Founded in 1997, BASS is a leading provider of fleet management software for ship owners, ship managers, and operators of rigs, FPSOs and offshore units worldwide. More than 100 customers – including many of the world’s leading shipping and offshore support companies – run fully integrated BASSnetTM Fleet Management Systems on over 1000 vessels around the globe to ensure regulatory compliance and improve management of their assets, operations and human resources. BASS has operations, sales offices and support centres strategically located in Norway, Germany, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
Linking strategy & operations
Operational goals are always a part of company strategy – but what about IT? Software should help to deliver efficient operations and provide the basis for making informed decisions. Additionally, it should be built up with systems that integrate properly and share data. A full suite for fleet management and ship operations, seamlessly integrated for safe and secure data flow between vessels and onshore offices, BASSnetTM gives managers a total overview and control over their operations ashore and aboard. The modular applications system allows customers to begin with the modules that they need most and where the benefits are most obvious. Thereafter, they can continue as needed and add new suite modules, if desired, according to priority. The modules will be configured to fit their business processes. BASSnetTM modules consist of Financial-Accounting, Maintenance, Projects, Claims Management, Procurement, Contract Management, Operations, Document management, Safety management, Vetting, Risk management, Self assessment (TMSA), Reviews and Improvements, Crewing/Human Resource management, Payroll, Financials, Report Generator and KPI Dashboard.
While customers can build up module by module, data is entered into the BASSnetTM central database once so it can be reused in one process after the other and ensure efficient workflow between the other modules for applicable departments and units. This allows the entire organisation to share the same data – and enables management to deal with problems proactively, streamline work processes and identify best practices. The end result is improved transparency, process efficiency, profitability and operational reputation. The common layout for all BASSnetTM modules paves the way for ease of adaptation and helps customers save in implementation and training costs and project time involved. All modules are built on the modern, up-to-date Microsoft.NET platform, making BASSnetTM the most stable and “future-proof” maritime software solution on the market.
Ease of implementation, ease of use
Introducing a new system is a major challenge to an organization with no capacity set aside for trial and error. With experience from large projects for reputable companies like CMA CGM, NYK, K-Line, Hapag Lloyd, Oldendorff Carriers, the Royal Norwegian Navy and the Wilh.Wilhelmsen group, BASS has a proven track record for structured implementation.
Once implemented, BASS has the structure to make its software easy to master: close to 100 interactive tutorials are available on BASS’ website (www.bassnet.no) for registered BASSnetTM users. This enables crew members to be trained before they join the vessel from wherever they are. Once onboard, they can continue to build their competencies using the software’s built-in training tutorials.
Never stop improving
BASSnet’s continuous product development stems from its active user community and BASS’ ongoing R&D initiatives. BASSnet’s professional customers from around the world meet with BASS executives to network and share experiences. The feedback stemming from this unique competence base – along with BASS’ allocation of 25 percent of the company’s annual profits to product innovation – guarantees solutions that are simple, relevant, effective, and future proof