In any maritime industry, it is challenging to cover all operational and financial aspects of your services in Excel spreadsheets or even in standard ERP solutions. These systems should then be able to handle many different parameters, specific for the shipping industry. On top of that, for your specific industry within the maritime sector, you will need solutions specific for your industry.
Ultimate Maritime Logistics knows the entire shipping process and fully translates it to your business.
To be able to develop maritime solutions, it is important to have a complete picture of the authentic shipping process. This knowledge ensures correct and fully detailed operational information at any moment and at any point in the process. Underlying processes don’t have to be visible for the end user, but they are important for the appropriate settlements and accountability. The several components in the systems need to be differentiated to maintain control. Combining the automation of multiple activities is not that easy, but the ERP solutions of Ultimate Maritime Logistics already made their mark in the shipping industry.
Integration in one single system
You will probably admit that it is profitable, from an operational perspective, to integrate all processes in one single system. It prevents your organization from duplicate data entry (and so from a higher error rate). Having a complete overview of operational activities and finances enables your organization to act on the right information, at any time.
However, it is not only relevant to ‘horizontally’ integrate the great variety of activities in one system. By ‘vertically’ integrating the financial process as well, your organisation is enabled to prognosticate on the future of your business. Being able – with all parameters specific for the maritime industry – to accurately forecast future cash flows and look back with actuals, will give you a competitive advantage.
Information from the source
Your next challenge might be to always get the information needed quickly, correctly and completely, at the source. For this, you are dependent on the willingness and capability of people within your own organization and third parties. Only then, you will have the information to make sure you use your resources efficiently and profitably. Therefore, in our solutions we are encouraging chain integration and the continuous improvement of the quality and timely availability of information.