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We have a passion for integration.  And we feel good about sharing our view with you.
As we see it, integration is about building a virtual city of processes that constitute your life. You need plots, roads, connections and building components.
Except that they are all about your life in the marine enterprise.
Building it is a deliberately careful and caring process of analyzing how the world around every process works. This city of your life is more mature in some areas and less so in others. And the building and refining never stops.
Let us show you around.

We have a passion
for integration

WHAT IS REFINEMENT
IN INTEGRATION?

To explain refinement in integration, let’s start by defining what integration is for Ulysses Systems.
First of all, integration is Ulysses Systems’ commitment to the maritime industry. It has spurred the company into realizing exceptional integration features, winning us recognition, across continents, for continuous technological advances. Integration, essentially, warrants out-and-out focus on usability and good workmanship. And this is where the refinement comes in. Because integration is not a “a series of points” solution for data exchange. Integration, actually, is making sure that the story behind every process and the data that describes it, can be accommodated by all the collaborating applications without loss of resolution.

CONTINUITY OF
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE

One of the ways our integration solutions satisfy industry needs is that they secure the continuity of enterprises’ software. To achieve continuity of enterprise software, integration is vital because innovation is vital.
As in every industry, business branches inherit products with their legacy data. In fact, they need to continue and legacy data, while pursuing new data. This then means that the enterprise, to remain abreast of compliance and innovation, must ensure continuous improvement and continuity of its software.
One may well ask: “Who will integrate my legacy systems with the highest productivity tools?” Our answer is, “People, who care about productivity and know the marine business like the backs of their hands”

WHAT IS REFINEMENT
IN INTEGRATION?

To explain refinement in integration, let’s start by defining what integration is for Ulysses Systems.
First of all, integration is Ulysses Systems’ commitment to the maritime industry. It has spurred the company into realizing exceptional integration features, winning us recognition, across continents, for continuous technological advances. Integration, essentially, warrants out-and-out focus on usability and good workmanship. And this is where the refinement comes in. Because integration is not a “a series of points” solution for data exchange. Integration, actually, is making sure that the story behind every process and the data that describes it, can be accommodated by all the collaborating applications without loss of resolution.

CONTINUITY OF
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE

One of the ways our integration solutions satisfy industry needs is that they secure the continuity of enterprises’ software. To achieve continuity of enterprise software, integration is vital because innovation is vital.
As in every industry, business branches inherit products with their legacy data. In fact, they need to continue and legacy data, while pursuing new data. This then means that the enterprise, to remain abreast of compliance and innovation, must ensure continuous improvement and continuity of its software.
One may well ask: “Who will integrate my legacy systems with the highest productivity tools?” Our answer is, “People, who care about productivity and know the marine business like the backs of their hands”

WHAT IS REFINEMENT
IN INTEGRATION?

To explain refinement in integration, let’s start by defining what integration is for Ulysses Systems.
First of all, integration is Ulysses Systems’ commitment to the maritime industry. It has spurred the company into realizing exceptional integration features, winning us recognition, across continents, for continuous technological advances. Integration, essentially, warrants out-and-out focus on usability and good workmanship. And this is where the refinement comes in. Because integration is not a “a series of points” solution for data exchange. Integration, actually, is making sure that the story behind every process and the data that describes it, can be accommodated by all the collaborating applications without loss of resolution.

CONTINUITY OF
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE

One of the ways our integration solutions satisfy industry needs is that they secure the continuity of enterprises’ software. To achieve continuity of enterprise software, integration is vital because innovation is vital.
As in every industry, business branches inherit products with their legacy data. In fact, they need to continue and legacy data, while pursuing new data. This then means that the enterprise, to remain abreast of compliance and innovation, must ensure continuous improvement and continuity of its software.
One may well ask: “Who will integrate my legacy systems with the highest productivity tools?” Our answer is, “People, who care about productivity and know the marine business like the backs of their hands”

TASK ASSISTANT®
UNIFIED DATA AND VISIBLE PATHS

“Who will ensure the data is unified and can be shared across shared processes between different applications?”

This is a good question and warrants a decent answer.
No doubt, our vertical should embrace the plethora of software solutions, services and devices that address real industry needs. Ulysses Systems, in fact, welcomes new developments and is deeply committed to expanding the Task Assistant® Eco-system. This means integrating with any solution that can further support Ship Owner and Manager Processes today and in the future.

INTEGRATING BOLDLY
AND WITH A DIFFERENCE

Ulysses Systems Integration Engine modelling comes with a bonus. Namely, it enables a modular structure to integrate other software vendors, their services, and solutions. Ship Management deserves Best of Breed Software for every marine process and our integration-focused vision makes this trouble-free! So, to quote from the Cognite blog article “The True Digital Industry 4.0”.

“It is… not a question of Build vs. Buy. There are at least 50 shades of grey between the two extremes. And business-first IT organizations are rightfully active in pursuing partnerships with open, modular software partners to accelerate their time to market. This is the only way to make continuous innovation and maintenance realistic, also over the longer term.”

