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Bundle Comparison

Farmer Basic Farmer Pro Farmer Pro Plus
Accessibility Desktop Desktop, mobile app and online Desktop, mobile app and online
Support Annual fee for support Email, online and phone support included Email, online and phone support included
Ongoing updates Annual fee for updates Updates included Updates included
License agreements Desktop license for a single farm Desktop license for a single farm Desktop license for a single farm
Online access for up to 5 users Online access for up to 10 users
Unlimited number of mobile phones and tablets Unlimited number of mobile phones

and tablets

Data sources Read/write supported data from a USB or other source via desktop platform Read/write display data from a USB or other source via desktop and online platforms

Wireless vehicle connections (Trimble display): 2 included + up to 8 additional for a fee

Read/write display data from a USB or other source via desktop and online platforms

Wireless vehicle connections (Trimble display): 5 included + up to 15 additional for a fee

*Ag Premium Weather: available for a fee *Ag Premium Weather: included
Ag Time Tracker:

up to 5 employees for a fee

Ag Time Tracker:

10 employees  included + more for a fee

**PurePixel™ Crop Imagery:

available for a fee

**PurePixel Crop Imagery:

available for a fee

Access to APIs to transfer data from third party offerings including John Deere Operations Center, Agco VarioDoc, TaskDoc and Go-Task and Raven Slingshot   Access to APIs to transfer data from third party offerings including John Deere Operations Center, Agco VarioDoc, TaskDoc and Go-Task and Raven Slingshot

*Ag Premium Weather is available in North America but expanding to other regions in 2017.
**Satellite imagery is available for PurePixel processing in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Feature Comparison

Farmer Basic Farmer Pro and Farmer Pro Plus
Precision mapping functionality, including the ability to read/write precision ag data, boundaries, soil test results and other maps
  • Desktop only and read/write via USB stick for use on displays
  • Desktop and online with ability to share.  Read/write data via USB stick, wireless data transfer or third-party APIs
Guidance line management
  • Desktop to read/write lines from supported displays via USB stick
  • Desktop and online with ability to share.  
  • Read/write guidance lines from supported displays via USB stick, wireless data transfer or third-party APIs
Simple and formula-based variable rate application map creation
  • Desktop only and write via USB stick for use on displays
  • Desktop and online with ability to share. Write data via USB stick, wireless data transfer or third-party APIs
Detailed field record-keeping for seeding, application, harvest and other activities
  • Field records created from precision farming data or manually entered via desktop
  • Field records created from precision farming data or manually entered via desktop, online or mobile app
Create field plans and crop plans in collaboration with trusted advisor
  • Plans including VRA maps can be created on desktop and printed or used on supported displays
  • Create on desktop or web with broader functionality and share/collaborate via the cloud in real time
Reports for seeding, application, harvest and other activities for insurance, government agencies and trusted advisors
  • Print from desktop
  • Print from desktop or online
Farm accounting
  • Desktop accounting for cash reporting, input and crop inventories, field enterprising with optional add-on for more advanced features that includes accounts payable/ receivable, payroll, accrual and market value reporting
  • Desktop accounting for cash reporting, input and crop inventories, field enterprising with optional add-on for more advanced features that includes accounts payable/ receivable, payroll, accrual and market value reporting
Track bin inventory, contracts and grain position statements
  • Desktop functionality tied to accounting and field records
  • Desktop, online and mobile functionality
  • Mobile app can manage bins in real-time to avoid surprises that come with batch processing of paper tickets
Support for soil sampling (grid and management zones)
  • Desktop for importing, viewing and printing soil sample data which can be used for VRA maps
  • Mobile app for creating grids (or loading management zones) for soil sampling
  • Desktop and online support for importing, viewing and soil sample data which can be used for VRA maps
  • Online functionality for printing soil sample labels directly from printer
Log scouting data and create reports that include weed, insect, crop and other details including images
  • Not Available
  • Mobile app for entering scouting data and capturing geo-referenced photos as well as syncing for online reporting and sharing
Monitor real-time fleet locations, alerts, engine diagnostics and utilization while reducing wasted travel time and fuel usage
  • Not available
  • Online vehicle tracking and productivity reporting available  
  • Mobile app can view vehicle locations, current status as well as turn-by-turn navigation
Reduce time card submission delays and enhance safety of field-based employees
  • Not available
  • Mobile app allows employees to clock-in and clock-out for the day (with breaks) with geo-referenced time stamps
Farmer Basic Farmer Pro Farmer Pro Plus
Trimble Ag Software Desktop Import and export data to precision farming displays X X X
Overlay data layers such as yield, planting, soil types, soil test results, and more X X X
Access detailed field records and reports X X X
Manage guidance lines X X X
Create simple variable rate prescription maps X X X
Track inventories of inputs and harvested crops X X X
Complete full cash accounting with cost per field X X X
Access financial ratios, accrual general ledger, payroll, payables/receivables and other advanced accounting features* Add-on Add-on Add-on
Trimble Ag Software Online Maximum users  – 5 10
View boundaries, field records and precision farming data  – X X
Access mobile app for field records, scouting and soil sampling  – X X
Access a dashboard of weather, commodity cash bids and futures prices and more  – X X
Manage fleet locations, utilization and productivity**  – 2 Vehicles 5 Vehicles
Enjoy wireless data transfer between Trimble displays and the office**  – 2 Vehicles 5 Vehicles
Share your data with a trusted advisor  – X X
Take advantage of API compatibility to transfer data to/from third-party displays and software  – X X
Compatible with Ag Time Tracker  – Add-on 10 employees
Compatible with Ag Premium Weather  – Add-on Included
Compatible with PowerZone™  – Add-on Included
Works with PurePixel™ crop health imagery  – $/per acre $/per acre