Helm Operations is headquartered in Victoria, BC Canada.

About us

Since 1999 some of the most respected, innovative workboat companies in the world trust their operations and maintenance management to Helm software, which is developed by Helm Operations. 

 Today, Helm Operations has two products:

 1. Helm Dispatch Manager™, made for the harbor services industry, provides you with comprehensive administrative, management and communications tools that result in increased billing, asset utilization, and operational efficiency.

 2. Helm CONNECT is the flagship product of Helm Operations for preventive maintenance and compliance, Helm CONNECT’s intuitive, step-by-step interface makes p​lanned maintenance easy and allows you to get ahead of your maintenance, instead of reacting to it.

Helm Operations markets and sells Helm software under safe harbor principles.

Helm Operations, located in Victoria, BC Canada is a subsidiary of ClassNK, one of the world’s leading classification societies. ClassNK is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the maritime industry, and ensuring the safety of ships, their crews, and the marine environment. With more than 8,600 vessels on its register, ClassNK provides classification and certification services to more than 20% of the world’s merchant fleet via a network of some 130 offices worldwide.

Helm also hosts Helm Conference, an annual workboat best practices conference. 


A subsidiary of ClassNK

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A sister company of:

Safety Management Systems LLC

SMS provides world-class expertise in marine safety, environmental, quality and security management systems, including ISM Code, ISO 9001 and 14001, and Subchapter M. SMS services integrate with HELM CONNECT to provide compliance programs with a competitive edge. 



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