News Article 06/02/2009

Ulysses Systems forge partnership with Orca, Japan (Cyprus Shipmanagement Alert Weekly, 06Feb09,p.3)

As of early January 2009, Ulysses Systems and Orca Company of Japan have further enhanced their partnership by combining their current resources and relocating to the Orca office.

The continued influx of orders from existing customerswith expanding requirements, such as Iino Marine Services- Japan, New Asia Shipping Hong Kong, ITML and others, proves that Task Assistant delivers tangible valuable results in line with customers expectations.

Speaking about the new partnership between Ulysses and Orca Co., Mr Martin Nygate, VP of Sales and Marketing said: "Task Assistant provides an excellent information management system, and is the only way to handle the burden in an economically viable and efficient manner. The key objective of the partnership with Orca will be to continue to build on Ulysses'' current success in the region and improve the level of service that is provided to our esteemed Japanese and South East Asian customers through our Tokyo based staff."

Ulysses Systems'' Task Assistant offers a suite of applications including Safety and Quality, Reporting, Document Management, Planned Maintenance, Purchasing, and the newly released Crewing. Task Assistant differentiates itself in the market because the structure in which it presents information increments is rich and follows common sense.

In contrast to software packages that force customers to modify operations around the capabilities of the software, Task Assistant is designed to understand existing roles and tasks within the organisation and use that understanding to provide end-users with exactly the information they want at exactly the time they need it.

With the release of the highly anticipated Task Assistant driven Crewing Module with elements designed in accordance with market-driven focus groups, Ulysses has successfully consolidated its Global Engineering development team to provide enhanced usability and productivity features to its expanding pool of customers. We note Ulysses has offices in the London, Piraeus, India, Singapore, and US. The company says "managers should expect savings in the order of $90,000 per vessel per year purely from minimising information gaps."