SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Raven Industries, Inc. announced today several new services available on the Slingshot and Viper 4 platforms: Job Generator and Job Sync.

A new tool, called Job Generator, helps increase efficiency and reduce the risk of costly mistakes. Users are now able to prepopulate important job data, including field attributes and location, products, rates and other useful information that can be sent to compatible Raven field computers instantly using Slingshot.

“Job Generator helps organize work for the agronomist, dispatcher or operator,” said Paul Welbig, Director of Enterprise Services and Logistics for Raven Applied Technology. “Not only does it save setup time, but it also reduces the need to enter a job redundantly, ultimately reducing errors and saving the operation time and money.”

Taking the job one step further is Job Sync — Slingshot’s new machine-to-machine, shared-coverage functionality. Utilizing the power of cloud technology, multiple users can now collaborate on a job simultaneously or days apart — a powerful tool that practically eliminates the potential for overlap or misapplication between multiple machines.

“Job Sync is the simplest and most user-friendly machine-to-machine solution on the market,” said Welbig. “Users have already raved about its simplicity compared to other platforms. It’s just as easy as starting and completing a normal job.”

In addition to these new services being available on the Slingshot portal itself, a large ecosystem of API partners is also integrating them into their software products. This makes it easy for users to seamlessly take advantage of these capabilities within their current software platform(s). Customers can expect to see more Slingshot developments coming soon.

“These new innovations are our commitment to the ag retailer, custom applicator, and enterprise farms,” said Brian Meyer, Division Vice President and General Manager of Raven Applied Technology. “But we won’t stop here. Raven will continue to bring new capabilities to the market while innovating simple-to-use precision technology.”

Slingshot subscriptions are available for Viper 4 and Viper 4+ field computers now, with plans to expand to the CR7 and new CR12 field computers later this year. Raven will be debuting the platform this week at its North American Customer Summit, July 17 — 19 at InfoAg in St. Louis, and Aug. 22 — 23 at MAGIE in Bloomington, Ill.