The relevance of maritime compliance software to the daily work of mariners

Freer Consulting White Paper Brian Freer, PhD September 26, 2011

Currently maritime compliance programs are not universally adopted due to the perception that compliance is overly burdensome and often not related to the work at hand. However, using best practice approaches for Maritime Management Systems, compliance software can actually be user-friendly and streamline the daily work of mariners. By adapting a single management system structure that handles multiple requirements, separate systems (e.g. safety manual and environmental manual) can be eliminated and maritime companies are provided a framework that can scale to meet new requirements. User error is reduced for data logs by automating the data flow to a software system. The software system then can generate reports for auditors and customers. By adapting management software, maritime companies can work with software vendors to customize a Maritime Management System that can evolve with changing business needs while maintaining the company’s quality standards.

This white paper is 2 pages in length with examples of how Maritime Management System software is useful for compliance and daily maritime tasks. If you would like to know how Freer Consulting can help your organization with implementing maritime management system software, please contact us.

What is a Maritime Management System?

Maritime Management Systems are organized information management systems intended for the management of government compliance, standards, emissions monitoring and reporting, maintenance, training, payroll, logistics and other related activities.

What are some recent trends to consider with respect to Maritime Management Systems software?

Some recent trends are cloud-based “dual platform” approach, long-term partnership with a key software vendor, and system integration of Maritime Management System software with global software products.