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.
Manage up to five projects with SMS Basic or setup an unlimited number of projects with SMS Advanced. Set up each client as a separate "project" to analyze data 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. Multiple users can access projects from a storage location –or even check in/out on a laptop for client review.
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.
Customized Reporting and Printing
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.
This analysis tool helps to easily compare how one or more variables (e.g. moisture, hybrid selection, soil type, fertilizer rates, split planter setups, etc) combine to affect results, such as yield.
Detailed reports and charts can provide better insights for future planning and success.
This analysis tool allows you to combine any type of data, such as soil types, soil fertility results, yield data, NDVI images and more. The result is a polygon, or region map that can be used to help define management zones within a field.
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.
See field trends based on layers of annual field data, such as grain harvest, in one map, giving you strategies on creating management zones.
The normalization tools allow you to normalize the data so that you can accurately view trends even when multiple crop types have been planted on the same field over the years.
Generate NDVI Dataset
Allows the input of a NIR satellite or photo image to generate an index or crop health/vigor dataset that indicates where vegetation is present and/or healthy.
Generate Profit/Loss Dataset
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.
Create a correlation matrix report for selected operations to measure if attributes have strong or negative correlations to one another. Correlation values range from -1 to 1. -1 indicates negative correlation, 1 indicates a positive/strong correlation and 0 indicates no correlation between the attributes.
This statistical comparison allows users to easily view how different attributes relate to each other. For example, yield response to organic matter, soil pH, phosphorus, potassium and other soil nutrients.
This tool will use captured elevation data from field operations to create a map with physical characteristics, slope and drainage direction. Terrain layers can be used as an input into an equation for generation of another attribute, such as erosion class or in conjunction with other water management tools for drainage decisions.
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
Automatically create backup files daily, weekly or monthly. Backup files contain all the data and organization within SMS software. Only new backups will be created, if a project hasn’t changed since last backed up, it will be skipped.
3D grids are generated based on imported elevation data and can be regenerated using specific operational data. For example, a field’s 3D grid can be generated based on last season’s planting data recorded using RTK GPS correction.
The generated 3D grid can be used to display layers saved in your management tree in a 3D view. This also includes displaying operations not recorded with elevation values in 3D, such as soil survey or soil test results. Viewing maps in 3D gives you an additional perspective for analyzing data across your operation.
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, skip during replay of the event. Also, actual time attribute values for the operation will be displayed during replay; such as 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.
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|
|3D Plotting and Terrain Viewing||Yes|
|Export variety reference maps to Ag Leader® Integra||Yes||Yes|