If it’s time to consider a new orchard management software/app for your farm, be sure to check out this list of the top 5 items to consider:
NUMBER 1: IS IT EASY TO USE?
You’re bound to know of someone who has purchased a piece of bells and whistles technology which now sits on a shelf, unused, gathering dust and delivering absolutely no benefit whatsoever. Often the problem is complexity, and the solution is simplicity. If it’s easy to use, it will be easy to adopt. Teams can pick it up quickly, use it thoroughly, and you can gain full value from your spend, reducing wasted time, saving on costs and improving performance. Easy!
NUMBER 2: IS IT BUILT FOR FRUIT?
If it’s not, walk away. Generally the software will be broad and the supplier will try to fit you into their ill fitting box. Walk away now.
NUMBER 3: WHAT IS THE SERVICE AND SUPPORT LIKE?
There are some well established suppliers out there in the industry who have not looked after their customers very well. Their product may be quite good, their price may be attractive, but if their people are not friendly and responsive, you are setting yourself up for frustration and dissatisfaction. You can do better!
It’s not good enough and you should not put up with it. It’s time to switch.
NUMBER 4: ARE THEY COMMITTED TO CONTINUAL INNOVATION
The technology world is an ever evolving beast and better tools are being developed every day. You want to ensure the company you choose is focused on continually improving their software, so that you can gain the benefits, stay compliant with regulatory changes and work with a company that is committed to meeting the challenges of not just today, but tomorrow as well.
You want to be able to focus on what really matters. The fruit!
NUMBER 5: IS THE PRICING STRAIGHTFORWARD?
Having orchard management software which has user limits, data limits, or which has pricing that changes throughout the year due to the normal changes in staffing levels that occur on farm, is just complicated. Select software that provides certainty, so you can plan your costs. Even if it’s a bit higher than others, you’ll know what you’re in for.
If you’re thinking it might be time to look at some orchard management software for your orchard, or maybe you’d just like to have a look at something new, you might like to have a chat with our friendly team.
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