Crew Management in Cloud Age


In light of the changing face of economy, sustainable growth in the
shipping industry requires quality and cost effective ship management. One of
the major components of attaining optimised levels of quality and cost
effectiveness is to ensure efficient crew management is properly orchestrated at
global scale.

Crew management implies working in a global environment with locations in
many countries and time zones with ever-changing complex set of regulations
to comply with. Ensuring aggregate compliance assumes labour intensive
processes, not easily scalable.
Moving crew at a global scale is also an extremely time sensitive operation that
requires not only real time data but also better cooperation methods between
dispersed entities. Traditionally, this happens based on a top down push
based communication mechanism but for high scale efficiency, cooperation
should be interactive and real time. Relying on a legacy outdated system
becomes a hindrance and cancels the benefit of having offices and resources
in different parts of the world and different time zones as cooperation is
difficult and slow and hardly any delegation is possible. Also, resource
sharing that makes sense on load peaks is almost impossible on legacy systems.
High numbers of remote users are unable to work real time or at all on
legacy systems. There are always delays in getting data and the reports generated
are semi- reliable with transparency blurred at best. Constant technological
change often weakens the business value of legacy systems, rendering them
as obsolete.
For all these problems and more, a solution that ticks all the boxes is
COMPAS, developed and continuously improved by Net Vision.
COMPAS is a state of the art cloud crew management system build to handle the
complexity of business for a multi company setup and allow all parties to
work interdependent in real time from a simple web browser.
In light of the changing face of economy, sustainable growth in the
shipping industry requires quality and cost effective ship management. One of
the major components of attaining optimised levels of quality and cost
effectiveness is to ensure efficient crew management is properly orchestrated at
global scale.
Crew management implies working in a global environment with locations in
many countries and time zones with ever-changing complex set of regulations
to comply with. Ensuring aggregate compliance assumes labour intensive
processes, not easily scalable.
Moving crew at a global scale is also an extremely time sensitive operation that
requires not only real time data but also better cooperation methods between
dispersed entities. Traditionally, this happens based on a top down push
based communication mechanism but for high scale efficiency, cooperation
should be interactive and real time.
Relying on a legacy outdated system becomes a hindrance and cancels the
benefit of having offices and resource sin different parts of the world and
different time zones as cooperation is difficult and slow and hardly any
delegation is possible. Also, resource sharing that makes sense on load peaks
is almost impossible on legacy systems. High numbers of remote users are
unable to work real time or at all on legacy systems. There are always delays
in getting data and the reports generated are semi- reliable with transparency
blurred at best. Constant technological change often weakens the business
value of legacy systems, rendering them as obsolete.
For all these problems and more, a solution that ticks all the boxes is
COMPAS, developed and continuously improved by Net Vision.
COMPAS is a state of the art cloud crew management system build to handle the
complexity of business for a multi company setup and allow all parties to
work interdependent in real time from a simple web browser.

This system offers a holistic approach incorporating modern management
principals and best practices and constantly evolves and absorbs, develops
and promotes cutting edge concep tsand processes.

COMPAS provides 360-degree coverage of the entire human resource function of
a commercial vessels operator, incorporating advanced planning and execution
tools meant to enhance crew management capacities.

COMPAS features
– Personnel Database with extensive data capture capabilities on all dimensions
and extensive validation.
– Recruitment: From identification of personnel requirements and creating
what-if scenarios, to tracking deployment and performance of new hires and
generating reports and statistics.
– Compliance Check: Automatic analysis of various compliance requirements
related to company, flag, owner, vessel type, onboard equipment, STCW, etc.
– Reporting: Inbuilt reports and business intelligence tool, embedded in each of
the functional areas of the application and providing immediate insights and
situational analysis.
– Visual-aided Planning: Allows planning with inbuilt business logic to
help identify best possible replacement for crew onboard and what-if scenarios
on compliance with all regulations and requirements. Drag-and-drop tool
allows multiple angles like vessel-based or rank-based crew planning.
– Execution Tools: Enhances crew change capacity – embedded travel
management, automatic email noti ficationwith attachments, validation of last
round of compliance checks, cost control, bulk update of crew records,
etc.
The system’s automated payroll provides cost and process efficiencies
and allows for fewer errors in ac countingand regulatory compliance. It
handles natively multi CBA, multi wage scales, multi currencies, accruals, leave
pay calculation, financial system integration, e-banking interface, taxes
and statutory compliance.

COMPAS travel planner is regarded as the best travel tool in the industry offering
comprehensive travel planning and execution tool that maps all crew movement
in an integrated application with fantastic reporting and benchmarking
capabilities.
COMPAS offers a comprehensive crew training module that ensures smooth
management of internal and third party training, long-term planning and
forecasting of training needs, reducing training costs by optimizing the mix of
classroom-based, vessel based, office based training methods and distance
learning programs; It also provide ability to capture all competence related
data from all sources, integrating information from courses, qualifications,
certificates, training programs, training recommendations and follow-up, CBTs,
assessments and more. It adds SCORM compliant
E-learning delivery capabilities and manages and measures e-learning
consumption.
The onboard module allows a range of functions designed to make the job
onboard simpler and more efficient: Master’s cash accounts, Slop chest and
bonded stores management, work and rest hours monitoring, variable
overtime capture and reporting, automated payroll and payslip generation,
victualing, drills management, accident and incident investigation,
crew change planning and crew travel.
COMPAS for decision makers
Management dashboard provides decision makers big picture overview
on all essential areas with fantastic drill down capabilities allowing accurate
pinpointing to lowest level of detail. Its rich reporting capability spans over
thousands of clear, real life reports providing valuable information both as
status as well as trend, allowing informed decisions to have focus and
substance.
COMPAS for execution teams
Execution of plan and daily operation offers unmatched opportunities for
efficiency gains. For these to materialise COMPAS embeds countless tools and COMPAS at NOR Shipping
automation features to enable maximum output with a minimal effort while
helping avoid mistakes and human errors.
COMPAS for crew
COMPAS crew self service module enable seafarers to access their profile
while on leave and update relevant new information as well as follow up and
contribute on e-appraisals, e-learning, self-assessments, get information on
planning, travel, training gap and calendar, payroll and payslips.
It is always well received by crew and it quickly
becomes a precious tool that enhances communication and cooperation
with crew while reducing dramatically number of calls and queries.
Extreme availability
Created for cloud before cloud concept came to exist, COMPAS went through
stages of technological advancements and ended up becoming a leading
solution not just functional but technological as well. On user side Compas
works on any operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux), on any browser
(Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari) as well as any mobile device (IPhone, IPad,
Android based smart phones) and more.
Having the entire power of the system in your pocket brings incredible
efficiency gains and fantastic response times,
eliminating dependencies and crushing boundaries.
Proven benefits
As a general overview, running a system like COMPAS changes the way
people work. It enables a system driven cooperation and real time resource
sharing that are not possible on legacy systems. Re-engineering efficiencies
around new capabilities brought by the system allows not only tremendous
efficiency gains but fundamentally changes working relationships from
push based towards connected interdependency.
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“The day COMPAS went live was a big day
move by Uniteam Marine to streamline
various manual data entry tasks to manning
IT Director
Fleet Director
Uniteam Marine
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