Harbour Mastery Inc., a Tampa firm who serves Tampa Port Authority, provided its i-Seaports™ Management ERP solution built on the NetSuite platform to streamline the ship scheduling, pilotage, towage, linemen, stevedoring, facilities leasing and billing processes for Port of Portland. After reviewing a number of on-premise solutions, such as Technology One, Klein Ports, One Port and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Port of Portland turned to NetSuite’s fully integrated cloud-based business management solution to future-proof its business, as it was the only solution that met all of its requirements.
In SYDNEY, Aug. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), article appears in the Wall Street Journal saying “Port of Portland Keeps Ships Moving With NetSuite”.
The Journal article notes “NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Victoria’s Port of Portland has gone live with NetSuite. Port of Portland replaced Epicor for financials; Astea International for shipping, accounts payable and receivable; HR3 for payroll; and MEX for maintenance, projects and operations, with a single instance of NetSuite for financials, payroll, project management, asset management and shipping. Port of Portland was able to significantly improve the efficiencies of its financials and project management capabilities with NetSuite, as well as streamline its ship scheduling process to support its growing customer base of exporters.”
It continues “Port of Portland is focused on growing its customer base of exporters, and needed to update its core business systems in order to support this future growth. Its previous systems were out of date and lacked integration, which required a lot of inefficient manual processes that led to data inconsistencies. Ship scheduling, in particular, was hand written on pieces of paper and not captured properly in its software systems. After reviewing a number of on-premise solutions, such as Technology One, Klein Ports, One Port and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, it turned to NetSuite’s fully integrated cloud-based business management solution to future-proof its business, as it was the only solution that met all of its requirements”
The article further notes “The ability for NetSuite to fully integrate with i-Seaports’ advanced shipping capabilities, was another key driver for Port of Portland’s decision to select NetSuite. The integration provides the port with a traffic management centre to manage all aspects of a vessel call from reservations to departure, as well as a communications co-ordination centre to coordinate notifications, updates and communications at every point of a vessel call. All of this shipping functionality is fully integrated with NetSuite’s financial capabilities, further streamlining the entire process for Port of Portland.”
“We are very proud to be able to serve the Port of Portland with the i-Seaports solution developed with NetSuite right here in Tampa.” says M. George Walters, President of Harbour Mastery. .
The article also provides detail details on the port: “Port of Portland is a deep-water bulk port located between the ports of Melbourne and Adelaide and is the international gateway for the Green Triangle Region, responsible for nearly two thirds of Australia’s wood production. The Port specialises in the import and export of bulk commodities, particularly agricultural, forestry and mining products, as well as aluminium and fertiliser. It has approximately five million tonnes in annual throughput, which is expected to grow to seven million tonnes over the next few years. With more than 300 ships passing through the port each year, it delivers $3 billion into the region annually.”
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