PDMS is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with NEXTRA, for the delivery of workforce related systems to the transport sector.

This affiliation will focus on delivering NEXTRA’s leading edge workforce management systems to ferry, and other travel operators including rostering, time and attendance management, and optimised people and resource scheduling.

PDMS provides ferry reservation, ticketing and ITSO Smartcard solutions, working with customers including Calmac, the Isle of Man Steam Packet and Bahamas Ferries - whilst NEXTRA currently works with operators including P&O Ferries and the Craig Group‘s Northstar Shipping business.

The partnership has already proved to be successful with a new contract recently awarded by CalMac Ferries for the provision of crew staff rostering management system. The contract was awarded through the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 procurement framework.

David Stickland, Commercial Director of PDMS’ Transport & Ticketing Division commented “We are delighted to be working more closely with NEXTRA and adding workforce systems to our growing range of solutions.  Together we have a unique combination of skills and experience and most importantly, a great deal of insight into the needs of ferry and other transport operators when it comes to key line of business systems.”

Michael Curran, CEO of NEXTRA said “NEXTRA is very pleased to embark upon this strategic partnership with PDMS Transport and Ticketing for the delivery of workforce management systems, including our rostering, time and attendance and optimised, demand driven scheduling solutions, to the shipping and ferry industries. Our extensive joint experience in these key sectors, coupled with our innovative drive, will ensure that we add both strategic, and operational, value to our customers. We are proud to be working with PDMS in delivering our solutions to CalMac Ferries.”

PDMS Transport & Ticketing is currently working on a number of new projects including the implementation of ITSO Smartcards to ferry operators in Scotland.


About PDMS

PDMS is a software engineering company providing a range of IT services and solutions. With a 24 year track record, the company employs over 70 people with offices in Glasgow and the Isle of Man.  PDMS’ Transport & Ticketing Division is focused on the development of ferry reservation and ticketing solutions, together with smart and mobile ticketing solutions for the wider transport sector.


For more information please contact:

Joanne Pontee 01624 664000 or [email protected] or

Diane Stickland 0141 880 1000 or [email protected]