Press Releases   November 06, 2020

DataConnect empowers multi-brand fleet

image illustrating DataConnect cloud concept

The DataConnect cloud concept

Crestmead, Queensland (6 November, 2020) — Innovative platform, DataConnect, a system which allows the real-time exchange of machine data between John Deere, CLAAS and 365FarmNet platforms, has gone live.

Similar to the way ISOBUS enables different brands of equipment to communicate in the paddock, DataConnect is designed to connect multiple manufacturer cloud platforms, so data can securely and smoothly be exchanged between them.

John Deere Precision Ag Segment Manager, Ben Kelly, said the DataConnect system meant farmers would be able to monitor their entire machinery fleet using their preferred platform, without having to switch portals or manually transfer data from one system to another.

“DataConnect allows customers who have a mixed fleet or are in the process of transitioning from one manufacturer to another, to have their data seamlessly connect,” he said.

Mr Kelly said one of the greatest barriers to the adoption of digital technologies has been the incompatibility of data between manufacturers and the landmark partnership with John Deere, Claas, and 365FarmNet is another step towards removing that barrier.

“By simplifying the way farmers collect data across their fleet we are helping them compile high-quality information and insights,” he said.

“This is vital given the results gained through precision agriculture are directly linked to the quality of the data fed into the system.”

The structure of direct cloud-to-cloud technology enables a smooth flow of information without any effort or inputs from the operator. Farmers can view five key machine data sets including current and historical machine location, fuel tank level, working status and speed.

Mr Kelly said access to these data sets will allow customers to monitor their fleet remotely and provide peace of mind equipment is operating in the correct location and completing work as directed.

Farmers do not require any additional hardware and software components to implement DataConnect and further partners and functionality will be added in the future.

For more information customers can talk to their local Dealer, or visit

About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at in New Zealand at

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