Wallem puts ops on the cloud with off-the-shelf solution

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Frank Coles: Quitting Wallem to "focus on putting something back and on the welfare and rights of seafarers.”

The Wallem Group has chosen a commercial, off the shelf, cloud based solution from Norway’s BASS Software to manage its entire fleet.

Wallem will use the BASSnet fleet management solution for maintenance, safety, operational and financial management, among other things, on a fleet-wide basis.

“Having run several maritime software companies and considering the complexities of operations, compliance and the regulatory environment, I was keen to not reinvent the wheel,” said Wallem Group CEO Frank Coles. “We have chosen to install a cloud based COTS solution, without customization. Exactly how digitalization is supposed to be done. We are going to defy the myth that ship operations and management needs to be different, or somehow special. It does not need all the disparate or heavily customized homegrown systems. This is the stuff of myths created by a lack of understanding and/or old fashioned operational beliefs and techniques.”

Coles concluded, “In my view, offering transparency, analytics and business intelligence is the way forward for high-performance fleet management, and implementing a complete enterprise solution from BASSnet will allow us to integrate the power of big data with our business processes. We are going to walk the talk.”

According to BASS CEO and managing director Per Steinar Upsaker, BASSnet is “a complete solution that removes the reliance on multiple vendors for piecemeal software.”

“We have prioritized a well-thought-out strategy that is forward-looking, comprehensive and puts BASSnet in a unique position,” says Upsaker. “This includes the incredible convenience and security of managing an entire fleet using a single database on a state of the art platform.”

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