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 a community for users, creators, & implementers of SSI software.

        • SSI Certified Training
        • SSI Certified Training allows SSI users to access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications.

        • SSI Blogs
        • The SSI blogs are your place to get insights from our CEO into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, see how shipbuilding is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • A complete line of solutions for the design, engineering, and construction of ships and offshore projects.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Tools to connect and share data across every system in the shipyard and make information available.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • The only truly shipbuilding-specific product lifecycle management (PLM) platform.

        • 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.

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The Challenge

When designing and building a ship, cost management has traditionally been a slow, difficult and inaccurate process. This is problematic because inaccurate costing can negatively impact a company’s revenue reporting, not just at the project level.

To help solve this problem, the CostFact software is meant to analyze, predict and help control costs. However, like any analysis tool it requires accurate and up-to-date data, and this means it needs access to information generated during engineering and design.

The Solution

SSI’s EnterprisePlatform enables the enormous wealth of engineering information stored in ShipConstructor’s product data model (The ShipConstructor Marine Information Model or MIM), to be available to other programs such as CostFact. EnterprisePlatform automatically gathers, formats and provides transparent information when needed by end-users.

Achieving accurate cost targets, despite any changes

The Result

Download the full case study below to see how by linking ShipConstructor and CostFact, initial project cost estimations are based on existing as-is ShipConstructor design models and used as a basis for adapting to changes and modifications in the project to capture cost deviations early. Ultimately allowing your organization to:

Achieve Accurate Cost Estimates
Identify Cost Issues Early
Have Consistency of Information
Streamline Change Management

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