TRIMBLE ACQUIRES FARM WORKS SOFTWARE
Trimble has acquired the assets of privately-held CTN Data Service LLC, creator of Farm Works software, located in Hamilton, Ind. The acquisition is expected to accelerate Trimble's information management capabilities and offer agricultural customers significant new capabilities in their precision farming operations. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Farm Works provides integrated office and mobile software solutions for both the farmer and agriculture service professional. The software is compatible with a wide range of file formats and hardware typically used in the agriculture equipment industry. Among its capabilities, Farm Works software can automatically capture field event data, downloaded from an in-cab display or handheld computer, for record keeping. The software also tracks most farm operations including vehicle monitoring, crop management, staffing, field mapping, chemical and fertilizer management and cost accounting. The software also includes a herd management and genealogy program for livestock producers.