Monday
Mar162015

A few quick updates for AgExpert Mobile

A few quick updates for AgExpert Mobile

Now that many of you have downloaded and use AgExpert Mobile, you’ve suggested a few tweaks and we’ve listened. As part of this update, you’ll see a few differences to make your experience even better.

Password Recovery

  • Forgot password feature has been added.
  • Reset password capability has been added.

Bug fixes

  • Some Android smartphone users were experiencing the app crashing at startup – but it’s been fixed.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Thursday
Feb262015

How to sync your mobile app and desktop

How to sync your mobile app and desktop

If you’re new to our apps, or just need a little clarification, you’re in luck. We’re talking about the synching process, and demystifying how the cloud works. Whether you use AgExpert Mobile or FM PRO Mobile, the process is similar – check it out:

Sync process

  • In AgExpert Mobile, enter your receipts on the app, and then click the cloud button. This sends the information to the cloud.
  • In FM PRO Mobile, enter your data and click the cloud button on your app. This sends your data to the cloud.

What happens to my data once it’s in the cloud?

  • The information stays in the cloud until you retrieve it on your desktop computer.

How to retrieve your information from the cloud

  • Using AgExpert Mobile? Open AgExpert Analyst and go to the Transaction menu. There you simply click on Import from AgExpert Mobile. For more details about the process, click here.
  • Using FM PRO Mobile? Open Field Manager PRO or 360, and go to the File menu, then click on Sync. For more details about the process, click here.
  • Once you follow through with the synchronization process, your data will be retrieved from the cloud and will appear on your desktop software.

Requirements to retrieve the information from the cloud

  • Be sure you’re running the latest version of the software and the application.
  • You must have on a current service plan subscription to retrieve information from the cloud.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Tuesday
Jan272015

Update your Field Manager PRO, 360 and FM PRO Mobile now

Update your Field Manager PRO, 360 and FM PRO Mobile now

The new updates to Field Manager PRO, 360 and FM PRO Mobile are here.  Take a look:

Online Activation

  • Now you can activate your software as soon as you’re ready. All you need is an internet connection, a serial number and the email address we have on file. Once the information is entered, just press the button to activate the system. It’s the ultimate in convenience: no need to call in, no need to wait for a disk.
  • Of course, you can choose to not use the online activation tool, or if your computer isn’t connected to the internet, you can call us during our normal business hours.

Reports

GIS

FM PRO Mobile

  • Graphics have been added to the Storage locations to show how full a bin is
  • Weather observation has been added
  • Other observation has been added
  • Irrigation operation has been added

Support

Your Online Community is here to help. The FCC Management Software Online Community is the place to get answers to your software questions 24-7. You can access searchable discussions, blogs and the Knowledge Base. Connect with other software users and our support staff when you need them.

Learn more about all the new features and enhancements.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Friday
Jan092015

More improvements to your online community

More improvements to your online community

FCC Management Software is changing the layout of the Knowledge Base, making it easier to find content. We also added a section where we’ll be archiving our Tip of the Month articles.  

With so many enhancements to the online community, we only have space to share a few with you – check it out:

Knowledge Base

  • We’ve separated our apps from our software in the Knowledge Base. If you have specific questions about our apps, you can search the apps Knowledge Base.
  • We reorganized all the content to make it easier to find.
      Note: Looking for something specific in the page and not quite sure what to find? You can always press CTRL + F on your keyboard and type a keyword. Or you can do a search (in the top right corner).

Tip of the Month

  • Missed the last Tip of the Month article? You’re in luck. Every issue has been archived in the online community and will be updated with every new article.

Click to Chat

  • Click to Chat is a quick and convenient way to get in touch with our support team.
  • Instead of using the phone, simply type your question and one of our support team members will start chatting with you to find your answers.
  • At the beginning of the Click to Chat session, you’ll need to provide your phone number to validate you qualify for this new feature. (i.e. Premium Plan Subscribers)

Watch for a How-to series coming to your online community

  • A new How-to web series is being developed by our Support Analysts to better help you use our Software. If you have any topics you’d like to see in a web series, email your idea to support@fccsoftware.ca. (COMING SOON)

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Monday
Dec222014

Update your software with AgExpert Analyst 2015-02

Update your software with AgExpert Analyst 2015-02

The latest update to AgExpert Analyst, Canada’s #1 selling agricultural accounting software is here. Here are just a few new features you can expect with AgExpert Analyst 2015-02:

Auto-update

  • You’ll receive an automatic notification from your software when an update is available. (You need an internet connection to use this feature.)

