10 Best Software Companies 2017

Providing Smart Solutions to India’s Milk Woes: Stellapps

thesiliconreview-ranjith-mukundan-ceo-cofounder-stellapps-2017India has one of the largest cattle populations in the world. Yet it is sad to note that it is in this very country that there is a scarcity of milk. This can be attributed to some lacks in the milk supply chain. To cater to this, Stellapps was founded as India’s first end-to-end dairy technology solutions company. Data acquisition and recording is the first step towards creating measurable value in any supply chain. The firm felt that while automated, IoT based acquisition ensures Data integrity, the ability to plug-in sensors and applications on the fly ensures agility in catering to multifarious supply chains. Data synthesis across the Rural-Agri supply chain will undoubtedly result in innumerable use cases and can help unlock unprecedented value on a very large scale. Read on to know more about the company.

What is it?

The first of its kind in India, Stellapps is an end-to-end dairy technology solutions company. An IIT-Madras incubated company founded by a group of IITians and technologists with a strong industry background and rich experience including IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharagpur and IIM-Ahmedabad alumni, with over 18 years of Industry experience across Wipro, Nortel, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Vodafone, Telstra, Bharti-Airtel, Aircel, Avaya, Cisco et al. Stellapps produces and procures comprehensive farm optimization and monitoring support, which helps dairy farmers and cooperatives maximize profits while minimizing effort. Stellapps is funded by Omnivore Capital – a fund anchored by Godrej Agrovet Limited and investment patrons include a large group of IIT alumni.

The firm’s innovative applications and state-of-the-art mechanization tools leverage Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, and Data Analytics to improve Agri- supply chain parameters, including milk production, milk procurement, cold chain, animal insurance and farmer payments. The SmartMoo IoT router and in-premise IoT Controller acquires data via sensors that are embedded in Milking Systems, Animal Wearables, Milk Chilling Equipment & Milk Procurement Peripherals, and transmits the same to the Stellapps SmartMoo Big Data Cloud Service Delivery Platform (SDP) where the SmartMoo suite of applications analyse and crunch the received data before disseminating the Analytics & Data Science outcome to various stakeholders over low-end and smart mobile devices. The patent pending hardware and software is designed to scale horizontally across other industry verticals.

The SmartMoo Cloud is capable of supporting data arising out of tens of millions of liters of milk through the milk production, procurement and cold chain flow across millions of farmers.

Stand out features

The most notable feature is the wireless machine to machine IoT architecture. Stellapps brings the triad of savings, convenience and security at our fingertips. With the wireless machine to machine architecture the firm collects and analyses data, simplifies it and then present the client’s business in the most legible manner thereby enabling one to procure the data on the go anytime, anywhere.

Stellapps provides its clients the most advanced interactive charts for all types of data. All the client needs to decide is whether they want to monitor only a single parameter or all at once. The rest of the matter is catered to by Stellapps. Stellapps dashboard can be customized to keep one organized and tracks the important information, readings and conditions. These simple user interfaces help make quick decisions. These can be accessed from any device or location.

One can set alerts and messages on any information and have them delivered in real time to a phone or email. Alerts are user specific so the right person gets the message every time. These alerts may be critical alerts, information alerts, collection messages or merely daily, weekly or monthly reports.

We live in a dynamic world which changes every second and keeping this in mind the firm’s platforms are designed in a similar evolving manner. Be it any changes from customer side, updates to the device or addition of features; all of this or many more can be done remotely from the servers in a matter of minutes. The icing on the cake is the value added service for farmers which is based on information and analytics from the agri-business domain.

Products and services

SmartFarms, a cloud based farm and herd management system for animal recording, productivity and peak-yield management, breeding, preventive health care, fodder management and veterinary care, powered by a powerful proactive analytics module. It is a completely automated solution for dairy farms.

SmartAMCU is an Automatic Milk Collection Unit (AMCU) that optimizes and simplifies milk procurement for dairy farmers, milk collection centres, and societies in general. Advanced analytics and seamless MIS integration enable real-time acquisition and dissemination of milk procurement data, thereby improving procurement efficiency.

ConTrak optimizes cold chain management through an advanced, web-based, real-time monitoring and reporting system designed for Bulk Milk Coolers, Silos, and Cold Rooms. BMC Remote Monitoring System and Data Logger based on IoT principles with powerful sensors for cold chain management aid dairy farmers in premium milk production.

AgRupay allows farmers to make real-time payments at the point-of-purchase of crops, in this case milk. Farmer wallets ease out the money collection process for crop purchase by processors and service providers. In addition, they enable suppliers to make better offers to dairy farmers, allowing farmers to enjoy discounts and cost benefits.

MooKare leverages herd management data to equip dairy farmers with accurate health, mortality, and yield estimates. It integrates seamlessly with existing insurance settlement and claim processes. The real-time view of animal parameters ensures that dairy farmers only pay context-based, animal-specific insurance premiums.

The man behind

Ranjith Mukundan is the CEO & co-founder of Stellapps Technologies and currently focused on scaling the organization and streamlining the execution to keep pace with the increasing market traction in India and abroad. He was previously with Wipro Technologies as its Global Head of Telecom Value Added Applications Practice and Head of Centre of Excellence with a Product Innovation & Intellectual Property creation and Thought-leadership charter. He has more than 20 years of Industry experience across R&D, Project execution, Business Development and Technology Consulting. He has a MS in Telecom & Software Engineering from Illinois of Technology, Chicago.

“With Internet of Things (IoT) we help companies collate huge volumes of data easily!”