Q88, a global provider of SaaS technology to the maritime industry, and Dataloy Systems, a leading provider of technologically advanced and integrated maritime software, are joining forces to automate questionnaire management data for shipowners, charterers, and operators
The Q88 and Dataloy Systems partnership heralds a new data-driven solution combining the power of Dataloy software with the efficiency of the Q88 tanker information management platform.
Both providers use the flexible architecture of APIs for interfacing voyage data, which is designed to reflect the way people work, with a strategic focus on tools to help clients reduce manual works and make better-informed decisions.
The integration of cargo history data from Dataloy VMS automates the response to cargo history, last cargoes carried, and questions from the questionnaires on Q88.com and Q88Dry. Once enabled, the answer to questions such as 12.1 on the Q88, listing the last three cargoes carried, are populated from Dataloy VMS automatically, increasing accuracy and saving time.
Questions about recent cargoes carried are common on many questionnaires and compiling the data manually from the voyage management system to type the answer when preparing the questionnaire is prone to inaccuracies.
Automating the response cuts down on the time and ensures that the questionnaire is synchronised with the voyage management system.
Q88 founder and president Fritz Heidenreich said, “This integration provides efficiencies and increased accuracy for customers of Q88 and Dataloy, aligning with both companies’ efforts to aid in customers’ digital transformation.”
"The integration standardises cargo history data workflows through automation so that businesses can be speedier and work more efficiently and effectively. The increase in efficiencies and accuracy within the Dataloy VMS platform is invaluable for our customers’’, said Dataloy Systems managing director Hege Jacobsen.