Online Activation

  • Now you can activate your software as soon as you’re ready. All you need is an internet connection, a serial number and the email address we have on file. Once the information is entered, just press the button to activate the system. It’s the ultimate in convenience: no need to call in, no need to wait for a disk.
  • Of course, you can choose to not use the online activation tool, or if your computer isn’t connected to the internet, you can call us during our normal business hours.

Payroll

  • All payroll tables have been updated to reflect the payroll calculations from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015. However, you’ll still need to manually update the TDI numbers.

Business setup

  • Labelling changes in the business setup – Changed Phone (day) to Phone and Phone (night) to Cell.

Contacts

  • A language preference has been added to the Contact setup window so you can assign your customers and suppliers communication language preferences.

Point of Sale and invoices improvements

Reports

A date range filter has been added to the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable report.

Bug fixes

  • The Fiscal year on the AgExpert Analyst dashboard will automatically refresh after shortening a fiscal year.
  • Fixed the issue with the Inventory report not hiding some accounts with a zero balance.
  • Fixed the Total Calculation line on the Capital Asset purchase report to remove the capital assets not in possession from the total.

Support

Your Online Community is here to help. The FCC Management Software Online Community is the place to get answers to your software questions 24-7. You can access searchable discussions, blogs and the Knowledge Base. Connect with other software users and our support staff when you need them.

Learn more about all the new features and enhancements.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Monday
Nov172014

Move over 2014, AgExpert Analyst 2015 is here

Move over 2014, AgExpert Analyst 2015 is here

The times are changing, and so is Canada’s #1 selling agricultural accounting software. With so many new features and enhancements, where do we begin?

Based on user feedback and your ongoing suggestions, we’ve made changes to make this version even more intuitive, flexible and convenient. Below, we’ve outlined some subtle changes, and some big ones – check them out: 

Online activation

  • One of the big changes to AgExpert Analyst is online activation. Now you can activate your software as soon as you’re ready. All you need is an internet connection, a serial number and the email address we have on file. Once the information is entered, just press the button to activate the system. It’s the ultimate in convenience: no need to call in.
  • Of course, you can choose to not use the online activation tool, or if your computer isn’t connected to the internet, you can call us during our normal business hours when the time comes.

Budget tool overhaul

  • We’ve overhauled the look and feel of the budgeting tool in AgExpert Analyst 2015, making it more intuitive, based industry best practices and your recommendations.

Reports

  • Now you can add a customizable footer to your reports, meaning you can include your company logo and name.
  • We’ve improved the grid-style reporting, so you can zoom in and out of the report and fit as much as possible on your page.

Transaction

  • You can look forward to faster transaction entries. When you’re changing the transaction type on an existing transaction, the header portion will not clear itself. This allows you to continue without having to restart each time. However, the details section will continue to clear if you change the transaction type.

Payroll

  • The ability to do a quick edit of a Payroll cheque has been added to let you change the cheque number.

Streamlined file creation

  • Now you can select the commodities as soon as you select a business category.

Support

  • The online community is here to help you get answers to your software questions, 24-7. You can access searchable discussions, blogs and the Knowledge Base. Here, you can connect with other software users and with our support staff.

Learn more about all the new features and enhancements.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Thursday
Oct232014

How safe is your computer?

How safe is your computer?

You don’t have to look hard to find news about some sort of online virus or threat to your personal information. Internet threats have been around for a long time. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to protect yourself.

But first, let’s take a look at what you’re up against:

  • malicious threats (viruses and malware)
  • fraud threats such as phishing emails, spyware and troll fraud(the fraudulent use of a company’s telecommunications system by a third party)
  • unauthorized access from hacking, data leakage, botnets, unsecured wireless, and user name/password insecurity
  • operational threats, such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, attacks on VoIP, the failure of cloud computing suppliers to secure your network, or security risks from remote workers
  • newer threats such as social networking insecurity, web application threats, smartphone insecurity and poor security for converged voice/data applications on the network 

Before you unplug your computer and give up on modern technology, consider these options:

Staying up to date

A basic and key way of staying secure is to make sure you quickly take advantage of operation, browser and software updates. Make sure that patches, particularly security patches, are tested and installed as soon as possible.

