Locus Software, headquartered in London, has been a leading provider of cloud-based ERP and collaboration solutions for the liner shipping industry since 2009. Its Odyssey platform is a flexible and functionally rich solution which incorporates powerful collaboration and communication services enabling quick and cost-effective deployment globally. As a result shipping lines can deliver efficiencies, cost reductions and service level improvements without incurring up front solution or infrastructure costs.
Since 2015, Locus Software has been offering Exis Technologies’ Hazcheck Toolkits dangerous goods data packages and routines in the Locus Odyssey ERP platform. Integration of the toolkits with the Odyssey platform allows customers real-time access to required DG information from within their ERP system. The dangerous goods data is updated whenever there is a change to the regulations, ensuring that the most up to date information is always available.
John Squire, Founder and CEO of Locus Software commented: “Our Odyssey solution for the shipping industry is a powerful end-to-end platform proving full ERP functionality whilst also incorporating powerful collaboration and communication solutions. As we also act as a software aggregator for value added services it was natural for us to work with Exis Technologies, the leader in compliance systems for shipping dangerous goods by sea. We have been using Hazcheck Toolkits at Locus for some time and it has greatly improved the accessibility and quality of DG data for our customers.”
Hazcheck Toolkits are DG databases and a library of routines for incorporation into cargo booking, handling and planning systems. These provide dangerous goods validation functionality for integration into an existing or planned system or product. The toolkits are available in several formats, including a web service.