News Releases July 26, 2017
John Deere and Granular Collaborate to Deliver Advanced Business Software Tools to Farms
John Deere and Granular announced today a product development and co-marketing agreement that gives John Deere customers more tools to measure and improve their financial performance.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work to further integrate Granular's leading Farm Management Software (FMS) product and the John Deere Operations Center. Certain Granular FMS functionality will be offered free-of-charge to Operations Center users in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand so that producers who choose to share their machine data with Granular can measure their profitability at the field and sub-field levels. In addition, the companies will launch a program that rewards John Deere Dealers who work with Granular to serve common customers.
"Farmers need tools that allow them to learn from their data, turn it into insights and make informed decisions. Our goal is to help make a good farm even better," said John Stone, SVP of John Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group. "With that in mind, John Deere is pleased to partner with Granular because their FMS is a leading solution in this area. It is a strong complement to the John Deere Operations Center."
"Granular is excited to partner with John Deere because they share our commitment to using technology to make farms more efficient and profitable," said Sid Gorham, Granular Co-Founder and CEO. "By integrating more tightly with the John Deere Operations Center platform we can give farms near real-time visibility into their profitability and use data science to help them improve their financial results."
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.ca.
Granular is the leading software and data science company focused on the business of farming. Our mission is to make farming more efficient and profitable, while preserving and enhancing the value of farmland. Granular was founded in 2014 and is backed by leading technology investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Tao Capital. For more information, please visit www.granular.ag and www.acrevalue.com
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