Don’t open your door to strangers

As a first line of defence, never open unknown attachments. These are a common source of viruses and spyware, and be cautious about clicking on any links. Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software.

Tending to your firewall

Firewalls are now almost universally deployed. All messages entering or leaving the network pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria. It’s important to regularly review the performance of your firewall.

Protecting your data

Backup your precious data (software data, photos, etc.) on an external source, like an external hard drive, memory stick or even on the cloud. This ensures that if your computer goes down, you won’t lose your photos and all that important information. It’s up to you to protect your data, but as long as you have it stored somewhere else, you should be able to retrieve that information.

Authenticate the source

If you receive a random call from someone saying they are calling to service your computer or software – that’s a pretty big red light that’s something off. Always ask to call them back at the company’s phone number, especially if they’re asking you to grant access to your computer. Remote assistance is a growing trend and can be used for malicious reasons.

Remote assistance with FCC Management Software Customer Care – it’s totally legit.

Currently, we’re using a secure, remote assistance tool to provide support, allowing analysts to connect with you online. Also, we offer Click-to-chat services through our Online Community. Only our customer care employees have access to this tool. This session would only be started if the need has been identified over the phone or through Click-to-chat.

Keeping your data and information safe isn’t hard to do. It just requires a little knowledge and some good habits. And if you have any concerns about your internet security, talk with your computer tech and make sure all your bases are covered.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus you can always contact our FCC Management Software support staff.

Tuesday
Oct072014

Download your software update in two easy steps

Download your software update in two easy steps

If you’re looking for the easiest way to install your new software updates, you can do it online. It’s a new option this year and something a lot of you have asked for: a safe, fast and easy way to update your AgExpert Analyst or Field Manager PRO.

If the computer running your software is connected to the web, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Simply close out of the software.
  2. Run the install using the download link that was sent to you via email. That’s it.

It doesn’t get easier than that. You’ll be using the most up to date version of our software in no time.

Some people choose to have their computer offline, and that’s ok. It just adds an extra step to updating process.

  1. You need access to a computer with an Internet connection and a memory stick.
  2. Using your email with the imbedded software update link, open and download the updated file to your memory stick.
  3. Take that memory stick and download the update to the computer you use for your AgExpert Analyst or Field Manager PRO software (the one not connected to the Internet).

Need to learn more about this process? Read this article for more details.

Buying a new computer?

Before you run out to get that new computer, here are some things you’ll need to keep in mind when running our software. 

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Monday
Oct062014

The evolution continues with AgExpert Analyst 2015

The evolution continues with AgExpert Analyst 2015

Change is inevitable. Just look at the weather outside or read a news headline. Luckily, change can be a good thing, and in the case of AgExpert Analyst 2015, it’s very good. Outstanding, in fact.

AgExpert Analyst 2015 is rolling out and we’re giving you a sneak peek at just some of the changes you can expect:

Budget tool overhaul

We’ve overhauled the look and feel of the budgeting tool in AgExpert Analyst. You’ll find it more intuitive and easier to use, based on industry best practices and customer recommendations.

Reports

Now you can add a customizable footer to your reports, including your company name and logo.

Transaction

You can look forward to faster transaction entries. When you’re changing the transaction type on an existing transaction, the header portion will not clear itself. This allows you to continue without having to restart each time. However, the details section will continue to clear if you change the transaction type.

Upgrade to AgExpert Analyst 2015

To upgrade to AgExpert Analyst 2015, make sure that you close out of AgExpert Analyst. But what if you’re running an old version? You’ll need to upgrade to 2012-04 or 2012-05. Learn more about converting from an older version here. 

Watch for more features and enhancements to come. We’ll post another blog at the release of the new version.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Thursday
Jul242014

Fresh updates for Field Manager PRO and 360, and FM PRO Mobile

Fresh updates for Field Manager PRO and 360, and FM PRO Mobile

Great news – Field Manager PRO (and 360) 2014-03 is ready, along with an updated version of FM PRO Mobile for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

If you like an accurate picture of your costs and profit margins, you’ll want to get this latest version. It contains bug fixes and several new features to help you manage your operation. Also an update to FM PRO Mobile is available through the App Store and Google Play.

