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Task Assistant VS BoatOn Book

A ship management software enables maritime professionals to be more efficient in their daily tasks, such as boat maintenance management, inventory and stock control, ordering, and procurement. Advanced software solutions further simplify crew planning, certificate renewal, logbook tracking, and navigation monitoring, all aimed at optimizing organization and saving time for maritime service companies.

Here is our comparison between two boat fleet management software: Task Assistant and BoatOn Book.

What is boat maintenance software?

A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software for boats is a technological tool designed to optimize and simplify the management of a fleet of ships. This type of software is highly beneficial for maritime service companies, as well as businesses involved in maritime works, oil transportation, or dredging. It allows managers and crews to track, plan, and document preventive and corrective maintenance tasks while ensuring compliance with manufacturer standards and recommended timelines.

This software may include features such as inventory management of spare parts and equipment, intervention history tracking, scheduling of periodic inspections, and generation of performance reports. By centralizing and automating these tasks, CMMS software helps reduce vessel downtime, improve safety, extend equipment lifespan, and optimize missions whether they occur at sea or along the coasts.

How important is a boat maintenance software for marine service companies ?

Imagine a software that centralizes all data related to your vessel : upcoming maintenance tasks, crew and external service provider management, spare parts inventory, mandatory certificates... This is what naval maintenance software offers. They ensure comprehensive tracking of your vessel's history, accessible anytime and anywhere.

In addition to centralizing information, these software solutions significantly simplify your daily tasks: scheduling maintenance interventions, tracking budgets, managing orders, all while ensuring compliance with specific maritime regulations such as MLC, MARPOL, or ISM. They become major assets during critical moments in your vessel's life, such as its sale. Indeed, a CMMS software demonstrates seriousness and rigor in vessel maintenance, thereby preserving its asset value. It can also help reduce your fleet's carbon footprint through relevant indicators that assist in lowering energy consumption.

These software solutions are invaluable for quickly retrieving necessary information to demonstrate good faith and defend your interests in case of disputes. For example, BoatOn Book already provides the capability to share specific data with authorized third parties while maintaining perfect confidentiality of potentially sensitive information.

Comparison of Task Assistant and BoatOn Book offers


Ulysses Systems specializes in software solutions for the maritime industry, with Task Assistant being their flagship product. Specifically designed to meet the demands of the maritime sector, the software helps companies streamline their processes, improve communication, and ensure that all tasks are executed efficiently and on time. However, the software has been described by some users as difficult to learn and not very user-friendly. The limited number of mobile functionalities also does little to enhance the user experience...

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The BoatOn Book from BoatOn is the 1st boat fleet management and maintenance solution. The aim of the BoatOn Book is to simplify all the operational activities of maritime and inland waterway operators : passenger boats, freight transport, rescue vessels, marine works... BoatOn also helps companies to manage their fleets in an eco-responsible way, while complying with current regulations.


Where the BoatOn Book wins...

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A time saving of 40% concerning the administrative part 

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Discover the BoatOn Book, the software of choice for marine operations !

Manage you services and maintenance

With the Tasks module, you have access to the complete history of your maintenance tasks. This allows you to review past operations, plan upcoming maintenance tasks, and send detailed work orders to service providers or your crew.

Additionally, you can generate maintenance reports automatically with just one click.

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Rights and users 

Managing a fleet of boats requires coordinating various stakeholders. The user module allows you to assign specific access to each stakeholder and define their rights to expand or restrict information sharing.

You can choose from several predefined roles such as administrator, supervisor, captain, crew member, etc., or create your own custom roles.

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Manage your inventory and purchases

This section of the software allows you to monitor your inventory of parts and equipment in real time, anticipate their replacement needs, and easily generate purchase orders.

From the software, you can export data in Excel or PDF formats, or create a pre-filled email with the details of the parts to be ordered, and then click "send"!

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Follow your navigations with AIS

With the automatic logbook, you can record your voyages directly from your phone ! Using your boat's AIS, you can precisely track all your vessels' routes.

Plan your outings in advance by consulting the integrated weather. You can also analyze your voyages to better manage your fuel consumption. No more paperwork ! Keeping your logbook up-to-date has never been easier with BoatOn Book.

Manage your budget and accounting

The budget module allows you to track your expenses and income per boat. You can filter the main categories to help you see more clearly and effectively manage the accounting of your vessels using BoatOn Book.

Each expense recorded in another module of the software is also added to this section, thus saving you from spending hours searching for your invoices.

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Dashboard of the whole fleet

The fleet and statistics module provides a comprehensive overview of essential information about your boats. Here, you will find details about the homeport, revenues, expenses, as well as past and upcoming maintenance.

Detailed statistics about your fleet are presented in graphical form. You can easily visualize the number of scheduled maintenance tasks, revenues and expenses over different periods, and information about out-of-stock parts, among other relevant data.

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Integrate your documents and certificates

In the documents module, you have access to all essential elements of your boat in one place.

You can view attachments from other modules of the software, such as maintenance reports, and add crew member certificates, boat navigation permits, and insurance certificates. We help you keep track of every document without losing any.

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Still undecided ? Philippe Vignaux, Technical Director of Wistream in Toulon, has joined our community and he shares his testimony to help you in your choice !

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