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Technology excellence for farming sector leader
DEDICATED DEVELOPMENT TEAM
SCR Diary is a global leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of dairy cow monitoring and herd management solutions with 35+ years of experience. SCR has 7 offices across the globe with HQ in Israel and a wide range of technology partners.
During its first 20 years of operations, the company focused on developing electro-mechanical devices for dairy farms, pulsators and automatic detachers. Over the last 10 years, SCR firmly established its place amongst dairy farmers, leading the industry with advanced cow monitoring solutions based on activity and rumination sensors.
Partnership quick facts
Dedicated software team
Java, Spring, Angular, Python
13 quality specialists
The SenseHub is a standalone system that provides a several solutions for farmers in the world. The system supports two options: Dairy and Beef. The system designed for a health checking of animals, cow's reproduction, milking statistics and other more. The system consists of 4 core products:
— is a standalone system that was designed for a health checking of animals, cow's reproduction, milking statistics etc.
Sensehub sorting gate
— that automatically sort cows coming out of the parlor without having to touch them.
Network management system
— helps to inform about critical issues for support engineers prematurely and dedicates common issues from all devices.
— supports all administration options: backups builder, upgrader, manager of services and more all.
SCR has planned to expand its core product responding to the challenges of the market and its customers. At the same time, the company ran into some difficulties:
shortage of high-class engineers in office locations
high cost of SCR in-house team
the desire to expand the team at a fast pace
the need for engineers with a specific background
SCR turned to FAYRIX
Initial team building
Fayrix formed an initial team of 13 high quality software developers for SCR for just couple of weeks. Each team member completed the test task and went through 3 stages of an interview with the customer.
in-depth interview with Fayrix technical specialist
in-depth interview with SCR Technical Lead
on general technical issues
Expert (5+ years) and Middle (3+ years)
Hiring speed growth
Growth in the number of available candidates
SCR economy with Fayrix dedicated team
High-level Java developers
Java script(Angular) developers
Data Science engineer
Task management & communication tools
The team has become a full-fledged SCR unit working by FTE model, was managed by the project manager on the client side The work process is based on usual for the client communication environment.
•Microsoft Outlook •Microsoft Teams •WhatsApp
•Team Foundation System (control version & task tracking) •Git •Microsoft SharePoint •All infrastructure is based in the customer's cloud
•Fayrix developer stations
Project results: team deliverables
Fayrix team of qualified developers has significantly reduced the load on the SCR team and accelerated the development of the main product by 15%. During the project, a wide range of complex and interesting tasks was solved, including launching Java applications on compact machines based on Raspberry Pi. This allowed the deployment of standalone solutions on customer farms. Fayrix team took over the main areas of responsibility: back-end development, front-end development, QA and Data Science:
TEAM RESPONSIBILITY AREA
•Server side deployed on Raspberry Pi •Debugging work •Unit testing
At the moment sprint contains an average of 160 tasks which allows team clearly follows SCR's backlog and issue releases every 2 sprints. SCR has increased the productivity and quality of the developed product up to 20% via:
Overall productivity growth
Growth the number of tasks finished in time
Reduction in the number of tasks paused or moved to next sprint
Average SCR savings on development costs per month
Total economy on development per year
Increasing the number of tasks finished in time from 75% to 90%;
Reducing the number of paused or moved to the next sprint tasks from 11% to 5% accordingly.