Centralized, real-time intelligence enables Houston-based engineering company to capitalize on new opportunities in fast-growth, competitive offshore market

London, UK – Allocate Software, a provider of offshore and maritime workforce management software, announced McDermott International Inc successfully deployed the company’s Offshore Suite, creating a central skills matrix that harnesses the talents of its global workforce to implement some of the world’s most complex engineering projects.  Since using Allocate software, McDermott introduced global scheduling, enhanced visibility of the organization’s skills and training requirements, increased cross-functional collaboration and realised significant time savings through automation.

McDermott was looking to replace its in-house system including various databases, spreadsheets and paper files with a faster, more agile way of consolidating all crew and training information in one place.   McDermott selected Allocate’s OffshoreSuite solution, which is specifically designed to help organizations simplify the task of finding, deploying and managing appropriately skilled staff in the challenging offshore environment.

Andrew Leys, Vice President, Human Resources at McDermott International Inc commented, “Since introducing Offshore Suite, we have successfully scheduled 7,075 people across 11 primary vessels, a number of support vessels and 4 marine bases. Now we can quickly look up any crew member around the world and see their work history and where they are working, then assign them to a special project or give them a new role based on their skills and experience.”

Offshore Suite is easy to use and offers easy access to pertinent staff information, Allocate has increased collaboration and improved ways of working between complementary departments such as Crewing Logistics, HR and the Quality, Health, Safety, Environment and Security (QHSES).  From one single, integrated platform, staff can combine scheduling and training information and attach and store scanned documents to save hours of time.  What is more, Allocate is also a valuable customer service tool.  Project managers can view and print training and travel documents both on and offshore, which is advantageous when it comes to managing a client’s specific requirements.

As part of next steps, McDermott plans to create reliable data analytics reports to give managers high-level insight into crucial areas such as crew mobilisations and manning requirements for different projects.

Crispin Jessop, offshore workforce management specialist, Defence and Maritime Allocate Software concluded, “Allocate helps to manage a truly global workforce in often harsh working environments.  We pride ourselves on our hard-earned reputation for excellent customer care and technical support.   Offshore engineering companies face the challenge of managing thousands of staff working on complex projects often in dangerous circumstances and rely on our technology to confidently deploy the right people to the right place at the right time.  In such a highly competitive market it is essential to maintain the safety of staff whilst delivering successful projects.”


About McDermott
McDermott is a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments worldwide.

Operating in more than 20 countries across the world, McDermott’s locally focused and globally integrated resources include approximately 11,200 employees, a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices. The company is renowned for its extensive knowledge and experience, technological advancements, performance records, superior safety and a commitment to deliver.

McDermott includes McDermott International, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

For more information, visit www.mcdermott.com.


About Allocate Software

Allocate Software was founded in 1991 and is today a leading provider of healthcare, maritime and defence workforce deployment software.  Headquartered in London, and with offices throughout the UK, the company operates worldwide offices in Canberra (Australia), Sydney (Australia), Stockholm (Sweden) and Skopje (Macedonia) and employs more than 350 people.

Allocate Software serves over 500 customers globally.  Its comprehensive range of OffshoreSuite, HealthSuite and DefenceSuite solutions are designed to underpin complex workforce management in safety critical and high skill level environments, delivering both safe staffing and productivity savings.

For more information, visit https://www.allocatesoftware.com/ww/

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