17 December 2012
What is ShipLink?
ShipLink is an easy to use tool with advanced functionality that helps leading shipowners and managers such as Anglo Eastern to create and send requisitions to their purchasing department.
ShipLink can be used a stand-alone service or in conjunction with WebBuyer, ShipServ’s online procurement solution.What makes it special?A requisition sent via TradeNet can be converted into an RFQ (Request for Quotation) or Purchase Order without having to retype any of the line item details.
As the requisition is sent via MTML it means that ShipLink can be imported into any procurement system that is able to handle MTML.
Are there different types of ShipLink?
Yes, there are two different versions:
• ShipLink Lite is a free solution used for creating a requisition that can be printed or e-mailed as a file attachment for the recipient to print. When the recipient has ShipLink installed, the requisition can be opened and modified.
• ShipLink Standard is used for creating and sending a requisition to the ship’s purchasing department via the ShipServ TradeNet service. Standard mode is only available if the shipowner or shipmanager has a current User Agreement with ShipServ.
What is ShipCat?
ShipCat, is a self-contained electronic catalogue solution that works seamlessly with ShipLink , and allows the crew or Master to search bespoke supplier cata-logues or the IMPA Marine Stores Guide that can be purchased under licence. ShipCat guarantees that correct part and IMPA numbers are used on the requistions sent by ShipLink eliminating delays and mistakes.