Helm CONNECT Helps Ivy Marine Obtain Certification

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Leading maritime software developer, Helm Operations, assisted Ivy Marine, LLC obtain their SUB M TSMS Certification. Ivy Marine, LLC, a two-towboat company out of Mobile, AL is now the third and smallest company in the United States to obtain their TSMS Certificate.

Ivy Marine’s President. Steve Wilson said “Ivy Marine consulted with Tug & Barge Solutions to develop a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) that is both Subchapter M complaint and meet the AWO RCP standard”.

“Before Helm CONNECT, we used a paper-based system for all of our required forms and reports on the boats. Helm CONNECT allowed us to increase efficiency across the business, streamlining functions like compliance, inventory management and preventative maintenance. An added benefit that was crucial to our success was the user-friendly interface that has made it easy for our crews to adapt to a paperless system. Helm Operations partner, Tug and Barge Solutions built and implemented our Helm CONNECT package so we were able to convert without any hassle,” said Patrick Boles, Ivy Marine’s CFO.

Ron deBruyne, CEO and Founder of Helm Operations said “After careful vetting and review of the Helm CONNECT Maintenance and Compliance products TBS believes Helm CONNECT is the only maintenance and compliance software that provides the right mix of functionality, usability, and price to help TBS improve the efficiency of its operations and ensure their clients can successfully comply”

Since 1999, Helm Operations (formerly Edoc Systems Group) has been developing operations software for the commercial maritime industry. Helm CONNECT is the flagship product of Helm Operations. Whether it is managing safety and compliance, maintenance, billing, or jobs, Helm CONNECT gives you the information you need to do your job efficiently. It is the workboat industry’s first software designed through user experience principles, which makes it intuitive for use by everyone in a workboat company, from the crew right to the CEO. With more than 1700 vessels currently using Helm CONNECT, Helm Operations works with some of the largest most respected workboat companies in the world, including Crowley, SVITZER A/S, Kirby, Ingram Barge, ARTCO, McAllister, SAAM SMIT, Florida Marine Transporters and Blessey Marine.

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