Arvato Systems Wins ‘Best in Cloud’ Final
farmpilot, the organization portal for the agricultural sector from Arvato Systems, can now proudly carry the title ‘Best in Cloud.’ The application won over the jury for the ‘Best in Cloud’ award run by the Computerwoche magazine in the ‘Software as a Service (SaaS)’ category that was contested by six other competitors. The winners of this year’s competition were announced at the ‘Best in Cloud’ conference in Mainz, Germany on the evening of the 25 October.
The systems integrator Arvato Systems submitted farmpilot as its entry for the ‘Best in Cloud 2012’ award, and it was awarded first place. Dr. Nikolaus Gouders, Senior Manager at Arvato Systems, impressed both the jury and the audience with his presentation at the ‘Best in Cloud’ conference at the Rheingoldhalle in Mainz. The head of the farmpilot team demonstrated the advantages of the Arvato Systems solution and emphasized how state-of-the-art cloud technology can be used to efficiently support traditional areas such as the agriculture sector.
The goal of the farmpilot system is to improve the coordination of vehicles (such as tractors, shredders, and field sprayers) used by agricultural companies for field work. To this end, each vehicle is equipped with either a built-in machine terminal or a mobile device such as a tablet PC. Operators can monitor their vehicles from an Internet-based farmpilot control center in real time in a radar-like fashion, and assign tasks using mobile telecommunications. On the vehicles themselves, farmpilot is used as a navigation system that guides the driver to the next work location.
You can find more information about farmpilot on www.farmpilot.de.