ABS Nautical Systems Releases Next Generation of NS5 Software Suite
ABS Nautical Systems says the redesign and
release of its suite of asset management software, NS5 has yielded substantial
improvements a new next generation version, NS5 Enterprise. The improvements,
ABS Nautical Systems says, have resulted in a user-friendly software that is a
first-of-its kind application on the market today.
Continually evolving to meet industry needs,
NS5 Enterprise boasts a versatile design that the Houston-based company says
allows all users – from senior management to crew members – 24/7 access to
relevant data from their overall business landscape. While owners and senior
management can retrieve the latest real-time information on the status of their
fleets, shipboard and shoreside users can reference this same data as it
relates to their particular job functions.
This new element provides dashboards with customized
views to examine key performance indicators including fleet-wide data for
maintenance, supply chain, safety and personnel records. With access to the
latest business intelligence data and the ability to drill down into vessel
specifics, NS5 Enterprise can help improve planning decisions.
“Data that senior management normally request
from managers regarding the status of their fleet is directly available to them
anytime, anywhere,” says Fernando Lehrer, vice president of product development
at ABS Nautical Systems in a company press release. “In addition, crews can see
how their job functions tie into the overall success of the company. These are
significant steps to improving communication on all fronts.”
ABS Nautical Systems says it also recognizes
the value of customer feedback and as such, designed NS5 Enterprise in
partnership with a global usability research firm that focuses on improving
user experience. They garnered and incorporated direct feedback from ABS
Nautical Systems’ clients to advance numerous critical software performance
elements, such as user experience, navigation, speed and reporting. They
brought a wealth of experience to the NS5 Enterprise design and functionality
through their work with Fortune 500 companies that include Motorola, Abbott and
Additionally, major advancements have been
made to NS5 Enterprise’s system performance, in particular as it relates to
searching and retrieving large quantities of data. Users can load data or run
reports, regardless of size, in a tenth of the time it previously took.
A “live” version of NS5 Enterprise is also
available. The business database is hosted on a dedicated server and users gain
access by logging in with a user ID and password. This option eliminates the
need for remote office licenses and installations, while significantly reducing
IT infrastructure costs.
For more information, visit www.abs-ns.com.