J. Ray McDermott Selects ABS Nautical Systems Software
July 8, 2003
In a move to centralize its maintenance and purchasing
systems worldwide, marine constructor J. Ray McDermott has selected ABS
Nautical Systems (ABS NS) as the software provider of choice for its assets
worldwide, including all major derrick barges and associated equipment such
as cranes and specialized offshore equipment.
ABS NS is well established within the maritime industry for its
comprehensive vessel management software that addresses every element of a
fleet manager's day-to-day business functions. That knowledge of the
marine industry combined with recognition of the special needs of the
offshore operator has ABS NS quickly becoming a widely sought after tool by
the offshore industry.
“Building an information technology system to record key data to manage the
hull maintenance, repair costs and schedules of offshore structures on a
vessel-by-vessel basis in locations around the world is the wave of the
future,” says ABS NS President Jack Kitchura. He says the Houston-based
software provider with offices worldwide is seeing more inquiries and
interest from the offshore sector for IT solutions.
McDermott has purchased the following ABS NS modules: Maintenance &
Repair, Purchasing & Inventory, Financial Reporting, Replication Manager
and Crew Management.
According to J. Ray McDermott’s Marine Division Equipment & Maintenance
Manager R. Michael Rondeau, the worldwide mobile assets of McDermott, both
people and equipment, will now be best managed with ABS NS software not
only in the short term but also more importantly in the long term. “We
look at this not just as a software purchase but a knowledge management
tool giving us better forecasting and business planning abilities. It fits
with our new corporate directive to continuously look for efficiency and
determine best practices in all our offshore operations.”
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