Valacta & CanWest DHI Dairy Farming Field Support AppShockoe worked with the technology team at Valacta and CanWest DHI to build a cross platform solution deployed on Android and iOS that allows online and offline access to herd and cow analytics as well as dairy specific data points allowing staff to better manage on-site decisions.
About Valacta & CanWest DHI
Valacta and CanWest DHI are two of Canada’s largest Dairy Related Service Providers. Their main goal is to improve dairy farm profitability and sustainability by providing technological support, herd analytics, and dairy production techniques to dairy farmers across the Canadian provinces.
In 2004, Valacta and CanWest DHI formed a partnership in a combined effort to help Canadian dairy farmers. This partnership focused on providing herd owners and managers with analytics for a growing number milk-related health and disease diagnostics as well as overall herd management techniques.
As farmers increasingly move towards mobile, Valacta and CanWest looked to adapt their service offerings to meet those needs.
Recognizing the growing demand and potential for farmers, field staff, and other field teams, Valacta and CanWest looked to extend a partnership formed over a decade ago by providing these on-the-go employees, technicians, and farmers with the information and tools to do their jobs faster and more effectively through mobile applications.
Shockoe worked with the technology team at Valacta and CanWest DHI to build a cross platform solution deployed on Android and iOS that allows online and offline access to herd and cow analytics as well as dairy specific data points allowing staff to better manage on-site decisions.
Together with the current technology stack, the new apps have helped round out and enrich the partnership’s offerings. The results for Valacta & CanWest DHI’s customers have been streamlined processes, increased on-the-go farmer awareness, and higher information usages – all letting the partnership have a bigger & more positive impact on their clients. Using the Analytics and Performance Management Modules offered by the Appcelerator Platform, Shockoe’s Customer Success Management Team is working closely with Valacta and CanWest DHI to understand how their apps are being used. Based on the analytics our team has successfully deployed three updates to the app that have helped deliver features that delight users. Furthermore, the performance management modules have helped us track and address bugs and issues far quicker than we would have otherwise hoped.
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Shockoe has gone beyond what we had asked for in the development of the application. They added in features that we didn’t even think of, or ask for. They’re also very good on the design side.
- Multi-Herd Managment
- Access Milk Recording results with trending data
- View Herd Data and Individual Animal Statistics
- Filter & Sort for specific Herd Information
- Search for specific Cows or Heifers
- View Pregnancy Test Results for Herd
- Ability to provide Feedback or Email Customer Service
- Quick access to contacts (advisors, vets, etc.) to call
- Multilingual (English/French)
- Appcelerator Platform
- Apple iOS SDK
- Google Android SDK
- Custom Built RESTful API
- Oracle Back End
- Custom Application Integration
- Active Directory
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