How to Find and Choose Agricultural Software for Your Farm

If you’re just starting to look for a software solution for your farm, expect to be overwhelmed with choices. Also known as AG software, agricultural software is itself a hugely competitive market of software providers that find their niche within the larger agricultural industry. Put another way, the idea that there’s a one-size-fits-all solution for every farm out there is a disservice both to farmers and to software developers.

Finding and Choosing Agricultural Software

Ever hear the tip that comprehensive, all-in-one software solutions are overpriced? Here’s what makes Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) so popular: Many agribusinesses find the best AG software for their farm is to combine free or low-cost farm management software with our payroll and employment-based form filing software.

Don’t take our word for it. Kelvin Leibold, farm management specialist at Iowa State University has simple, expert advice you can follow when shopping for your farm accounting software. He echoes our own customers’ experience when he tells farmers, “If you are just new to the computer, buying a comprehensive and complicated financial package will probably leave you frustrated and without any useful records.” Still, this tip alone doesn’t solve your software need. Here’s two handy guides that can further aid your search:

  • Look to Software Advice for farm accounting software based on reviews/ratings and cost, as well as operating system, cloud-based vs. download installation, and business size.
  • Capterra is a better option to see full profiles for farm management software providers. Use this resource for a more in-depth search or to find detailed information once you’ve narrowed the options down to a select few.

At the end of the day, AMS can’t tell you which general accounting software to use for your farm. We’re not going to dictate what works best for your farm in terms of tracking production, inventory, and invoicing for crops, livestock, chicken, and dairy. And that’s the point. Especially with its powerful data importing capabilities, our agricultural software is versatile enough to work with your existing farm management software.

Agricultural Payroll and Farm Employment Software from AMS

What we can tell you is that when you separate the wheat from the chaff, what you’re left with is our cost-effective solutions for farm payroll and worker status. Check out our W-2/1099 Forms Filer platform, as well as AMS Payroll and Forms Filer Plus modules. For a little over $100, you can buy and download our farm employment and agricultural software. For just over $200, you can also implement a comprehensive farm payroll solution.

Wondering how to get started? Download our demo software, talk to our Sales and Information team at (800) 536-1099, or buy our products online at any time.

Software Solutions from AMS

Our W-2 and 1099 Forms Filer is our only required platform. From there, users pick the services they need. Choose from the tools below to build out your customized accounting software.