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SMS Basic/Advanced v14.0 and SMS Mobile v8.0 is released!

by Isaac Bowers on March, 07 2014 in Ag Leader, SMS™ Software, Training & Support

Ag Leader is proud to announce the release of SMS™ Basic/Advanced v14.0 and SMS Mobile v8.0.  Here are just a few items that are included in this update:

  • Enhanced support for Ag Leader displays; as well as displays from AGCO™, CNH®, John Deere™, Precision Planting, and Trimble®.
  • Ability to upload files to, and download files from, AgFiniti
  • New attributes related to Soil Survey data (File - Download Soil Survey from Internet (US Only)) and fixed an issue where the incorrect data could be downloaded
  • Updated map projection engine which auto-detects datum's/projection's
  • Crop Insurance Export is now available for all customers and has been enhanced
  • New labeling options
  • New options for setting up related data filters in SMS Advanced analysis tools.
  • …and many more.  To learn more about this update, you can find the release notes by clicking here

Customers that are current in our yearly maintenance program with SMS Basic, SMS Advanced, and SMS Mobile PC and have unlocked their computer online with their username and password in the past, will be able to update online.  To learn more about updating your SMS software using our automated updated tool, please watch the video below.

Before updating to the latest version of the SMS Software, here are a few things you should do first:

  • Restart the device – Before updating to a new version of software, we recommend that you restart your computer, tablet, or PDA device.
  • Plug devices into the wall – If you’re using a laptop, Ag Leader MESA, Ag Leader Field PC, or other pda device, make sure that you have it plugged into the wall. This will ensure that your device does not lose power while installing the update or migrating data.
  • Check In Projects – If you are an SMS Advanced user, all projects that have been “Checked Out” need to be checked back in. This can be done by going to the File menu and clicking Projects.
  • Create a backup of your data – Creating backups ensures that you have a good starting point in the event in that you have issues during migration or if you have other computer issues, such as a bad hard drive, down the road. Backups can be created by going to the Services menu and clicking Backup/Restore Project(s)


Isaac Bowers

Isaac Bowers is Ag Leader’s Software Support and Training Supervisor. In this role, he supervises the department that supports and trains users on SMS Desktop and SMS Mobile software programs. Isaac is originally from Iowa and received a degree in Ag Systems Technology from Iowa State University. He enjoys helping out on the family farm, running and fishing.

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I have been trying to update to v14.0 a few times now (on v13.0.0 currently) and every time I try, it says update failed, unable to update. Any insight into this would be appreciated, thanks!

Beau Burgess on Aug 22, 2014

Thanks for your question, Beau!

This can happen from time to time and it can be caused by any number of different issues.  The most common reasons are, network connectivity, anti-virus and firewall blockage, and download issues.  The best way to try to get around it will be to download the installer from the website here:  .

If you are still having issues after you download the installer, please contact SMS Support at 515-232-5363.

I hope this is helpful. Keep reading our blog!

Ag Leader on Aug 26, 2014

Will Mobile ver 8.0 work on my Agleader Field PC?  If not, what mobile device do you recommend?

Lawrence Monson on Jan 28, 2015

Hi, Lawrence,
Moblie v8 will work on your Field PC, however there will not be any updates beyond v9. If the future, a Windows 8 capable tablet (not XP or RT) would be a good choice for running SMS Software. Choosing a tablet that is USB and/or Bluetooth capable will be beneficial in order to get GPS into the device as well.

Thanks for your question.

Ag Leader

Ag Leader on Jan 28, 2015

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