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Windows 11 is available - and our software works perfectly! (Wed, 06 Oct 2021)
Windows 11 was launched by Microsoft yesterday and 100,000s of computers around the world have already updated. We've been testing Alpha Tracker, Alpha Legal and our other software on Windows 11 for months now (see   Windows 11 works a little differently from Windows 10 - but don't worry! The result of all of our testing is that we're confident that everything from Start Software is working as normal, so do go ahead and update your computers with confidence! For more information, please do contact our support desk for advice.
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ISO9001 and ISO27001 accreditation visit in progress (Wed, 06 Oct 2021)
We've always been proud to run our small (now medium!) sized business like a big business.  We aim to have processes and procedures to help us to deal with our customers in a well organised, consistent way. Start Software is aiming for ISO9001:2015 and ISO27001 accreditation ISO9001 is the "Quality" accreditation and we've held it for years now - we were one of the first software companies of our size to obtain the accreditation.  This has always held us in good stead when bidding for business with our asbestos software, Alpha Tracker. This week we're being assessed for ISO9001:2015 and also for the Security standard, ISO27001.  Our director Elaine is working with ISO specialist Functio ( to help us to achieve our ambition and become accredited in both standards.  ISO27001 will reinforce our cyber-security credentials and give confidence to our Alpha Legal users who rely on our software to communicate securely with their clients. Find out more about Start Software's awards, certifications and accreditations here.
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Start Software - Fasthosts Gold Partner (Mon, 04 Oct 2021)
Fasthosts provide many of the servers that power our successful software products, including the market-leading Alpha Tracker asbestos software system. We have now been accredited Gold Partner status confirming the quality of our software and the strength of the relationship between us. Start Software and Fasthosts working together We are always looking for new software development opportunities, so do get in touch if you'd like to discuss your software idea with us.
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Start Software (Alpha Tracker) at the Contamination Show, NEC (Thu, 23 Sep 2021)
It's always good to meet up with clients, business partners and old friends at the annual Contamination Expo where Alpha Tracker always makes an appearance. Robin & Kim in the hazardous materials hall Kim & Robin had a whistle-stop whizz around every stand yesterday (or, so it felt!) sharing information about our asbestos software and our plans. We met up with Mark from Asbestoprobe to discuss their latest developments.  We are Asbestoprobe's software partners and we plan to link their innovative handheld asbestos detection device with Tracker Mobile, our on-site asbestos data collection platform. Mark and Kim discussing the Asbestoprobe latest developments
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Start Software partners CTT Group enjoy their summer festival (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
Start Software partners CTT Group (formally known as Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation) have just celebrated another year of success by holding their annual summer festival. Robin & Catherine from Start attended and enjoyed the legendary CTT hospitality at Gables House - CTT's impressive offices in Leamington Spa. The sun shone on CTT Group's directors, staff, families & friends!
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