Kamahu of­fers a SAASy so­lu­tion

In­no­va­tive farm con­trol soft­ware for aqua­cul­ture

Fish Farmer - - Kamahu – Advertorial -

AYOUNG and in­no­va­tive new start-up based in Bri­tanny, France, is de­vel­op­ing new Soft­ware as a Ser­vice (SAAS) so­lu­tions for the aqua­cul­ture in­dus­try.We caught up with their CEO Kil­lian Delorme to get the low­down on the com­pany:

Could you de­scribe Kamahu and the ser­vice it of­fers?

Kamahu is an in­de­pen­dent Bre­ton start-up.We con­ceive and mar­ket in­no­va­tive farm con­trol SAAS so­lu­tions for the aqua­cul­ture in­dus­try. Our ser­vice aims at track­ing and mon­i­tor­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties of farms, and giv­ing a fore­cast for six trout farms who had to do some data con­sol­i­da­tion each week­end, work­ing with spread­sheets, to gain an over­view about forth­com­ing pro­duc­tion.The fore­casts were prov­ing to be wrong a few days later as the found the ex­er­cise bor­ing! With no IT team and lack­ing money to in­vest in hard­ware, we ad­vised them that cloud com­put­ing of­fered the best so­lu­tion. We have been im­prov­ing the sys­tems ever since.

What are the core func­tion­al­i­ties of the ser­vice?

The ser­vice goes through re­mote, multi-site, multi-user, mul­ti­lin­gual and real time re­port­ing and data-con­sol­i­da­tion. We pro­vide per­for­mance anal­y­sis, easy and full trace­abil­ity for every­one on ev­ery de­vice, au­to­matic alerts, feeds stocks and so on.

The ser­vice is based on web and open­source tech­nolo­gies. Dif­fer­ent user be­tween the tanks, weight sam­ples, feed­ings, and mor­tal­ity) to gen­er­a­tion of

data, the ser­vice draws up pro­duc­tion re­ports and con­trols the per­for with the­o­ret­i­cal val­ues).

The dis­tri­bu­tion of the lots in com­mer­cial classes al­lows the per­for­mance mon­i­tor­ing of each race­way or batch. Busi­ness plan­ning then comes in.The busi­ness plan­ning is em­bed­ded into the ser­vice and is up­dated with the farm’s data (per­sis­tence, weights, progress).A sales book and the con­sol­i­da­tion of the ex­ploita­tion ex­pec­ta­tions al­lows the sales force to mas­ter the in­com­ing pro­duc­tion vol­umes through busi­ness cat­e­gories, weeks and farms, or in a con­sol­i­dated view.

ity: the ser­vice al­lows the user to en­sure full trace­abil­ity and meet the re­quire­ments of the food pro­cess­ing in­dus­try (move­ments, food fed, mix­ing lots, pig­men­ta­tion, im­mu­ni­sa­tion cov­er­ages, treat­ments and per­sis­tences).

What have been your key suc­cess fac­tors?

User friend­li­ness is the main word (our users are our best sales peo­ple!) - it’s easy to use, in­tu­itive, port are all well ap­pre­ci­ated, too.We are a small user ex­pe­ri­ence re­mains the heav­i­est judge.

Who are your cus­tomers?

Most of the users are Euro­pean in­de­pen­dent multi-species on non-con­nected sites! We tar­get groups and ma­rine farms, too, and are cur­rently aqua­cul­ture mar­kets will be ad­dressed next year, and we hope to gain new users on other con­ti­nents.

Which prob­lems are you try­ing to solve?

The ser­vice serves as an in­ter­face be­tween

User friend­li­ness is the main word…..

the farm­ers and the pro­cess­ing in­dus­try; some func­tion­al­i­ties can be shared in order to en­hance com­mu­ni­ca­tion and bet­ter in­te­grate the way the in­for­ma­tion is shared.We ob­serve busi­ness con­sol­i­da­tion to bet­ter deal with the providers). farms gen­er­ate real time re­mote re­port­ing needs. And for­ward sales can­not be rel­e­vant with­out re­li­able plan­ning and ap­pro­pri­ated tools.

What projects are you cur­rently work­ing on?

sen­sors and to do ma­chine learn­ing. Our aim get some­thing rel­e­vant out of them.

feed­ing sys­tem provider to cou­ple it to our plat­form.

Fi­nally, how do you see the next few years?

In­te­gra­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion will be the main the­mat­ics. In­te­gra­tion through tions and could speed up the fu­ture growth of the sec­tor that needs to feel ob­vi­ous to us that such ser­vices will re­place all spread­sheets ev­ery­where in a short time.

Above: CEO Kil­lian Delorme. Left: SAAS Op­po­site: The com­pany’s stand at Mont­pel­lier.

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