To get started, you’ll need to reactivate your software. Learn how to do it online.

New help within the software is also available. Press the F1 key to get directed to our online community.

What’s new for you

Field Manager PRO

Field Manager PRO 360

FM PRO Mobile

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus you can always contact our FCC Management Software support staff.

Friday
Jul182014

Celebrating two years with your online community  

Celebrating two years with your online community   

Happy Blogiversary (is that even a word?) everyone – we’re celebrating two years of sharing tips and knowledge with you. Here are some awesome milestones worth sharing:

A growing Knowledge Base

More than 600 articles have been posted to the online community since the beginning of the website. We’re always posting new content and perfecting our knowledge.

Building the blogisphere

Over 30 informative blogs have been posted and growing. More testimonials and tutorials are available on YouTube.

Discussion boards

The online community is alive and well. There are more than 700 posts on our discussion boards.

Numbers to celebrate

  • 270,000 page views since the launch of the site
  • average number of visitors per month – 1,200 since the launch of our site
  • peak online traffic season is from January to April.

Watch for these new features:

  • upgrade to the 2014-03 version of your software, and you’ll be able to access the online community from within your software by pressing the F1 key
  • Click-to-chat has been added for premium customers
  • a new series of How to videos for our software (coming soon)
  • increased searchability so you can find your answer from within the discussion boards (coming soon)

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Wednesday
Jul022014

How to sync Field Manager PRO and 360 with FM PRO Mobile

How to sync Field Manager PRO and 360 with FM PRO Mobile

So you’ve downloaded our app – FM PRO Mobile. That’s great. Now you’re wondering, what’s next? Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the basic steps to properly sync your app with Field Manager PRO and Field Manager PRO 360.

First, let’s go over some general rules to keep in mind when synching FM PRO Mobile:

  1. Only one crop year is in the sync triangle at a time. The only place that multiple crop years exist is on the desktop.
  2. Establish a process, either by time of day or by order of tasks for your sync. For example, always sync to the cloud from the app at the end of the hour/day/week. This is vital when there are multiple apps in play so we know when it’s appropriate to sync to the desktop.
  3. Once you’ve established your process, stick to it. If you feel you need to change it up, check with support first. We’ll be sure it won’t cause problems in the way your data is moving from the desktop to the app, and back to the desktop.

Here are seven steps for a successful sync process:

  1. Sync from the desktop.
  2. Sign in on the app.
  3. Download the farm to the app.
  4. Enter records/make changes.
  5. Sync changes up to the cloud.
  6. Sign out on the app.
  7. Start over at step one.

For more details on how to use FM PRO Mobile, check out the startup guides:

iOS guide 

Android guide 

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Thursday
Jun262014

What’s your reason for updating to AgExpert Analyst 2014-03?

What’s your reason for updating to AgExpert Analyst 2014-03?

Great news, AgExpert Analyst 2014-03 is ready to download. Are you? Maybe you want the best advantage for your operation, or you haven’t updated for a while – whatever your reason, there’s never been a better time to upgrade.

Get activated

Setup

Tools

Payroll

Reports

Other enhancements

We’re just scratching the surface. To see all the exciting updates, visit our online community. Better yet, download the new version and start using AgExpert Analyst 2014-03 today.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Friday
May162014

Click-to-Chat is here

Click-to-Chat is here

Are you a no-frills minimalist, or do you like to take advantage of upgrades and get the most for your money type of person? If you like technology and little extras that improve efficiency to help you work better, then you’re going to love our new feature: Click-to-Chat.

Click-to-Chat is an online chat program that lets you communicate with FCC Management Software support, kind of like texting or instant messaging. So if you’re on your computer and have a problem – and want answers, simply type your question and someone from customer care will reply.

Click-to-Chat is exclusive to Premium care subscribers. At the beginning of the Click-to-Chat session, you’ll be asked to provide your phone number to validate that you actually qualify for this new feature.

