John Deere Second on Top Technology Innovator List

John Deere's Service ADVISOR Remote has changed the way contractors view machine diagnostics

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Deere & Co. placed second in this year’s InformationWeek 500– a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The IT and collaboration behind John Deere’s Service ADVISOR Remote have changed the way contractors view machine diagnostics.

An exclusive to John Deere, Service ADVISOR Remote enables a John Deere dealer to connect remotely to a Deere machine to read diagnostic trouble codes and record machine performance data. The system significantly reduces the time and cost associated with equipment repairs.

“We developed Service ADVISOR Remote to help contractors keep their equipment running smoothly and avoid costly repairs,” said Tom Trone, director of WorkSight Solutions, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “As the only heavy equipment manufacturer represented in the InformationWeek Top 100, this shows John Deere’s commitment to finding innovative ways to help our customers stay productive.”

“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches - new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”

Service ADVISOR Remote is part of John Deere’s exclusive WorkSight system, an integrated suite of technology solutions for business optimization. In addition to Service ADVISOR Remote, it consists of four technologies: JDLink machine monitoring system, Fleet Care proactive machine health program, grade control, and payload weighing. 

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.