ULYSSES SYSTEMS and VESSELMAN integrations

ULYSSES SYSTEMS and VESSELMAN integrations

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“Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Greece 2014-2021, in the frame of the Business Innovation Greece Programme”

PARTNERS
IN INTEGRATION

Ulysses Systems continues to invest in innovative solutions for the Shipping Industry by participating in “Greece Business Innovation Programme”.
The result is the integration partnership between Ulysses Systems Maintenance and VesselMan Drydock. The partnership offers two solutions to date

LEADING EDGE
TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

VesselMan’s popular, leading edge technical Project Management has been developed in partnership with forward thinking ship-owners.
As a result client satisfaction is ensured. Full focus on technical project management with dry-docking ensures the trajectory of a product best in its class

The EEA Financial mechanism

The EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion and covers areas ranging from climate change and energy to innovation and sustainable business development.

Working together

In the current 2014-2021 funding period, EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics, benefit from EEA and Norway Grants, including Greece.

Innovation Norway

Fund Operator for the Programme “Business Innovation Greece” and main body for business development in Norway under the Norwegian Government’s Ministry of Trade.

CONNECTED
MAINTENANCE AND DRYDOCK

The first collaboration between the two companies resulted in the Connected Maintenance and Drydock System. CMDS brings together Ulysses Systems Task Assistant®, an asset management software application for planned maintenance of sea-going vessels, and VesselMan’s proprietary software for dry-docking operations.

CREW EXPERIENCE
INTEGRATION

The second collaboration between the two partners builds upon CMDS while also constituting a standalone solution. It tackles the business- sensitive concern of crew experience recording and sharing. As a result, the marine enterprise will experience added cost-efficiency derived from optimised manning, ship maintenance and operational performance.

CONNECTED MAINTENANCE & DRYDOCK

Connected Maintenance and Drydock System is the integration project between Ulysses Systems Maintenance and VesselMan Drydock. Engineers can look forward to substantial support and visibility as they undertake technical projects.
Maintenance and DryDocking Reporting is Seamless
Not only is  maintenance and drydocking reporting seamless, but engineers can review maintenance data and history in both systems.
Benefits
CMDS benefits are diverse. First of all, the enterprise benefits from consistent and ongoing Drydock Planning and Management processes. Also, straight after leaving drydock, superintendents can start planning the next dry-dock. Importantly, the maintenance work, which ends up in the dry-dock plan, is seamlessly shared between the two applications before, during and after the drydock. As a result, the System offers highly visible dry-dock plans. In turn, high visibility across related processes means massively reducing the risk of overrunning budget and time costs. Finally, as an integration paradigm, CMDS constitutes a universal solution.
A universal integration solution
Happily, Connected Maintenance and Drydock follows a methodology that is eminently applicable, no matter the systems. For example, can be used to integrate other PMS and Dry-Docking systems.
The pivotal element is an integration model that is universally applicable to the marine domain. Moreover, the model indexes maintenance activities and components and understands data utilisation in other applications. This actually creates tremendous value by freeing the marine enterprise. It does this by breaking barriers that force managers to tolerate a poor module simply because it shares data with other modules in the same ERP suite.
Saving reporting time and effort
All too often engineers and offices need to record maintenance in several systems. And it is no secret that this is inconvenient and time-consuming. Now, thanks to the CMDS integration paradigm, users need only report once in the most appropriate system. And the data will be visible from all the other systems in a way that is native to the other system. For example, the maintenance reported on the tablet during a dry-dock in the VesselMan system, can be seen 5 years later in the Task Assistant® PMS system. This is actually indispensable for resources, who must see what work was performed in the previous dry-dock.

CONNECTED MAINTENANCE & DRYDOCK

Connected Maintenance and Drydock System is the integration project between Ulysses Systems Maintenance and VesselMan Drydock. Engineers can look forward to substantial support and visibility as they undertake technical projects.
Maintenance and DryDocking Reporting is Seamless
Not only is  maintenance and drydocking reporting seamless, but engineers can review maintenance data and history in both systems.
Benefits
CMDS benefits are diverse. First of all, the enterprise benefits from consistent and ongoing Drydock Planning and Management processes. Also, straight after leaving drydock, superintendents can start planning the next dry-dock. Importantly, the maintenance work, which ends up in the dry-dock plan, is seamlessly shared between the two applications before, during and after the drydock. 

As a result, the System offers highly visible dry-dock plans. In turn, high visibility across related processes means massively reducing the risk of overrunning budget and time costs. Finally, as an integration paradigm, CMDS constitutes a universal solution.
A universal integration solution
Happily, Connected Maintenance and Drydock follows a methodology that is eminently applicable, no matter the systems. For example, can be used to integrate other PMS and Dry-Docking systems.
The pivotal element is an integration model that is universally applicable to the marine domain. Moreover, the model indexes maintenance activities and components and understands data utilisation in other applications. This actually creates tremendous value by freeing the marine enterprise. It does this by breaking barriers that force managers to tolerate a poor module simply because it shares data with other modules in the same ERP suite.
Saving reporting time and effort
All too often engineers and offices need to record maintenance in several systems. And it is no secret that this is inconvenient and time-consuming. Now, thanks to the CMDS integration paradigm, users need only report once in the most appropriate system. And the data will be visible from all the other systems in a way that is native to the other system. For example, the maintenance reported on the tablet during a dry-dock in the VesselMan system, can be seen 5 years later in the Task Assistant® PMS system. This is actually indispensable for resources, who must see what work was performed in the previous dry-dock.

