Del Monte Taps CropTrak for Field Gate to Farm Plate Accountability

Sustainability audit demands and traceability requirements are rising for food processors as food distributors and retailers increasingly require more information on farming inputs, their impact and traceability of raw materials through the supply chain. 

For Del Monte Foods, this requires a solution that allows for convenient in-field collection of data in specialty crop fields across the U.S., and the ability to connect with processing and warehouse systems to actualize data to support reporting, traceability and compliance needs. 

Convenient, Mobile On-Farm Data Collection

Del Monte employs CropTrak as its platform for full-scale, on-farm data collection and tracking. CropTrak’s intuitive, map-centric platform works on mobile devices and disconnected, simplifying near real-time data collection regardless of field location. The platform allows users to easily customize how data is formatted to make better strategic business decisions and satisfy verification and reporting requirements.

Del Monte is taking advantage of these features to allow field personnel to collect data fast and easily to inform field selection at contracting and track yields when raw products are weighed at Del Monte’s processing facilities.

Improved Traceability, Reporting & Compliance

CropTrak is also working to link field data with Del Monte’s current processing and warehouse systems so recall or complaint concerns can be addressed immediately. Del Monte believes the resulting data will be the most comprehensive in the industry, allowing for seamless data transfers to address customer audits, sustainability reporting requirements and compliance requirements.

According to Del Monte, “Costco, Walmart and Sysco are all looking for documentation for sustainability and traceability initiatives. We are looking to CropTrak to provide the information in a functional format, while hoping to reduce time commitments involved in gathering data.”

Flexible

Del Monte also sees CropTrak’s exclusive global insurance partnership with Sompo International, inclusive of ARMtech Insurance Services, as a way to help growers satisfy crop insurance compliance demands in the future. In addition, they are working with CropTrak to deploy an innovative Del Monte grower portal where all collected data is housed for convenient 24/7 access.

While CropTrak allows users to customize how data is collected and formatted to meet their unique business needs, it is easily deployed. The CropTrak platform requires no coding experience and offers ERP compatibility, which is often a welcome benefit for overburdened IT departments.

Secure

Built by innovative GIS software designers with a proven military design background, CropTrak leverages its history in delivering military solutions to offer industry-leading data security.

To learn more, visit https://www.croptrak.com

CropTrak enters strategic partnership with global insurance Sompo International!

Unique, proven mobile and web-based solutions for near real-time monitoring of agricultural practices and excellent customer service have led to an expansion of CropTrak’s successful partnership with ARMtech Insurance Services. CropTrak has entered into an exclusive Global Insurance Strategic Partnership with ARMtech parent company Sompo International Holdings, Ltd.

The partnership will leverage CropTrak’s technical expertise and software solutions to enhance Sompo’s AgriSompo platform to provide advanced insurance and risk management solutions to their international insurance teams, growers, and agri-business customers.

CropTrak President and Cofounder Aaron Hutchinson said, “I am pleased that CropTrak’s successful relationship with the ARMtech team and integration to AgriNet has evolved into a strategic global partnership with Sompo International. It is a testament to our team’s dedication and the value of our solutions and the CropTrak team looks forward to helping Sompo enhance their global suite of offerings to their clients and team members.”

To continue to provide excellent customer service and continued market growth, CropTrak is recruiting talented, customer-centric employees with experience in software development, customer support, and SaaS software sales to join its team. Those interested in being part of this exciting and dynamic company can submit us your resume.

To learn more about how CropTrak and its solutions can help your agri-businesses monitor its enterprise to improve productivity and reduce risks. visits www.iCropTrak.com.

Go here to find out how this exciting partnership will allow your Enterprise Agri-business to do more with our products!

CropTrak Named Top 5 Tech Companies!

We are reluctant to toot our own horn, but we love it when other folks do it for us! CropTrak is proud to announce that we’ve been named as being one of the top 5 tech startup companies in Tucson, AZ by the Tech Tribune. This is actually the 2nd year in a row that we have received this honor.

In doing their research into the very best tech startups in Tucson, AZ, the Tech Tribune considered several factors including:

– Revenue Potential
– Leadership Team
– Brand/Product Traction
– and Competitive Landscape

Upon receiving this honor, CropTrak’s president Aaron Hutchinson said “thank you to the Tech Tribune for this honor and recognition. CropTrak is committed to creating and providing a true enterprise-level agriculture data management platform that allows Enterprise Food and Enterprise Ag companies to easily collect, monitor, and report on the health of their business, crops growing, and the food we ultimately eat.”

Your can read the entire article in the Tech Tribune.

ARMtech Partners with CropTrak

To Provide Mobile Farm Management Information System

The CropTrak FMIS is a native application for almost all mobile devices and is designed for use in the field with or without cellular service. ARMtech agents will be able to utilize the system to download information from AgriNet®, increasing the efficiency of the acreage and production reporting processes. In addition to reporting, the application has been enhanced to facilitate the explosion in precision agriculture for use in USDA programs.

Referencing the cutting-edge technology, ARMtech Vice President of Systems and Software Jay Rushing commented, “The CropTrak system is one of the most innovative products we have seen and complements our reputation as a technology leader in the crop insurance industry.  Given the complexity of the crop insurance program, it is almost unheard of for someone outside of the industry to develop a product to enhance our service delivery, but we believe CropTrak has done just that.”

Since 2009, Arizona-based CropTrak has developed its mobile FMIS to collect, protect, and report the electronic records associated with agronomy, food safety, compliance, and sustainability initiatives. They pride themselves on their success in reducing paper records, and by partnering with ARMtech, CropTrak will expand their capabilities with respect to selling and servicing crop insurance policies, a historically paper-intensive process.

Currently the fifth largest writer of federally sponsored crop insurance policies in the United States, ARMtech Insurance Services, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd.  ARMtech is committed to providing its agents and policyholders with innovative tools to improve the accuracy and efficiency of their operations.

“We at ARMtech are excited about the new capabilities that our partnership with CropTrak will provide,” said Michael Smith, CEO of ARMtech Insurance Services, Inc. “Not only does it build upon ARMtech’s reputation as an innovator in crop insurance technologies, but it gives us yet another platform our agents can use to service their customers both accurately and efficiently.”

ARMtech and CropTrak are working on the integration of the CropTrak product with AgriNet® and the new application is expected to be available to ARMtech agents beginning in 2017.