure connection to the AgCompass cloud server. Installation is easy and there’s nothing new to learn. Farms use the same software that they use now.