City of Miami buys Marina Management Software

The city of Miami has recently gone live with a new accounting and management software program at the three municipally owned and operated marinas. The Program, Marina Management System 5.0, is distributed by Marina Management Services, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 6, 2005 -- The City of Miami, FL has recently purchased and installed Pacsoft’s Marina Management System 5.0, a comprehensive management system, for the three City-owned and operated municipal marinas. The Marina Management System 7.0 is developed by Pacsoft International, Ltd. (PIL) a New Zealand based software development and consulting company. The program has been marketed and distributed in the Americas, Caribbean, and Hawaii by Marina Management Services, Inc (MMS) of Boca Raton, FL.

In Early 2004 the City’s Department of Public Facilities initiated the replacement of the existing marina management software system which was developed and installed by their own IT Department in 1988. “The decision to upgrade the City’s current system was made in order to improve their business processes, accounting and customer service, which is a trend we are seeing in larger ports and municipalities operating multiple marinas,” said Tim Keogh of MMS.

After a lengthy RFP process which included live demonstrations and field visits to actual marinas using different programs, the city narrowed the field to three programs and in the end selected the Pacsoft system as the best on the market. “There was specific criteria that we were looking for which included the capability of supporting multiple marinas, the ability to add additional slips or facilities, the integration with our existing General Ledger program, comprehensive reporting functions, and user friendliness” said Stephen Bogner, Marinas Manager for the City. Mr. Bogner went on to say that, “The entire process took over four months, and when we selected the Marina Management System as the system that best fit our needs we were confident that MMS could deliver what we required.”

Marina Management Services, Inc. will be displaying the Marina Management System at the ICOMIA trade show January 9-12 in San Diego at booth 400. PIL Managing Director, Chris Thomas, will also be on hand with the MMS support team to conduct on-site demonstrations.

About MMS Software
MMS (Marina Management System) is a sophisticated marina program designed to meet the needs of marinas and boatyards in their day-to-day operations, assisting them in the management of vessels, slips and customers; invoicing reservations; reporting on operations; streamlining accounting processes; and integrating with selected GL packages. The software allows managers and owners to improve their marina business by saving both time and money through automating and integrating typical daily tasks and processes. MMS is further enhanced by the upcoming release 6.0 – contact Marina Management Services, Inc. for pricing and details.

About Marina Management Services, Inc.
Formed in 1988, Marina Management Services Inc. (MMS) is an international management and consulting firm located in Boca Raton, Florida. They have a strong background in marina consulting, ownership and 'full on-site management' of marinas for third parties. It is this exposure to the industry and its operating principal’s experience in the marine industry that has allowed Marina Management Services to understand and focus on the real needs of marinas - especially in terms of recommending a good management program. For more information visit www.marinamanagement.com

About Pacsoft International, Ltd. (PIL)
PIL is a member of the Pacsoft group of companies, initially led by Pacific Softworks Ltd which was established in 1989. PIL provides strategic planning, consulting, project management and development services for a broad customer base. PIL now specializes in the marina industry, and has customers in America, the Caribbean, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. For more information visit www.pacsoft.co.nz/mms

About City of Miami Marinas
The City operates three marinas, Marine Stadium Marina, Miamarina at Bayside, and Dinner Key Marina, which boasts 1,100 boat slips and generates gross annual revenues of over $7 Million. Marine Stadium Marina on Virginia Key is one of South Florida’s largest full-service dry storage marinas capable of storing 300 vessels up to 45 feet in length. Miamarina is located in the heart of downtown Miami, has 130 slips and can accommodate vessels up to 250 feet in length. Dinner Key Marina is Florida’s largest marine facility. Located on the Atlantic ICW, within walking distance to Coconut Grove, Dinner Key has over 580 wet slips and can accommodate vessels up to 175 feet in length.

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