Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has integrated Compas, SaaS crew management into its range of services, introducing an important third pillar alongside its learning and fleet management solutions.
With its service proposal focused on providing knowledge and enabling tools to strengthen the human element in maritime transport, OTG already serves more than a million seafarers by putting them in contact with maritime professionals at land and providing them with support both in their work and in their career development. The addition of Crew Management’s SaaS platform not only demonstrates a big step in the pursuit of this program, but also reflects the growing importance of effective management of human resource management for global commerce.
The current COVID crisis has caused significant disruption for seafarers and their colleagues ashore in routine operations, including crew changes, crew training, supply and maintenance. With fewer personnel at sea and ashore and a skilled crew harder to find, the importance of retaining talent and supporting sailors in their work has never been greater. Ship managers are increasingly turning to SaaS which they can integrate across their entire fleet to enable compliant and efficient performance of their workforce and the vessels they manage.
Announcing the merger, Manish Singh, CEO of OTG, said: “Our group companies have a combined experience of over a hundred years in proactively providing solutions to the most pressing challenges facing sailors and seafarers. ships. Today’s operating environment demands unified solutions to manage complex operations with efficient workflows and better data portability. In our dialogue with blue chip customers, we see a strong desire for joint turnkey solutions that allow information on personnel and vessel performance, as well as KPI monitoring and measurement in one place. . With our new combined offer we have a great opportunity to make this dream come true. “
“We have a comprehensive investment program that supports Cornel and the Compas team to add implementation and development capabilities and deliver transformative solutions to our clients,” he continued.
Compas CEO Cornel Ciocan said, “We have built successful partnerships with OTG brands over the years and now, as partner companies of OTG with an even closer alignment of our platforms, we will be able to offer cutting edge specialization with “out of the box” “interoperability, bringing significant efficiency gains and new possibilities to our customers. “
This sentiment is also shared by Rune Lyngaas, CEO of Tero Marine, the division that powers OTG fleet management solutions through its TM Master software platform. “We are seeing trends in the market where more and more customers want to purchase fully integrated systems that include a complete HR solution for crew management. We see Compas as the best crew management solution and by joining forces we are now able to co-develop solutions that will bring an unmatched value proposition to ship managers and sailors with workflows across learning management, fleet management and crew management. Almost all Compas customers already rely on OTG for learning and, in many cases, on our master TM solutions. We know that bringing our businesses together will be highly appreciated by our mutual customers and our goal is to offer combined SaaS activation to more of our customers in the future. “