Oceanair Marine the world’s leading supplier of blinds, shades, screens, and soft furnishings in the marine market has proudly developed in-house a unique software programme called SMOD (Skysol Measuring & Ordering Device) that provides an onsite live quotation and pricing tool and cross-checks custom blind measurements to make sure the measurements have been taken correctly and triangulate.
Available to download, the new program is intuitive and easy to use and also reduces Oceanair’s carbon footprint as it eliminates the need to print out ordering and quotation forms, as instead, digital copies are used and saved for future reference.
With marine architecture and design boundaries constantly being pushed to new limits, window design has become more complex. In addition, many boats are moored in hot and sunny locations around the world, putting a larger emphasis on managing onboard temperature and light. Oceanair has responded to this demand by offering further custom-made blinds and pushing blind design to new levels. With a desire to offer a service to match their products, Oceanair has developed SMOD to enhance the custom blind ordering process to ensure the blind is correct from the start, wherever in the world the boat is and whoever is taking blind measurements.
SMOD, in this first edition, will be used by the Oceanair sales and distribution teams around the globe and international ship yards and has removed the previous challenge of getting accurate custom blind information and measurements flowing quickly back to UK head office so design and manufacture can begin. Furthermore, Oceanair’s sales and distribution team now have a tool to allow them to provide complex quotations in real time.
The SMOD program has subsequently made the whole custom-blind ordering process more efficient with the customer receiving an improved, professional service and the likelihood of errors minimised. Measurements taken and quotations processed are accurate as SMOD will highlight any discrepancies before design commences and before any order is placed.SMOD has been initially developed for Oceanair’s most popular custom blind range, SKYSOL. Comprising of seven products, SKYSOL’s range of pleated blinds offers a diverse window treatment, suitable for every application, style and budget. With SMOD already proving to be a vital tool, Oceanair plans to expand and roll out the SMOD program across the entire Oceanair product range, and eventually offer it online for end-consumer use.