Ship management software is a collection of software that helps Technical Ship Management companies implement, revise and improve their safety management and other procedural and regulatory systems.
There are multiple types of software that call themselves cloud ship management software.
The first is the most common type. Some parts of the software are hosted on a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to increase the availability of the software.
The second is increasingly more common. This is where the company's side runs on the cloud, but the ship side is partially or fully offline and synchronizes to the company and vendor cloud databases.
The third is where the whole software runs on the cloud, and all users, ships, and shore connect to a central cloud computing system. By definition, this is the only genuine cloud software type.