Consistent, aggregated, standardized
Every major agricultural machinery manufacturer uses their own proprietary data format for farm data collected by their machinery, making it hard for farmers to overlay different data layers from the same field and gain insights to inform better decisions. Leaf helps technology providers overcome this challenge by translating all proprietary data sets into a single, easy to read data format. By connecting with Leaf’s API, developers are able to access farm data from all major machinery manufacturers in a consistent, aggregated and standardized format.
Focus on customer value
Due to the complex nature of farm data and the lack of standards throughout the industry, many technology providers are forced to focus on building back-office data infrastructure that allows them to ingest farm data from the different agricultural machinery manufacturers. Technology providers that work with Leaf however receive all farm data in a consistent, aggregated and standardized format through the same API, which allows them to focus on building their products and adding value to their customers’ operations instead. Leaf’s standardized JSON for tillage, planting, application and harvest operations is returned with data summaries, full datasets and rendered maps, saving technology providers precious time that can now be focused on different areas of their business.
Increase your scope
Technology providers who decide to connect with farm machinery manufacturers’ APIs directly instead of through Leaf, are often forced to make tough choices: which companies will we connect with? Which companies offer us the largest footprint with our user base? In reality, this always results in the exclusion of a certain number of potential customers, as they use equipment from a manufacturer who the technology provider is not connected to, and so their data is not able to be used by this technology provider. With Leaf, these difficult questions and the exclusion of potential customers is a thing of the past: by connecting to Leaf’s API, technology providers are connected to all major machinery manufacturers. Only do the work of connecting to Leaf’s API, but receive the benefits of being connected to a range of machinery manufacturers!
"Leaf’s API and knowledge let our engineers focus on product differentiators rather than common capabilities. This expertise is helping us build the right thing for growers the first time, which is invaluable to our speed-to-market.”
Ross Sickora, Software Engineering Manager at Growers EdgeLearn more
Field-level data: key to unlocking new insights
Field-level data is key to accuracy in many processes and analyses, but it isn’t always easy for technology providers to access and process this data. Leaf’s unified API changes this by offering businesses access to data in a consistent, aggregated and standardized format.
Many different providers
We constantly add new machinery manufacturers to the list of connected providers. We are connected with: John Deere, Climate FieldView, CNHi, Trimble, AgLeader and Stara. Is one of your preferred partners not in this list yet? Let us know by contacting our team!
Many different uses
Being able to access field-level data is key to the accuracy of many different applications. From Farm Management Systems, Farmland Valuation Tools or Carbon MRVs to Traceability Applications and Crop Insurance Platforms and many more; they all need field-level data in order to be accurate and successful.
Speed-to-market is key for any technology provider; spending more time on developing your product and not selling it, means money down the drain and a competitor catching up quickly. Leaf allows technology providers to focus on building their product and selling their product as soon as possible, instead of having to waste time on building back-end infrastructure.
“The goal is to give the farmers the availability of their data, wherever they want it, whenever they want it.”
Seth Erwin, Strategic Account Lead with Bayer’s Climate FieldViewLearn more