Technical Specification

HELIOS has been developed using Microsoft .NET platform. The current reference system is Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database with .NET 3.5 and Crystal Reports.


This can be delivered via a Software as a Service (SAAS) hosted solution, or from an organisation's own servers. Where connectivity into a country is restricted, HELIOS can be deployed on servers in country offices.

To access it, users require Internet Explorer browser version 7.0 or higher. There is a planned upgrade that will add support for Chrome and other browsers. HELIOS can also run stand-alone on a laptop running Windows XP and above, or can be deployed from a Virtual Machine. Data transfer between installations is possible allowing laptop and in-country installations to upload and download both master data and transactions where there is no web connectivity.

HELIOS can be integrated with an organization’s ERP, Procurement, Financial or other legacy systems via standard tools.