Sound good to you? Then maybe it’s time you switched to a Premium customer care plan. To upgrade, call 1-800-667-7893.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Friday
Apr252014

New updates for Field Manager PRO, 360 and FM PRO Mobile

New updates for Field Manager PRO, 360 and FM PRO Mobile

Great news for Field Manager PRO and 360 users – a new update is on its way. What can you expect? Updates include bug fixes and a few new features to give you the best experience yet. Plus there’s another update for FM PRO Mobile – perfect for your iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

To take advantage of these awesome new updates, you’ll need to reactivate your software. Learn how to activate Field Manager PRO and 360 online.

Check out these updates for Field Manager PRO and 360:

Get more updates for FM PRO Mobile:

Running a BlackBerry phone? Get FM Pro Mobile Android App on your BlackBerry.

Apple and Android users can update their devices now.

You can buy FM PRO Mobile:

  • For your iPhone and iPad from the App Store 
  • For your Android mobile device from GooglePlay

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus you can always contact our FCC Management Software support staff.

Wednesday
Apr092014

Load your favourite software to your new computer

Load your favourite software to your new computer

Looking for a new computer? There are a lot of choices out there but to make things a little easier, we’ve listed a few requirements for running FCC Management Software.

Running AgExpert Analyst? Here’s what you need:

  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit)bit/64 bit)
  • PC with 1.4GHz processor or higher
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB available hard disk space
  • Printer, supported by your Windows Operating System
  • 1024 x 768 video resolution

Using Field Manager PRO? Here are your system requirements:

  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit)bit/64 bit)
  • PC with 1.4GHz processor, or higher
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB available hard disk space
  • Printer, supported by your Windows Operating System
  • 1024 x 768 video resolution 

Working with Field Manager PRO 360? Here’s what you should know:

  • Same requirements as Field Manager PRO
  • Internet connection is required for the GIS component

What if you’re a Mac user?

FCC Management Software is designed for a PC environment, but if you want to use a Mac, you’re in luck. Install a Windows Emulator on your Mac, here’s how:

If you’re not sure, contact Apple support for help.

Now the next step begins: downloading or transferring all your favourite apps and programs, including FCC Management Software. Once your software is loaded, keeping it up to date has never been easier. Each time there’s an update, you’ll get notified by email. Simply close out of the software, run the install and you’ll be up to date.

What if your computer isn’t connected to Internet? Download on another computer and transfer the file or contact FCC Management Software to order a copy ($15 per disc).

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus you can always contact our FCC Management Software support staff.

Monday
Mar242014

Who wants an easier year-end process?

Who wants an easier year-end process?

If you said “no”, then carry on with your day. For the rest of the world who wants a simplified year-end process – read on. 

With AgExpert Analyst, year-end is easier than ever. And next fiscal year is just a couple clicks away.

  • No more dealing with different year-end modes 
  • Most data files restrictions have been lifted from the Accountant’s copy.

Starting the Year-End Process

Go the Setup menu and Click on Fiscal Years. Then click on the Add Fiscal Year button. To find out more, read the Managing Year-end article. 

Creating the Accountant’s copy

Once the Fiscal year has been created, you’ll need to create the Accountant’s copy from the file Menu. 

Your accountant must have access to the Accountant’s copy of AgExpert Analyst. They’re not a current user of AgExpert Analyst? Get them to call our sales team at 1-800-667-7893. They can become an Exclusive Plus member or an AgExpert Analyst Certified Adviser to gain access to the AgExpert Analyst Accountant’s copy.

Why would your accountant want access to AgExpert Analyst?

In a word, convenience. While the file is with the accountant, you can continue working on your set of books. Your accountant can make changes to the previous year while you’ll be able to continue on with your new fiscal year.

Once you get the file back from your accountant, you’ll need to import the file back into AgExpert Analyst by going to File, Import Accountant’s copy.

What If your accountant gives you the year-end adjustments to do yourself?

Undo the Accountant’s copy from the File Menu and change the fiscal year back to the prior year. Then you can enter the adjustments. Once that’s complete, simply change the fiscal year back to the current year and continue on with the data entry. 

This new Fiscal Year Management lets you go back and forth between years simply by changing the fiscal year in the Setup Menu.

