- DEFRA & RDPE Funded Training
Carol Greenway, Training Manager at Farmplan said: “As a result of this funding we are able to offer our livestock, accounts and cropping training at up 70% discount for half and full day courses..."
- Real Time Information Update - Daily paid casuals
HMRC had an existing agreement with the NFU in respect of daily paid harvest casuals and with the CLA about casual beaters which meant that they were only reported on a P38A at the end of the year and did not have tax deducted. After discussion with interested parties such the NFU, Farmplan Computers and the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries this agreement has been updated with the advent of Real Time Information.
- Farmplan sponsors 44th IAgSA Conference
Over 150 delegates from across the UK attended the 3-day event which took its theme as "food for thought". With a variety of speakers, trade stands and networking opportunities, the bustling conference provided a wealth of knowledge and opportunity to learn more about current issues impacting the administration of rural businesses.
- Farmplanner of the Year 2013
In its 20th year, the celebrated IAgrM Farmplanner of the Year competition kicks off this March with a launch event in West Berkshire. This year students will join the judging panel on an estate tour of the sprawling 2,198 Ha, Yattendon Estates in West Berkshire.
- NFU joins recent RTI workshop
“The new process does require some preparation work, so it is worth starting to think about RTI now rather than waiting till April."
- Are you making the most of computerised accounts systems?
Jonathan Tulloch from Hardcastle Burton LLP discusses how to make the most of computerised accounts systems and offers some basic bookkeeping pointers.
- RTI...Did you know?
Read more about the RTI (Real Time Information) changes that are on the way soon...
- Adjusting cropping plans to combat poor yield results
Hannah Murnane, Software Specialist from Farmplan discusses how you can use GateKeeper cropping software to adapt your plans and calculate split field or crop margins.
- Scotch Beef Farm award winners talk cattle management
Recent winners of the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year, Robert and Jacqueline Neill, talked to Farmplan about being selected for this new award. They also discuss how using Cattle Management software on their 1081 acre unit has benefitted them.
- An extra pair of hands at Jamie's Farm
Jamie’s Farm, based in Wiltshire, transforms the lives of vulnerable children through a unique blend of 'Family, Farming and Therapy'. This November, Business Analyst, Peter Ford from Farmplan volunteered two days out of the office to lend a hand in creating some new raised beds.
- Virtual Stick Reader launched
Launched this autumn, the Virtual Stick Reader Application for Windows Mobile Devices.
- Why choose agricultural accounts software?
Good financial records are essential to farming and rural businesses. Farming businesses can be funded through a combination of income from sales, grants, loans or overdraft facilities, so it's important to have clear and easy to understand accounts systems in place. Read on to find out more...
- Preventing data loss
Have you backup up your data recently? Don't get caught out, backing up your data is easy and quick. Read more...
- Rural Business Advice Day Stafford
Farmplan will be at the Rural Hubs Partnership Business Advice Day on 8th November at Stafford Showground.
- Windows 8 computer range coming soon
Find out more about Windows 8 and Farmplan software.
- Will Farmplan software work on Apple Macs?
From time to time we get asked if Farmplan software will work on Apple Macs. Find out more...
- Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day coming soon
Organised by the Rural Hubs Partnership, this free to enter advice day will be held on 21st November. This event is a good opportunity to learn more about specialist software for farming businesses, grants and funding opportunities, legal matters and much more.
- Photography Competition Winners announced!
Three lucky customers have been selected as winners of the 2012 Photography Competition, click here to view the winning images.
- Key strengths revealed by customer research
Research* undertaken during the summer 2012 has highlighted some key strengths of the products and services provided by Farmplan which are valued by its customers.
- RTI Seminars
RTI Payroll Seminars
- Customers get snapping for photo comp
Farmplan customers from all over the UK entered our photography competition, check out some of the entries!
- Putting the spotlight on your harvest
Data submitted by GateKeeper users as part of the new Spotlight data sharing initiative is lifting the lid on some key performance indicators and trends for the 2011 and 2012 harvests.
- RTI (Real Time Information) update
"...I went on to send my first FPS (Full Payment Submission) this process probably added about five minutes to my pay run. Once it was sent I received a response from HMRC to say my submission had been received and there you go - I was now live in the RTI Pilot!”
- Success at the shows...despite the weather!
This year Farmplan have been working with Farmers Weekly, exhibiting on a stand together for several of the shows with great success.
