"We have found NuPoint a valuable tool here at Hortus. NuPoint has allowed us to improve efficiencies, communication whilst adding value to our health and safety processes. Our tractors have NuPoint installed and are now installing units in our vehicles. I would not hesitate to recommend or promote NuPoint."
Joshua Wilkinson | General Manager
“Since first implementing NuPoint into our business back in 2016, we have seen huge benefits in efficiency, planning, and safety. Giving us the ability of live tracking, scheduling, and management of jobs along with producing reports on everything from operators to equipment to different products and fields; this information quickly provided us with the knowledge of where we could improve.
We were also lucky enough to work with NuPoint and Vine Tech Equipment to help achieve some of the final steps with the new Quantum Fusion controller. The information produced by NuPoint via the integration with the fusion is without a doubt a huge step forward for the industry. Not only have we grown our business with the benefits of NuPoint, but we have also seen Lance and the team at NuPoint grow their business rapidly to accommodate our needs as the viticulture industry grows and adapts to new technology available.
With staff finding the app very intuitive to use on either their smartphones or tablets, it keeps things very simple and has provided us with an affordable product with inexpensive hardware that does it all and more without cluttering cabs with over-sized and over-priced hardware.
We look forward to working with NuPoint and taking advantage of all of the great features they have to offer for many years to come, and I would 100% encourage others to do the same.”
Dale Woods | Operations Manager
Marigold Farm Viticulture Limited
"I have found the recent NuPoint / Grapelink integration a great “tool in the toolbox.” Key information entered into Grapelink can now be easily utilized in NuPoint provided better planning, tracking, and documentation of spray applications. I look forward to using the system next season and to ongoing innovations."
Tony McIntyre | Marlborough Vineyard Operations Manager
"The integration of NuPoint and Grapelink was a significant development this season. It enabled us to send Grapelink spray operator instructions to our vineyard staff via NuPoint and then close the task by sending the actual spray records directly to Grapelink from the spray operator. This has reduced our administration time by at least 50%."
David Bullivant | Marlborough Area Viticultural Manager
Babich Wines Limited
"McArthur Ridge Vineyard based in Alexandra has been using NuPoint successfully for the past three seasons this year we used the new Grapelink integration. The integration has been extremely easy to use both for myself responsible for spray planning and uploading and also the operators in the field using the integration of the loaded jobs with their Croplands controllers.
I found that we have now cut out several steps out of the process of spray diaries, also we have the operator's controllers sending real-time information back to NuPoint/ Grapelink with less room for error and huge savings in time.
I would encourage anyone thinking about this integration to go for it!"
Murray Petrie | Vineyard Manager
McArthur Ridge Vineyard
"NuPoint has been a great addition to our business. We have the ability to communicate remotely with our operators via tablets and integrating NuPoint with our systems has been successful in many ways. The software connects directly with Grapelink which has reduced our paperwork burden and also provides us with a greater level of data capture to reference.
We are increasingly finding new ways to utilise NuPoint and appreciate having the ability to connect with the local NuPoint team to discuss our queries."
Claire Pinker | Viticulturist
"We currently have NuPoint installed in 19 of our vehicles. We wanted an android based system rather than a set-unit to go in each machine, and the reason for that was cost. Workers already have smartphones or tablets, so we utilise what they already have, however, had the option to purchase (NuView) a rugged 7-inch tablet.
Job dispatch is fantastic - it’s what we use a lot. Drivers receive the job and farm map on their tablets via the NuPoint App with any instructions of work to be carried out. Knowing that the correct job and the correct farm block is being done gives us peace of mind. Operators are basically self-managed, our drivers love the technology and have embraced it with ease.
Tracking machinery, live tracking is a huge plus. Having visibility online of where exactly the harvesters and operators improve the safety of our operation. It’s certainly good when charging per kilometre or per meter - like harvesting down rows and so on. When spraying we now offer an actual job sheet to the grower, it shows all the rows we’ve been down (shaded in), so they know exactly what’s been sprayed."
I would without a doubt recommend the NuPoint system."
Craig Sheridan | Director
"There hasn’t been anything quite like this up until now. Job mapping, job creation, scheduling and the ability to track spreading all in one. We rolled out the NuPoint system in two stages. First, was the tracking phase, and secondly the scheduling phase, we distributed tablets so we could assign jobs and maps to each vehicle. Tracking vehicles help ensure things are being done as they should be done. Each vehicle is accountable for its time - basically, we can see where it is and when it’s working.
NuPoint gives us the ability to have all maps stored. We are able to create and draw the paddocks on the satellite image, add names and it calculates the block drawn in hectares. Which is terrific to be able to plan & forecast how much fert we will require for each job. When the guys spread the paddock they see the spreading tracks inside the paddock map on their screen.
We use the NuPoint system to overlay tracking information over terrain satellite maps rather than road maps. This is a tremendous advantage when we’re in the middle of nowhere. NuPoint specialises in this industry and their system was able to give us more detail about the spreading we do. When the vehicle is “actually spreading” not just when the switch is turned on – we can actually see it tracking, when it’s travelling it’s a black line and when spreading it’s a blue line. A Nupoint system is certainly a fundamental tool to our business and what we do as an industry."
Fertspread | Gunning | Australia
"I was looking for a new mapping program to keep up to date company and contract grower vineyard details I was introduced to NuPoint. The system is flexible, adaptable and easy to learn, fulfilling the majority of our needs off the bat.
Where feedback and suggestions were solicited (both pre and post-harvest), Lance and team have been proactive in implementing these suggestions with a rapid evolution in the software to date and more to come.
Initially considered a secondary feature (by myself) was the real time scheduling of jobs to operators and/or machines. I quickly realised the potential of this part of the system and herein lies the power and ongoing future of NuPoint with us."
Hamish Clark | Senior Winemaker
Saint Clair Family Estate
"I’ve been involved in the viticulture industry for approximately 25 years. "We were previously using another system but switched to this one, we were looking for up-to-date modern technology and functionality and an easier system to use. It’s not based around having to invest in an expensive complex piece of hardware. It was inexpensive to set up, vehicles were fitted with a tracking device and a tablet to view the NuPoint App.
We use it for tracking and work scheduling. And also for planning functionality to allocate jobs to various operators. “I like intuitive type systems that operators can learn to use very quickly”. We need to offer tools to our staff that are straightforward and quick to learn, this system has been very easy on our operators. It’s been a really effective way of communicating job instructions and specifications to operators in the field. They have clarity on exactly where they need to be, they know the block or paddock where they need to go, it’s all communicated in a very clear and concise way. The on screen mapping is clear and instantly recognisable. It is simpler to operate than what we’ve had in the past and it’s reliable and efficient as well.
The support has been excellent, these guys are really open and very honest to deal with. Considering how much they are trying to do, they’re quick to adjust or add functionality which has been very good for us.
NuPoint is certainly the right platform."
Jason Tripe | Managing Director