Hamburg headquartered maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft has integrated Microsoft’s Power BI into its fleet management system, Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM).
The CFM software suite comprises more than 25 applications including; Purchase, Inspections & Audits, Schedule & Agents, Crewing, Charter, Risk Assessment, and Maintenance.
Power BI is a business analytics service offered by Microsoft that allows data from multiple sources to be pooled and analyzed in a central location. It provides interactive visualization tools and business intelligence capabilities and enables users to create their own reports and dashboards.
By integrating these capabilities into CFM, Hanseaticsoft is enabling companies to process any operational data from CFM in Power BI, giving them access to more robust and informative reporting options beyond the existing set of reports currently available.
Now users of CFM can choose from a variety of predefined reports, create their own reports using an assortment of templates or create new ones completely from scratch. All data is visualized in a clearly structured way and users can make use of easy to navigate options to create impactful graphs to share with colleagues in minutes.
One of the key benefits is that the interface is kept simple, helping users who are non tech-savvy to create and share their own analyses. By generating impactful statistics, KPIs and detailed reports users across the business will be able to make more informed data-driven decisions to improve business operations and processes.
“Data is the new gold for ship managers,” says Hanseaticsoft’s Managing Director Alexander Buchmann. “However, data needs to be managed efficiently and analyzed in a structured way so that businesses can clearly interpret it to make insight-driven decisions to achieve their goals and objectives.
“This exciting integration offers new opportunities for analysis and added value for our clients. With the option to also include data from external sources to create interactive reports, the possibilities are unlimited—giving clients many more options to take advantage of the benefits that data analytics has to offer.”
Hanseaticsoft’s Cloud Fleet Manager is web-based and can be used without any installation. It centralizes all information and makes insights available for all employees as well as crews at sea.
Operators can gain a complete 360-degree overview of their fleet and entire operations and can eliminate data silos and replication of data in different systems. This facilitates better information exchange between crews on the ship and shoreside staff.