Besides being a full commercial shipping solution, MARiS has been designed for seamless data integration. The solution’s architecture ensures that integration and adoption are not only available to big selective organizations that can spend significant money but also to the smaller entities in the logistics market. Moreover, MARiS spearheads the market owing to its flexibility of usage, acting as an off-the-shelf solution that enables the implementation of multiple business processes for the same business case, thereby boosting productivity and saving clients considerable money and effort. This, in turn, prevents the standardization of processes on both the vendor and the customer side along with the stalled evolution due to the same. “With MARiS, customers can map their business processes and logic inside the system and not the other way around. We want our customers to be able to express their uniqueness instead of being compelled to implement processes in accordance with our designed solution,” underscores Albiero. One of the key advantages of MARiS is that customers can easily embed future process changes in the system in a matter of days rather than months.
Albiero goes on to mention that most projects fail from a system integration standpoint, which often leads to processing data outside the system resulting in additional layers of data processing and silos. This can be effectively eliminated with the architecture of MARiS whereby data exchange between the front end and business layer is implemented via WEB API CRUD technologies.
As a blockchain-enabled shipping solution, every MARiS Object is embedded with SPEAR (Singular Point Enterprise Architecture) functionalities, generating a highly automated and self-executable MARiS Atom. “The functionalities of MARiS Atom are similar to that of a Blockchain Smart contract. If we exclude the “distributed” nature of a Smart Contract, typical of a blockchain implementation, a MARiS Atom can be programmed to automate logic based events exactly as a Smart Contract,” explains Albiero. However, while a Smart Contract, in its purest form, is a monolithic logic that needs to be reprogrammed with every new event, a MARiS Atom can be reprogrammed on the fly. Thanks to SPEAR architecture!
With MARiS, customers can map their business processes and logic inside the system and not the other way around
For shortening the learning curve, Singular Point’s MARiS University offers clients a comprehensive training to unleash the complete power of MARiS, equipping them to configure the system on their own without having to rely on cumbersome and expensive external configurations. Singular Point is currently conducting a number of demos of MARiS to potential customers after presenting it in Geneva last year. Striding ahead, the company envisions integrating MARiS with MATLAB to focus on voyage optimization and planning.