The depth of sector-specific expertise offered by Ascent is exceptional. We cater to government bodies, finance companies, manufacturers, technology companies and many others. Whatever the sector, our focus is on delivering carefully designed and integrated applications that yield real process improvements.
Ascent works closely with government clients, developing specialized portals and helping to deliver a first class information society with effective E-gov facilities. Ascent is well placed to help both local and national agencies, with a focus on increased citizen participation and on streamlined services with higher levels of efficiency. Ask us for more if you need to manage and exchange securely any type of digital information.
Ascent finance solutions are highly secure and capable of handling very high transaction volumes across multiple channels. Our focus is on maximum customer value, helping finance companies to compete successfully as customer expectations rise. Ascent has the expertise needed to work successfully with banks, lenders, stock exchanges, payment providers, financial information providers, system suppliers...in fact with anyone involved in highly regulated financial services. Read more...
Our fifteen years of experience in POS extends across everything from individual retail stores to whole chains. An emphasis is placed on streamlining your business operations including inventory, supplier management, and point-of-sale processes. What you'll see with an Ascent retail solution is improvements to both sales strategies and back office operations, with informed decisions made possible by accurate data and valuable reporting tools. Read more...
Ascent has extensive experience in this sector, including the development and implementation of a production control system for a major textile manufacturer. Our systems handle the entire range of manufacturing needs including production control and scheduling; AI process optimisation; integration with 3rd party ERP; integration with numerically controlled machinery; and just-in-time purchasing.
With very significant experience in the telecoms sector, Ascent can address many different requirements such as wholesale line rental (WLR) provisioning, CDR loaders, call analysis and pre-billing and post-billing metrics. We can build systems from initial analysis through to completion, or take over existing applications and re-engineer them, replacing inefficient code and allowing for easier future enhancements. Our experience includes work with major portal technologies, allowing provision of tightly integrated systems across multiple users and sites. Read more...
Vehicle asset tracking
Vehicle and asset tracking solutions are an important utility for companies that need visibility of their fleet, improving substantially on the performance of paper systems. A recent project completed by Ascent makes use of the latest GIS (Geographical Information Systems) tools from MapInfo and ArcInfo and allows vehicles and other assets to be tracked using maps displayed on the screen. Good management information is provided and the systems work in real time using GPRS transmissions. There are particular benefits for high-value assets such as lorries carrying tobacco, alcohol, explosives and electronics.
Postal automation is vital in a deregulated environment, ensuring best use of counters and creating new retail opportunities. Ascent is highly experienced in the postal sector, offering levels of expertise that allow us to actively suggest new ideas and new revenue streams. Our postal automation software will help you to achieve very high levels of integration and transform productivity across a very wide range of services including bill payments for third party clients. Ascent systems are capable of dealing with almost any postal and financial services requirements. Read more...
A number of large realty companies have used Ascent to develop their systems. A focus on system integration means major productivity benefits - adding, amending and deleting property listings is rapid and clients are given extensive search options. Whatever you need from a sales management system, Ascent has the experience needed to deliver. Back-end facilities are excellent, with comprehensive database options and powerful reporting functions, including audit trails showing amendment tracking. You can also realize major improvements to the way you communicate with clients, including e-mail alerts for your web site users.
Property developers need to sell property fast - and to keep a careful track of sales. With a detailed understanding of the developer sector, Ascent can help you to design and implement systems that ensure the smoothest sales process and the best management information. Web-based technologies can meet all of your requirements including security, up-to-date property information and extensive facilities for reservations and management.
The modelling needs of energy suppliers are complex. Experience counts and Ascent has participated successfully in a project that allows Large, Complex, Critical Infrastructures (LCCIs) to establish enhanced communication between them. The goal was to achieve improvements to risk calculations such as outages and to the propagation of crucial information to other inter-dependent LCCI infrastructures. Dependencies between different infrastructures were modelled using AI techniques and the application that emerged from this project interfaces with Siemens Network Calculation (SINCAL) to simulate Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). A key priority was to prevent faults from affecting multiple infrastructures with cascading risks.
Airline flight catering
Ascent can transform operations for airlines and in-flight caterers, streamlining supply chains and integrating inventory management and supply chain systems. The outcome is better stock level control and reduced catering operations costs. We know that you need software to handle a whole range of requirements - for example the management of all items and meal cycles for each flight, coordinated from catering headquarters and uplifted for every flight. Vehicle allocation can also be improved greatly using information from Ascent systems and our solutions can interface directly with catering company billing software.
Solving complex biological problems involves a huge range of techniques including applied maths, informatics and statistics as well as innovative computing techniques such as AI. Ascent is working hard to develop easy-to-use bioinformatics software that will speed up and simplify research for all molecular biologists and biochemists. We bring together the best techniques in science and bioinformatics to support many different computationally intensive research areas. Pharmaceutical companies, biological and biomedical researchers will all find Ascent solutions of significant value.