Softship, a provider of liner and agent software applications, said Wednesday it has partnered with Comarch, a Poland-based developer of business enterprise software, to provide integrated operations and financial software to the global liner market.
The companies said the integrated offering will allow liner operators and agents to manage sales, quotations, contracts, bookings and documentation through to the invoicing, credit control and payment processes.
The Comarch financial system (Comarch Financials Enterprise) will be fully integrated with Softship’s two primary software suites (LIMA for carriers and ALFA for agents) and sits on a common Microsoft MSSQL database. The Comarch accounting system will be adapted to suit the shipping sector and will include country specific specifications enabling the new package to be implemented across the globe.
“This is a major step forward in helping liner operators achieve efficiencies and reduce overhead in an extremely tough market,” said Softship Executive Director Thomas Wolff. Over the last 20 years, Softship has been introducing automation to various elements of a carrier’s core activities but this new partnership has allowed us to take the leap that I believe will result in some major cost savings being achieved.” - Eric Johnson