It was great to hear from you
A big thank you to all those of you who completed the User Survey which we sent out last month. We received just under 200 responses, from a wide range of users. It was great to see that the two largest groups who responded were independent consultants and farmers.
Encouragingly 67% of you said that you would be, “Likely or Very Likely” to recommend Overseer to a colleague.
The free text answers have provided us with some great ideas for software development, which the team have added to our development backlog. They also showed up some significant misunderstandings around how to best use the Overseer model. This has given us some priority areas to update users on with our improved support - particularly as we update the FAQ's on the website and start to roll out some user videos.
The survey is still open, so if you haven't given us your thoughts yet - please dig the email out, or get in touch and we can send you a new link. We're keen to hear from you.
Transitioning to OverseerFM
OverseerFM will remain free to use until January so we encourage you to log in at www.fm.overseer.org.nz and start familiarising yourself with the new software.
We've had quite a few questions about why we haven't built a tool to "mass upload" xml files from the legacy nutrient budgeting software into OverseerFM. There is a key difference between the two software applications which unfortunately makes that impossible. The legacy software had the user account at its centre; in contrast OverseerFM has the Farm Account at its centre. All analyses are uploaded to, or created in the Farm Account. This means that the person uploading the xml file needs to ensure they are accessing, or creating an account for the right farm.
The benefits of this farm-centric approach is that data sharing between the farmer and consultants will save considerable time and both will be able to view and discuss the farm analysis, rather than handling paperwork.
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