Looking for more tips on using AgExpert Analyst? Check out these links:

Recording a Capital Cost Allowance

General Journal Entries

Import Client's copy (for accountants)

Export Client's copy (for accountants)

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus you can always contact our FCC Management Software support staff.

Monday
Mar102014

Top five things to remember about webinars

Top five things to remember about webinars

You know how people joke about using computers for good or evil? Well a webinar is definitely for good, but it doesn’t always feel that way, especially if you’re a newbie or have trouble logging on to one. In case you didn’t know, a webinar or web-based seminar, lets you connect, share and discuss information through the Internet.

FCC Management Software uses webinars to present our software products, provide training sessions, and to host meetings with farmers. We also offer a webinar speaker series. Because webinars are a new to many of us, we thought we’d outline 5 tips to remember when using webinars:

  • Check the local time. FCC Management Software webinars are communicated with the time listed in the Eastern Time Zone. The Eastern Time Zone observes Standard and Daylight Savings times at different points of the year. Be sure to double check what time our events are in your time zone. If you need some help you can always go to a time zone converter.  
  • Log on early. Just like for an in-person meeting, it’s polite to show up to webinars a few minutes early. We recommend logging on to the webinar about 10 minutes before the start time to ensure your computer has time to load. If this is your first webinar, be sure to log on 15 to 20 minutes early just to ensure all goes smooth.
  • Mute your phone line. Because webinars allow you to log in from home, feel free to get comfortable; grab a snack, watch with others. Just be sure to mute your phone during the session – no one wants to hear you cough or your side conversations. This ensures that the webinar audio is clear for everyone.
  • Ask questions. Our webinars are run by facilitators (the ones presenting) and a moderator (someone who keeps the webinar on time and structured). The moderator will at times open the phone line for questions. This could be during or at the end of the session. We usually reserve a full Q & A session at the end of each webinar, so be sure to ask your questions.
  • Have Fun. We try to keep the presentations lively and interesting (even if we are often talking about record keeping), and encourage positive attendee participation. Since FCC is a national company, most sessions are coast to coast – you might learn about agriculture from other parts of Canada.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Thursday
Feb202014

When it comes to apps, why should Apple and Android users have all the fun?

When it comes to apps, why should Apple and Android users have all the fun?

BlackBerry users deserve some love, too. And thanks to a new BlackBerry operating system, they’re closer to enjoying what everyone else has taken for granted – access to some great apps.

With the release of BlackBerry 10.2.1, BlackBerry is making it easier to install Android apps, including AgExpert Mobile and FM PRO Mobile.

Sure, the previous operating system allowed BlackBerry users to attempt the installation of some Android apps, but it wasn’t easy. If you’re tech savvy, you could convert Android files in .BAR, and maybe those apps would work.

But with BlackBerry’s new operating system, users can install Android apps using the .APK files – an easier, albeit lengthy, method.

Ready to learn how? We’ve outlined a step-by-step document to help you.

Remember, based on our quality assurance tests, these apps should work properly on your BlackBerry smartphone. However, these Android apps weren’t designed to run on a BlackBerry. We can’t guarantee you’ll have a flawless experience using an Android app or that you won’t experience any app crashes. FCC Management Software can’t troubleshoot any issues for your BlackBerry smartphone.

Also, if you’re a Field Manager PRO 360 user, use the FM PRO Mobile app on an Android or iOS device. The GIS functionality doesn’t work properly on any BlackBerry devices and will make the app crash due to limitations with the access to mapping services on BlackBerry smartphones.

Questions? Get answers and share your comments with other software users on our Discussion Boards or search the Knowledge Base. Plus, our FCC Management Software support staff is always just a click away.

Thursday
Jan232014

Find out the latest updates to Field Manager PRO 2014-01

Find out the latest updates to Field Manager PRO / PRO 360 2014-01

Have you downloaded Field Manager PRO / PRO 360 2014-01 yet? The latest version is now available and while there are many upgrades worth talking about, here are just a few to get your juices flowing:

GIS imagery

Big changes to the way GIS imagery works in Field Manager PRO 360. No need to download imagery anymore. Now you’ll define your farm size at activation, making it easier to draw your polygons.

Commodity contracts

A new Commodity Contracts Module has been added to Field Manager PRO / PRO 360. This will help you better manage your inventory to fulfill those contacts.

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