The new, web-based way for touch-free crew updates

Designed to facilitate crew updates & planning during challenging times, the recently introduced web-app allows crew info to be inputted to your BENEFIT SOFTWARE Crew module straight from the source: your Manning Agent. With WebCrew © all seamen details, certifications, documents and updates are fed directly into your ERP environment without lifting a finger, eliminating double-entry errors and redundant tasks.
By securely logging into WebCrew ©, your Manning Agent will be allowed to enter seamlessly all current and future seamen details into your Crew Module, 24/7, globally, from any web-browser, with levels and records of accessibility fully controlled by the office, achieving:

  • Elimination of unnecessary communication between office and Manning Agent
  • Real time, instant integration between the Manning Agents’ acts and the Crew Management Module
  • Full monitoring of Manning Agent’s activities

WebCrew © is the touch-free bridge between your Manning Agent’s desk and your Crew Module screen, a revolutionary upgrade in controlling the crewing process while bringing time and effort waste practically to ZERO.

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The Purchasing Module “supercharge”

At Benefit Software, we are obsessed over integration of people, business, procedures and systems, providing our clients with the value, tools and results that only an industry leader can consistently deliver.

Just a few weeks after the addition of Seagull Platform into our Crew Management & Training modules, BENEFIT SOFTWARE is now taking one step further, by incorporating Procureship as the new, value-added element into the company’s ecosystem.

The new open-frame expansion supercharges the Company’s ERP with new characteristics and transforms Purchasing Module into the user’s gateway to global marketplace, where supplier lists, enquiries, orders, quotations & responses will be all tracked by case, real time. Without leaving Benefit Purchasing module, users will be able to accelerate purchasing-management, spotting, selecting and monitoring suppliers and orders from their ERP environment, enjoying:

  • Full automation of data exchange between Benefit ERP and Procureship’s global network of registered suppliers, seamlessly
  • One-click submission of multiple Enquiries & Orders without leaving the module
  • Real-time responses to their system.
  • Case tracking through Benefit ERP framework.
  • Instant access to a curated global marketplace
  • Improved productivity and minimization of user errors by automating repetitive tasks and eliminating manual data inputs.

all in one place, powered by the shipping-industry expertise of Benefit Software.

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BENEFIT SOFTWARE Crew Management Module

Committed to Integration

At Benefit Software, we pride ourselves on understanding the importance of open infrastructure, partnering with organizations and people who share our vision and core values. Moreover, we are committed in enabling our clients to extend the value of their ERP by seamlessly integrate with shipping industry’s leading applications and web-based tools.

Benefit Software delightfully welcomes Seagull Maritime as the newest member of the company’s integrated framework, a perfect complement for offering a user-friendly platform that fuels our client’s crew-management and training tools, allowing them to:

  • Transfer seafarer details from Benefit’s Crew Management module to Seagull e-learning system
  • Transfer e-learning and Company-Specific Training results from Seagull’s system to Benefit’s Crew Management Module,

on a fully integrated basis, on a single screen!

Without leaving Benefit Crew Management module, user will be able to view and manage Seagull seafarer details and training results for each crew member, implement transactional integration between maritime company and seafarer training report, perform crucial  crew management tasks dispersed into the two systems (eg. rank matching, update seaman details such as nationality, name, cross-check vessel type parameters, etc) and enjoy:

  • Centralized monitoring
  • Integrated overview of the training flow in the company
  • Elimination of duplicate effort for data entry
  • Modern and secure data transmission (Web API technology and secure SSL protocols)
  • Data integrity
  • GDPR compliance

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Vessel Inspections in the palm of your hand

Benefit Software has done it again! With an increasing number of clients challenging an easier, more efficient way of performing and reporting audits and inspections onboard,  the company has just announced the launch of bAudit©:  a new twist on the  Inspections/Audit mobile apps that transforms portable and mobile devices into a powerful partner for conducting  vessel inspections anywhere, anytime, regardless of ERP system used and/or network availability

Connected to the Benefit ERP system through a dedicated cloud service, bAudit© receives and sends back Audit/Inspections check-lists and templates, allows the user to record easily all key-info, to use the device’s camera for photo evidence, to monitor quality actions and to access powerful reporting features.

bAudit© is another advancement of Benefit Software’s digital leadership in the shipping industry, another step in delivering greater value to our clients. The new Inspections/Audit “On-the-Go” app is born from the company’s experience in successfully developing innovative solutions exclusively for the maritime community, a truly smart-product that accelerates productivity, quality, compliance and safety.