CREW EXPERIENCE INTEGRATION

Crew Experience Without Relying OnTaxonomies
The joint project between Ulysses Systems and VesselMan is a differentiator in Crew Experience solutions. One that you will not find anywhere on the market
The problem of how to access crew experience
Actually, the System constitutes a universal solution to the problem of how to index crew experience. In the same move, it also accesses crew experience. And does so in a supremely flexible way. You may ask,  why do we need universal indexing for crew work related records?
We need universal indexing because a crewmember will go from company to company and needs to access records that work in any company system. Crews, therefore must be able to extract  records from any system.
Consider, then, that all crews provide information and records to many different software systems in many different companies. Only a universal solution can bypass the massive problem of incompatability between HR systems. And with a further advantage. That of accessing crew experience in a flexible way.
Flexible indexing
There are two sides to Ulysses Systems and VesselMan’s flexible indexing.
First of all, seamless crew experience reporting during vessel maintenance or during technical projects, e.g., dry-docking. Crews need only report once in the most appropriate system. But other options are available also. Namely, the ability to extract and use records from other HR systems in the form in which each system makes them available.
Factoring in how crew experience affects processes

Factoring in how crew members affect ship operations is how the System collects crew experience information. No extra effort from crew members is required. For example, crews report completion of maintenance or dry-dock activities, as they would for any PMS or DD purposes. By design and in the same move, crews provide the System with their experience records and timesheets.
Benefits
The benefits are that the solution frees the enterprise from rigid categorisations, which make crew experience data sharing impossible. Most importantly, the solution can converse with any HR system with the goal to optimise the manning of deep sea and offshore vessels and the cost efficiency of vessels’ technical performance.

CREW EXPERIENCE INTEGRATION

Crew Experience Without Relying OnTaxonomies
The joint project between Ulysses Systems and VesselMan is a differentiator in Crew Experience solutions. One that you will not find anywhere on the market
The problem of how to access crew experience
Actually, the System constitutes a universal solution to the problem of how to index crew experience. In the same move, it also accesses crew experience. And does so in a supremely flexible way. You may ask,  why do we need universal indexing for crew work related records?
We need universal indexing because a crewmember will go from company to company and needs to access records that work in any company system. Crews, therefore must be able to extract  records from any system.
Consider, then, that all crews provide information and records to many different software systems in many different companies.

Only a universal solution can bypass the massive problem of incompatability between HR systems. And with a further advantage. That of accessing crew experience in a flexible way.
Flexible indexing
There are two sides to Ulysses Systems and VesselMan’s flexible indexing.
First of all, seamless crew experience reporting during vessel maintenance or during technical projects, e.g., drydocking. Crews need only report once in the most appropriate system. But other options are available also. Namely, the ability to extract and use records from other HR systems in the form in which each system makes them available.
Factoring in how crew experience affects processes

Factoring in how crew members affect ship operations is how the System collects crew experience information. No extra effort from crew members is required. For example, crews report completion of maintenance or drydock activities, as they would for any PMS or DD purposes. By design and in the same move, crews provide the System with their experience records and timesheets.
Benefits
The benefits are that the solution frees the enterprise from rigid categorisations, which make crew experience data sharing impossible. Most importantly, the solution can converse with any HR system with the goal to optimise the manning of deep sea and offshore vessels and the cost efficiency of vessels’ technical performance.

CREW EXPERIENCE INTEGRATION

Crew Experience Without Taxonomies
The joint project between Ulysses Systems and VesselMan, ‘Crew Experience Without Taxonomies, is a differentiator in Crew Experience solutions.
Benefits
The benefits are that the solution frees the enterprise from rigid categorisations, which constitute crew experience data sharing impossible. Most importantly, the solution can converse with any HR system with the goal to optimise the manning of deep sea and offshore vessels and the cost efficiency of vessels’ technical performance.
A universal solution to the problem of how to access crew experience
Why do we need universal indexing for crew work related records?
We need universal indexing because a crewmember will go from company to company and needs to access records that work in any company system. So, the crew member must be able to extract his records from any system.
Considering, therefore, that all crews provide information and records to many different software systems in many different companies, the Ulysses Systems and VesselMan Crew Experience offers a further advantage.
A universal solution to the problem of how to access crew experience and flexibility.
Flexible indexing
There are two sides to flexible indexing with Ulysses Systems and VesselMan ‘Crew Experience Solutions’.
Seamless crew experience reporting during asset maintenance and technical projects, e.g., dry-docking. And ability to extract records from other HR systems in the form in which each system makes them available.

Featured Integrations

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