Making Information Meaningful

Software development

ASR designs and develops database-driven web applications. These include web sites which 'do something' and they may involve e-commerce capabilities. Many of these web site applications are built as part of ASR’s survey and research business and are confidential to the client. However, public commercial examples include:

Visalink Logo

Visa procurement and tracking

Catholic Church Insurance Logo

Catholic Church Insurance

Verified Logo

Building compliance by Verified Pty Ltd

Clarion Logo

Clarion Australia's 3-in1 year warranty site

We have expertise in a variety of databases (Oracle, SQL Server, SQLBase, MySQL, etc) and development environments including .NET, MTS/ASP, HTML and XML. Our development team offers a complete solution, from original system design, software development, testing, documentation and commissioning. Your application can be hosted by us or you can host it.

Certifications

ASR is:

  • Member Victorian Whole-of-Government e-Services Panel
  • Registered as a supplier with the Government Communications Unit
  • Member of various government survey & research panels
  • A Registered Research Service Provider (No. 40503)
  • Meets PSM standards set by Defence for handling Commonwealth data
  • Member of AMRO (Association of Market Research Organisations)
  • Senior staff are members of AMSRS (Australian Market & Social Research Society)
  • Senior staff are QPMR's (Qualified Practicing Market Research Professionals)
  • Member of AIIA (Australian Information Industry Association)
  • Member of Department of Human Resources (Victoria) IT Panel

Registered Research Service Provider

ASR is a Registered Research Service Provider (No. 40503). This means that clients who want to undertake R&D costing less than $50,000 can have us do it for them and obtain the 125% tax concession on this expenditure. The company is registered in the areas of:

  • Statistics
  • Other Mathematical Sciences
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Computer Software
  • Other Information Computer and Communication Technologies
  • Other Applied Sciences and Technologies.

There are a number of advantages that RSP’s offer to their clients:

  • The normal annual expenditure threshold of $20,000 is waived for R&D contracted to an RSP within the RSP’s approved classes of activity and the client company is entitled to a 125% deduction.
  • Prepayments for contracted Australian R&D may be claimed by companies up to twelve months in advance of the work actually being carried out and can be included in the calculations for the 175% Premium; and smaller firms are able to undertake R&D programs without having to invest in costly R&D equipment and expertise.
  • Small and medium-sized firms are able to undertake R&D programs without having to invest in costly R&D equipment and expertise.

More about Registered Research Service Providers (RSP’s)

An important part of the Government’s commitment to Research and Development (R&D) is facilitating access by small and medium sized companies to expert R&D services, particularly those residing in public sector research organisations. The Industry Research and Development Act 1986 provides for the establishment of Registered Research Providers (RSP’s).

An RSP is an organisation approved by the Industry Research and Development Board (the Board) which is capable of performing contracted R&D, in one or more classes of research activity, on behalf of eligible companies, or through a group of companies who have entered into a collaborative arrangement.

Organisations which will be considered for RSP status at present include:

  • Private sector profit and non-profit R&D organisations;
  • Educational institutions such as universities and other higher education institutions;
  • Autonomous public sector science and technology research institutes, and
  • R&D u nits from Commonwealth and State Government institutions.

There are a number of advantages that RSP’s offer to their clients:

  • Expenditure for Australian R&D work contracted to an RSP, within approved classes of activity, is eligible for the full concession in the year of income, irrespective of the annual R&D expenditure of the claimant, ie: the normal annual expenditure threshold of $20,000 is waived.
  • Prepayments for contracted Australian R&D may be claimed by companies up to twelve months in advance of the work being carried out.
  • Small and medium-sized firms are able to undertake R&D programs without having to invest in costly R&D equipment and expertise.

ASR satisfies the Board’s criteria to be met by organisations which seek registration as an RSP:

  • Employment. The organisation must employ a minimum of one-full time researcher and four other full-time or full-time equivalent, research staff.
  • Facilities. Organisations must have R&D facilities in Australia which shall be sufficient for the research staff to undertake their work and shall be appropriate to the field or fields of research in which the RSP seeks to be registered.
  • Pricing Structure. The fee and charges structure must be on normal commercial terms.
  • Multiple Clients. An organisation must hold itself available to undertake work on behalf on non-related organisations as determined for the purposes of The Corporation Law.