SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farm Bureau Insurance Services (AFBIS Inc.), a Managing General Agent (MGA) for Approved Insurance Providers (AIP's), has partnered with Granular, leading provider of farm management software, to streamline the crop insurance data collection and reporting processes for agents and their customers.
With the alliance, AFBIS agents will be able to get the production reports for their customers via Granular with just a few clicks, making it easier for all parties to share and get the information they need. Both companies have committed to developing automatic crop insurance reporting capabilities by the end of 2016, in advance of spring 2017 acreage and production reporting deadlines.
Based in San Francisco, Calif. and Champaign, Ill., Granular's farm management software helps farmers run more profitable businesses by enabling them to manage their operations and analyze their financials for each of their fields in real time. Granular also enables farmers to quickly create reports for third parties such as landowners, bankers, etc. Both Granular and AFBIS share a commitment to working with farmers and agents to strengthen the financial health and risk management of farm businesses through better reporting and more transparency.
"Granular works with the most technologically driven farms in the country, and their platform will allow us to uniquely deliver on our promise to make crop insurance easy," said Tim Green, vice president and general manager of AFBIS.
"We are thrilled to work with AFBIS to help their agents better partner with farmers to understand and manage risk, and do so in a way that doesn't involve hours of trying to collect and organize the right information," said Sid Gorham, co-founder and CEO of Granular. "It is great to see insurance leaders recognize the value that our software brings to their own customer relationships."
Granular is an agriculture software and analytics company dedicated to helping industry leaders build stronger and smarter farms. With cloud, mobile and advanced data science technology, the Granular platform makes it easier to manage farming operations and use data for critical business decisions. Granular's rapidly growing network of farms in the U.S. and Canada is finding new ways to profit from aggregated data, expertise and market power. Granular is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Tao Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures. www.granular.ag
About American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc. (AFBIS)
AFBIS is a crop insurance services organization committed to helping our customers navigate the perils of crop insurance since 1995. Our knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly staff strive to make crop insurance easy through technology, innovation, and our high standards of customer service. AFBIS has corporate office in Schaumburg, IL, and regional offices in Fargo, ND and Raleigh, NC. www.FarmBureauSellsCropInsurance.com
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