SMS™ Advanced

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After data is processed, reviewing that data and making a sound decision for management practices is where the value of precision farming shines. Tools in SMS Advanced can make these tasks very simple and still provide the valuable information you are seeking.

Many of the powerful tools in SMS Advanced can be run in batch across multiple fields to save time on processing. Unique ways to visualize data – such as by topography, calendar and/or dataset playback – can provide additional insight into your operations.

Project Management

Set up each client as a separate “project” to analyze reports by individual field, client or across the entire client base. This allows for clients’ information to be kept completely separate and secure. Projects can be organized by groups and can also be password protected

Network Installation

By installing SMS Advanced on a network environment, multiple users can access projects from a single storage location –or even check in/out on a laptop for client review.

Soil Lab Import

Align soil testing results from the lab with sample locations in the field. Lab templates can be saved for efficient use and can also be easily transferred across multiple projects.

Batch Analysis

Process SMS Advanced’s powerful analysis tools in batch mode across projects and data sets to reduce time and develop consistent reporting for clients.

Multi-Year Averaging

Use this tool to average information from many years into one map. This map will indicate the trends that have been present in the field over many years. The map will also provide a coefficient value to help determine the stability of trends. This can be used to create management zones.

Booklet Printing

Create personalized booklets for each client using SMS Advanced’s Booklet Printing feature. Determine the reports, graphs, maps, charts and analysis results to be included and SMS does the rest. Booklets can even be exported as HTML or PDF files to be emailed or uploaded to the web. Booklet Printing requires an additional unlock.

Customized Reporting

Give grower clients the specific information they need by developing customized reports, maps, charts and summaries, including multi-layer views of planting, harvesting and application maps.

Backup Scheduling

Create backup files daily, weekly or monthly automatically. Backup files contain all the data and organization within SMS software.

Equation Writing

Create, edit and save fertilizer recommendation equations from universities, consultants and others, then apply those recommendations to specific projects, or across the entire client base. Users can also output multiple datasets based on equations.

Comparison Analysis

This analysis tool helps to easily compare how one or more variables (e.g. moisture, soil type, fertilizer rates, split planter setups, etc) combine to affect results, such as yield. This capability provides better insights for future planning and success.

3D View

Analyze field drainage, tiling, terracing and other field needs using field-level 3D maps.

Dataset Playback

View an animation of operations pass-by-pass.

Equation Writing

Create, edit and save fertilizer recommendation equations from universities, consultants and others, then apply those recommendations to specific projects, or across the entire client base. Users can also output multiple datasets based on equations.

Calendar View

An easy-to-read calendar format gives a unique chronological view of all field activities. This allows for better understanding of how timing of field work impacts yield.