The company says that this new module has been designed to leverage the potential of cloud computing, to more easily adapt to the changing and evolving requirements of the shipping industry.
The software will feature what MESPAS calls a 'workbench concept', which allows office staff to carry out all purchasing related activities on a single screen, adjustable by the individual user’s requirements.
Users can follow a workflow oriented approach, whereby the various tasks are carried out step-by-step, or use an activities oriented approach.
At the system architecture level, MESPAS says that it is now easier to integrate mespas R5 with third party systems, such as accounting software solutions, and that suppliers to shipowners and ship management companies can download and access the mespas R5 supplier software for free for integration purposes.
The updated version of the software includes improved supplier company profile settings to facilitate in global sourcing of suppliers.
In related news, MESPAS has also announced that World Tankers Management of Singapore is to implement the mespas R5 technical fleet management software package.
World Tankers Management manages a fleet of 18 tanker vessels, and has chosen to install the full range of software modules including asset management and procurement, both onboard the vessels as well as in shore offices.