The solution will combine customer facing services with back-office accounting, allowing liner operators to manage sales, quotations, contracts, bookings and documentation right through to the invoicing, credit control and payment processes.
“There is no other similar product available to owners,” says Softship executive director, Thomas Wolff.
The Comarch financial system (Comarch Financials Enterprise) will be integrated with Softship’s two primary software suites (LIMA for carriers and ALFA for agents) and sit on a common Microsoft MSSQL database. This will facilitate exchange of data from front to back office over an integrated interface.
The Comarch accounting system will be adapted to suit the shipping sector and will include country specifications. The new facility will be customisable to suit individual company preferences and processes.
“This is a major step forward in helping liner operators achieve efficiencies and reduce overhead in an extremely tough market,” says Mr Wolff.