John Deere has updated the look, feel and navigation features of its cloud-based system – Operations Center – to bring new levels of clarity and organization to farm data management.

Another improvement John Deere made to the Operations Center is the addition of the new Work Planner feature farmers can use to streamline their work setup experience and help operators start working more quickly in the field.

Going forward, farmers can use the Operations Center to collect and securely store their field, crop, and machine data from their connected machines for easy analysis and decision making. Since the system is cloud-based, it eliminates the need for transferring data via USB sticks.

To get the most from John Deere precision ag technologies, Jennifer Badding, John Deere go-to-market manager – digital technology, says farmers need four things: a Generation 4 CommandCenter display, a StarFire receiver, a JDLink connection, and the Operations Center.

“A Generation 4 display gives farmers control of machine functions with more precision, right from the cab, and the StarFire receiver ensures accurate positioning. JDLink serves as the wireless connection between their machines and streams data from the Generation 4 display to the Operations Center,” says Badding.

Using the Operations Center’s Work Planner feature, farmers can now define field specific work details such as variety, prescription, or guidance lines in advance to simplify the operator’s job in the cab.

The improved Operations Center brings clarity and organization to farm data management, and can help farmers setup, plan, and monitor their field work, and analyze their data to make sound business decisions:

  • Setup fields, varieties, and products and sync them to the display via a JDLink connection.
  • Plan fieldwork with the Work Planner to keep your operators efficient and reduce data entry errors.
  • Monitor your equipment and fieldwork from anywhere using the Operations Center mobile app to optimize productivity and job quality.
  • Analyze the performance of fields, varieties, and products with the new Analysis tools to turn this year’s results into next year’s plans.

The improved Operations Center is active online, and the iOS version for Apple mobile products is available in the Apple App Store. The Android version will be available from Google Play in the coming weeks. New users can create an Operations Center account at or contact their local John Deere dealer for more information.