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Software development

Our team of developers are highly trained and educated and benefit from in-depth maritime sector experience. This ensures that our applications routinely match or exceed industry requirements.

Utilising cutting-edge technology, development tools and our in-depth knowledge of database systems, we are able to deliver and maintain reliable, robust and efficient software solutions to clients across the globe.

Microsoft’s .NET is one of our core technologies and this allows us to develop state-of-the-art and highly efficient applications and web services which are independent of their environment. But our web-developers are also proficient in working with all the main web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, Java, PHP and SSL.

Although we are renowned for our IT expertise in the transport and logistics sector, our software development team boasts a range of sector-specific expertise. This enables us to deliver project management and software development services to a range of clients irrespective of their particular industry sector.


Environment optimisation

Hardware and software continues to improve – as do our internal technical skills - and we are able to work with you to ensure your technical environment remains optimised for your Softship solutions.

This technical service is called “Softship environment certification” and it includes:

  • Optimizing your existing environment in order to make Softship applications work faster in an up-to-date and stable environment
  • Assisting you to optimize your existing backup and failover strategy
  • Helping you to plan the roll out of the latest Microsoft Windows Server, Database Server and Application

Server versions and releases to cut down license costs The service is delivered as one or two day workshop where you will receive a full report of all measures taken and a detailed list of recommendations or actions to be planned.

We make sure that your company becomes certified as a "Softship environment".


Database support

We have extensive experience in database support and maintenance and our teams are expert in Oracle, Informix, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server.

We offer a wide-range of database specific support including design, triggers/stored procedures, performance improvement, documentation tools, daily operating, backup procedures, reporting or interfacing.

This service is available to any organisation irrespective of whether you have a Softship application installed in your company.


EDI Services

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a core and vital activity for organisations that routinely share information with customers and business partners. Harness this process to reduce errors, avoid duplication and build efficiency into your business.

Softship has been actively involved in creating EDI standards for the maritime industry and, as such, we are able to expertly manage your EDI requirements at a range of levels to suit you. We can handle the initial set-up, provide daily monitoring of your EDI traffic or, if you prefer, manage the complete process on your behalf. This will free you up to concentrate on your core business activities.

Our software application, EDI Guard, will form the core of your EDI activities to handle your file management and the automatic transfer of your files by email, FTP or point-to-point communications.