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Our latest webinar with Alpha Software has been published on YouTube .  Lucas, Ferry & Robin discuss how the Alpha Software infrastructure (Alpha TransForms, Alpha Anywhere & Alpha Cloud) are all used to build their new ecoScribe service for ecological consultancies . Watch the webinar on YouTube If you'd like to watch any of the Alpha Software/Start Software webinars, click here .  And do get in touch if you'd like help with your Alpha-built applications - it's what we do!

About Start Software

Start Software is an award-winning developer and leading publisher of asbestos software, systems for the legal services industry and more.

Want to know more about asbestos software Alpha Tracker? Alpha Tracker is the most used asbestos software in the UK, Australia & New Zealand with more than 60m items of asbestos data stored.

Our legal services software Alpha Legal helps will writers, accountants, solicitors, IFAs and estate agents to communicate securely with clients. Read about developments here on the blog.

Or need help with Alpha Anywhere or Alpha Transform projects or software development? You'll find useful info here.

Go Blue for Meso... Go Big or Go Home!!! Tom has done his bit for Action Mesothelioma Day 2024

Our developer Tom has done his bit for Action Mesothelioma Day 2024!!! 

Two cans of blue hair spray later and Tom's lovely blond locks are now bright blue to show his support for Mesothelioma UK's annual day of action.

Blue-haired Tom supporting Action Mesothelioma Day

Action Mesothelioma Day aims to raise awareness of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos, raise vital funds to support the research into tackling mesothelioma, and to remember and support those who have been affected by mesothelioma.

We support Mesothelioma UK as our company charity (their logo even appears on the home page of our asbestos software Alpha Tracker) and we encourage you to support them too.  "Light up blue" today in any way you can to keep people talking about this terrible disease.  Thank you!

#goblueformeso #AMD24 #asbestoawareness

Support Desk performance in June 2024

Our Support Desk recorded 732 tickets in June 2024.  This was slightly up compared to May (700), but lower than April (830).

89% of all calls were resolved within the timeframe requested.  Looking at High Priority tickets specifically, 95% of calls were resolved on schedule.

Remember, our Support Desk is available 24x7 to support you - so get in touch whenever you need our help.  That's what we're here for!

Brilliant article by Charles Pickles in the Daily Mail: Asbestos-riddled schools, hospitals and social housing is the next big scandal

Our old friend and founder of the Airtight on Asbestos campaign, Charles Pickles, has just published an article in the Daily Mail to explain the asbestos situation facing the next government.

Read Charles' article on the Mail Online website

Charles calls on the next government to address the biggest national scandal of our times: to implement the recommendations of the Work & Pensions Select Committee and finally remove all asbestos from all public buildings.

Here at Alpha Tracker we support Airtight on Asbestos and the tireless work that Charles does to promote the objectives of the campaign.  Our OpenAsbestos initiative aims to make asbestos data more readily available to everyone who needs it.  

Please do what you can to keep asbestos at the forefront of government thinking and to help shape future policy.

Try our AI-powered Alpha Tracker Expert! Ask it anything to help you to work faster and smarter

We've built an AI-powered experimental Alpha Tracker Expert here.


Ask the Alpha Tracker Expert anything!

Try asking it questions like:
  • how do I create a new project?
  • can I convert a quotation into a job?
  • how can I export a list of open projects to Excel?
You'll need a (free) ChatGPT account to access it but that only takes a moment or two to set up.  Have fun and give us your feedback, thanks!

Find the Alpha Tracker Expert here: https://chatgpt.com/g/g-ktm2UEBHB-alpha-tracker-expert

Quotation "auto-chase" feature coming soon. Big time-saver for your sales teams

We're putting the finishing touches onto our new quotation "auto-chase" feature in Alpha Tracker.  This will be a huge time-saver for sales teams wanting to follow up on open quotes without manually writing individual emails to each prospect.

Preview of our quotation auto-chase feature

You filter the list of open quotes to select the ones you want to follow up.  Once you have the list ready, you can select all or a selection and press the new "Chase" button.  This will give you a customisable email template before you click to send.  Each quotation will then be followed up with the emails copied into your Tracker Filer address.

Our beta-tester consultancies will be the first to see the feature and give us feedback. If you'd like a sneak preview, too, get in touch.

Another 700 Alpha Legal, Legacy Portal & Alpha Portal subscribers are now live

We've just reached another milestone with another 700 subscribers now live on the Alpha LegalLegacy Portal and Alpha Portal platforms.


We're an award-winning secure client portal for will writers, IFAs, accountants and other professionals and we welcome new subscribers.  Find out more on our websites.

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