Providing solutions to agricultural challenges with digital transformation and innovative practices.
Solutions for Agricultural Challenges
- Systems to implement source and non-point source pollutant discharge models to measure the impact of chemical inputs to waterways in the US
- Web-based systems for electronic permits and waivers
- Labor time accounting and activity-based costing
- Payment and billing systems
- Creation of electronic certificates of inspection
Rethinking inspection and audit activities at USDA
AQUAS Developed the Conformance Assessment Management System (CAMS) for USDA to provide a common solution to the various grading/inspection/audit activities that each program within Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) performs on a day-to-day basis. AQUAS worked closely with representatives of various programs such as Poultry, Livestock, Dairy, Fruits & Vegetables, etc. to create a common data architecture, identify processes and methods performed by each program, and business area specific components. AQUAS developed strategic interfaces to other systems such as the NFC’s FMMI accounting system and the WebTA system, and a service-oriented architecture capable of handling CAMS transactions for all specific functions.
Migrating legacy systems into a custom state-of-the-art platform
AQUAS conducted an analysis of requirements and designed a database system to support the modeling of alternative data model and database schema to support a new application. AQUAS migrated the legacy system to a new environment and expand the functionality of the system. AQUAS included new system modules that linked the application with MAPINFO, as a geographic information system (GIS) for purposes of reporting pesticide impact on croplands on a county-by-county, state-by-state basis.