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Helm adds crew management application

(l-r) Rachel Aylard and Steve Robertson, Helm Operations (l-r) Rachel Aylard and Steve Robertson, Helm Operations

Helm Operations has introduced its new software system for crew management, called Helm CONNECT Personnel, to sit alongside its existing range of marine maintenance and compliance applications.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Helm CONNECT Personnel will be primarily focused on the work boat market, promising to assist in management crew scheduling and payroll, and will integrate with Helm’s existing software package.

“On board the vessels the crew manage time sheets, watch schedules, rest time, overtime and downtime, sometimes across multiple pay or budget centres. And then on shore the team balances payroll while managing leave banks and accrued time-off, which are very specific to the marine industry,” said Rachel Aylard, product manager, Helm CONNECT Personnel.

“Not only do they have to ensure there's a properly certified crew planned for each vessel’s ever-changing operations, adjusting for holidays, partial hitches, rest time, and specialised work, they must also confirm that the crew arrive at the right place at the right time for each crew change, and document who’s on which vessel at what time. Although often overlooked, they have one of the most demanding jobs in the industry.”

“We want to solve those problems and give our industry powerful tools to streamline their crew scheduling and payroll. Our goal with Helm CONNECT Personnel is to reduce the workload of crew dispatchers and payroll clerks by hours each day.”

The roll out for Helm CONNECT Personnel began in June with a crew scheduling module, including time tracking and crew change management. The next item to roll out will be a payroll module designed specifically for marine use cases.{/mprestriction}

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