What was the challenge?
NYK worked with DeeperThanBlue to implement a solution to handle the creation and maintenance of accruals related to these activities in ports around the world.
The solution was built on IBM’s Process Automation platform to provide the integration required between NYK’s various operational systems including; Voyage Management, Booking and Business systems.
It also provided a Web Service layer for providing configuration information and consumption of the information.
Built into these services was a set of Accrual calculation rules which allowed the automatic calculation of costs in the majority of cases. Where additional information was required long running workflow processes were deployed to request information from human operators.
The front end experience of the application was delivered using IBM WebSphere Portal.