Working in the agricultural sector today invariably means dealing with a lot of data. Whether it’s jobs to be done, recording crop and soil health or demonstrating that environmental targets have been met, data is at the heart of nearly everything we now do on our farms. But how can you record all of this information and keep on top of constantly evolving requirements? Rather than relying on paper or numerous rigid market solutions you need something flexible and easy to use, that can adapt to your needs.
How do you keep tabs on everything that needs looking at, fixing, treating or doing on your farm? From broken fencing to faulty water troughs to problems in your crops, there’s always something that needs to be logged. And if it’s a large farm, how can you efficiently direct staff to the jobs they need to do?
How Coreo can help:
Coreo is the simple solution to help you easily collect data on your farm. In just one platform you’re able to create the surveys you need, when you need them. It’s the solution that evolves with your needs. And importantly, the data is 100% yours.
How it works
Even for self-confessed technophobes Coreo really is easy to use.
It’s been designed from the ground up to be a solution that anyone with general IT skills can use.
Build your own surveys using Coreo’s drag and drop functionality.
And if you need to change how they work anytime, that’s easy too. Edit and update anytime.
And if you’re thinking you just don’t have the time to fiddle with technology, we can design and build the surveys you need for you.
What data can I collect with Coreo?
One of Coreo’s main strengths is its flexibility. You can use it to collect all sorts of data that you need to operate effectively and efficiently on your farm. A few examples are:
Using the GPS on your phone you can easily collect precise location data.
Take photos to provide evidence or guidance for those working with the records further downstream.
Set up checklists to make sure that staff complete the right assessments before they start work, report health and safety issues, or use them for auditing stock and harvest quantities.
Location, location, location
The Coreo app lets you record 3 main types of location, each of which is relevant for on-farm work
Collect precise ‘point’ location data to record where particular features of interest are. These could be anything from farm infrastructure in need of attention to observations of specific pests in your crops.
Collect line data to mark out the locations of features like boundaries, hedgerows, water or drainage pipes.
Collect area data (polygons) to map where problems exist in your crops or show where new areas of land have been added to environment schemes.
Cut out mistakes
From start to finish, Coreo is built to help you collect robust data quickly and reduce mistakes.
Locations from your phone’s GPS makes pinpointing records a breeze.
Photos provide context and evidence for your records.
Mandatory fields mean that you get all the essential data you need when people are out in the field recording.
Built in data validation mechanisms (such as controls on numeric ranges and drop-down lists) are an easy way to make sure data input errors are controlled.
Easily create engaging reference guides that include photos, sounds and written descriptions to help your team with everything from pest and wildlife ID to identifying machine parts out in the field.
Data when you need it
All the data you collect on your phone (images, sightings, locations etc) are uploaded to Coreo and stored in the cloud.
If you’re offline in the field, no problem! Coreo will store your records for upload later.
Use the Coreo portal to view, edit, quality control and export your submitted data
Easily filter your data in Coreo and export just what you need, making it simple to develop reports to send to external organisations like DEFRA.
Go it alone, or collaborate
Use Coreo just for your own data collection needs. Or invite staff, contractors and agents to work with you.
It’s simple to invite other people to your team in Coreo. Just buy a licence, and then email the person you wish to add. Specify which projects they should have access to and off you go.
Invite other team members, like advisors and land managers, to work with your data in the Coreo portal.
As Coreo is used by farmer-led groups, you can also collaborate at scale using Coreo’s citizen science functionality.