• 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  |  Crow’s Nest

        • 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.

        • DigitalHub
        • Shipbuilding requires careful coordination among many departments, but far too often the information for decisions is siloed in numerous legacy software systems and spreadsheets. Opening up those silos is what allows every department to access the information they need, when they need it.

        • 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.

When your shipyard is looking to use 3D technologies as a part of your shipbuilding processes, it is important to consider several key factors that will ensure long-term stability and success. The comparison chart below offers an easy way to help your organization understand and compare the attributes of the leading shipbuilding engineering solution providers. This tool is valuable for any Japanese shipyard investigating a transition towards 3D shipbuilding software, but it is especially useful for the organizations currently using MATES.

Key Aspects to Consider 

Step-by-step implementation 

No transition can jeopardize the status of current and future projects. By choosing which pieces of your existing processes to move towards SSI first, without the need to rip and replace, you can ensure that nothing is disrupted. 

Open Integration 

Your current systems, machinery, and technology all need to interact seamlessly with any new platform. When data can flow into and out of any source your organization already has in place, there is no need to risk stalled projects. 

Quick time to proficiency 

Specialists will always be required at any sophisticated shipyard. However, they should not be necessary to perform even the most basic tasks. By transitioning to a solution that allows your teams to quickly get up to speed, they can continue project work with minimal gaps in productivity. 

Quick ROI 

When the solution is shipbuilding specific, teams are able to respond to market changes as needed, innovate without jeopardizing the projects at hand, and align investment with what needs to get done it is possible to achieve a quick return on investment. 

Support for outsourcing 

Working with external sub-contractors requires the ability to easily transfer and receive project information in the necessary formats.