We developed FarmMetrics, an online agricultural data platform, to gather data from multiple sources including farmers, their advisers and 3rd parties and enabled that data to be shared with other businesses working with the farm through the supply chain.
Joanna approached us looking for a solution to gather information on patients located across India through remote field work as part of her PhD research into patients of cleft lip and palate operations.
We worked closely with NCEPOD develop a web based application to streamline the collection of organisational and clinical data from hospitals throughout the UK with the goals of reducing paperwork, administration while offering increased data security and access to information.
We worked with a group of vet practices located in the Netherlands to develop an offline-capable app to aid vets in carrying out on-farm health audits of nearly 4,5000 farms across the country. The solution enables the practices to provide consistent reporting to farmers while providing centralised data in real time for analysis.
Easy to use, intuitive interfaces ensure users can easily use the tools we create. We achieve this by working closely with our clients to understand their businesses work flows so we can minimise the noise of complex interfaces.
We can incorporate interactive online reporting and/or offline reporting through PDFs or data exports inc. Excel
We utilise a combination of automated and manual testing to ensure our solutions continue to work bug free across all platforms
Depending on your project requirements we can provide solutions for desktops, tablets and smart phones
We recognise that the solutions we provide need to be used over the long term and we strive to provide all our clients with continued, timely support.
We incorporate industry best practices into all our application development. Additionally we can provide secure data storage via our own hosting platform, or you can self-host solutions in-house
FarmMetrics is a vital tool in servicing the needs of my consultancy clients. As well as using it to track production and feeding costs over time, it allows me to contextualise performance through its benchmarking facilities, and to look at other health factors that may be affecting production such as metabolic disease and mastitis.
Unlike other feed costing systems I've tried, it is both easy to enter data into and immediately generates engaging reports that I use as points for discussion with my clients. Being able to create custom surveys also helps with specific initiatives with groups of farms. In an increasingly data-driven, progressive industry, I wouldn't be without it.Will Tulley, Evidence Group
I would like to share my experience about our new BGP app built by Sunstone Technology. We have now been using it for several months and we are very satisfied about the app. It is very user-friendly and the separate sections make it transparent and easy to use. Use of colour to indicate completion progress within each section gives us a good overview and helps us to fill out all the information in a sound way.
We appreciate the option of using in both online or offline making it possible to use the app in all circumstances.
Finally, the use of icons in the app make it clear for everybody which makes the app a worthwhile tool for our daily practice for all my collegues!Tine van Werven, Kernpracktijken Rundvee
Sunstone Technology came to my aid as I was struggling to find an appropriate way to collect data in rural India for my PhD. Richard took the time to listen closely to my requirements and quickly came up with a perfect solution tailored to my needs.
I cannot fault the friendly personal service and the way the team worked so closely with me to produce the perfect end product.
On-going support has also been fantastic, with every query (always an issue with my own limitations and never the product!) have been solved within 24 hours even when I have been working in the field.
You've made a difficult task effortless - thanks guysJoanna Rees, MSc, BchD and hopefully soon a PhD!
We as a business have been using FarmMetrics for our monthly costings since it's inception. The inputting of data is very straight forward and the program itself is easy to navigate around. I find the Benchmarking and Analysis section very useful as you can see the monthly results straight away adding another layer of data to drive informed decisions to drive our business forward.Edd Burcher, The Warth
I have used a variety of on-farm software over the years and after finding some systems difficult to grasp I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the FarmMetrics system was to use. The fact that it is web-based means that I can input and view my data from anywhere at any time, as can my vet and nutritionist. The layout of the website is easy to navigate and inputting data couldn't be easier, and I have always found the system to be reliable.Nick Tyler, Kingsplay Farming Company Limited
Before we can begin your project, you’ll need to get in touch with us and let us know you may need our help
We will have an initial call with you to understand your needs and allow our team to pull together some initial ideas
We will arrange to meet with you face-to-face to better understand your business & needs followed by brainstorming possible solutions with you
In order to provide you with a suitable solution its important we understand your timescales and budget before pulling together a proposal
Following our initial meeting(s) we will pull together a project proposal outlining the requirements of the solution and the associated costs
Once we have the go ahead, our team will begin the development using agile methods, this includes keeping you involved throughout the development process
Although we use various quality assurance processes throughout development of our solutions, at this stage we will provide your team full access to test everything out
Once the solution is built and tested, we will work with you to release it. Our team will be on-hand to help deal with any queries that may come up
We know that the launch of your solution is just the start of its journey and that is why we provide on-going support to all our clients
If you would like to learn more about our existing products and how they might could be used to help solve your businesses needs, or want to discuss a custom solution, please feel free to drop us a message.
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