Scheduled Maintenance Programs
I'm considering a different computer-based Scheduled Maintenance program than the one I use now. Prefer off-the-shelf type program but am open to all suggestions.
Any of you want to share your opinions on programs you are using, such as ease/difficulty of set up, ease/difficulty of updating, quality of print-outs, exporting and emailing capabilities, back up methods, etc.?
If off-the-shelf, would you buy again?
If custom program developed for your boat, are you satisfied, how much did it cost, would you do again, etc.?
Looking forward to some input, will share my opinions as well.
My boss and I have looked at boat log programs for a while and then I found Super yacht support systems. I was a bit leary at first but it turned out to be the best thing I have done for the boat and my sanity. Its simple, you can adjust anything based on your schedule (your not locked into a set schedule), its great. I'm a pretty hands on capt and this system really keeps you in touch with the boat and maintenance.
M/Y INCH BY INCH
You should also look into the STAR IPS system. It's off shelf and can be custom made for any request that you might have. It covers all aspect of shipping and QA, ISM, ISPS, Purchase, Accounting, etc. It has e-mail integrated and it's easy to use.
I use a aircraft scheduling system available for free at http://www.goboko.com/tour/ORtour.htm . I ran a fractional yacht with 6 owners.
With a little imagination, it works very well at putting the yacht down for scheduled maintenance, charter schedule, owner usage and turn-around time.