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BENEFIT SOFTWARE at Posidonia 2018

BENEFIT Software welcomes the maritime community to Posidonia 2018, challenging again the digital stereotypes of the market and positioning the Company once more at the front and center of innovation. In a hyper-changing shipping-business environment, Benefit Software will introduce visitors to a comprehensive set of next generation, high performance, software technologies and services, a literally holistic digital-management fabric ready to serve as efficiently and effectively as ever before the operational and executive needs of the forward-thinking shipping enterprise.

Being the shipping industry’s favorite developer and provider of world-class software products and services for more than 27 years, Benefit Software will proudly present:

  • bSuite® : the awarded ERP framework
  • bA+ : the best-in-class set of business analytics tools and services, and
  • bTeam©  : the revolutionary  Information & Communication Management suite

All suitable for both office and vessel, fully compatible with major web/mobile platforms.

With a clear vision of what is ahead, we are confident that visitors to Benefit Software’s booth (Hall 4 – no. 318, June 4 – 8, Metropolitan Expo) will enjoy the opportunity to explore the industry’s truly leading integrated solutions required for accelerating the process towards the digital-management era.

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3rd ShipIT Conference: Business Analytics @ Work

This year’s 3rd ShipIT Conference, organized with the cooperation of AMITEC, was not just marked by the Benefit Software’s sponsorship of the event; a striking presentation given by Mrs. Lempesi, HSQE Manager of Empire Navigation Inc. captured the attention of maritime business and IT executives by addressing a Business Analytics case-study, where the necessary steps, the challenges faced and the benefits of such an ambitious project implementation were in-depth analyzed.

Benefit Software is honored that bA+, the company’s Business Analytics set of services and tools, was recognized by Empire Navigation as a critical contributor for the development and successful implementation of Business Analytics into the corporate structure.

Moreover, we are proud that Empire Navigation has already started harvesting the benefits of such a service, advancing successfully into a new era of “data-driven” organization, where decision-making time is accelerated, opportunities and risks are well and on-time defined, automation of financial reports is a reality and management strategy is accurately served based on facts and impressive dashboards.

View the entire Empire Nav’s presentation at the following link

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Posidonia 2016: bTeam© brings a new record

Posidonia 2016 proved to be a record-breaking week for Benefit Software participation: reaching the highest number of visitors ever, the Greek and International shipping community warmly confirmed the undisputable impact the newly launched bTeam© suite will bring into the industry.

At a company stand that quickly became the “talk of the fair” due its unique design and appeal, Benefit Software presented the revolutionizing collaboration and information management suite through impressive demos and real-case working scenarios, proving to hundreds of attendees the unlimited capabilities bTeam© carries and justifying its reputation as “the next evolution in communication”.

The long-awaited information management suite that connects ERP, mails, messages and documents, all in a single platform at a case-grouped base, as well as the awarded ERP and Business Analytics solutions the company offers, attracted, as expected, the strong interest of maritime professionals, reaffirming the leading position of Benefit Software as the no1 provider of software solutions, exclusively designed for the shipping industry.

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BENEFIT SOFTWARE at Posidonia 2016

BENEFIT SOFTWARE revolutionizes corporate networking and collaboration, unveiling bTeam©, the most powerful information management suite in the shipping industry.

Visitors of the Company’s booth at Posidonia 2016 will have a first-hand experience of the new concept and will realize the unlimited capabilities of bTeam© to expand team dynamics at a level never seen before. bTeam© creates the next evolution in communication: users, for the first time, will be able to connect ERP, mails, messages and office documents, case-grouped into a single platform, to integrate them with the rest of the applications, to transform unstructured data into meaningful info, all in one screen, under a single goal: to build the most powerful teams and dramatically increase productivity.

bTeam© takes collaboration to an exciting new direction, where location, company size and company structure are not an issue any more, case information tracking becomes a reality and powerful storage and search options are combined with maximum security and full conformity to mobile platforms.

For a preview of bTeam©, as well as for exploring BENEFIT SOFTWARE awarded ERP solutions and Business Analytics services, visit our booth.  (Hall 4, no. 318 / June 6 – 10, Metropolitan Expo)

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Document Control by Benefit Software: The world’s first document-workflow module to attain Lloyd’s Type Approval

BENEFIT SOFTWARE is proud to announce another milestone in the history of the Company: Lloyd’s Register, the most respected and leading certifier in the shipping industry has just granted Software Conformity Certification for “Document Control”, “Plan Maintenance System” and “Rest Hours” modules, positioning all of them at high levels in terms of security, functionality, support, reliability and conformity to international standards and protocols.

