The John Deere Operations Center, an online tool to access farm information, has received a new software update to better serve the needs and expanding interests of John Deere customers.
“The latest release of the John Deere Operations Center is a big step forward for our customers,” says Tyler Hogrefe, senior product manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. “We’re making machine and agronomic information available to users where they want it and when they need it. Users will be able see how their operation is performing, direct and adjust operations in the field, and seamlessly collaborate with trusted partners in order to increase efficiency and profitability.”
The new software release for the Operations Center allows growers to reduce their reliance on desktop software (such as Apex™) and to eventually adopt one system for their farm data management needs. This update will also more seamlessly connect in-cab monitoring technology such as SeedStar™ Mobile with Job Monitor and the 4600 CommandCenter™ Display.
The new tools and features available in the Operations Center include:
- Prescription Creator by Agrian®
- 4600 CommandCenter doc data compatibility
- SeedStar Mobile integration with Job Monitor
- New Notifications Center
- Data cleanup tools
- Setup Builder enhancements
- Shapefile export of application data
“The most significant update is our partnership with Agrian which gives our customers an opportunity to optimize their placement of inputs through the Prescription Creator,” explains Hogrefe. “This closely-integrated tool, available at no extra cost, allows growers and their consultants to easily construct management zones and variable rate prescriptions based on yield and moisture data. Prescriptions based on soil types will also be made available later in February 2016.”
The resulting prescription is then available in the Operations Center where it can be sent directly to the machines through wireless or mobile data transfer, downloaded to a USB stick, or shared with a partner directly within the application.