SOILMAP eNewsletter
September 28th 2016 
Inside this eNewsletter you will find info on the following:
Crop Rollover
Booking Products
Blender Setup
Dispatch Weather
Regrid Reports
User Conference
Trade Shows
Additional Information
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SOILMAP Updates 
  • New Servers - increased performance
  • New blender setup screen
  • Mark excluded products from FTP loopback - release notes found here Blender Enhancements
  • Streamlined workflow for booking products to accounting - release notes found here Booking Products
  • Improved loopback FTP functions for Kahler, Murray and Junge. 
  • Kahler web service interface available for two way communication
  • Kahler direct blend using web services available for two way communication
  • Fleet dispatch now has weather
  • Soilmap Sync supported in iOS 10
  • Multiple grid results book changes
  • Multiple bug fixes
Crop Rollover 
In case you missed it crop rollover just occured in SOILMAP back on September 1st.  What this means is that your future crop became your current crop. Your current crop is now your past.  Lastly your future crop is now unassigned.  It's import when doing your fall cost comparisons that you have your crop set accurately.   
Booking Products - NEW Update! 
(Warning: This enhancement has greatly improved workflow)
We moved the billing term, formulation type, and salesman assignment to the blendsheet screen. Asking the questions earlier in the process AND remembering your settings will greatly reduce the time it take to book products to accounting. Additionally, the confirmation windows have been removed so you won't have to select OK after each assignment. Bookings are now faster than EVER!
For more detailed information see the release notes found here - Booking Products Release Notes
Blender Setup- NEW Update! 
Adding or editing a new blender just a got a whole lot simpler.

SOILMAP has redesigned the user interface for this into different tabs. Also you may have some products that are omitted, short blended, or not billed, such as water, drying agents, or surfactants.  If that is the case hit the exclude button avannd check the box on the left.  The correct totals will still be sent but these products will not be part of the "percent complete" determination.  For more detailed information see the release notes found here - Blender Release Notes
SOILMAP Dispatch  
Take a look of SOILMAP dispatch running at a location here below.  In the first picture on the far left they are running SOILMAP on one monitor, then the other monitors have a combination of the dispatch scheduler and different maps up that are looking at boundaries and where the applicators are at.  The dispatch scheduler piece is a website that syncs with the applicators in-cab tablet so when the applicator is at the field and pushes start the webpage is immediately updated and the dispatcher knows this. It also uses field size and products as well as some other information to estimate expected completion time.  This will give your dispatcher an idea so he can dispatch jobs to the right applicators. When the applicator is done he will push Stop in the in-cab app and this will update the webpage and send an e-mail notification to the salesman or grower.
Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about the Fleet Management and Dispatch product. 
Dispatch with Weather - NEW Update!  
The dispatch map now has a weather overlay!
Re-grid Reports 
Please contact SOILMAP if you need a Fall 2016 re-grid report. This can also be generated in SOILMAP under Settings - Reports - Company field sample analysis
User Conference Recap  
Wow! What a turnout for this years User Conference in Storm Lake August 9th and 10th. We had a record number of attendees this year and want to thank everybody who was able to attend. We realize that the conference did conflict with some aerial spray activities so we appreciate everyone taking time out of their busy schedules to attend. We look forward to seeing you next August (date yet to be determined)

The annual Bag Toss Championship Tournament results were:
1. Ray Carroll Coop
2. Early Bird
3. SOILMAP (team Terry/Shane)
Trade Shows   
Thank you to everybody who stopped by the SOILMAP booth at Info Ag in St. Louis this past August 2nd - 4th.  We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Upcoming Shows:
Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Conference in Minneapolis - Dec 6th - 8th
Wisconsin Crop Management show in Madison - Jan 10th - 12th
South Dakota Ag Expo in Sioux Falls Jan 18th & 19th
Missouri Western Farm show in Kansas City Feb 24th - 26th

Additional Information    
Check out these 1 page brochures to learn a little more about SOILMAP software options

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