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The continued pressure to drive further efficiencies and find operational savings continues unabated. At its heart is the recognition that data needs to be better managed and used if shipping companies are to maintain profitability and margins. When time is money, having access to the information in a timely manner, irrespective of location, is the lynchpin to success. Discover Cloud Fleet Manager and experience the future of ship management.
What could your company do with 500 more hours each month?
A Harvard Business Review study highlights the impact manual data management and poor communications can have on companies—and how much it can slow them down. Researchers found out that the average data analyst spends 80% of their time discovering and preparing data. Even after these time-consuming tasks are completed, there’s still no guarantee that the data can be used. This inefficient approach leads to missed opportunities and lost revenue.
So even if a company has a department for analysis and is employing chief data officers (CDOs) to interpret their data, they still need the right smart underlying technology to unlock the full power of all of it.
But it’s not only in the area of analysing and preparing data that problems arise. Even everyday tasks—like the access and sharing of information—can cause huge challenges for companies.
For example, a recent study by the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that the average employee spends a quarter of their time finding and analysing information. Making matters worse, employees only find the information they need 56% of the time. With information spread across Enterprise-Resource-Planning (ERP) and Customer-Relationship-Management (CRM) applications, emails, intranets, content management systems, and other repositories, one can easily understand the extent of the problem.
Let’s look at an example to illustrate how challenging this can be. Assuming a company has 50 employees with an average hourly wage of $30, it will lose $60,000 each month due to these inefficiencies. On the other hand, if employees only spent 30 minutes less a day looking for information, that same company would save around 500 hours every month. All that time, then, could be reinvested in other mission-critical areas of operations.
An easy way to gain a competitive edge
The good news is that minimising wasted time and resources isn’t as hard as it might sound. Our all-in-one solution for shipping companies, Cloud Fleet Manager, has a significant impact on the way shipping companies handle, store, and access data.
The core value that our system offers is simplicity. As data is centrally stored in the cloud, all that is needed to access relevant information is an internet connection—regardless of time or location. This enables users to work more effectively without having to request anything from colleagues or IT.
What’s more, this centralisation of data also removes boundaries (i.e., data silos) caused by using different systems. Thanks to the cloud, data from various sources is easily connected and can be analysed to gain deeper insights. As a result, employees spend considerably less time looking for information or browsing through several applications.
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Open the door to greater productivity through the Cloud Fleet Manager suite. Spanning crewing, purchase, maintenance, inspection and audits, to name but a few, Cloud Fleet Manager allows you to access critical information and data from any location, even while you’re on the move. The future of ship management is not some distant pipedream but here right now.
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