Farmeron Dynamic Reports
Written by Goran Bokun on March 14, 2021
Running a business is all about making decisions. The best decisions are made when the right data is available at the right time in the right context, allowing you to analyze the performance of your business, guiding your decision making process. Farmeron Dynamic Reports bring the power of Business Intelligence suites directly to your desktop in a simple and efficient way.
Our main guidelines when designing the reporting system were simplicity, efficient data retrieval and display, user-friendly interface, and covering most interesting cases our users find themselves in. We asked our customers for reports they needed the most and after many responses we created a system that was able to cover most important use cases without sacrificing ease of use.
We believe Farmeron Dynamic Reports represent an easy way to make use of your gathered farm data that is relevant to making business decisions. With the Dynamic Animal Reports, complex analysis of animal data is a fast and simple process.
How does it work? Right after opening the Dynamic Animal Report page, first thing you see are Filters and Columns to display.
- Filters – in order to select which animals will be displayed in the report, you use one of the filters. Filters will reduce the number of animals only to those that satisfy defined conditions. For instance, if you choose to see all animals that are over 15 months old, you will get all animals older than 15 months, and their Age column will be displayed.
- Columns to display – in order to define the columns you want shown, check the desired column. For example, you have filtered by some criteria and you just want to add for instance Current general status, then all you have to do is check the Current general status checkbox in the Columns to display checkbox list.
In order to get a better understanding of filters and display columns lets go through an example. After you open the reports page and click Apply filters you will get a list of all currently active animals on your farm with only default columns (Animal life number and Short id) displayed.
If you wish to see additional information alongside the columns displayed by default, just use Columns to display to add columns to the table. You will still see the complete list of active animals on the farm, but with more information from the selected columns.
You can filter animal list by choosing any of the filter criteria like Average daily/monthly/yearly milk production, Average daily/monthly/yearly feed cost, Animal age, Animal general status, etc. The ability to select multiple filters and combine them enables you to display seemingly unconnected data and see what is affecting the production results of your herd. You can for example see animals that have been frequently treated (have a high health cost) and study their milk production to see how did the health problems affect milking results.
Example below displays data for animals that have conception rate greater than 50% in the last lactation. By default, the report will display column Last cycle conception rate because it is used in filter criteria. The table is expanded by DIM, Current lactation and Avg. daily feed cost columns because they were selected in the column list.
Once a report is generated you have the option to view it on your screen, print it out or save the data as an Excel table. You can also save the report criteria for future use. Farmeron provides you with several pre-defined reports to get you started.
That is Farmeron Dynamic Animal Report, first of our Dynamic Reports. Try it out and see for yourself how the power of the right data at the right time helps making good decisions. We are confident that Farmeron Dynamic Reports is an essential tool in fulfilling our goal of helping farmers become the very best.
Stay tuned as we continue our exploration of Farmeron in future blog posts!