Kamahu offers a SAASy solution
Innovative farm control software for aquaculture
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.