Software, services, and expertise for the business of shipbuilding.

        • Achieve a Quick ROI
        • Sliced implementations and our expertise means a benefit from day one, without a lengthy setup.

        • Integrate, Collaborate, Re-use
        • SSI’s Open Shipbuilding Platform gives you a future-proof source of truth for your shipbuilding projects.

        • Change Management
        • Get visibility into changes, understand the impacts, and have the right information at the right time to execute the change.

        • Adapt and Innovate
        • Create a local or virtualized shipbuilding environment for your global distributed workforce.

        • Changing from Another Solution
        • SSI makes it easy to switch from other platforms and keep your existing data.

        • Design
        • The most significant opportunities to impact the cost of building and operating a ship are found in the design and engineering phase.

          Initial Design  |  Basic Design  |  Detailed Design

        • Build
        • Even a smaller shipbuilding project is immense in scope and scale. Manage the challenges that are unique to ship construction.

          Prepare  |  Fabricate  |  Assemble

        • Maintain
        • With the majority of a ship’s life taking place after it’s been built, it’s crucial to ensure that the organization has a clear picture of the vessel at all times.

          Digital Twin  |  Repair / Refit  |  Operations

        • Nexus
        • SSI Nexus is the place where users, creators, & implementers of SSI software get together. Here they discuss best practices & industry trends, tackle common challenges, gain access to the latest software, and provide input into the future of the products that bring them together.

        • MyLearning
        • SSI MyLearning is where SSI users can access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications. The self-directed training curriculum ensures that training happens on your schedule and when you need it most.

        • SSI Blogs
        • The SSI blog is your place to get insights into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, how our industry is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news. It’s the only place to read the latest from Denis Morais and Darren Larkins, SSI’s co-CEOs.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • Engineering information is a shipbuilder’s most important asset. Getting that information to fit your business means using a solution that is built to handle shipbuilding’s unique challenges and information requirements throughout each stage of a vessel’s lifecycle.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Every process in a shipyard requires data. Seamlessly sharing that data across tools in the correct format needed allows for meaningful, actionable information to be consumed throughout the organization. Providing the freedom to choose the tailored tools required for a shipbuilding project.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • ShipbuildingPLM is the only product lifecycle management (PLM) platform that is specifically built for the business of shipbuilding. It allows your shipyard to manage and organize information, understand change, build a foundation for digital innovation, and support MRO activities – without the risks and costs of traditional PLM implementations.

        • Company
        • Learn more about SSI and our leadership.

        • Locations & Contact
        • You need a partner with a global presence.

        • News
        • The latest on SSI and shipbuilding.

        • Events
        • Join us at our next event, conference, or trade show.

        • Partners
        • Learn more about our Platform and Development Partners.

        • Clients
        • See the industry leaders who trust SSI.

        • Careers
        • Help us make the business of shipbuilding possible.

December 19, 2022
Behind the Curtain

Over the last 23 years with SSI, I have been deeply involved in many areas of SSI’s business. Most of that energy was spent with industry, clients, and in the earliest days, developing our solutions. With a smaller team and a smaller organization, it is practical for a business to focus much of its energy externally. A lot of work still goes into the day-to-day running of the business, but the focus is largely on what the business does – not how it does it.

Since Denis Morais and I took over the business from its founder, I’ve enjoyed leading the company alongside Denis as co-CEOs. We’ve both been able to leverage the expertise we’ve developed to work with trusted clients and new customers and worked from within to improve the business. With two leaders with similar skillsets and experience, that was a natural step in the evolution of SSI. However, we now feel that we can build a better company by ensuring that we each focus on the areas where we bring unique value to SSI and the areas that align with our personal goals.

My focus going forward will be on how SSI does what we do. I will be working with our business systems, operations, finance, and IT teams to ensure that SSI’s continued evolution into a mature, data-driven, secure, and stable organization allows us to do what we do better.

This focus on how we do what we do is necessary for SSI more than ever before. SSI as a business is changing in many ways. We have subsidiaries or employees in several countries and continue building a corporate presence in more of the key markets we serve. We now offer multiple solutions to the industry, reaching beyond engineering and design departments and into the rest of the shipyard. Perhaps most significantly, the world around us is changing ever more quickly. The shipbuilding industry is evolving and needs a very high level of business and IT sophistication from those involved in global shipbuilding projects, especially for the Navy and Coast Guard projects our clients have trusted us with for years.

This next step is ensuring that SSI can deliver value to the business of shipbuilding more securely, effectively, and efficiently than ever. That has always been SSI’s goal, and it continues to be my goal personally. While the future will hold different challenges and opportunities, I am still walking the same path.


Read the full announcement on SSI’s leadership changes

Read the letter from CEO Denis Morais

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