John Deere brings Work Planner to its Operations Center

JOHN DEERE has launched a new addition to its Operations Center mobile platform.
John Deere brings Work Planner to its Operations Center John Deere brings Work Planner to its Operations Center John Deere brings Work Planner to its Operations Center John Deere brings Work Planner to its Operations Center John Deere brings Work Planner to its Operations Center

John Deere has added a new Work Planner function to its software. Image courtesy John Deere.

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Called Work Planner, the new development should allow the seamless transition of work planned in the office to be delivered to the tractor cab.

John Deere describes Work Planner as a centralised solution for planning and tracking jobs.

The software is being brought online as part of the latest upgrades to John Deere's Digital Ecosystem.

John Deere Australia and New Zealand's new Precision Agriculture manager, Benji Blevin, described the technology as a "game changer", and one that is aligned with John Deere's focus on helping farmers synchronise the management of their people, equipment and data.

"This technology means farmers can plan and communicate much more efficiently with their operators about work that needs to be completed," Blevin said.

"Because the information is synced, everyone is working off the same plan. This helps reduce mistakes, and also assists farm managers to more effectively monitor overall job quality as they can see exactly what's happening and make adjustments if needed."

Plans can be created, modified and actioned instantly either from the office, or on the go through a mobile phone.

"For the operator, this means when they drive into a paddock a pop up will appear on the Generation 4 CommandCenter with the Work Plan for that field, and they can click one button to set up data collection on the display and get started," Blevin said.

Other key upgrades in the January software update include the coming together of Operations Center web (for desktop) and Operations Center mobile (formerly called MyOperations) to create an aligned user experience. This includes adoption of a common and easy-to-use interface to streamline and simplify use of the technology for customers.

Work Planner functionality allows users to schedule jobs for operators using their mobile device, monitor equipment and fieldwork from anywhere using the Operations Center mobile app, and analyse the performance of fields, varieties, and products with the new analysis tools.

The improved Operations Center mobile is active online, while the iOS version for Apple mobile products is available in the Apple App Store. The Android version will be available from Google Play in the coming weeks.

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