Whether you’re wearing Armani or coveralls, data science is coaxing its way into your industry if it’s not dominating it already. Big Data and Analytics are the way of the future, and new startups keep popping up to pull along lagging industries.
One of the latest hopefuls in modernizing data science has its sights set on the agriculture industry. Farmeron, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup, is using the cloud to bring farming into the 21st century.
That’s right, Data Science is fighting to get in on Mother Nature’s business. Chances are you're not a farmer, but if Data Science isn’t leaving this unpredictable market alone, then be sure there are startups looking to help you gain the data advantage.
A major hurdle companies have when bringing Data Science into new industries is to first show them how much data they really have and how that data can inform their business decisions. Industries like agriculture produce a remarkable amount of data but hit speed bumps when it comes to collection, storage, and analysis. That’s where Farmeron comes in.
“The major problem we keep on seeing — especially in bigger, modern farms — is that there’s a lot of data being created and not being used, on how they’re performing, what they’re doing,” claims Farmeron CEO Matija Kopic.
Using cloud based storage and automated setup, Farmeron provides instant access to unlimited storage. They work with farmers to utilize the data collection technology they already possess and provide software tailor-made to the industry. Their customers are loving it, and finding that data science actually provides a considerably high return on investment.
Testimonials proclaim: “Farmeron helped me boost my milk production from 54.5 lbs to 73.1 lbs in just under 5 months.” And, “I’ve learned how to cut costs of my feed by 8 % with Farmeron’s feed nutritional value analyzer.”
Farmeron identified their niche, they found an industry untouched by Data Science and brought the technology to it that provides actionable insights. Farmeron is succeeding, and if agriculture is being brought within the data driven business world, then the push towards a truly data driven world seems near unstoppable.