Codify first to use latest Microsoft software on contract worth £20,000
Software solutions firm secure £20,000 contract to provide SBS
Marine with the latest technology.
Aberdeen-based software solutions firm, Codify has embarked on a
project to build bespoke software for SBS Marine as part of a
contract worth around £20,000. It's the latest in a long line of
contracts the Aberdeen-based software solutions company has secured
recently. Microsoft has just released version 4 of its Dynamics
product and Codify will be the first to use it to benefit SBS
Marine's HR function.
SBS Marine currently operates six supply vessels, one in the
North Sea and five vessels in India and tracks personnel using
Excel spreadsheets. Looking for a way to streamline their systems,
the company has chosen Codify, who will use Microsoft Dynamics CRM
v 4.0 to build a personnel database for SBS and allow the company
to manage staff efficiently.
Sheena Holland, Personnel Director of SBS Marine says, "We
highlighted our business functions and requirements to Codify who
streamlined many of our HR processes to build a system that will
control data centrally, with reporting and analysis built-in.
For instance, we will be able to track leave entitlement, staff
movements on and off ships and communications between ships. We
will also enhance compliance with regulations from one central
system as any certification issues will be highlighted. This means
that when an employee needs to be certified for a job or
certification has expired the system will show this. In the same
way clearances for UK and European personnel working in India will
be flagged up in the system from visas to certificates, so we can
ensure that we comply with our clients' requirements."
Mark Griffiths, director of Codify says, "We make sure that we
use the very latest technology when we build solutions for our
clients. This ensures that systems are not only functional and
future-proof, but also running at optimum level.
He continues, "The project would have cost at least double if
traditional technology were used to build a system for SBS. Using
CRM as the technology base saves time and is quicker to use to
develop software. Version 4.0 has better developer support and
deeper customisation so we were able to easily include all the
extras SBS Marine needed such as the certification reminder."