- Kingston Maurward win celebrated Farmplanner competition
Kingston Maurward College, Dorset has scooped the prestigious title of Farmplanner of the Year 2012 after successfully competing against Colleges and Universities from across the country.
- Business Support Open Day at Myerscough
Myerscough College set in the heart of Lancashire held a Rural Business Support Day this April, with the support of Farmplan, which attracted local farm and rural business owners.
- Customers influence new Property Manager update
Read about the latest improvements we've made to Property Manager thanks to feedback from our customers.
- Exciting new XRS stick reader available now!
The new XRS stick reader is now available to purchase direct from Farmplan.
- Shows timetable for 2012 announced
Join us at a show this year! Find out more about which agricultural shows we're exhibiting at during 2012.
- Farmplanner of the Year competition launched
The Farmplanner of the Year competition, which is managed by IAgrM (Institute of Agricultural Management), has been in operation for 19 years and this year welcomes sponsorship from Farmplan, Farmers Weekly and Marks & Spencers.
- IAgSA Conference delegates learn more about RTI
At this years’ IAgSA conference, Farmplan held a workshop focused on the potential impact of Real-Time Information (RTI) which is being trialled this year by HMRC to improve the Pay as You Earn process. In particular what the current trial involves and the process for rolling out changes over the coming months.
- GateKeeper users nurture their skills
Joining Farmplan's experienced and knowledgeable trainers, farmers and managers from across the country recently took part in training to develop their ability to use GateKeeper cropping software.
- RTI Payroll
As part of a government lead initiative to improve the way Pay as You Earn is implemented, a new system known as Real Time Information will be trialled this year.
- New year, new look
We're entering 2012 with a fresh, new logo. The logo was designed in conjunction with Farmers Weekly as the two businesses are part of the same family.
- Feed Efficiency Trial success
Five leading industry figures joined forces this autumn to undertake an exciting new feed efficiency trial using Farmplan's Cattle Manager software.
- Telephone call computer scam
Details of this computer scam have been circulated before but we are aware that the scam is still continuing and we feel you should be aware of it. The scammers make telephone calls claiming that they are from a computer software company, such as Microsoft or an internet provider...
- Recording a cattle dam ID
Some cattle farmers have been asking whether recording the dam's ID, which was only required to be done by the breeder of the animal in the past, now needed to also be done by subsequent keepers.
- New online support centre
Online support centre now live
- Shows 2011
Visit the Farmplan stand at the following agricultural shows
- Sheep count for Census
“We had a few people enquiring at shows asking if they could see the number of Sheep on farm on the 1st of June for their Census” says Scott Millar..."The answer is yes..."
- Using GateKeeper crop management software in Scotland
Changes to GateKeeper earlier this year mean that it is now compliant with Scottish NVZ and nutrient recording and planning.
- How can GateKeeper software help with crop management?
Whatever the type and size of farm, both crop and vegetable farmers can use crop recording software to facilitate informed management, planning and purchasing decisions
- Registering cattle movements
Have you lost out on a percentage of your Single Farm Payments because cattle movements haven’t been registered in time?
- Are your farm accounts records giving you the information you need?
Effective financial record keeping in business relies on a well structured farm accounts system.
- Is it possible to find a reliable software program to help you manage your rural properties?
Is it possible to find a reliable software program to help you manage your rural properties?.......
- Are you embracing sheep management technology?
Are you embracing sheep management technology?
- Registering cattle births and movements with BCMS
- Customer Survey
Farmplan recently sent out a customer survey to 500 randomly selected Farmplan customers.
- GateKeeper developments
GateKeeper Mobile and Precision Farming, Spring 2010
- Enhanced livestock software link to Tru-Test XR3000 weigh head
Visit us at the Dairy Event where you can see the enhanced link between the Tru-Test weigher and Cattle Manager, Livestock Manager or Sheep Manager.
- Cattle record URL link
For any pedigree breeder, if an animal has a web page you can now store the web page reference (URL) in the animal’s record card.
- Sheep and cattle software gets a new look
Farmplan's Sheep Manager, Cattle Manager and Livestock Manager software have been given a new, fresh look.
- Using software for cattle legislation
Using software for Cattle legislation
- Why use specialist software to help with crop record keeping and management?
Farmers have the unenviable task of needing to keep records to meet legislative requirements. Using software to store records and provide traceability can reduce the stress of inspections but with the right software those records can be turned into valuable information.