A multi-disciplinary project team of domain consultants, technical architects, and data architects from Infosys worked with the client’s scientists and IT team to create the Agronomic Research Management System (ARMS), a Web-based solution using the Microsoft .NET technology, to address data management and analysis needs.
The analysis revealed that the client’s data could be viewed in two ways:
- Recent – the most recent harvest (up to one year)
- Historical – historical data which must be accessed and compared to recent information within a finite timeframe (i.e. put historical information in current context).
ARMS was designed to enable scientists to analyze data in ways they could not before. It provided unified access to a single source of data, a graphical interface for schematic layouts of field trials, and automated analysis of key parameters for selecting high-quality crop varieties.
Data architects worked with the IT team to define and develop the data model required for the project, and to facilitate the DQR process.