Press Release September 08, 2016
John Deere opens data platform to other software suppliers
The “More Tools” page in John Deere’s Operations Center provides information and links to solutions from other companies that are using the open data platform.
The John Deere Operations Center delivers value to farmers with tools and features that enable them to easily access farm information to better manage their operations. They are able to see what is happening, analyse performance and collaborate with partners to gain insights, increase profits, and direct their plans with more precision in the field.
A new page, “More Tools”, recently released within the Operations Center, provides information and links to solutions from other companies that are utilising the John Deere open data platform. This powerful arrangement allows farmers to access the tools they need from many top Ag software providers while still keeping their data housed in a single location for simplicity and convenience.
“This new page represents a significant step forward for our John Deere precision Ag data solutions,” says Kevin Krieg, software segment manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. “Growers will now have the ability to not only use our premium Ag data management solution with the John Deere Operations Center, but they will be able to customise their own ‘data toolbox’.”
An example of this collaboration is the work being done with a satellite imagery company which will use field boundaries located within the farmer’s Operations Center to locate and organise imagery files. This is easier and more efficient because the grower doesn’t have to recreate his entire field setup in multiple systems and the field information can move automatically and securely within the data platform.
“The option to pick and choose the solutions that make sense for an operation with practically no extra effort needed to transfer data between them is key for simplicity and usability,” explains Krieg. “This setup keeps the farmers in control of their data when they collaborate with trusted partners to put that data to work enhancing their performance and profitability.”
Also, to get the most out of the Operations Center and associated mobile apps and software, John Deere offers JDLink™ Connect, which seamlessly connects the machine to the Operations Center and takes the burden of data collection and transmission off of the grower. In addition to agronomic data, it collects machine data to give the full picture of what is happening on the farm. Of course, JDLink also connects those machines directly to the dealer for unmatched services and support.
For more information about the Operations Center and its new functionality, contact your local John Deere dealer. Companies that are interested in utilising the John Deere API can find more about how to connect at developer.deere.com.
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 JohnDeere.com or in New Zealand at JohnDeere.co.nz.