Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) is a statutory body which has been mandated to conduct research in agriculture, food and agro-based industries in Malaysia. MARDI is managed and guided by the regulations and policies set by the MARDI Governing Board and consented by the Minister of Agriculture And Agro-Based Industry.

Problem Faced & Requirement

Before the implementation of Speedminer, Mardi faced problems in integrating their data from multiple systems(namely PROPER & INTEAM) from different data sources. Reporting was time-consuming, resource intensive and report customization was the order of the day. Their reports were stored and done either in MS excel or in complicated SQL query, and some reports were even prepared manually. The methods of producing reports were also rigid and susceptible to errors. For example, data was mismatched between data sources. The management was not able to access all the data from the most important systems in a ready-to-use format from one single environment, more specifically visual display of data, business analysis and timely report generation.

Achievement

Speedminer has successfully support Mardi’s business intelligence initiatives, providing reporting and analytics for multiple areas across the agency. Due to its user-friendly features in one of the modules of Speedminer named Speed Analyzer, the users even without programming skill are able to create complicated analysis which the data are from multiple systems in a few “clicks”.

 

Its intuitive Web interface has extended the benefits of enterprise business intelligence to all levels of users across the agency, hence it reduces the workload of IT department especially in preparing ad-hoc reports to their end users. Now, the users are able to access to accurate data and analysis to make day-to-day business decisions. All these help to increase internal operational efficiency and employee productivity.

How long to complete the project?

The Speedminer Implementation was very smooth and took us 1 month to complete the project. The solution comes with a personalized dashboard to track a variety of analysis and reports necessary to manage operations.

Sample Type of Analysis

  1. New technologies information, analysis & KPIs, regarding the percentage of achievement  of new technologies with commercial potential against the target RMK9.
  2. The analysis and KPIs on the Scientific and Technical Article achievement against the programs initiated for example horticulture research, biotechnology research etc.
  3. The analysis and KPIs on the IKS entrepreneurs’ development who based on technology in agriculture product and agro based  product achievement against the target set.
  4. The analysis and KPIs on the production of breed, plantation and livestock achievement under the programs of the Ministry of Agriculture against the target set.
  5. The analysis and KPIs on the researcher with qualification degrees in PhD, MSc and BSc against the target set.
  6. The analysis and KPIs on the type of infrastructure, physical facilities for technology research, transfer and commercialization achievement against the target.