ACADS-BSG Software Progression - ACADS-BSG

September 29, 2023by ACADS-BSG

As ACADS-BSG continues its journey of growth, we reflect on the significant milestones we’ve achieved over the past years.


In 2020, we embarked on a crucial software upgrade journey while preserving the core integrity of our programs. Simultaneously, we launched an upgraded online Support Desk system via our revamped website. This modernisation effort enabled us to gather valuable operator feedback, streamline the implementation of suggestions, and enhance the overall user experience for both CAMEL⁺ and HYENA⁺.


Building on this success, 2021 saw the introduction of a cloud-based version of HYENA, aptly named HYENA⁺. This development fostered seamless collaboration, accessibility, and complete self-management for users and teams worldwide. Following suit, in 2022, we launched a cloud-based iteration of the CAMEL program.


To further engage our valued users, we introduced Public Product Roadmaps for both HYENA⁺ and CAMEL⁺, offering transparency into past, current, and planned enhancements to our programs, all while welcoming your valuable feedback, suggestions, and implementations.


In December 2022, we released new design conditions for CAMEL⁺ based on updated weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology spanning the years 2000-2021. Two months later, we also released an update to CAMEL⁺ to reflect the changes in the newly released 4th Edition of the AIRAH DA09 Load Estimation Application Manual.


More recently, we’ve made significant strides by introducing the Graphical User Interface for HYENA⁺, visually displaying pipe network node diagrams. Although still in its beta phase, this improvement not only facilitates more effective calculation reviews but also mitigates data entry errors.


Looking ahead, we are committed to continually enhancing our programs, ensuring they remain at the forefront of the industry, providing you with the trusted and reliable solutions you’ve come to expect from ACADS-BSG.


Thank you for being part of this incredible journey!

The user interface for HYENA+ is much cleaner and more user friendly than the UI used for the original HYENA program. This makes the experience more enjoyable, easy, and less taxing when using the program for long periods of time. HYENA is an excellent tool to have and its now web-based nature with HYENA+ has allowed it to become even more beneficial.

– M. Cummings

It has always been a pleasure dealing with ACADS-BSG team due to their helpful nature and quick response time to any inquiries and technical issues. Camel\Hyena works out of the box and install time is in seconds, I cannot recommend any other company that provides better customer service other than Catherine and her team.

– Marvin D

Catherine and the team at ACADS provide customer service of the highest standards always offering the best solutions for our business with fast response times. I would highly recommend ACADS-BSG.

– Amy

The ACADS BSG suite of software has been used by VOS Group for 30 years. We as a company have grown as the software capabilities have changed with usability and technology. The support from head office has always been quick and accurate, with a resolve to overcome any obstacles. We have always found the outputs to be accurate and reliable and a good basis for good engineering design.

– Shayne C

Moving to a cloud based platform has improved the overall performance of the software. [being able to log in from any device] has improved my overall productivity as I only need to carry my smart phone or a tablet, and I can do my job remotely. Tools and functions are clearly organised within the new interface reducing any confusion for a new user. Copy+ Paste option saves a lot of time for Engineers like me. It just works like an Excel Sheet, where you can copy items and paste them somewhere else. It saves a lot of time especially if you are working on a single project and you want to do multiple calculations.

[HYENA+] allows me to quickly switch from one calculation to another without losing any data. This has reduced the overall lead time in doing calculations. I am sure [HYENA+] will have a positive impact on the Fire Industry.

– Ahkil M