Maritime Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that delivers end to end solutions
aimed at assisting shipping companies perform profitably in a dynamic economic environment.
It is a fully integrated suite of packages capturing where costs and revenue exist
in an operation and hooking this data into a finance and accountancy package that
is optimised for the maritime industry. This helps organisations make the most of
their assets and critically their information landscape, using them to make the
right decisions in the operation of their fleets.
There are four key strands to the ShipNet offering.
Chartering and Operations
ShipNet provides a full voyage estimation and operation system, allowing easy analysis
of different time and spot charter scenarios, voyage planning, and subsequent voyage
management through position book maintenance and tracking situation on a day to
day basis, allowing for calculation of demurrage and dispatch. This is linked in
to a disbursement management system supporting the financial resolution of a charter.
Accounting and Financial Management
ShipNet’s financial package provides a clear view of assets and liabilities and
overall financial performance with toolsets for accounting, budgeting, asset management,
and reporting. All of this is integrated with both the Chartering and Operation
system and the ShipNet Technical Management package to consolidate information and
ensure the CFO has all the required data to run a business successfully and profitably.
ShipNet provides a complete shipboard management system which is certified by major
classification societies, allowing easy demonstration of compliance. The package
includes modules covering Planned Maintenance, Spare Parts Management, Document
Management, Safety Occurrence Management, and Crewing solutions. One of the key
advantages of the ShipNet application is the replication of data between vessel
and shore, ensuring that a consolidated picture of happenings across the fleet is
achieved. A key part of this solution is a procurement system integrated into major
eMarketplaces for spare parts, which enables tight control of spare parts ordering
with consequent cost control.
ShipNet allows users to store and query a vast warehouse of data connected with
their own operations. We are increasingly providing industry wide datasets that
place company specific information in context. This ranges from an off the shelf
collection of berth restriction data for wet cargo ports, supporting customers vetting
activities, through to datasets covering port cost information and key performance
indicators for typical operations involved in a port call.
Future Direction - In the short term ShipNet is enhancing its current
offering with a particular focus on providing Business Intelligence toolsets that
surface business critical Key Performance Indicators across all product streams.
This will allow users to easily extract value from the underlying information generated
by their operation and help them make better decisions in operating their fleets.
In terms of specific near term developments we are enhancing the Chartering and
Operations package by enhancing the Voyage Estimator to support features such as
dynamic route planning and distance calculation with drag-and-drop routing, and
overall task management allowing for the allocation of tasks to individuals in the
team and providing alerting when they need to be completed, ensuring process is
This is of relevance in terms of allowing shipping companies to increasingly outsource
the overhead associated with running and maintaining ERP software solutions and
focusing instead on core operations. This will benefit large organisations by streamlining
the task of keeping a large installed base up-to-date, and also, by making ShipNet
ERP solutions accessible as a service over the web, make them increasingly relevant
to the small-medium shipping company for whom ERP has historically been too expensive
or too large an undertaking to install. This process will also see a change in the
underlying programming structure, with applications becoming much more modular,
with specific elements of the application addressing different parts of an organisation’s
business process. This will make for a much more streamlined and scalable system
that can grow and contract in line with how much an organisation needs to use it.
As these systems will be closely tied to the way in which organisations work overall
intuitiveness and usability will be enhanced.
Further information can be found on the ShipNet website or by contacting a