9 September 2010
Agreement with software house R+M will make it easier for R+M clients to connect to their suppliers through ShipServ TradeNet
The software provider has agreed to develop ‘plug-ins’ which can connect their clients’ maintenance and purchasing systems onboard ship direct to the hundreds of suppliers on ShipServ TradeNet, the e-commerce trading platform.
Paul Ostergaard, Founder & CEO, ShipServ said: “We are excited that R+M is making it easier for their clients connect to the TradeNet community. We are particularly pleased to be working with an innovative and fast growing software provider like R+M, and look forward to jointly developing services for the German shipping market.”
R+M will integrate ShipServ TradeNet into its “for.SHIP” programme, an industry specific solution, based on the ERP-System Microsoft Dynamics NAV, connecting purchasing managers to their suppliers and trading partners on TradeNet.
Oliver Schmitz, Sales Manager R+M, said “We developed for.SHIP in close co-operation with our clients as an certified, industry-specific solution to satisfy the demands of international shipping companies. Our co-operation with ShipServ enables the customer to exchange data with TradeNet directly from their system. This way integrated communication between ship and shore is being extended to the supplier. The whole purchase can be being completed without media conversion and in structured data. This guarantees an efficient way to communicate with suppliers and handle requisitions.”
ShipServ’s Germany-based customers already include AJ ShipManagement, Alpha Ship Management GmbH & Co. Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland), Carsten Rehder, ER Schiffahrt, Reederei F. Laeisz, Shipcare Management and Trans Mar-Supply
ShipServ already enables owners and managers to connect to TradeNet using plug-ins for similar shipboard procurement systems. Sea staff can create requests for quotation, review quotes and place orders through their shoreside offices using ABS Nautical Systems, AmosConnect and BASS software.
TradeNet is the world’s leading maritime trading platform, helping the buyers and sellers of ship supplies to reduce the costs associated with doing business together. Over 150 ship owners, managers, offshore operators and yards use TradeNet to manage the purchasing for close to 5,000 vessels & rigs. In 2010 ShipServ expects to handle more than 5,000,000 transactions.
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