Aglytix, IBM announce agreement
Jun. 8, 2017
IBM Advanced Analytics and Cognitive Business Solutions will be incorporated into the Aglytix platform to offer a truly disruptive change in how farmers approach their work and how agribusiness companies sell their products.
The partnership will focus on jointly developing and marketing analytics and other technologies centered on Lean Farming and Evidence Based Sales. Lean Farming helps farmers optimize their yields and costs, while Evidence Based Sales applies analytics to improve sales execution for agribusiness companies.
According to Jerry Johnson, founder and CEO of Aglytix, "Agriculture has a wealth of data; little of which has been used effectively. By applying IBM technology to agriculture, we will be able to create smarter analytics that continuously absorb massive amounts of disparate, unstructured data, and evolve as more data is received. The end result is a new paradigm in technological and agricultural thinking which benefits both the farmer and the entire agricultural ecosystem. We want both farmers and agribusinesses to be successful by supplying the most effective solutions. Our analytics, working in collaboration with IBM's advanced technology, makes this achievable."
Aglytix is a software company based in Mankato, MN focused on developing advanced analytics for agriculture. These analytics establish where improvements can be made at the field level to help farmers increase their profitability and help agricultural supply-side companies improve product sales.