March 06, 2022

CFM Updates - February 2022

This month we added 20 new features and 29 enhancements to CFM. We present our highlights of February.

By Maximilian Hagemann

CFM Updates - February 2022

We are continuously upgrading Cloud Fleet Manager, adding new functionality, enhancements and improving the overall usability. With this article, we would like to give you a brief overview of some of the greater edits to the system. For a comprehensive overview of all changes, you can visit the “What’s New” report in Cloud Fleet Manager at any time to see what exactly happened in each of our modules.

New features and enhancements

CFM Cashbox & Bonded Store makes it much easier to handle cash on board. Just set up your default currency cashboxes ashore and synchronise to your fleet. For a smooth transition from paper to digital work, your crew only needs to register the initial balance and is immediately ready. Cashbox allows you to keep track of all cashbox transactions and raise a cash to master request when new money is needed. Bonded Stores seamlessly integrates with Cashbox and assists you to register all transactions in your on-board shop.

  • We added a new table-view for the addition of cash advances to the system. This makes it even easier to populate the cashbox with payroll relevant information.

CFM Crewing is your one-stop solution to handle all crew-related tasks centrally and in an intuitive way. From master data management of seafarers, planning the crews on board as well as their relief, the management of working and rest hours of the crew up to managing payrolls, everything can be done in one single solution.

  • We increased the performance of the "Final Wages" list on the payroll dashboard.

  • We increased the performance of the "Monthly Wages" list on the payroll dashboard.

  • We increased the performance of the "Special Allotments" list on the payroll dashboard.

  • We increased the performance of the "Home Allotments" list on the payroll dashboard.

  • A new export was added, capturing “Summary and Seaman wages” which will create a zip-file. This contains separate excel sheets per wagescale for the selected vessel and month. Thus, allowing you to initiate follow-up processes with little effort, instead of processing this information yourself.

  • Users are now able to finalise or reopen any payment positions, such as Home Allotment, Special Allotment or Paid Out directly within the seafarer's payroll. Thus, reducing the number of necessary steps and allowing users to work more efficiently.

  • The payroll-API was extended, now containing information concerning the “Relief Of ID”, and thus allowing API-users to clearly identify the relation between on- and off-signer.

  • We added the new export “Travel Expenses” for monthly wages, which allows you to get an elixir of all approved travel expenses for a specific vessel and month. Thus, allowing you to reduce your manual efforts significantly.

  • We applied a consistency update that eases your compliance with PSC by implementing a ‘Dynamic Crewlist’ that only returns the position of non-crew members, instead of appending the non-crew category in brackets after the position. This way you can clearly separate passengers from other temporary visitors like Service Technicians and therefore avoid any doubt on your compliance.

  • The company bonus is now displayed in its own group header within the Assignment or Crewlist Sidebar to clearly separate it from regular earnings or deductions.

CFM Emergencies lets you define different categories of emergencies and their corresponding tasks as well as to define if they are mandatory or not - all in line with both SOLAS and MARPOL. The respective locations onboard where the task needs to be carried out can be defined as well. Making sure that your crew is immediately aware of what to do and where to go.

  • Users now can customize their emergency categories even further, allowing you now to apply an individual sorting order. Thus, enabling you to follow your procedures based on your personal priorities. Besides this, duties within the emergency categories will be sorted by rank from now on.

CFM Go makes sure that you won't miss any important event and enables you to access all data from CFM Portal comfortably on the move using your smartphone. Always be aware of recent activities, immediately gain insights into the statuses of your vessels, news of the fleet or access any other information from the Portal.

  • A holiday approver can now see whether the applied holiday period of an employee overlaps with holiday periods of his colleagues from the same department. This way, even on mobile devices, the approver can make sure that his department will not be understaffed fo a certain period.

CFM Maintenance allows you to plan your maintenance work centrally, precisely and according to your requirements. It gives you full visibility of your fleet status and lets you regain control over the maintenance jobs of your fleet.

  • We now allow you to specify part information, such as ‘Article Number’ or ‘manufacturer’, for custom items.

CFM Purchase provides you with all sections of the purchasing process at one point in an intelligently structured manner, gives you full control over your budgets and allows your suppliers to work directly with this information. Thanks to an intuitive dashboard that features the most relevant information and upcoming tasks, CFM Purchase always focuses on what is important and streamlines the complete purchasing workflow.

  • We applied an integrity update, adapting the search option to enable you to search for your ‘Delivery Reference No.’, and additionally implemented a fly-out with meaningful information, such as default budget groups, supplier, or order numbers.
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