From left, David Lee (Baldwins) Stephen Kühn (Baldwins) David Dodds (Figured) David Kirby (Figured) Gary Brockway (Baldwins)
A UK business advisory firm has struck a major deal to help roll out software that is revolutionising the day-to-day management of farms.
Baldwins, one of the UK’s largest specialist agricultural business advisors, is partnering with New Zealand-based agricultural software provider Figured.
Figured is a complete livestock, crop and production tracking tool which is digital, online and cloud-based, and is an essential forecasting tool that works hand-in-hand with Xero – a cloud-based accounting platform.
It is the only farm accounting software which allows a whole team to collaborate around the same data in real-time, from wherever they are working.
Baldwins’ partnership with Figured forms part of the firm’s mission to provide added value to its 3,750 farming clients across the UK.
It is also a strategic collaboration for both firms to support product development and open up new opportunities that will help drive the UK farming industry forward.
Andy Ritchie, head of Baldwins’ national rural team, added: “Combining the experience of our team with the detailed capabilities of this software will unlock a higher level of reporting and even better advice for farmers up and down the country.
“For example, farmers will now be able to forecast future cash flow based around differing scenarios, while also tracking livestock and crop production.”
David Kirby, UK Managing Director of Figured, was delighted to announce the strategic partnership with the Baldwins Group.
He added: “Our company is all about improving the business of farming, by providing the whole farming team made up of accountants, farmers, advisers and bankers up-to-date financial information.
“This enables them to have better conversations, make better decisions and improve the management of their business.
“Baldwins has an exciting vision of supporting and adding more value for their rural clients, therefore we wholly support Baldwins as they develop and scale-up their services to the farming sector.”
Baldwins has more than 80 offices across the UK and is part of the CogitalGroup – an international business services group with annual revenues in excess of £450m, employing around 6,000 people across 176 offices.
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