March 2009. San Francisco Bar Pilots are responsible for the safe passage of more than 8,500 vessels every year. They must navigate ships safely through thick fog, high winds and winter storms. There are currently 60 San Francisco Bar Pilots that navigate vessels of 300 gross tons or more and require having a pilot on board to enter the Golden Gate and navigate the tricky waters and currents of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun Bays.

Klein Systems Group was selected to provide its latest KleinPilot vessel and pilot scheduling software technology including integrated electronic Billing and Accounts Receivable applications. The live operation commenced at the end of 2008. Next phase will be utilization of wireless technology allowing the pilots direct messaging and time capture within the database and dispatch office which will allow for generation of invoicing immediately upon completion of the job. The pilots will also be able to receive wireless dispatch notification based on the configured business rules.