Hanseaticsoft has integrated Microsoft’s Power BI into its fleet management system, Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM), to offer customers enhanced insights into their operational data and drive a data culture across the organisation to improve business decision making.
Power BI is a business analytics service offered by Microsoft which allows data from multiple sources to be pooled and analysed in a central place. It provides interactive visualisation tools and business intelligence capabilities and enables users to create their own reports and dashboards.
By integrating this 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 visualised in a clearly structured way and users can make use of easy to navigate options for visualisation to create impactful graphs to share with colleagues in minutes.
One of the key benefits is the interface is kept simple, helping users that 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.
Alexander Buchmann, managing director of Hanseaticsoft said: “Data is the new gold for ship managers. However, data needs to be managed efficiently and analysed 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.”
Cloud Fleet Manager is web-based and can be used without any installation. It centralises 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, plus get rid of data silos and data being replicated in different systems. This facilitates better information exchange between crews on the ship and employees on shore.
The software suite comprises more than 25 applications including: Purchase, Inspections & Audits, Schedule & Agents, Crewing, Charter, Risk Assessment, and Maintenance.