Marine and offshore technology specialist SRO Solutions is launching what it describes as the most comprehensive digitization package created to date for maritime businesses using IT giant IBM’s Maximo asset management software.
The Manchester, UK-based company, founded by marine engineer Tony Lackey and recently acquired by US-based Bentley Systems, was originally responsible for bringing enterprise asset management software to the ‘IBM to the marine and offshore industries. SRO has now gathered all of this expertise into a standard product that is preconfigured with the most common configurations and workflows to get maritime customers up and running in a fraction of the time.
“Customers can take advantage of a central, cloud-hosted solution through a subscription package,” said Lackey. “If they want to host Maximo on vessels with poor connectivity, SRO can provide them with a preconfigured ‘on-premises’ Maximo instance, which replicates data using SDR. Maximo enables companies to streamline their global operations, from procurement to contract management, achieving greater efficiency, improved productivity and cost savings by harvesting data from their assets and ensuring a smarter and more intelligent approach. end-to-end of the asset lifecycle ”.
Maximo software is also trusted by the world’s leading classification societies, DNV and other leading classification societies, ensuring customers that the solution meets relevant legal and class obligations. The offering has integration capabilities that allow surveys to be carried out remotely, meaning fewer on-site audits are required.
“We have created a quick-start version of Maximo with preconfigured marine applications to meet classification requirements,” said Lackey. “We are opening the solution to a larger market, via a subscription model, to take the pain out of primitive computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). You can adjust the configurations to suit the business, but essentially you have a starting point tailored to your goal, fully hosted for a monthly subscription with a low cost of implementation. We can extract a company’s data from existing systems and quickly deliver a full operating system to them, as well as additional modules that we have developed that are specific to the marine and offshore industries. The end customer will get an enterprise level system that is future proof and constantly evolving.
Automated workflow processes allow marine industry customers to automate reviews, approvals, data validation and record creation, while pre-configured dashboards inform users of parts of the business that concern them. SRO’s preconfigured solution allows all members of a crew – from captain to fourth engineer – to access information on a role-specific dashboard rather than scouring the entire system to find the data they need. they are looking for.
Additional SRO modules include a crew application; STCW certification and training compliance; timing and transfer tools for the shift, as well as logbook entries; near miss report; and a manifest application to help with the complex management of delivered goods.