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StratumFive launches Podium.

The workspace that unifies the maritime digital community

StratumFive, a big picture company, has today launched Podium, a unique Voyage Informatics Platform, which seamlessly connects applications, data, and people, across the maritime community.

Podium moves data interpretation forward by connecting any data source or third party application and integrating them within its unique timeline architecture. Users can quickly visualise correlated data streams in an agile dashboard environment, transforming operational decision-making, in a flexible and collaborative workspace.

Powerful features and configurability allow users across an enterprise to easily build their own dashboards, customised data mapping, interactive displays and alerts, from any location. This enables owners, operators and managers to streamline and standardise the data they use, whilst reducing costs by discarding duplicate data sets.

Podium ingests, unifies and visualises billions of data points and scales to accommodate user demands and data volumes, whilst maintaining complete consistency in terms of output for all users.

In addition, the innovative Podium partnership program will enable start-ups and existing digital providers to expand their maritime presence easily by accessing StratumFive’s significant global client base, data holdings and technical infrastructure, allowing them to focus on making the best possible solutions.

Podium launches with a series of in-house options including voyage monitoring, weather routing and StratumFive’s next generation compliance and tracking applications. These applications are just the beginning of what will be achieved, and the workspace will be greatly augmented by Podium’s hosting and integration of additional data sources and third party solutions.

Podium’s unique qualities will fuel innovation and focus shipping’s digital evolution on extracting maximum value, by bringing the ever-increasing volume of data within the sector under control.

Mike Powell, Strategy Director, StratumFive, said:  

With many years spent in operations around the world, I have been frustrated by the inefficiencies and costs caused by poor data acquisition, processing and communication across applications and stakeholders.

Until now, digitalisation has often made things worse for people working on ships and at shore, as increasing enterprise-wide data and information demands require too much manual intervention and effort. Currently, high levels of activity do not always equal productivity.

Podium is designed to be the workspace for the whole enterprise, linking data and applications, ensuring all stakeholders not only start from the same page, but also have the tools they need to maximise the efficiency and value of their part of the voyage.

Ross Martin, COO, StratumFive, added: 

It is true that shipping businesses globally are currently not reaping the promised rewards of digitalisation – but Podium provides the solution that our industry desperately needs to realise cost savings and other operational efficiencies.

A growing number of operators are laboriously gathering data from a number of silos and trying to make sense of it using generic ‘business intelligence’ tools. These tools do not offer the maritime domain specific functionality, nor the degree of automation required to make smarter operational decisions faster.

Our outreach to the sector throughout Podium’s development has shown that it is a gamechanger for decision-making. We are extremely excited to see the growth of this new solution that we believe will drive digital prosperity across our industry.

StratumFive consulted closely with the industry in the development of Podium. Major owners and operators are already using the platform across their daily operations, with more preparing to adopt the technology in the near future. 

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