SST Software is a privately held agricultural software development and information services provider with customers in forty-two U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces, and twenty-two countries. With over 18 years of experience, SST is positioned as the industry leader in the development of site-specific technology infrastructure and applications, and is currently active in developing, processing and delivering user-defined information products to many of the largest and most progressive agricultural service providers in North America.
SST Software’s demonstrated ability to work simultaneously with many competitive companies, while maintaining complete confidence regarding the proprietary solutions each company specifies and offers to its clientele, speaks volumes to the independent third-party status that SST enjoys across the industry today. In the spirit of this independence, SST makes absolutely no claim on any gathered data or specified procedures originating with SST’s clients and of which SST acts only as an unbiased facilitator and custodian.
SST’s mission is to provide technology to the agriculture industry that will result in information and knowledge-based programs that will strengthen management decision-making. SST addresses this mission by producing the most advanced GIS desktop software for agriculture (SSToolbox and SST Summit), providing data communication standards (agX Platform), and leveraging the latest technologies such as handheld computing (SST Stratus), web-based delivery of information services (FarmRite), and computerized training.
Certainly the most distinguishing feature of SST—from formation, early staffing, and continuing until the present—is the quality of the personnel that management has been fortunate to find, hire, and retain. As has been reported by those who have conducted due diligence of existing agricultural software providers, there is no question that SST’s staff comprises the most comprehensive, talented, and loyal assembly in the industry today. The quality of SST’s intellectual capital has been the key to the development of creative, yet pragmatic technology pieces and programs during the past several years. SST’s proven track-record of keeping the original contributors, while continuing to improve organizational capabilities by adding new members possessing specific strengths and skills, continues to enhance the intellectual capital base of the company—the chief prerequisite for the innovation of truly functional information management systems.
Quality Products & Services
We bring the agriculture industry the most innovative (yet, practical) information management, GIS, and data collection software, unparalleled customer support, and outstanding training programs.
Through the years, SST has invested heavily in the development of a very extensive, scaleable, and holistic information management system for agriculture involving web-based, desktop, and mobile software components. FarmRite is a web-based data-sharing and information-product ordering system that makes use of standardized, consistent data collection and information delivery procedures. Using secure Internet access, end-users have the ability to view and browse their spatial data and information products on-line (including the ability to query user-defined pooled data).
SST Summit Professional, a web-enabled desktop software, has transformed the way many input suppliers are currently doing site-specific data processing. After necessary field data (field boundaries, soil test results, yield data, etc.) are uploaded via Summit Professional to FarmRite, an agronomist can then easily import nutrient recommendations derived from his own equations. He can then select the product, and create, adjust, and export product recommendations all from one screen. SST Summit Professional enables fertility recommendation importing and exporting, GPS data collection, crop planning and budgeting, detailed record keeping, and summary reporting. This system relieves input suppliers from tedious GIS processing at their local level and offloads it to the specialized processing center (FarmRite). SST Summit Professional is an important component of FarmRite for transferring data from the countryside into the FarmRite system.
After several years of concentrating all technology development efforts toward high-end GIS software, SST developed a state-of-the-art mobile spatial data collection software— SST Stratus. SST recognized that farmers were just not finding enough value in the precision agriculture services they had purchased from their local input supplier. Part of the problem was that too much of the day-to-day management activities and inputs for the farm were not being taken into account. Using SST Stratus, the agronomist and/or farmer customer can bring up a field boundary onscreen and notate all the conditions observed or activities applied to that field during a growing season and save it as a spatial record that is then synchronized to SST Summit, a desktop mapping and record keeping application.
SST is providing a system of tools and functionality with various price points and differing levels of sophistication to service the industry at large. SST is actually in the business of information management and desires to bring agriculturalists the technology to do their jobs more effectively: raise better crops, maximize the use of inputs, comply with regulations, and manage risk.
The Personal Touch While SST specializes in high-tech solutions, our company remains committed to doing business the old-fashioned way - person-to-person. While the company continues to expand its global reach, the commitment to forming personal relationships is the key to our success.