About Our Software
Like a set of building blocks, Harbor Watch components can be reconfigured, removed or rebranded to provide web-based scheduling and dispatch for any labor/logistics business. Industry tailored solutions include:
Digital Dispatch for Hourly Labor in Shipping Industry
Technical Description of DDI Maritime Dispatch Software
Designed for hiring and dispatching hourly labor in the shipping industry, Harbor Watch Maritime Information System is an advanced, multi-phase, cross-platform system with enhanced flexibility and configuration capabilities. The cloud-based application accommodates third party integrations with multiple user types.
Dispatch Dynamics Continuity of Services
For ten years, Dispatch Dynamics has used the same team of dedicated software engineers, designers, programmers and hosting services. DDI focuses on continuity, brand awareness and incident prevention with the goal of maintaining service availability and performance at the highest possible levels.
Fast Facts about Harbor Watch Dispatch
Harbor Watch performs flawlessly for seven years in three seaports with ZERO downtime . . . serving up to 5000 hourly workers.
As of 2023, DDI's flagship product, Harbor Watch Maritime Information System is still the only web-based digital dispatch application for hourly labor in the shipping industry.
Virtual Hiring Delivers Multiple Dispatch Options for Hourly Workers
Harbor Watch digital dispatch supports hourly workers in any mobile workforce... union, non-union, employees or independent contractors (1099 workers).
VIRTUAL HIRING HALL
Virtual Hiring w/Remote Shape Up Meets Maritime Labor Challenges…
Industry leaders from Coast to Coast are calling for the digital transformation of the maritime industry. Dispatch Dynamics' Virtual Hiring Hall is the answer. It has all the functionality of a brick-and-mortar hiring hall without the risks associated with COVID 19, hurricanes, flooding or power outages.
Using any laptop, tablet or SmartPhone, dispatchers, local officers, and members can function from any remote location. Automated text messages sent to hourly workers confirm all hiring transactions. SmartScheduler tracks up to 12 certifications against point-of-hire… with a two-second transaction time. Up to 12 certification fields can be allocated for COVID testing and/or tracking. The SmartScheduler sends 5 to 5000 text messages at a time. Our digital dispatch orders interface with any payroll system.
Mobile Responsive Websites displays worker's jobs in real-time. Password protected, mobile websites displays real-time, online Work Orders with available jobs. Interactive web pages on website also display hourly members’ current availability and personal work history.
MARITIME DISPATCH FOR EVERY CRAFT
Harbor Watch offers real-time dispatch for every craft type, Clerks & Checkers, Deep Sea and Maintenance. Members scheduled in single, group or alpha/numeric seniority order.
SmartScheduler provides lightning-fast transaction time for multi-depot dispatching, interactive labor orders, employers’ dispatch orders with workers’ photos, point-of-hire certification and documentation of all training. An employee work history web page can be accessed remotely by member or union administrators
Dispatch Orders reinforce security; provide seamless interface with payroll applications. Dispatch Orders, emailed to each employer, Port Security or Coast Guard, display color photo of each employee, their names, port facility, terminal, start date and time, designated job and cell phone number. Dispatch Orders exported as .csv files to timekeepers, payroll providers or time-and-attendance vendor.
FIVE TEXT MESSAGE FUNCTIONS
Five lightning-fast SMS communications tools on Harbor Watch SmartScheduler provides dispatchers or administrators with VOIP, instant Text Messaging or email options in order to contact workers about daily jobs or any Port emergency.
MULTIPLE REPORT FUNCTIONS
Harbor Watch automatically creates 21 dynamic reports archived in the application as PDFs. Output: PDF reports, Excel or .csv files. Custom Report Writing module available upon request.