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MariApps: A rising leader in the world of ERP for Marine

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Mr. Sankar Ragavan Founder & CEO, MariApps

MariApps: A rising leader in the world of ERP for Marine

In 2015, MariApps started its journey offering state-of-the-art enterprise solutions for the marine industry. The company was founded by Mr. Sankar Ragavan and established its headquarters in Singapore. With a team of high skilled, expertise and zeal people, MariApps offers world class shipping software products to cater all types of clients across the globe. Its flagship product PAL e3 is currently running on more than 700 ships covering almost all modules of ship management segments like Crewing, Payroll, PMS, Purchase, Accounts, Catering, Voyage, Dry Dock, QDMS, and Insurance etc.

MariApps is one of the leading companies in web based ship management ERP. The company aims to create innovative products on successive deliveries and has already built unique products according to the needs of the ship management world.

MariApps is a Microsoft Gold Certified Development Partner and has been certified by Deloitte with ISAE 3402 – Type 2 certification every year for following standard global norms and keeping the system processes & controls in place.

Journey of MariApps

The company commenced its journey by building an ERP for a large ship owner/manager based in Hamburg. MariApps has so far built three versions of the ERP covering almost all ship management modules. The company is in progress of delivering the next generation PAL ERP system for the Marine industry. Due to the complexness of Marine industry, till 2014, 90 percent of the market share of ERP in marine industry was held by few large vendors. Mr. Sankar broke this monopoly by introducing his company MariApps to the ship management world. “There is a big opportunity for ERP providers like us to develop applications for the non IT familiar shipping industry.” Says Mr. Sankar.

In a short span of time, MariApps have created a name for itself in the ERP market of marine industry. MariApps is also one of the very first companies to introduce mobile apps for ship management industry. The development center of MariApps is present in Kochi having around 150+ highly skilled professionals. Its flagship product PAL e3 is a fully web-based and mobile compliant solution targeting ship managers and ship owners. PAL e3 stores data on a single data source, thus enabling organizations to achieve ‘single version of truth’ to improve their performance, productivity and profitability. MariApps products are free from security risks as it is thoroughly tested in-house and also by external security consultants.  

PAL e3

  • PAL e3 is Enterprise Resource Planning (marine ERP) software targeting ship management and ship owners.
  • A unique product covering all functional areas of the ship management domain with plug and play options for any module.
  • A web based ERP designed for high performance, quicker implementation and easier maintenance.
  • Works with all browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Windows).
  • Intuitive, simple, easy to use and highly customizable, with built-in interfaces to banks and vendors.
  • Comprehensive video based training module covering all modules with built-in self-assessments.
  • PAL e3 is built with optimized processes and workflows to improve productivity.
  • A customizable dashboard approach, facilitating data driven decision making and management by KPI’s. 


David Furnival

COO, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

“PAL enterprise solutions, has brought stability and innovation to Bernhard Schulte Ship management offices worldwide. PAL e3 has currently 16 modules in our global offices and 300 vessels, covering all functional areas of ship management. BSM has successfully integrated all our processes under the PAL umbrella. We have offices in 30 countries and support from the MariApps team round the clock has been impressive. PAL solutions has also assisted us in achieving significant data quality improvements. We now enjoy a seamless data flow between our offices and vessels. Thanks to PAL system, now BSM is able to provide their customers financial & operational reports through CWA (Customer Web Access) module/dashboards, thereby promoting full transparency of their operations. PAL has provided us a unique, integrated system that gives us a competitive edge in the ship management market.”

MariApps for employees

MariApps provides a world class environment to its employees operating from various locations across the globe. The company does not work by the clock, and also has employee friendly HR policies like work from home options, work sharing options etc. MariApps ensures that its employees get regular training in the latest technologies in order to stay updated and to deliver top notch software products.

About CEO

Mr. Sankar Ragavan

Founder & CEO, MariApps

Sankar has more than 20 years of experience in IT Domain, he has worked for various MNC’s across the globe. In the past, Sankar has served as Corporate Director of IT for Bernhard Schulte Ship Management and as Director of IT for Jumeirah International.

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