SOGET and Microsoft: a strategic partnership for a secure digitization of ports in France and worldwide
SOGET, world specialist in Port Community Systems (PCS), and Microsoft, world leader in technology, are strengthening their partnership to offer a secure digital environment for maritime and port economy stakeholders. From US$1,500 billion in 2010, the added value of the world maritime economy could represent US$3,000 billion by 2030 according to the OECD, which highlights the relevance of digital data as well as safety/security in this forecast.
As a strategic asset of the global trade pattern, ports are critical infrastructures where millions of logistics
players exchange billions of data every day. Digitization represents a major source of value as long as the
new digital and logistics era combines fluidity, cybersecurity and reliability. The pooling of SOGET's and
Microsoft's skills and expertise offers an innovative and effective response to the world's port communities.
SOGET's expertise in intelligent, shared and instant management of supply chain information is combined
with Microsoft's major technological advances with cybersecure management, in particular by hosting all data
in a confidential way on the Azure Cloud.
From the ports of the Seine Corridor to the Jakarta terminals and the containerized transshipments in
Kingston or Kinshasa, SOGET and Microsoft already offer optimal collaborative solutions to combine
productivity, efficiency and security in all operations related to the movement of cargo.
Microsoft supports the excellence of S)ONE, SOGET's latest generation Port Community System through its
Artificial Intelligence, predictive analysis and data visualization services such as PowerBI, to meet the
transport and logistics requirements of our common customers.
Microsoft Azure helps to meet strict security needs by assisting in identifying and protecting threats.
This partnership would not exist without the possibility of offering global coverage to our customers with a
presence in more than 42 countries but also datacenters in France when the aim is to have a local data
"We are very pleased to provide S)ONE with the power of the Azure cloud while respecting the business
specificities. Microsoft and SOGET's joint offer provides to our common import-export customers a flexible
and secure solution. We support strongly this technological transformation and the volume increase of trade
through privileged partners such as SOGET. "says Alain Bernard, Managing Director Partners France,
SOGET is currently deploying S)ONE, its next-generation PCS based on 100% Microsoft technology, on a
national scale in Jamaica and the DRC and on the Seine Axis in France, which represents 80% of French
foreign trade. The next steps will be to extend the system to other places in metropolitan and overseas France
as well as to other countries, in close collaboration with Microsoft.
According to Hervé Cornède, CEO of SOGET: "Our strategic partnership with Microsoft over the past 7
years has been key for our partners and customers. Collaborative work with Microsoft teams places our digital
platform at the heart of cutting-edge digital solutions for our port and logistics communities. It is an honor and
a privilege for an SME like SOGET to be recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner for the digital optimization
of global port boundaries".
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