John Deere Agri Services has completed new functionality for the AgroGuide and AgLogic systems that allows for complete, automated work order management for ag service providers. With the seamless transfer of work order information between the AgroGuide and AgLogic systems, orders can be completed more accurately and invoiced more quickly. This automation reduces the risk of lost paperwork for improved profitability, cash flow and inventory management, as well as enhanced productivity in daily operations.
Work orders created in the AgroGuide agronomy management system easily transfer to the AgLogic system. The new AgLogic system is a Web-based logistics management application from John Deere Agri Services that enables commercial service providers to schedule work orders and dispatch them to applicators and tenders in the field. Once the field operations are completed by the applicator, information from the application event – including field conditions and any application adjustments that were made – are imported into the AgroGuide system. A delivery ticket is created and inventory information is updated.
This delivery ticket is immediately available to the billing staff for invoicing, or changes can be made and services or products can be added to the invoice before billing, if needed.
The process also allows automatic batching of a group of delivery tickets for billing at the same time. The automated work order management functionality improves the accuracy and timeliness of billing by eliminating delays for field documents from the applicator.
“With the use of the AgroGuide and AgLogic systems to automate the entire work order management process from start to finish, manual intervention throughout the process is eliminated,” says Tim Roberts, AgroGuide product manager. “This important functionality not only improves day-to-day productivity, but it also eliminates the issue of orders not getting billed due to lost paperwork or getting billed incorrectly, which can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.”
“Together, the AgroGuide and AgLogic systems facilitate much more efficient and cost-effective delivery of agronomic services,” adds Cyndee Smiley, AgLogic product manager. “For ag service providers looking to reduce costs and differentiate themselves through top-notch services, the automated work order management process helps them not only reduce their labor requirements but also create a competitive advantage.”
The work order management functionality also improves information management for ag service providers. By having all information related to each work order in one place within the business system, complete field operations application information is readily available and easily accessed by personnel throughout the organization.
For more information, call 1-800-393-8971 or send an e-mail to [email protected] Information about the AgroGuide system can be found at www.JohnDeereAgriServices.com. The AgLogic system is licensed through John Deere commercial application dealers. For information on the AgLogic system click here., visit www.Deere.com, go to the Agriculture section, select Nutrient Application, and click on “AgLogic.”