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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.

Our new Alpha Tracker website for Australia & New Zealand is live

Have you seen our new website for asbestos software Alpha Tracker customers based in Australia & New Zealand? 

The web address is and it contains lots of useful information about Alpha Tracker and how it can help asbestos and environmental consultancies to streamline their business.

The new Alpha Tracker website for Australia & New Zealand
Judy & Leanne will be adding more information to their new website over the coming weeks so do keep popping back for a look.

Alpha Tracker Release 29 - nearly 200 improvements

We're pleased to announce that the Summer/Autumn 2018 update to asbestos software Alpha Tracker is now available.

With nearly 200 updates since Release 28 was made available in late Spring, there is something in Release 29 for everyone.  Performance improvements, bug fixes and new features appear throughout the system helping admin staff, asbestos surveyors and company management help do their job even more efficiently.

Kim is busy finalising the release notes (watch out for them here on our website), but in the meantime take a look at this video which introduces a handful of the new features:

If you would like to know more about Release 29, or would like help to install the update, please do get in touch.  We're busy planning Release 30 for the later this year so let us know what changes you'd like to see.

Good feedback from Alpha Tracker training

We've been analysing the responses we get from our asbestos software Alpha Tracker training sessions (the training we deliver in person as part of all new installations).

(1) The results are pretty good.  9/10 people say "Yes", they understand the training delivered:

Forms response chart. Question title: Did you understand the training?. Number of responses: 19 responses.

(2) Not everyone knows what to expect from the training, though, so room for improvement there:

Forms response chart. Question title: Did you know what to expect from the training?. Number of responses: 19 responses.

(3) And, finally, everyone thinks that we train at the right pace.  Result!

Forms response chart. Question title: Did the trainer go at the right speed?. Number of responses: 18 responses.

Two more orders for asbestos software Alpha Tracker

We've received two more orders for asbestos software Alpha Tracker over the weekend.

The first is from a UK asbestos consultancy, Asbestos Analytical Services, specialising in asbestos testing and asbestos surveying services.

The second is from Australia where Cumberland Council have ordered a copy of Alpha Tracker in order to hold asbestos data sent to them by their surveying consultancies.

Can we help your organisation to manage asbestos data?  Please do get in touch.

Alpha Tracker Release 29 is now available!

We're delighted to announce that asbestos software Alpha Tracker Release 29 is now available for download and installation.

This is our autumn 2018 release and we'll be producing our normal explanatory video and release notes next week.  Keep an eye on the blog for those.

Thanks go to our beta testers for all their feedback and ideas.

RSK asbestos specialists receive their Alpha Tracker asbestos air monitoring training

Our Alpha Tracker trainer Kim really enjoyed meeting the RSK asbestos specialists when she delivered their air monitoring training.

Some of RSK's specialist asbestos staff
If you're interested in adding asbestos air monitoring or other environmental services to your own Alpha Tracker installation, do get in touch!

Aurora Environmental go live with Alpha Tracker

Perth-based Aurora Environmental have switched to asbestos software Alpha Tracker to improve their productivity and the services they offer their clients.

The Aurora Environmental website
Aurora Environmental is a Western Australian based specialist environmental science and occupational hygiene consultancy. They operate throughout Australia and internationally.

The Aurora specialist staff members are committed to providing expert, authoritative assessments and advice in all areas of environmental management including occupational hygiene and asbestos, contaminated sites, industrial and waste management and environmental impact assessments (EIA’s).

We are delighted that Aurora Environmental has chosen Alpha Tracker and look forward to a long and productive relationship.

Productive visit to the Contamination Expo 2018 at Birmingham NEC

The Contamination Expo is one event we always attend each year and this time it was held at the NEC in Birmingham.

The event showcases the latest technology relating to:

  • Land Remediation
  • Spill Response
  • Clean Air Technology
  • Nuclear Decommissioning and Remediation
  • Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Wastewater

and Alpha Tracker is always of interest to attending environmental & asbestos consultancies.  It is also a great opportunity to meet old and new Tracker and Alpha Tracker users.

Director Robin Bennett at Contamination Expo 2018

Hall 5

One of the talks given by the Environment Agency

So many Alpha Tracker asbestos consultancies were exhibiting

The full event guide

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