Winter is the time for planning and prep work, and the key to maximizing this year’s return is in your farm’s data. Use AFS Connect partnerships to share your AFS Connect information with all your trusted and approved partners, including those outside the AFS Connect family.
What Are AFS Connect Partnerships?
AFS Connect partnerships, also known as API connections, is a program that allows different computers or software to communicate with one another. It acts as a translator between the two, allowing them to exchange information even if they are programmed in different ways. AFS Connect partnerships allow you to share your data with trusted parties outside the AFS Connect platform.
How Does AFS Connect Use API Connections?
Throughout your planting, application and harvest seasons, AFS Connect serves as a repository for your data including seeding maps, as-applied maps, harvest maps, prescriptions and machine information. This data can help answer important questions about your operation, such as:
- How did your new brand of fertilizer perform?
- Did your tractor run at peak fuel efficiency throughout the season?
To share this data with your trusted adviser or agronomist, the unanalyzed data has to be exported in a way that your adviser’s computer can understand it, like converting money to a different currency when you travel abroad. API connections allows you to share your crop’s results without exporting the data, giving you the key to the next crop’s success.
Why Is Raw Data Important?
AFS Connect can help you organize and analyze your data. However, when working with a trusted adviser, it is important to share your raw data. When information is analyzed and organized, minor changes can affect the data. Raw data is information that is unaltered by any software and free from minor deviations that can affect the results of your adviser’s calculations and advice for the coming year.
API connections in AFS Connect exports raw, unaltered data, untreated by any additional programs and ready to be uploaded and analyzed by your team.
How Can Data Help Me Plan?
Your AFS Connect data is the key to next year’s success. Make informed decisions during winter planning by learning from last year’s performance. Compare inputs for your planting and fertilizer prescriptions against the final results of your harvest. Track your equipment’s performance over the past year to see fuel and equipment trends. Your data can tell you which of your farming practices to continue and which can be improved.
Seed and fertilizer orders and prebooking for equipment maintenance can fill up fast during winter’s planning months. Use API connections to quickly and easily share your AFS Connect data with a trusted adviser or agronomist and make data-driven decisions as you prepare for the year.
The software provider of your third-party trusted advisor can create a secure data exchange connection with AFS Connect by visiting the CNH Industrial Developer Portal.
To learn more about creating precision data solutions with AFS Connect, talk with your local Case IH dealer and visit www.caseih.com.