Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a leading provider of advanced self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas and renewables industries, has signed a contract with Lloyd’s Register for the installation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
The Hanseaticsoft Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) software solution, part of the newly launched Lloyd’s Register Maritime Performance Services (MPS) portfolio, will provide GMS with a “seamless, interconnected system across the company’s operations.” Through this new system, GMS will have the ability to upgrade internal procedures, including the current manual system for crew and inventory management, which will enable significant improvements in efficiency, and reduce the company’s exposure to possible system errors.
The new CFM software solution will integrate vessel operations, maintenance, procurement and inventory control, crew and payroll management, among other areas of operation. The centralisation of this data will allow for better visibility and free up time to support operations and client service.
Lloyd’s Register’s Hanseaticsoft team will work with the GMS team to support the system’s implementation, including setting up data inputs. It is expected that the system will be fully integrated and running in the fourth quarter of this year.
Commenting on this investment in new digital tools, Mansour Al Alami, Executive Chairman of GMS, said: “With utilisation and the contracted backlog of the company’s vessels continuing to grow, driven by improving market conditions, combined with the strength of the GMS fleet, the new solution will be an invaluable tool. It will allow us to continue to provide a best-in-class service, while undertaking safe operations and helping to further reduce our environmental footprint.”