14 October 2020

Looking for the best profitability

We presume that you could remember the post from a few months ago using Agroptima. Little by little we are becoming aware of that we have new tools which allow us to have better farm business management providing data that help us make decisions to improve our profitability. Agroptima allows us to easily manage every detail of our farm, analyse results, optimise treatments, visualize costs and yields. In addition, this tool quickly provides the field notebook. We think it is a highly recommended tool for all types of farming. 

We begin by monitoring all the work carried out on each of the fields throughout the campaign (it is done on the field when we are working there). For this we have been able to use our mobile phone thanks to the map and GPS utility. So, all you have to do is introducing the activity you are going to do, indicating the machinery to be used, phytosanitary products, fertilizers, etc. In this way, all this information is automatically stored in the cloud. 

Another very positive feature is the inventory control. Using this functionality we have been able to keep an exhaustive control of all the products we have bought and sold in the campaign. In this way we can have the record of historical prices, as well as checking prices at different suppliers for the same products, etc. Everything is focused on being able to anticipate the tasks to be carried out and thus have enough stock of consumables, products and tools. In terms of crop planning, seed acquisition, etc. Agroptima helps us a lot. All this is done through the crop calendar where you can see past seasons and check the crops that have been grown (highly recommended for farms with many small fields). 

One of the key points of this tool is revenue and cost management (excellent cost module). Through cost management we have had all the information up to date because it is often very difficult due to the lack of time. Also a control of what has been done on each field, always from the perspective of economic control of the field. Management of fixed costs, such as diesel, agricultural insurance costs, machinery repair, etc. is really useful, because all of this information will be split up automatically for each field according to its size and we think that this is great for getting a snapshot of the economic performance of each field or crop, which has allowed us to make decisions in relation to being able to carry out some types of tasks or others, which implied a greater or lesser cost investment for each field, depending on its individual economic situation. 

Reading these economic costs by field, by crop or in general, this tool has led us to draw conclusions regarding crop yields. Every farmer knows which the best are and the worst crop yields, with Agroptima we have been able to see this clearly in figures, in euros. We have obtained results which helps us to draw conclusions for future campaigns. We are not talking about having more gross tonnes of harvest in one field or another, but about being able to get the best net yield for each of them. Discovering crops that are a priori less productive in tons, but much more profitable in net profits. 

Finally, another aspect that has surprised us is their technical service support and online help, always ready to help everybody who have issues or doubt. We also had the opportunity to do free online courses, which we also found very interesting. 

Versión en español.

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