Agricultural specialists to exploit PC benefits

3 November 2000




Agricultural specialists to exploit PC benefits

BAMBOOZLED by computer technology or already an IT expert? Whatever your level of expertise, a new joint venture promises to help you harness the full benefits of information technology to run your farming business even more efficiently.

farmers weekly, farmers weekly Interactive and IT specialists Farmplan are joining forces with the NFU to offer the complete technical and software support to answer all your computer questions, problems and plans.

The choice of computer hardware can be daunting with so many different packages available from high street retailers. Let us turn your choice into an opportunity by providing expert advice on choosing the right computer hardware and software to answer the information needs of your farming business.

And, having made your selection, we can help you get the most out of your computer investment in three key areas:

&#8226 The modern farm office is awash with administrative pressures, including increasing legislative requirements, traceability schemes, subsidy as well as VAT and tax returns. You can lighten the load with the latest computer software to supply help with recording, calculations, timings and returns.

&#8226 As farm incomes suffer continued pressure, adopting new computer technology can play an essential part in planning your route to profitability. Its not just farm business planning that can benefit. The right system can simplify communications and access to a range of other agricultural sites and companies as well as with government.

&#8226 With a computer in your farm office you can take advantage of a vast range of business, technical and general information available on the internet. Whether its news, weather forecasts, market reports, online computer support or the ability to order items directly from the web to meet your business needs, theres something for everyone who wants to survive and thrive in British farming.

To bring these benefits home to your farming business were offering two complete solutions, fully endorsed by the NFU, that include hardware and comprehensive office software including the Farm Manager system and the Farm Business System.

Together with both packages comes specialist help in the form of Farmplans IACS Planner, which helps to maximise your claims for EU support and to produce the field data sheet in a format acceptable to MAFF.

Whats more, it helps to identify and remedy arithmetical errors and all the software is fully installed and the system is set up for immediate access to internet and FWi.

Let us take the worry out of getting started or upgrading your present system. Support for both hardware and IACS software from Farmplan are included for one year.

So, whatever your query about getting started, or making the most of the latest technology available, there will always be a specialists friendly voice only a phone call away.

No jargon, no nonsense, no worries. &#42

What it costs

The Farm Manager System costs £795 plus VAT and carriage for NFU members and £883 for non NFU members. The Farm Business System will cost NFU members £1075 plus VAT and carriage and £1191 for non-members. Both include the IACS Planner which normally costs £295. For more details, telephone 0870-840 0638.


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