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Tech Savvy Operators

Turn to Software

Based Solutions

Optimizing ? eet operations means streamlining procedures to meet impending regulatory pressures and challenging market conditions alike. Subchapter M is just one of many reasons to look at software solutions.

By Kathy A. Smith reating ‘paper trail’ ef? ciencies, reducing risk and ABS Nautical Systems managing people and processes are all part of the Texas-based ABS Nautical Systems’ NS Enterprise suite trend towards increased use of computerized op- is an integrated ? eet management system with several

C erations. And while workboat companies are facing incom- modules that cover a range of solutions such as compli- ing Subchapter M regulations – which for some will entail ance, workforce and asset management. A number of big changes to their operations – it still pays to optimize modules support these solutions, including maintenance ? eets with software solutions for a myriad of reasons. and purchasing as well as a sophisticated dry dock mod-

Images above

Top Left: Voyage planning on board Stena Germanica (Transas), Top Right: Helm CONNECT Jobs billing status overview.

Bottom Left: NS Core offers a streamlined introduction to Fleet Management software, while maintaining the option of the full NS Enterprise suite for those who may want to upgrade later.

Bottom Right: A screenshot of the main menu (MarineCFO).

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