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Stolt Tankers completes migration to Veslink IMOS platform

Stolt Tankers has officially completed migration from Veson’s on-premise IMOS solution to the cloud-based Veslink IMOS Platform (VIP) across the tanker giant’s global fleet and four regional fleets.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} By adopting an integrated, cloud-based solution, Stolt is creating new opportunities to streamline data sharing with customers and partners by digitising and standardising its processes.

Stolt Tankers first implemented Veson’s flagship Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) in 2006. After 13 years of close partnership with Veson, the tanker company decided to take its digital strategy to the next level by migrating to Veson’s market-leading cloud solution, the Veslink IMOS Platform (VIP).

“The intent was always to get on VIP so that our team can instantly take advantage of new releases without all the testing that came with an on-premise solution,” said Ruud Bijvank, senior business project manager at Stolt Tankers. The integrated, cloud-based solution allows for more streamlined workflows, which allows Stolt to operate more efficiently and innovate faster.

Given the size and complexity of Stolt’s operations, the migration process took careful planning, analysis, and teamwork to execute. “We wanted to ensure our users were well prepared for the migration,” Mr Bijvank explained, “so we conducted internal presentations that enabled users to test their own processes within the product prior to launch. After two days, everyone was working in the Platform as though they had been using it for months.”

Stolt and Veson worked side by side throughout the migration process to ensure a successful transition. “Feedback from our users confirmed that the migration was the smoothest process they have experienced."

“Our thorough GAP analysis resulted in a seamless roll-out, starting with the regional fleets and finally going live with the deep-sea fleet.”

“It is rewarding to see one of our longest-standing client partners getting increased value out of their Veson solution,” added Ignacio Labarthe, regional account manager for Veson Nautical. “Since 2006, we have seen Stolt grow their usage of the system across business units and functional roles – we are confident this migration is only the next step in their continued growth and digitalisation efforts.”

Now that the multi-phase migration is complete, Mr Bijvank reports that Stolt’s users “have noticed a substantial performance improvement with VIP, which was one of the primary reasons we migrated. We have also noticed that the organisation and layout of the interface is more intuitive, helping us find information more quickly.” These improvements in operational performance enable Stolt to provide greater value to its customers through increased flexibility and visibility. {/mprestriction}

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