German shipping company Heino Winter announced that it uses the Cloud Fleet Manager developed by the Hamburg-based software company Hanseaticsoft since October this year.
As studies of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) prove, the digitalization in the shipping sector needs to be increased more intense. As part of the internal digitalization strategy and for a more efficient and effective management of their eleven vessels, the shipping company decided to use nearly all modules of the Cloud Fleet Manager.
This decision enables all departments to work in a more structured way and to reduce workload at the same time. Relevant information will be available to all internal as well as external employees. In the selection process, the Hamburg-based software company could convince especially with the provision of a central information and communication platform.
“Already during the first presentation of the Cloud Fleet Manager, I was enthused by the number of solutions this software provides. For every department in a shipping company, there is a matching module in which all department-specific data is gathered – this is especially beneficial for me as a CEO to get a real time overview of all processes.
Furthermore, the Cloud Ship Manager (CSM) integrates the fleet and the crew on board into all processes thus enabling them to react fast to corrective actions and easily enter data into the modules of the system.
Due to the automatic synchronization of the data between vessel and shore, we can assure that we always work with the correct and latest data. This can simplify the management of modern shipping companies enormously.” said Ronald Winter, CEO of the shipping company.
For a stronger integration of external personnel, especially the Partner Portal will reduce additional work. Partners and suppliers will be integrated directly into the company’s processes. This is made possible by granting them access to specific areas of the CFM modules – enabling them to access relevant data within the CFM without the need of manually requesting information via telephone or email.
Moreover, the CFM Purchase module will play a big role in the future. The shipping company Heino Winter will integrate the engineering office Heino Winter which i.e. delivers technical spare parts, via API to increase the order process drastically and reduce complexity
Further modules of the CFM will be used for the fleet’s inspection, the chartering of vessels as well as the assortment and administration of the crew. Focus in all these departments is the reduction of additional work and the increase of efficiency and data quality.