For Benefit Software, this is also another exciting world’s first: “Document Control” becomes the first document-workflow module in the shipping industry worldwide to attain the Lloyd’s Type Approval, positioning the Company once more as a center of excellence and a pioneer in developing user-friendly, office and vessel applications for the shipping industry.

We are glad our clients and partners will be benefited from such a distinction, both from a financial as well as a time-management perspective, since the need for in-house certification of certain functions is waived, while inspection risks are minimized.

Benefit Software will continue meeting marketplace requirements and exceeding user’s expectations, maintaining the Company’s position as the leading developer and provider of world-class software products and services, exclusively designed for the shipping industry.

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2nd ShipIT Conference: BENEFIT Software officially presented bTeam©

Over 150 maritime industry experts and IT professionals attended last Thursday, September 29, the official bTeam© presentation during the 2ndShipIT Conference, organized with the cooperation of AMITEC. Mr. Anastasakis Michalis, a member of the bTeam©development crew presented the first, in the shipping industry, information and communication management tool that successfully groups ERP with e-mails, office documents and communications under a single, case oriented platform.

As Mr. Anastasakis explained, « bTeam© represents the next evolution in information and communication management. From now on, users will be able to integrate in one place all sources of information, increasing productivity substantially, while ensuring operational awareness and expanding team dynamics at levels never experienced before. »

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900 vessels equipped by BENEFIT

The in-depth knowledge of the specific market, the high degree of responsiveness to support-related issues , the innovation and constant development of break-through applications, and the superior price/value ratio of the products/services are the corner stones of our success.

Based on such a mix, BENEFIT enjoys

  • 26 consecutive years of growth in clientele base
  • 25,6% clients annual growth rate during the last decade.
  • 900 vessels equipped with BENEFIT SOFTWARE applications.
  • 3500 active users
  • More than 180 clients worldwide

Trust and loyalty has driven us in reaching a stunning 0% clients’ turnover while 10% of our clients are listed. An additional proof of BENEFIT’s solid relation with clients is the fact that our company remains the ERP partner even when companies experience extremely rapid corporate expansion and/or in cases of merger.

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ShipIT Conference: A strong call for Innovation

Benefit Software, a Grand Sponsor of the ShipIT Conference that took place on September 30, under the auspices of A.M.M.I.TE.C, would like to express a heartfelt “Thank You” to all contributors, speakers, delegates and exhibitors for their valuable support.

The one-day event successfully presented the importance of IT in creating best practices, innovative approaches and business models leading to a more efficient operation of the shipping companies.

The conference can be described as a successful encounter of world-class Industry experts and IT professionals whereas impressive presentations and inspired in-depth discussions examined the critical role of IT in responding effectively to constantly increasing challenges.

Special attention was drawn on the importance of Business Analytics in the Shipping Industry as well as its significance in strategy formulation and risk management. Learn more about the nature, the characteristics, the benefits and the concerns related to Business Analytics as they were presented at ShipIT Conference here.

For more info regarding Benefit Software Business Analytics Services click here.

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Support – More is better!

Take advantage of the best Implementation & Support dpts in the market and enjoy the shortest lead-times in problem solving.

It is not only the smooth and flawless functionality nor even the user-friendliness or the extra decision-making applications available that have positioned BENEFIT on top of the ERP providers for the shipping industry. It is first and foremost the high degree of responsiveness to support-related issues. Our on-call availability of staff and the extremely short lead time of problem solving have become the “talk of the town” reaching an average reaction and problem solving time of about 3hrs.

All layers and departments of the company (including top management) are ABSOLUTELY and ALWAYS accessible to all customers needs. After all, it is our very culture to act as “internal” client’s team as opposed to “external consultants”

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ERP Development – Not just sales!

“In-house” integration of our departments and customer service offered by developers.

BENEFIT has been known for offering one of the best integration levels available in the market. The same rule applies not only to modules but to the Company’s structure: starting from the top. The Benefit management team has a varied a managerial experience in the shipping industry and knows the importance of internal integration well.

All company’s departments are operating under a “holistic” and “realistic” approach at every stage of a project (analysis, development, training, implementation) whereas the commercial department is comprised of developers, not just sales personnel, with a deep knowledge and understanding of shipping industry requirements.

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