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Beyond the Bale : June 2018
Woolgrowers, classers and brokers are registering their details on the WoolQ portal, enabling them use of the tools that have been released to date and ensuring they have immediate access to future functionality as it is launched throughout July and beyond. Several hundred users have also established business profiles on the portal, which assists in showcasing their business to the industry, highlighting their brand story, provenance and service offering. Woolgrowers have been using the portal to capture their wool data at the time of shearing and to connect with their classers, business partners and other contacts. Several farms have completed their shearing using the WoolQ eSpeci and have digitally sent their eSpeci to their broker, with reassuringly Masterclasser Raelene Laidlaw from Victoria, who has been actively using WoolQ, stated: “Any documentation process that increases the opportunity for higher rate of accuracy is vital in any all shearing shed. I have used WoolQ in shed and found the ease of setting up mobs, lines and preferences to be very straight forward and self-explanatory. The presser was able to follow the wool book lay out to correctly enter the bales and information.” A number of video tutorials and user guides have been developed and are accessible in the Education section of WoolQ, which have helped users become familiar with the tools the first time they use them. The WoolQ customer call centre has also supported users through their experiences and remains available 7 days a week for over-the-phone support. July will see the launch of further WoolQ functionality, including the Ready Reckoner calculator, the Industry Forum and the expanded woolgrower Dashboard, offering even more ways for woolgrowers to get value out of the WoolQ portal. These tools will not only provide woolgrowers with further insights to help in decision making, they will foster a stronger connectivity and interaction between parties who would otherwise be physically isolated from fellow colleagues and peers. REGISTER ON WOOLQ NOW If you’re yet to sign up to WoolQ, do so right away by visiting www.woolq.com, to start benefiting from the various tools and functionality. Registering takes less than two minutes and once you have done so, you’ll be provided with a personal login that will enable you to explore the WoolQ portal and what it has to offer. Three months following the launch of the first piece of WoolQ portal functionality, the WoolQ eSpeci, adoption of the WoolQ portal is gaining strong momentum. strong feedback about the tool from all partners involved. Both woolgrowers and classers have reported the WoolQ eSpeci to be intuitive and easy to learn. The elimination of illegibility issues within the speci has been reported as a huge upside of the WoolQ eSpeci, as has the ability to store and archive the data in the woolgrowers’ own, secure dashboard, with a view to building a base of data that can be tracked during years to come. “We helped each other through the process on the first time we used the WoolQ eSpeci and we got the hang of it quite quickly. Next year we’ll be even quicker with it,” was one such comment by a husband and wife team from NSW who recently used the WoolQ eSpeci to record their clip. WoolQ can be used on any mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. When no Wi-Fi or internet connection exists, the WoolQ App ensures users can still access the tool. MARKET INTELLIGENCE 69 STRONG EARLY ADOPTION OF WOOLQ GD2793 To register, simply visit www.woolq.com and click on the bar on the home page to access the quick and easy online form. Register
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