What is a digital plan?

Good planning means fewer mistakes. If your team knows what they need to do when they get to the field, they can get going faster.

Digital plans are the creation of work tasks to be completed during the season. You plan your season’s work on your computer or mobile device, and then use your equipment, assets and people to complete the work. For example, if need to apply nitrogen to a field, or group of fields, at 50 kg/ha, we would consider this a single work task that would incorporate the following:

  • Tractor and spreader or sprayer (equipment)
  • Operator (people)
  • Urea (product)
  • Field names (Land asset)

Typically, this information might come from an agronomist, or via the software your agronomist uses. You arrange the products you need, and you do the work in the field.

What is the value of a digital plan?

As the season gets busy or your farm grows, it can be difficult to keep track of everything that needs to happen. However, if you’ve taken the time to set up your farm within the John Deere Operations Center™, you can start connecting your plans to your operators and equipment. And clear communications with your team allows everyone to get going faster and make fewer mistakes.

We understand that dealing with Mother Nature means even the best laid plans will change. If this happens you can easily and quickly change your plans on the go from your phone or tablet and keep everyone in your business on the same page.

Some of the benefits of good digital planning include:

Automated setup in the cab resulting in more productive time in the field
Keeping everyone informed and avoiding costly mistakes
The ability to monitor progress and adapt your plans to changing conditions

Get started with Work Planner below:

Work Planner & Setup Builder

Implementing your plan digitally

When you get to the field, you just want to get stuck in. But collecting quality data means the operator must set up the display correctly. With Work Planner, this process is faster than ever!

Work Planner allows you to plan and prioritise work that needs to be completed, either in the office or on-the-go, and then send these plans directly to your display in the cab. When the operator enters a field, they’re immediately notified of the work that needs to be completed, which they can then accept to automatically configure the display to execute the job accurately.

The Setup Builder tool is an alternative option for you to load your machine displays with the key information required for operators to complete the work in the field. Using Setup Builder you can select the Land, Equipment, Products and Operators required to complete the work or operation type and then send this Setup file wirelessly to the display. Unlike Work Planner however, there is no ability to plan or schedule specific work tasks, or for operators to be prompted with specific work details as they enter the field.

Work Planner

Work Planner allows you to schedule and prioritise work for your operators and automate the setup of your display in the field. This saves you time and reduces errors.

Work planned on John Deere Operations Center™ web or mobile is synced across all your devices, ensuring everyone is working from the same plan. This means that making a change to the plan is not a problem, and your team is kept up to date.

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Your Maintenance Plan

Maintaining your equipment keeps your operation running and minimises costly downtime.

Maintenance is a tool in John Deere Operations Center™ web that allows you to create preventative maintenance plans for your machines, set up alerts for upcoming tasks, and track repairs whether you have a few machines or an entire fleet.

Using the Maintenance tool in Operations Center, you can enrol your John Deere equipment with a factory maintenance plan, or create custom plans to suit your specific needs, or for equipment without connectivity.

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Now you have your Plan set up, it’s time to move onto Monitor so you can see what is happening in real time in the field or remotely.

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