Today, ShipNet and ShipMate announced a strategic exclusive partnership to provide advanced workflow capabilities for crew management and payroll solutions integrated with safety management, planned maintenance services (PMS) and procurement solutions.
The partnership brings close collaboration delivering workflow functionality focused on productivity, improving efficiency and streamlining crewing operations – undoubtedly one of the highest OPEX items for maritime companies. This integrated solution will not only provide maritime companies access to every dollar value spent on crew related services, but will also support maritime companies compliance with various crewing regulations and standards.
“The unified solution is an excellent testament to our vision of developing an integrated platform for our customers. ShipNet One has the capability to provide integrated services with more than 18 strategic partners with the intention of reducing the challenges of maintaining integrations and keeping the costs low whilst giving our customers access to significant benchmarks, reports and information to make day to day decisions”, said Suren Thadani, CEO of ShipNet.
Mr. S.B. Nair, MD of ShipMate, added onto this, saying: “This partnership will enable ShipMate to deliver new features that will help our customers become more efficient and reduce costs. By partnering with ShipNet, we become a part of one of the only maritime ecosystems as a platform that exists in our industry”.
ShipNet is a Maritime Platform organization that offers maritime customers financial, operations and chartering, safety management, planned maintenances services and procurement applications. ShipNet has been operating for over 25 years and has provided over 200 customers its platform to support day to day operations and decision-making solutions. ShipNet invests extensively in R&D and as an organisation is constantly striving to partner with key industry players and customers to redefine the status quo in the maritime industry.
ShipMate is a Global player in Marine software and is reputed for their top-of-the-line Crewing and Payroll software. They are based in India and have large customers all over the world. A strategic partner of Shell, and known for pioneering work in their field of specialisation, with two-way ship-shore communication of data and accurate Payroll computation, their software handles some of the very large customer databases in Marine industry. They have been operating successfully in the industry for over two decades.
The shipping industry accounts for around 90 percent of the world trade. However transporting freight across borders in bulk poses their own sets of challenges including capacity optimization, rising costs, record of damaged goods, new environmental regulations and security risks. The industry has turned towards the IT sector to streamline their operations by utilizing a robust ERP system to improve efficiency, enhance crew productivity, reduce costs and ensure information security while seamlessly integrating disparate information silos across land and vessel-based operations.
Mumbai headquartered SBN TechnoLogics addresses the diverse requirements of the marine and offshore industry with their flagship web-based ERP system ‘ShipMate’. On the global level, it has the largest number of seafarers on its on crewing application in the industry.
With an industry rich experience of more than two decades, SBN TechnoLogics has been providing ERP solutions to the global shipping industry from multiple locations in India and UAE. Crew Management System and Payroll, Crew Competency Management System, Quality and Safety Management System (HSEQ), Stores and Procurement System and Planned Maintenance System are some of the applications that are encapsulated within the comprehensive feature-rich ShipMate software. The flexible Payroll system handles the complexity and variety of industry payroll practices while ensuring 100 percent accuracy requirements. The Planned Maintenance System is certified by Bureau Veritas, the reputed classification society.
The ShipMate HSEQ system’s unique design architecture helps control the safety risks in marine operations. The module assists the improvement of safety through a procedural approach of safety policies, safety audit and document management. The Competency Management System ensures that the ships are manned by officers who are acceptable not only by certificates but by competence as well.
Defying the ‘cookie cutter’ approach, the customizable ShipMate product facilitates businesses at every level within an organization right from providing operations personnel with the required tools to equipping the key management with Business Analytics for informed decision making and useful forecasting tools (e.g. composition of future pool of officers – numbers and ranks– based on growth plans) for strategic business planning. The most sought-after product comes with multiple deployment options; on-cloud or on-premise (centralized or distributed) with additional location hub and access to the mobile version.
SBN TechnoLogics addresses the diverse requirements of the marine and offshore industry with their flagship web-based ERP system ‘ShipMate’
Continually striving to improve the software by incorporating valuable client feedback, SBN TechnoLogics works with some of the most reputed industry leading clientele including MOL, NYK, Shell, Seaspan, MSC, Tokyo Marine, SMIT Lamnalco, et al. Simultaneously, the scalable software has been implemented by SMBs as well, owing this increased adoption to the software being cost-effective and considerably improving the crewing experience. Customers have reported a substantial reduction in costs, improved efficiency and increased capacity handling over the plethora of benefits offered by the software. The company prides itself on its customer-centric approach and strong delivery/implementation on time (DoT) capabilities. This has translated to a loyal customer base over the years with more than 80 percent of the existing clients approaching SBN TechnoLogics with repeat business and over 85 percent of new customers acquired through referrals.
Perfectly poised in this domain and strategically leveraging the team’s professional expertise, the company envisions increasing their global footprint by successfully delivering relevant and innovative solutions across the entire spectrum of the marine and offshore sectors.