Maximising the combat effectiveness of the fifth-generation force requires fully integrated operations and logistics efforts to advance aviation asset and resource management to the edge. Ocean and ILIAS have integrated their COTS applications FlightPro® (also known as ULTRA-FP) and the ILIAS® Defense Platform. This partnership between Ocean Software and ILIAS Solutions enables military commanders to OODA using a single trusted picture of both operations and logistics across the air domain.
Why are Ocean and ILIAS Solutions a seamless fit?
Pete Smith, Ocean Software’s CRO, states: “The Ocean- ILIAS partnership presents a unique opportunity to combine two highly complementary software systems which offer a seamless capability across the spectrum of logistics and operations. The integration of Ocean’s FlightPRO® operations management system and ILIAS’s mission driven logistics suite will deliver a seamless user experience, providing customers with a unified operations and logistics solution to maximize fleet performance and operational readiness.”
“Today’s weapon systems are far too expensive to have everyone around it second guessing what the next best action is to squeeze the last drop of availability there is out of them.”, Rob Lambrichs de Bruin, ILIAS Solutions’ APAC BD Manager, adds. “There is a clear COTS way forward: work across functional boundaries with Ocean/ILIAS Mission Driven software and have only one set of truth data to visualise the information you need to decide on the next best action. Whether your responsibilities are tactical, operational, or strategic in nature, you will see information relevant to only you, but based on the same single source of truth data.”
What are the benefits for military commanders?
Pete continues: “First, our companies focus on Defence. Almost one-third of our staff have seen action, are ex-military, and are vets. We inherently understand your challenges and speak your language. Our visualisation layer provides rapid oversight and decision support in real time. Information that is actionable from command to unit provides choices that enable you to better manage your F-35 fleet, achieve less maintenance downtime on your C-130, or get more operational readiness out of your F/A-18F.”
Rob points out, that secondly, the integration of logistics and operations provides significant synergy, driving more responsive and efficient processes. It will help you to standardise and improve your processes and, since our software is embedded knowledge, will offer you best practices from our worldwide 40,000+ user community.
Pete concludes, “Since our mission driven integration does away with traditional whiteboard-planning, spreadsheets, PowerPoints, and bespoke development of (interfaces with) databases, valuable time is freed up to apply knowledge, wisdom and innovative thinking instead of swivel chairing between systems.” Rob emphasises the choice we must grant ourselves access to real time insights and go beyond overnight syncing of databases. “Try paperless line, hangar, and depot-level maintenance, and standby to be impressed by unsurpassed execution control through real-time information exchange, minimised chances of data entry error, reduced risk, and improved accountability across all elements of your organisation.”
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Ocean Software CRO
Rob Lambrichs de Bruin
ILIAS Solutions APAC BD Manager