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Maritime Enterprise Software Solutions

TWENTY years of developing software for shipping has put Danaos Management Consultants at the forefront of maritime IT but its market position was strengthened further by the launch of an Enterprise version in 2004 ' an industry first.

The Enterprise software suite is designed to integrate computer systems that run all phases of business operations and assist increased internal coordination of work and cooperation across a company.

With a host of regulations to adhere to, a number of shipping companies are looking to software to perform tasks with greater efficiency and the more integration available the easier to implement.

Danaos launched its Enterprise concept last in 2004, but the modules have been under development since the company was formed twenty years ago. The system's functionality has been developed and enhanced based on feedback from clients and prospective clients over the last 20+ years.

Danaos have built up the Enterprise version over a number of years. It means that you can replace your existing systems with one fully integrated solution that connects everyone in your organization to charterers, suppliers and partners at any time, anywhere.

The Danaos Enterprise Software Suite is a modular system that allows the flow of information to be integrated among the various departments ashore. Τhe vessel becomes an integral part of the company-wide electronic work-flow, resulting in improved business cycles and improved efficiency. This unique version has been designed to unify all the functionality of a shipping company in one single executable program. This concept is a must to implement corporate key performance indicators.

The Enterprise version covers two key areas of a client's operations:
  • Shore-based operations and
  • ship-based modules.
Shore-based applications cover a multitude of tasks ranging from Accountancy, Operations, ISM compliance, Planned Maintenance, Crewing and Bunkering.

Transparency of accounts information and accurate calculations are the fundamental concerns of the Danaos Accounting suite of products.

Modules such as Marine Accounting, Budgeting, Payments and Freight Collection all provide reporting capabilities and are designed to support investment decisions.

Other accounting software has been developed to check master's accounts and disburse vessel port expenses. The software validates pay-slips received from the Master and processes monthly and extra allotments and produces wages, tax statements and records of crew ledgers.

The crewing module has been specifically designed for crewing departments or crew agents and provides historical performance record for each seafarer, qualifications and training details. With the introduction of security regulations such as International Ship and Port Facility Code it helps generate multiple crew lists for US immigration and other authorities.

The Planned Maintenance System has underpinned the software since the company was established in 1986 and provides maintenance monitoring on any marine or industrial plant.

The module provides flexible specification of required maintenance integrating with spare data and class survey information. The system has type approval from Det Norske Veritas and Lloyd's Register.

The PMS includes survey status software designed for vessel survey and recommendation status monitoring. The company's technical department can be informed at any stage regarding the survey and recommendation status, overdue surveys and surveys due at any future date.

A monitoring system provides hull and machinery measurement informing the technical department of historical measurement and providing trend and boundary check analysis.

Another module provides a decision making tool for the vessel's operations with optimum passage speed calculation giving direct gain/loss figures. It can also assess the performance of the charter party in actual financial terms, providing complete defense against any possible claims.

A voyage estimation module includes a large and extensible port distances data base with the ability to create 'what if' scenarios.

Danaos is also continuously updating and enhancing its bunker suite of products which now includes the Bunker Dashboard and Searoutes. All modules in the suite have been designed to automate the bunker supply process and provide complete information at any stage of the cycle in order to support accurate and fast decision making.

A Dry-docking module offers the creation of the dry-docking report, sends quotations to a number of shipyards, evaluates quotes, and assists in placing the final order.

Supply side software includes control systems for stores, spare parts and provisions with the ability to provide automation of the supply chain and rapid inventory and purchasing control.

The ISM package has been continuously update and modified to act as the launch platform for a company's preparation and certification to ISM requirement. It provides the backbone of the efficient maintenance of the ISM system once the company is certified and ensures continuity of compliance.

The package revolves around a variety of administration and operations modules all designed to gain the most benefits from ISM compliance.

The on-board software is designed to provide officers and crew with an easy and efficient tool to handle the majority of their daily administrative work.

With a link to shore-based system crew are able to instantly call upon all paper Work required according to the latest company procedures.

All required information is transmitted back to the headquarters for further processing.

The Danaos Enterprise software works effectively with any ship to shore communication system and has been optimized to support 'always on' connection to the office via Inmarsat fleet or VSAT Solution.

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