Gulf Fleet Management has selected ABS Nautical Systems, LLC fleet management software as the foundation for its future operations. Opting for a near sweep of the Nautical Systems' NS 5 software suite, Gulf Fleet (GFM) will be using the tool for the maintenance, purchasing, inventory, quality and voyage management of its fleet of 15 offshore supply vessels, fast support vessels and seismic support vessels operating worldwide.
Mark Crutcher, Operations Manager for GFM, said that the system's integrated database was a key factor in the company’s decision to move forward with Nautical Systems. "The transitioning between modules is seamless," stated Crutcher. "This will significantly reduce the time needed to train our staff."
This is the latest client in an impressive line of offshore operators looking to NS 5 software for onboard fleet management. "Nearly one-third of our recent contracts have come from the offshore supply or workboat market," commented Joe Woods, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for ABS Nautical Systems. "The introduction of larger, more advanced vessels has changed this market in recent years. Spreadsheets and home grown databases are no longer meeting the needs of the industry. "We are working with sophisticated operators looking for solutions that can provide them with equally sophisticated management tools," he added.
Crutcher supports this view, noting that the upcoming product features such as My Tasks, a user-defined dashboard spanning all NS 5 modules were additional drivers in the selection of Nautical Systems. "We see the commitment for continued development in the product,” said Crutcher. "It is critical that we have a software provider that can grow with us."
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