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.

What's the link between Alpha Tracker and the inventor of the spreadsheet?

Did you know that every time you use asbestos system Alpha Tracker you are using software written by the inventor of the spreadsheet, Dan Bricklin?

Dan is a legendary computer programmer and co-created Visicalc, the first modern spreadsheet program.  Imagine what life would be like without spreadsheets... how many times a day or week do you open Excel or Google Sheets and take the system of formulae, rows & columns for granted? Well, someone had to invent the idea of the "spreadsheet" and that person is Dan Brickin, the CTO at Alpha Software.

Start Software's director Robin Bennett with Dan Bricklin
Dan's code appears in Alpha Anywhere, the software that powers asbestos software Alpha Tracker and we have had the privilege of meeting and presenting with Dan at the Alpha DevCon developer conferences over the last few years.

Dan's TEDx talk is just brilliant and well worth watching.  Hope you enjoy meeting Dan as much as we do!


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