With the shipping industry constantly changing due to new regulations and processes, and the Covid-19 pandemic having had a dramatic impact on economies around the world, shipping companies need to stay competitive and plan for the future.
Alexander Buchmann, Managing Director of Hanseaticsoft, says these challenges are driving more and more shipping companies to move their business processes and systems to the cloud, in order to optimize their processes and increase their efficiency.
However, there are still some in companies that are holding back on investing in digital systems and software because they don’t understand how easy it can be.
Buchmann says, “Going digital can really help maritime businesses future-proof their businesses, moving them away from outdated and legacy technology systems to using intuitive and flexible cloud-based solutions to manage their entire fleets. Some may be left behind because they don’t know how easy it is to move to the cloud. They mistakenly assume that changing software would mean manually transferring all their information and data, which would take a lot of time and money. They fear losing vital information, especially if the data is kept in different systems, or they may need to allocate additional man-hours to achieve this.
” But this is not the case. It’s a very simple process for transferring data quickly and without staff time from a wide range of legacy marine management systems. Through a variety of powerful Application Program Interfaces, or APIs, data can be imported from most marine systems into a new software solution.
“As we navigate the pandemic, we expect more businesses to adopt cloud-based software solutions to streamline their management and operational processes, become more efficient, and stay competitive in what may be challenging economic conditions. coming.”
One of the main advantages of using cloud-based software is that it enables real-time sharing of information and data. With data accessible in one place, it breaks down business silos and enables employees to communicate, share information and collaborate easily, wherever they are.
Business-critical information such as important maritime instructions, crew schedules, payroll data and other key communications can be shared by the shore team with crews at sea and addressed immediately, ensuring that the he company is reactive and dynamic and can react to any situation.
It also supports better data management and analysis, which improves decision-making, performance, and business success. The cloud facilitates the sharing of data from different sources, which can be transmitted from ships simply and quickly. Data is synchronized as soon as it is entered into the system and can be viewed immediately by all relevant personnel.
Buchmann adds: “Our maritime software simplifies day-to-day business life and supports shipping operations with no additional training required. It can be used in the office, on mobile devices and on ships. Data is securely saved and readily available in the cloud, allowing employees to access the same materials and work processes wherever they are. For those who have avoided the digital revolution until now, now is the time to jump in and transform the way they operate their fleet.
Sea News report, August 2