Ideal for farmers looking for more sophisticated analysis tools and consultants who are working with multiple clients, SMS™ Advanced includes all of the features of SMS Basic, plus additional tools and features designed to make analysis across multiple fields and operations easy.
For Growers and Trusted Advisors
SMS Advanced was designed to provide more sophisticated analysis tools for both the grower and their trusted advisors.
By recording your data year-round and year-after-year from your precision farming display, SMS Advanced helps you manage information across many acres and fields to understand how changing variables affect yield and profit.
Whether you are a crop consultant, insurance provider, custom applicator or seed dealer, SMS Advanced allows you to manage an unlimited number of projects to analyze data by individual field or across the entire client base while keeping data separate.
Efficiently Manage Client's Data
Organize client's information in seperate and secure projects. Projects can be organized by groups and can also be password protected. Multiple users can access projects from a storage location and may check out projects for client review while in the field. Projects can be stored at multiple data locations offering flexibility for large client databases. Each location can be formatted for custom migration and backup settings.
Wirelessly transfer prescriptions and other management files to the field by utilizing AgFiniti's file transfer feature. Use AgFiniti's file sharing tools for instant access to client's data. With a grower's permission, custom sharing relationships can be established for easy data access between AgFiniti accounts.
Create tailor-made Report and Print Layouts
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.
The SMS software has an abundance of print layouts and the ability to create user-defined layouts that you can use to feature your data on the right layout.
Discover Yield Influencers
Utilize the Correlation and Comparison Analysis tools to begin understanding how in-field variables influence yield.
The Correlation tool indicates a position or negative relationship between two variables. 1 indicates a positive/strong correlation and 0 indicates no correlation. For example, if a correlation result revealed a .464 relationship between yield and soil CEC one may determine areas of the field with higher CEC levels have a greater chance of producing a higher yield.
Once you've identified a relationship between variables the Comparison Analysis tool can be used to further understand it. The Comparison tool helps you better identify how one or more variables (such as hybrid selection, soil type, fertilizer rates, planting dates) combine to affect results, such as yield. For example, a comparison could be run to determine optimum planting speed.
Reveal Management Zones
See field trends based on layers of annual field data such as soil types, soil fertility results, yield data, NDVI results and more all in one map, giving you the valuable date needed for creating management zones. Data normalization tools allow you to accurately view yield trends even when multiple crops types have been planted in the same field over the years.
Create Formula Based Prescriptions
Build an equation to generate a new dataset based on mapped layers, such as soil test results, soil type, grain harvest, zone maps or previous fertilizing application.
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 product recommendations from a single equation, helping make prescription writing more efficient.
Interpret NIR Imagery
Convert NIR imagery captured from satellite, airplane or UAV into a manageable spatial layer for data analysis, creating prescriptions or generating management zones. Simply identify the near infared and visible red color bands and the NDVI analysis will do the work by calculating NDVI and NIR vigor values into mapped attributes.
Breakdown Field Profitability
Create a new layer based on expense and income entries from all operations that contain financial tracking information. The resulting map will visually display profit/loss values and trends across fields and totals in profit/loss reports.
Reduce Processing Time
Process SMS Advanced’s powerful analysis tools in batch mode across projects and datasets to reduce time and develop consistent reporting for clients.
Also, utilize SMS’ Batch Command Utility to complete many common data management tasks such as Import and Exporting files (including shape and text), generating boundaries, reprocessing data and more, saving you valuable processing time. Note: Limited Batch Functionality also available in SMS Basic.
Better Visualize Field Topography
Use Terrain Analysis and 3D View layers to begin understanding your field's relationship between topography and yield and to determine drainage needs. View multiple terrain characteristics such as drainage area, watershed id, slope, wetness potential and flow direction.
Better Manage Operational Activities
View an animation of operations pass-by-pass. Watch an instant replay of how an operation was logged in the field. Slow down, speed up, pause and skip during replay of the event. Also, actual time attribute values for the operation will be displayed during replay (e.g., speed, rate, elevation, etc.).
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. View field activities by day, week or month. Enter events not recorded with a display for thorough records. Calendars can be printed, filtered and custom grouped for different viewing preferences.
View your data anywhere
View your data anywhere, from any device* when using SMS in conjunction with the AgFiniti cloud-based platform! Export your data from your SMS desktop software and view your row by row planting, application, harvest data and more in the cloud! Utilize your favorite mobile device whether it's an iPad, Windows tablet, Android tablet, laptop or smartphone. Now your data is more mobile than ever!
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Optional SMS Advanced Modules
Water Management Module
Plot Prescription Module
SMS Basic and Advanced Comparison
|Feature||SMS Basic||SMS Advanced|
|File Processing from Most Precision Ag Display||Yes||Yes|
|Sorts Data by Geography||Yes||Yes|
|Generate Crop Plans||Yes||Yes|
|Create, Manage and Export Guidance Lines||Yes||Yes|
|Print Summary Maps, Charts and Reports||Yes||Yes|
|Write Simple Prescriptions||Yes||Yes|
|Query Tools to Analyze Specific Areas||Yes||Yes|
|Check for Updates||Yes||Yes|
|Soil Survey Import (U.S. Only)||Yes||Yes|
|Send/Receive Files with AgFiniti*||Yes||Yes|
|SMS Basic Functionality||Yes||Yes|
|3D Plotting and Terrain Viewing||Yes|
|Display Elevation Surface Contours||Yes|
|Multiple Data Storage Locations||Yes|
*Service available for purchase.