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Düsseldorf Boot Show 2019


 
We cordially would like to invite you to the German Boot Show from the 19th till the 27th of January in our hometown Düsseldorf.

Please feel free to pass by anytime at our booth 27G in Hall 7a to discover our latest developments of IDEA Yacht, like

– Updated reports framework
– New IDEA forms editor with forms
– Overview page and filter grid for forms module
– Hundreds other small things

…or to discuss the upcoming roadmap.

We are looking forward to seeing you!!
Best regards
Tobias

Christmas: The final spurt!

Choose your modules now:

Modules for the safe operation of the vessel, with a lot of handy tools and features like the department log; it allows you to order maintenance intervals in rounds for all departments to maintain e.g. safety relevant equipment audit and PSC compliant with muss less workload.
Alternatively start organize the complete safety management in one point of access with modules like drills or certificates.
Last but not least, there are several modules for the administration of the vessel in general for crew and guest management or accounting

Contact us by email and ask for your orderform: info@idea-data.com
or give us a call: +49 211 3036628!

We have started delivering our Christmas gifts early!!



 

Choose your modules now:

Modules for the safe operation of the vessel, with a lot of handy tools and features like the department log; it allows you to order maintenance intervals in rounds for all departments to maintain e.g. safety relevant equipment audit and PSC compliant with muss less workload.
Alternatively start organize the complete safety management in one point of access with modules like drills or certificates.
Last but not least, there are several modules for the administration of the vessel in general for crew and guest management or accounting

Contact us by email and ask for your orderform: info@idea-data.com
or give us a call: +49 211 3036628!

Holidays are overrated

After the great feedback from the story I shared previously, I thought it might be nice to share some more insights.

Working for a company with a lot of Italian customers and colleagues, it is a smart decisions to time any vacation wisely. For me this was always the week of Ferragosto (Feast of Assumption), where all Italian shipyards closed at that time, meaning it was the perfect time to visits friends in Tuscany and enjoy an undisturbed holiday. Unfortunately that doesn’t always work out as originally planned.

Mid-week (of Ferragosto) I got a call off a management company, with an urgent request that I come visit a boat immediately!. At that time we (IDEA) were a lot smaller and it was my responsibility to attend. Getting such a phone call sent my mind into overdrive, with 1000’s of different thing to think of; “where is the vessel?”, “when do I have to be there?” and even more importantly – “How do I explain to my girlfriend that the uninterrupted holiday I had promised her, had now been interrupted”

So my polite response was. “I am currently on holiday with my spouse and we are travelling by car through Tuscany. I am not sure if I can make it this week”.

“That’s perfect” was the answer, “the boat is in La Spezia anyway”. Wondering what kind of shipyard opens the week of Ferragosto and being completely surprised that it would be on our way back I promised to be there Mid-day on Friday.

Attending the shipyard in my cargo pants and Flip-flops, I gave the company representative a call at the yards gates, and he came to meet me.

Long story short: The vessel had a load line (99% indication for a commercial registered vessel) and no records of planned maintenance, while the former engineer could not answer any questions about non-conformities and procedures when questioned by the PSC; after the vessel entered the harbour un-announced.

The owner’s trip had a quite an un-happy ending as the vessel was detained. Safe to say Management & Crew were replaced and our business partner took over.

It is sometimes just a minor oversight, which leads to much larger and more complicated endings, but a reliable ISM system such as offered in IDEA Yacht along with the relevant training would have prevented this outcome for the Management, Crew and Owner.

All the best!
Tobias

Newsletter November 2018

We are proud to announce that on 5th November we have released our biggest update for IDEA YACHT since its initial release in 2012.
Version 2018.3 is a major milestone in the lifecycle of our product and brings a bunch of new features. The most significant change is the look and feel of IDEA YACHT. With this version we introduce a new design for our software and new modern libraries to improve usability and response times to make working with IDEA more comfortable and intuitive.

Apart from the design and the modernization of the backend we implemented some new functionalities:

• Calendar: Events can be entered into a calendar to trigger maintenance and show upcoming tasks and events in an easy to grasp overview
• Trash Bin: A trash bin holds all deleted items from the vessel database comparable to the windows trash bin. If items were deleted from the vessel database by accident the contents can be restored by the crew.

Survey: Training at IDEA Office

We are currently evaluating the options for training facilities in our offices.
The best way to do this is by involving you in the process. That’s why we prepared a short survey to gather feedback from our customers.

Training Survey

We would appreciate it, if you could offer some time to answer the survey and help us to improve our services.

Thanks and best regards

Tobias

The show season almost ends – Last trade show event for 2018


IDEA Data Solutions GmbH will be presenting the latest developments and features of IDEA YACHT 2018.3 at the METSTRADE. During the time from 13th November – 15th of November 2018 you will find us on our booth 10.609 on Mets in Amsterdam.

Apart from many detail improvements of IDEA YACHT, such as a new calendar function and the extension of our core module to raise maintenance events for a day and due all connected tasks, we would like to give you the opportunity to have a first look at our updated user interface with many improvements in usability and functionality.

We are already looking forward to welcome you at our booth to test our software, to discuss all the newest features or to chat about future solutions in person.

For tickets to the show or appointments at the booth, please contact us at info@idea-data.com.

We are looking forward to see you there!

Your IDEA TEAM

IDEA needs your help!!

Does IDEA need a training facility?

Is there a further need in training?

Ever wondered if there might an IDEA user certificate?

Well, there might be one in the future, as IDEA NEEDS YOUR HELP:
We want to understand you even better, so we have to listen!
We would appreciate if you could take the 30-60 seconds to answer some important questions!

Thanks and best regards

Tobias

2018.3 on the horizon

The new Logs and Rounds module

The new logs and rounds module and the makeover to the new design is nearly finished. Furthermore the new module can now be used from the whole crew in various groups without interfering with the engineering department, either if it is for hotel department, rounds for officers on the watch or any other important procedure on the boat.

 

Maintenance Overview


Also the revision of our maintenance modules has been nearly finished. With new filter functionality (easier and more intuitive interface with more options) the management of all open tasks is easier than ever before.

So long, stay tuned!
Best regards
Tobias