Over the last few months we have been doing extensive customer research, to ensure that Agrimaster is innovating in a direction our customers want.
One of the major findings highlight that there is a lack of knowledge in our customer base, on key Agrimaster features. Features which will make your data entry easier and less time consuming allowing you to focus on other crucial factors of your business.
Upon realising this, we teamed up with Byfields Business Advisers and John Broons; the family business consultant to spread knowledge wealth around WA. We ran an educational roadshow in Perth, Northam, Narrogin and Merredin. We chose these towns as Byfields have offices in each area and we are considering covering more of Australia soon. The focus of the roadshow was to bring you a wide range of tips to help you with your farm business management.
First Speaker: Jon Bush
First, Jon from Byfields discussed some great content to help you with your financial management.
He discussed these awesome, time-saving apps for you to consider:
Scannable – an app that allows you to take a scan on any device using the camera, anywhere, anytime.
Receipt Bank – snap an image of an invoice with the app and it extracts key data for you into Agrimaster
DocuSign – sign your paperwork on any device, no need for a pen, do it electronically and save time
Jon also covered online risk and ways to spot a fake email:
Look at the To: and From: address (by hovering you cursor over it) to ensure it is legitimate
Does the email require you to send them any private or sensitive info?
It’s important to spot spam emails and delete them, to secure your privacy.
Jon also advised to use multiple screens to improve your productivity within the office and how every businesses software should be running on minimum Windows 7 or ideally Windows 10. Anything older can be hacked easily. Byfields also provided an excellent website to check out if any of your email accounts have been hacked is, click here to find out.
If you have been hacked, make sure to change your passwords immediately, and don’t use any old passwords as this can increase your chance of it happening again. When a giant like for example Yahoo is hacked, your passwords from there are at risk. Hackers use these passwords to scam the internet and if you don’t change them, you are in danger of getting scammed.
Second Speaker: David Egerton-Warburton
After Byfields, our very own David discussed Agrimaster’s Magnificent 7 features.
The 7 features are:
Utilising these features will make you more time efficient with your farm accounting data and have Agrimaster work for you, rather than you work on it. You can watch David's live presentation on these features here:
Third Speaker: John Broons
John, the family business consultant discussed prominent issues relating to families in business. With a background in farming he gave great firsthand experiences and advice on how to pass pain points. The main idea he focused on was that you don’t have a family business, you have a family in business.
He suggested trying to separate the business side of the family from the personal, ensuring that pre-made rules are adhered to at all costs- e.g. no business talk at the dinner table.
Overall, the Byfields & Agrimaster Roadshow was a huge success. Feedback from the post roadshow survey showed positive reviews from attendees who felt like they learnt something new.
Thank you to all who attended the Byfields & Agrimaster Roadshow, it was great to get out into the country and visit you.
Agrimaster continues to put customers in the centre of our work, we want to develop a product you want and one that fills your needs as quick and easily as possible. We are constantly accepting feedback and take all comments into consideration, so you have something you’d like to let us know, pleased contact us here.