When looking at the software Grandview wanted to improve efficiencies, reduce the time spent with recordkeeping and have more control. Other considerations were to be web-based, real-time and cost effective. Grandview was ready to change from a traditional record keeping system where they kept sow cards, transferred the data weekly to data sheets, and those data sheets were sent into the office for data entry. As you can imagine this process is not very efficient, not to mention the data corrections that were needed. With a traditional system real-time reporting was not an option, data was sometimes up to 4 weeks behind. Data access and reporting were very limited as the data was stored off site on a local system.
Grandview Farms had a deep well-established relationship with Maximus due to installing Maximus Controllers at many of their sites including their two sow farms. When introduced to Maximus Software, Grandview had already known Maximus for superior products and support. Maximus Software offers a web-based solution with mobile data acquisition that is extremely efficient. The data is secure in a private cloud network and is accessible 24/7/365 via the Internet.
Tom Dittmer, Grandview Farms, describing the adaption of Maximus Sow Software
“Today using Maximus Sow Software we have streamlined the data flow. This has allowed us to greatly improve accuracy, efficiencies and time spent on record keeping. Also, having self-reliance and control inside our operation. Finally, there was a significant cost savings.” Said Tom Dittmer, owner Grandview Farms.
Lisa Butler, Maximus Solutions Manager
With the Maximus Sow Software, farms are able to respond to production concerns in a much faster manner. Features like breed targets and pigs projected to wean are standard features. Customers can also customize and manage the reporting they need in real-time. Tom stated “Maximus Sow Software is simple and easy to use, we use less paper, our records are more accurate and utilize real- time data for better decisions has been a great success for us.”