The year draws to an end and we would like to seize this moment to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We are very happy about a success- and eventful 2018 in which we could not only welcome 12 new customers, but were able to continue to broaden our international presence together with our partner Lloyd's Register. Next to our participation in several exhibitions this year, we opened our new office in Singapore in July. So if you are in the region, make sure to stop by.
Continuous growth and development
Having passed the count of 50 employees last year, we are delighted to continue our growth and welcomed eight more colleagues to our company this year to support our sales, support, project management and development teams. Starting off strong, we released our planned maintenance solution, Cloud Maintenance, at the beginning of the year, further enhancing our software portfolio and making confusing and impractical PMS solutions a thing of the past.
Staying true to our core values of constant innovation and offering the best solution in the market we continued the refresh of our system, offering increased performance, usability and responsiveness in any browser. Next to this we added several new modules and a variety of new features and enhancements to Cloud Fleet Manager.
A special occasion for us this year was the SMM 2018 in Hamburg. As a local player we are always very enthused about all the possibilities this event has to offer. Thanks again to all of you who have stopped by at our booth. For all of you who couldn't make it, we created a short video to give you some impressions.
Additionally, we did not only progress the joint project e-healthy ship, focusing on the well-being and autonomy of seafarers, but also recently confirmed our contribution to the development of a blockchain based system for crew certification. Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting projects!
Most-read articles of the year
In case you missed out on visiting our blog this year, we picked our three most-read articles of the year for you to catch up on.
To ease procurement processes we released a new mobile app, Purchase Mobile, to easily access the latest purchasing information, check budgets or approve requirements and orders - all on the go. Read up on what our app can do for you.
A survey conducted with participants at a Technology Summit in Hamburg highlighted that 82% of senior shipping executives have process automation and digitalization initiatives underway. We took a look at which technologies will reshape shipping as well as their potential benefits for the industry.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a mandatory Data Collection System (DCS) for international shipping, that will become effective in just a month. In our article we shed some light on the topic and explain what this means for our customers.
We would like to thank all our customers and partners for this great year and are looking forward to an exciting 2019!
We are currently preparing the next updates to further enhance Cloud Fleet Manager – as always offering our customers the most modern applications and highest user friendliness and usability. Don’t want to miss the next big thing? Just make sure to add regular visits to our “new features” page to your New Year’s resolutions.