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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.

Return of Yellowbike!!

Remember the Yellowbike project we worked on back in 2009/10?

We wrote the management software and developed the Internet booking site for a company renting electric bikes (painted in bright yellow, hence the name)!.  They didn't take off for the Yellowbike Company in the original rental locations, but they have been continuing to secure new sites and have just gone live for Summer 2011.

The new sites are on the Isle of Wight and they are working in association with Red Funnel Ferries.

Good luck to all at Yellowbike - it will be great to see the yellow perils on the road again!

You can read more at Yellowbike's web site -

Tracker featured in SHP (Safety & Health Practitioner) Magazine

UK launch of Alpha Five v11

Alpha Five is a software development/database product which we've been keeping a close eye on for a few years.

We usually develop in Microsoft Access and/or VB/VBA (with a SQL Server back-end) but Alpha Five has been interesting us because of its clever web abilities.  Essentially, it can web-enable databases very quickly and easily which is something which Access is not really able to do unless you are a company with Sharepoint installed.

Alpha Software are launching a UK office and developer network and today's event at the Heathrow Hilton combined both the launch of the office and the new version of Alpha Five, v11.

It was a well-attended and really interesting event and we'll be taking an even closer look at v11 now that we are on the beta programme.

Results from Customer Feedback Questionnaire 2010-11

If you've just completed one of our customer satisfaction questionnaires, thanks for taking the time and effort to do so.  We really appreciate all feedback (good and bad) and we are all very keen to take note and act upon it.

Compared to last year, our overall scores are down a bit, but only a bit!  Overall, across all categories, you've scored us 8/10.  It is good to see that the "Staff" category scores the best - 9/10 overall.

We've had a really difficult few months with long-term staff sickness in the team combined with my family bereavement, so if you feel like we've not quite been on the ball, we appreciate your continued support and business.

Please post a comment or two if you'd like to see the full results - Kim will delight in analysing them and putting another blog up!

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