Feature Friday: All I want for Christmas is… System Integration?

Posted by Dean Rosenberg

In this edition of Feature Friday I thought we would do something a little bit different.

While many followers of our blog are users of our PortVision products for AIS-based vessel tracking, some of the highest-value shore-side uses of AIS data occur when the data is integrated into existing enterprise systems to solve specific business problems.  In recent years, PortVision has been involved in a number of different integration projects to meet specific customer objectives, including:

  • Displaying vessel positions and arrival/departure data in an existing (non-PortVision) common operating picture, GIS, or situational awareness platform
  • Accessing vessel positions, events, and alerts through XML web services to enable reporting in existing systems
  • Integrating with ERP systems such as Oracle and SAP to share data or initiate chartering activities
  • Pushing market-specific data to business intelligence platforms to support market intelligence gathering
  • Delivering custom data sets to government users for policy and compliance analysis
  • Delivering customized alerts based on highly specific criteria
  • Combining AIS data with terminal-level events to support “FedEx-style Order Tracking” for containers and other cargo shipped by sea
  • Providing custom portals to display relevant vessel tracking data through a company’s existing intranet or extranet
  • …and a Partridge, in a pear tree!

Sounds like the beginning of a new “12 Days of Christmas”, albeit in a geeky, Dilbert sort of way.  And on that note…

I hope this holiday season brings you and your family all the best.  Have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.


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