We commenced trading in 1998 and during our first year we conceived PAMS, software for managing student accommodation.
In 2000 we acquired Syrex Limited and the Room Service software and that summer we launched a new version - Room Service 2000, also known as RS2000.
We grew rapidly as universities and colleges recognised the advantage of working with a specialist supplier. By 2005 we had 30 customers using our PAMS and Room Service systems. We were the first supplier to provide a solution for online applications, and the first to provide online contracts.
In 2005 we started work on Room Service.Net, using the latest Microsoft development tools. We designed a fully automated migration process to convert existing customers' data from RS2000 and delivered this to customers during 2006. Customers who buy Room Service.Net cite its user interface as the best in the market.
In 2006 we delivered our 2nd generation of online products to revolutionise our customers' operations. Our self-service student portal eliminates considerable amounts of data-processing activities and saves customers large amounts of money in printing, postage, packing and other related costs. We were the first supplier to offer an online arrivals module which lets students schedule their date and time of arrival.
Since then we have continued to design and engineer new products, such as those which let students complete an online induction process. We are constantly adding new features which extend our solution and help our customers improve their operations. Our latest innovations include a Facebook application which connects students with each other.
We have 59 customers, most of whom have implemented our self-service applications. 34% of the top 100 UK universities use Occam's software for managing their student accommodation.
Occam Systems Limited is wholly owned by Occam Technology Limited.