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Beyond the Bale : March 2018
Ainslie French at ‘Cavan West’: “The eSpeci is really easy and straight forward to use. It helps keep things organised during shearing and makes it easier to plan out how to put together the speci.” Throughout January and February, WoolQ developers have been trialing the WoolQ tool in a number of shearing sheds across the country. By observing the classers and shearing teams as they used WoolQ on their tablets and phones for the first time, the intuitive, user-friendly nature of the tool has been proven and final modifications have been incorporated. Following the success of the trials, the first piece of WoolQ functionality, the eSpeci, is ready for release in March. Anyone who has registered at www.woolq.com can start utilising the eSpeci tool once it launches. The WoolQ eSpeci is an alternative to the current paper speci and will allow you and your classer to accurately and efficiently capture your in-shed data at the time of shearing. By capturing this data electronically, not only will it reduce errors, it will enable easier sharing of documentation and a richer collection of information from multiple contributors. Once the eSpeci is complete, it can be simply uploaded and sent electronically to your broker and can be easily shared with any • Monitor your inventory • Use your data for informed decision making • Identify opportunities to maximise woolgrower returns • Easily engage directly with the wool industry. WoolQ will be available to users anywhere, any time. Whether users are in a woolshed or out and about, the WoolQ tool can still be accessed. WoolQ can be used on a mobile phone, a tablet, a laptop or desktop computer – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For those situations where no Wi-Fi or internet connection exists, a WoolQ App will also be available, so that users can still access and record critical information. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW! To ensure that you are kept updated as WoolQ functionality is released, we are asking woolgrowers to register their interest. By registering, you can also express your interest in the opportunity to trial some of the features ahead of full public release. Following the success of recent on-farm trials, the first piece of WoolQ functionality, the eSpeci – an alternative to the current paper speci – is being released this month. other key contacts you wish. This electronic record of data will be stored in your own, secure dashboard on WoolQ and will enable rich and easy analysis of your clip specs, comparisons versus prior year(s) and much more. ABOUT WOOLQ WoolQ is the result of the Wool Selling System Review in 2014, which identified that a digital wool portal would support the advancement of the wool industry. Many months of industry consultation, debate and user workshops ensued, to determine the most desired functionality and best possible user experience. The WoolQ Portal aims to be a digital hub for the Australian wool industry by delivering information, data, selling choices and trading opportunities to woolgrowers, their agents and other industry professionals in a single online destination. The functionality within WoolQ will be extensive. Some of the things you will be able to do on WoolQ inlcude: • Complete and submit a speci MARKET INTELLIGENCE 65 WOOLQ PORTAL ON-FARM TRIALS PROVE SUCCESSFUL GD2793 Register your interest
In the Shops - March 2018