Before we delve into the contents of this newsletter, we would again like to send our thoughts out to all those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. We have been in contact with several clients impacted by the horrific weather events over the last quarter and learnt about the massive clean-up task they are tirelessly working through. The team here at AgriSmart would like to further reassure our clients we are available to help in any way we can.
We are now three editions into our AgriSmart quarterly newsletter (now renamed, “The Quarterly by AgriSmart”) and there is plenty to report from our office here at Waikato Innovation Park.
So as per usual, take 5, grab a coffee or tea, and enjoy reading through edition no.3! As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always here to help!
The CEO’s letter
Where did the time go? I’m sure you will be saying something very similar. The start of 2023 has been less than ideal for our farmers and growers across numerous regions of New Zealand. It seems that if it’s not the never-ending list of jobs, it’s the weather attempting to sabotage our every move.
On a more positive note, the developers here at AgriSmart have knuckled down to complete a large number of features and updates, making it more tailored for each client’s needs.
Our support team has been hard at work onboarding several large clients, ensuring everything goes smoothly for them once their licences are live. A huge thank you to our support team for their work as we know it has been a massive undertaking for them.
Looking ahead we have an exciting calendar planned with several conferences that we will be attending, a big feature in the works for our horticulture clients, and many more announcements.
As always we would like to show our continuing appreciation to all of our clientele. AgriSmart’s software wouldn’t be the product it is today without your loyalty, utility, and feedback.
Imran Raza, CEO & Founder of AgriSmart
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AgriSmart Updates & Features
New Help Centre
As you may have seen we are excited to announce that your AgriSmart licence now includes a searchable help centre containing all documentation in an easy to find directory.
Additionally, you are now able to submit a ticket for assistance from our support team. We encourage you utilise this function for any non-urgent support queries.
The new help centre can be located in the same spot where help documentation has been traditionally located, by clicking the question mark icon within your licence.
A New Way of Accessing AgriSmart
We have simplified the process of inviting users to access AgriSmart. Our clients can now easily send access emails and users can activate and login to their accounts without any hassle.
Automated Work Patterns
This feature is used for businesses where it’s difficult to determine what an employee’s work pattern is due to an ever-changing roster, which potentially results in incorrect annual leave entitlement calculations.
AgriSmart now has the ability to calculate this correctly, ensuring the employee is paid the correct number of annual leave days per year.
Leave Application Process
The team at AgriSmart have now improved the leave application process within your AgriSmart licence, as well as, on the AgriSmart iOS and Android app. It is now simpler and straight-forward for both managers and employees.
Meet the Team
We are an expanding team, and we pride ourselves on keeping everything in-house to ensure the delivery of a quality software solution.
As a continuation of our previous newsletters, we are continuing ‘Meet the Team’ with out Finance Manager, Hannah Raza.
Meet Hannah, our in-house accountant, testing & documentation specialist, and technical support expert. With a Bachelor of Management Studies and a Master of Digital Business (hons) from Waikato University here in Hamilton, Hannah brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.
Hannah’s employment history includes positions at AgriSmart from 2017 to 2020, followed by an accountancy practice from 2020 to 2022. She returned to AgriSmart in 2022 and has been a valuable asset to our team ever since.
Hannah ensures our financial records are accurate and up-to-date. Her testing and documentation expertise also comes in handy when assessing new software features and ensuring its smooth integration into our system. Additionally, Hannah is one of our clients go-to persons for technical support, resolving any issues that may arise quickly and efficiently.
When Hannah isn’t busy at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and miniature dachshund, Evie. She also has a passion for travel and is looking forward to exploring Europe later this year.
We’re lucky to have someone as skilled and dedicated as Hannah on our team, and we know that our clients appreciate the professionalism and expertise she brings to every project.
We are proudly located at Waikato Innovation Park here in Hamilton.
Innovation Park is a thriving New Zealand business campus focused on growing over 60 businesses located at the park. These businesses span numerous fields related to the primary industries including, agritechnology, environmental science, information technology, and food technology.
The park is the perfect ground for innovation, having numerous networking events that allow for collaboration to ultimately improve the New Zealand Primary Sector as a whole.
You can find AgriSmart on level 1 of the Gallagher building.
We understand the importance of staying informed and keeping up with the latest developments in our industry, and we hope that this newsletter provided you with valuable insights and information. We value your continued support and are dedicated to providing you with the best service possible.
If you wish to learn more on a deeper level or organise a free demo of our software, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email:
0800 110 172
Otherwise, keep an eye out for future emails next quarterly newsletter!