We are ADVANTUM!

ADVANTUM provides logistics, labour & resource management solutions to clients in Shipping, Logistics, Transportation, Government and beyond. Our solutions drive operational efficiencies through workflow automations and data management tailored to meet and exceed the standards of your industry. ADVANTUM offers a modular approach to the delivery of solutions so you can either use the individual modules or any combination seamlessly in one platform.

We work closely with our clients, getting to know your business and your unique needs so we can develop a turnkey solution and deliver a platform that works. Our solutions are paperless, efficient, simple, and custom-built by our team of professional developers and engineers, and we are fully accountable, providing maintenance support.

Our History

 

  • 1981

    Incorporation of Port Computer Services Limited (PCS)

    PCS was established in 1981 as the primary supplier of information technology services to the Jamaican shipping industry. The company holds the distinction of being the pioneer in the computerization of the Port of Kingston.

  • 1981

    Partnership with COSMOS

    PCS entered a partnership with COSMOS, a leading developer and supplier of a terminal operating system, to provide the Container Tracking Solution for the Kingston Container Terminal.

  • 1984

    Wharfage Information System Developed

    Wharfage Information System (WIS) was developed and deployed to Kingston Wharves Limited. The solution facilitates the management of revenue for wharf companies – it includes core processes from data entry to the calculation of charges, generation of invoices, receipts and container gate-passes.

  • 1988

    Hand-Held Technology Introduced to the Port of Kingston

    PCS introduced hand-held technology to the Port of Kingston. This was used to capture information at ship side, allowing for immediate data bank update of containers. This development marked the first time hand-held technology was being used on the Island.

  • 1990

    Management Software Developed for NCB Publish Share Issue

    PCS engineered the software programme to manage the first NCB Publish Share Issue

  • 1990

    Personal Computer Interface Created

    Personal Computer interface was created by PCS to move data between System 38 and the handheld devices - a first in Jamaica and the region.

  • 1990

    Suite of Software Solutions Developed for the Shipping Association of Jamaica

    PCS developed a suite of software solutions for the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ). The suite comprised of CESS Management Solution, Pension Management and Port Workers Payroll.

  • 1992

    IBM AS/400 Acquired

    IBM AS/400 which maintains a reputation internationally as being one of the most robust servers was acquired to replace the two System 38 servers, effectively increasing the company's information processing capacity by 100%.

  • 1995

    Graphical Operational Software Acquired

    Acquired graphical operational software from Belgium to manage yard, vessel and equipment at Kingston Container Terminal.

  • 1995

    Automated Berth Planning Solution Developed

    The Region’s first fully automated Berth Planning Solution was developed by PCS.

  • 1996

    Wide Area Network (WAN) Established

    PCS established an industry Wide Area Network (WAN) for the local shipping industry.

  • 1996

    Agent Information System (AGIS) Developed

    Developed Agent Information System (AGIS) allowing Agents to input manifest information manually or electronically for quick retrieval and billing of charges.

  • 1996

    Paragon Developed

    PCS developed Paragon, an accounting-based software package for the shipping industry and the wider business community.

  • 1998

    PCS Enters the Regional Market

    PCS entered the regional Caribbean market with the implementation of its Wharfage Information Systems (WIS) at St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority in St. Kitts.

  • 2004

    ADiS Developed

    Developed and deployed ADiS, a Demurrage Management Solution for Assessment & Recoveries Limited a collections agent.

  • 2008

    Partnership with the Developers of Fortis

    PCS forged a partnership with the developers of Fortis Enterprise Document Management Software to offer their suite of solutions in the region.

  • 2008

    Partnership with Microsoft

    Partnership signed with Microsoft Solutions to offer their Dynamic Solutions and other Microsoft offerings in Jamaica.

  • 2009

    Integrated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Developed

    PCS developed and launched an integrated Interactive Voice Response with the labour deployment system for the Shipping Association of Jamaica.

  • 2009

    Partnership with Vintage Point Solution

    Partnership signed with Vintage Point Solution to offer their Human Resource Management Solution in the region.

  • 2009

    The ADVANTUM Suite of Solutions Developed

    PCS the commencement of the development of the ADVANTUM Suite of solutions. One of the first contracts signed was to deploy ADVANTUM Port Manager replacing the Wharfage Information System (WIS) developed in 1988.

  • 2010

    Brand DataVault Launched

    PCS took the bold step to enhance our business continuity solutions by launching the brand DataVault. DataVault offers two software solutions to allow for business continuity in the aftermath of a disaster or total system failure. It includes Online Backup and Server Hosting.

  • 2010

    Partnership with Digicel Jamaica Limited

    PCS launched its Server Hosting Solution in partnership with telecoms giant Digicel Jamaica Limited.

  • 2020

    Today

    Today PCS has catapulted into a modern information technology company that boasts state of the art equipment and software. PCS has also reengineered its products and services to meet a wider cross-section of the business community.

Great work comes from working with great clients.