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Floods, war, and famine? How scenario planning can take the sweat out of uncertainty

Floods, war, and famine? How scenario planning can take the sweat out of uncertainty

25 Mar

There’s a fair bit going on in Australia right now that has hurt some agriculture producers and filled others with quiet optimism. In times like this when farmers face either opportunity or uncertainty, one thing remains true - advisors must be better equipped to provide the guidance that their farming clients deserve. With Figured’s scenario planning tool, advisors are in a stronger position to help farmers make better decisions today to build a stronger business tomorrow.

The inside scoop on working at Figured

The inside scoop on working at Figured

24 Mar

With a number of our great Figured developers starting their Figured journey as interns, we know the value of bringing in great interns and designing a programme that nurtures those emerging talents. Over the summer, we had the opportunity to find five amazing interns to take on a development internship; with a real focus on maximum learning and making a real impact. We asked them about their experience interning for Figured and here’s what they told us.

Land Agents need to take the lead

Land Agents need to take the lead

14 Mar

Agricultural consultants and land agents play a crucial role in the functioning of the rural economy - whether that is providing management services to landlords, advising on the latest regulations or applying for funding on behalf of landowners and farmers.

Partner spotlight: An interview with Dickinson & Clark CPAs, PC

Partner spotlight: An interview with Dickinson & Clark CPAs, PC

18 Feb

Growing up on a farm, Jeremiah R. Woltemath (J.R.) has always had a deep connection with the farming industry. But despite moving into the accounting profession, his affinity for the ag sector never left, having become a Shareholder at Iowa based Dickinson & Clark CPAs, PC, an ag-focused accounting firm. With J.R.’s experience as a CPA and his focus on advisory services, he's committed to helping farmers run profitable and successful businesses now, and for generations to come.

Announcing Figured’s SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance: What it means for you

Announcing Figured’s SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance: What it means for you

15 Feb

We're excited to announce that we've received our SOC 2 Type 2 and SOC 3 report, reaffirming our commitment to information security and making all our efforts in this area transparent to our customers, partners, and staff. Achieving SOC 2 type 2 and SOC 3 has been an opportunity to put our security practices to the test, and demonstrate they are meeting the highest standards.

Update from the farm gate: a NZ farmer’s perspective

Update from the farm gate: a NZ farmer’s perspective

14 Feb

The season started off slow with 8:30a.m. starts. But within two weeks of calving I was up to 90 hours a week with 9:00p.m. calving cow checks, and back to 3:30a.m. alarms. Luckily the weather was playing ball and the rains occurred during what downtime we had, the breakdowns were at a minimal and our part-timer was on board and doing a great job.

The natural capital opportunity: starting now

The natural capital opportunity: starting now

07 Feb

The concept of Natural Capital is to be a key part of UK Agriculture’s evolution, presenting farms with an opportunity to make change now. Unless you’ve been isolating under a rock of late, you will have heard the agricultural industry discussing the period of immense change the sector is set to undertake. A key aspect of the discussion surrounding UK agriculture's evolution is natural capital, the value attributed to our natural assets - our soils, trees, water, and ecosystems.

The power of agri industry expertise powered by smart software

The power of agri industry expertise powered by smart software

02 Feb

Promar International, UK’s leading agri advisory provider to farmers, recently announced the launch of Agstute, a new cloud-based system powered by Xero and Figured that combines accounting, reporting, planning, benchmarking and forecasting to create the data dashboard of choice for farm businesses. Figured's David Kirby caught up with Neil Adams, Managing Director of Promar International on the future of farming, consulting and data.

DairyNZ & Figured partner to drive improved national farming outcomes

DairyNZ & Figured partner to drive improved national farming outcomes

01 Feb

DairyNZ, the voice of New Zealand farmers, and software-as-a-service farm financial management firm Figured have established a new partnership to deliver more timely and accurate farm information to farmers, policy makers and rural professionals.