Animal feed: the benefits of using a cloud-based software program
Today's world is very focused on the efficiency of digitization. That same efficiency has long been a common interest of livestock and dairy farmers.
But more recent advances have brought the technology into the tractor, feed room and mill. With software becoming more cloud-based for any number of services, are there specific advantages to this change? Absolutely! Here are a few points to consider.
Collaboration Across the Board
Not that long ago, when you purchased a piece of software, that was it. You`d have to hire someone with some serious computer skills to make it work with the rest of your system. If you changed out software elsewhere in your system, it may or may not work with the rest of your existing infrastructure. But the digitization process has created more interest in collaboration and compatibility between multiple systems, partially due to the focus on the customer experience.
Protection Against Data Loss
We`ve all heard horror stories about businesses who suffered a significant loss of data. Whether it was a flood, a fire or a hacker, the results were the same - the loss of hours, days, weeks or even months of hard work. When you use a cloud-based software program for your operation, you don`t need to worry about an on-site mishap causing a significant data loss. What`s more, you can rest assured that the software company is taking care of regular backups, something that is often pushed back until it`s too late in favor of other tasks for many businesses.
Work from Anywhere
Why is it that there`s only a question about a recipe or formulation when you`re a few hundred miles away from the office? The real beauty of cloud-based software is that it allows you to work from virtually anywhere, provided you have an internet connection and a device that meets a minimum set of standards. At a conference to present on improving feed efficiency? No problem. Visiting the in-laws in Fiji? Don`t worry about it. Instead of having to try to talk someone through the process on the phone or via email, you can simply boot up, log on and find a good solution to the problem whether you`re out to lunch, across town or around the world.
Avoid High Up-Front Costs
For many people who are adding software to a business, one of the scariest parts of investing in a new type of software is the cost. You know that the software sounds good on paper or in a demo, but will it really perform as described? Fortunately, there`s a better low-risk, low-stress option available. Cloud-based software is often offered as a service or subscription. Instead of having to deal with a big bill up front and hours or days of installation and customization time, you can simply pay a low monthly fee and spend a few moments configuring the software to your needs and go from there. If it doesn`t work, you cancel your service and try other options until you find the one that`s the right fit for your situation.
By using a cloud-based software program, you can optimize your feed efficiency and recipe management while significantly lowering the risk of mishaps that can occur when using software based on a single device. Digitization is making this process easier than ever, with quality data management and strategic software tools delivering superior performance.
Improve your customer service
The BESTMIX cloud based platform allows feed organizations to provide their customers with a complete solution for all their needs. Consultants and sales managers can provide customers with feed and ration advice using accurate and minute-precise information. Customers get personalized advice and can even access specific data and functionalities by logging into the platform themselves