As part of its drive to continuously improve its rig and vessel management solutions to meet the future demands of the shipping and offshore industries, Norwegian software supplier Star Information Systems (STAR) has launched STAR Suite – comprising its STAR enterprise asset management (EAM) system and apps but now featuring an advanced technological platform that combines the best web and native functionality and performance.
STAR Suite uses game-changing onboard software technology to enable enhanced planning and preparation of onboard work in a safe and cost-effective manner. The new product suite is the same as the old EAM but with additional targeted functionality and enhanced configuration capabilities.
“User-friendliness is vital for busy seafarers. With STAR Suite we’ve worked hard to modernise the desktop interface compared to the existing EAM. We’ve also improved the entire installation process. First-time installation onboard a vessel will take an hour at most, but after that every new user can be up and running in a minute. The software is also continuously and seamlessly upgraded so you always have the latest version,” said Product Director Per Anders Koien.
“The system is customisable so we can configure customers’ preferred user interface if desired. From the start we can also configure any kind of supportive business process. This flexibility is very important in view of the fact that our customers range from oil and drilling rig companies to liner and ferry operators, all with widely differing business workflows. If at any time they want to change those processes we can easily adapt the system without requiring a whole new version, which also means less cost,” added Mr Koien.
STAR has developed functions to help customers preserve data quality and remain in complete control. STAR Suite focuses on defined master data and centralised data management. “We can configure exactly who does what in the system as directed by the customer, who may mandate that all data entries must be approved first by the shore office. Our team are very familiar with all onboard equipment, so we can also do build databases from scratch on behalf of customers to ensure reliability,” said Mr Koien.
STAR is not just a software provider; the company also delivers a range of high-quality services that support customers in executing projects on time, within budget, safely, compliantly and to the highest quality. STAR Services provides custom support across the full spectrum of maritime business areas, an international network and industry knowledge so your next project can thrive.
Our motivation has always been to continuously develop an improved software system with flexible design and processes to fulfil the strictest requirements. As a STAR Suite customer, you will experience exceptional functionality to improve your operations in line with industry trends.