Xantic Integrates Further Into E-procurement

Monday, April 22, 2002
Xantic has signed major cooperation agreements with ShipServ and iShipExchange for integration of their E-procurement portals into Xantic's AMOS Maintenance & Purchase solution.

The required software drivers to seamlessly integrate the AMOS software and the two portals will be distributed among all AMOS M&P E-commerce licences. The driver is also freely available for existing AMOS M&P users. Integration is based on the international standard language for ship supply documents, MTML (Maritime Text Markup Language), developed and maintained by the Maritime Electronic Commerce Association (MECA).

As a result of the partnership between Xantic and the portals, users onboard vessels running the AMOS software AMOS M&P will be able to send a requisition to their onshore office, from where the M&P system automatically sends the request for a quote through to an E-procurement portal. From here, information from vendors (prices, delivery times, part numbers, etc) will be fed automatically back into the AMOS M&P system. This information can then be used to select parts for the purchase order. In addition, the information is then stored in the database for future use.

IshipExchange provides infrastructure for improving existing business processes through the targeted use of Internet technology, thereby enabling the shipping community to be more effective and efficient. Users can manage purchasing via the normal Requests for Quotation (RFQ) process for all ship procurement needs, for large or small marine merchant vessels, cruise ships, offshore vessels, chandlers/trading companies, or shipyards. It also provides information, communication and other commercial services for the shipping community at large.

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