Cedar Tower Services (Pty) Ltd (CTS) was founded in December 2013. The company specialises in developing Drupal and other database driven software solutions in the medical and heritage sectors. The director, Nicholas Wiltshire, has more than 20 years experience in working on solutions for the food and beverage, wholesale electronics and transport industries and over 10 years of experience working in the heritage industry.
In December 2013, CTS began the development of AgeWell Global for Mothers2Mothers based in Cape Town. The system captures health and wellbeing related data by elderly companions in Khayelitsha and Sea Point. The dashboards, analytics, reporting, data capture forms and management tools were first built using Drupal on a mobilefriendly theme. This was followed by enabling offline data capture on Android smartphones using ODK. Customised code was written to synchronise ODK with the Drupal Content Management System for AgeWell Global. The system went live in March 2014 and the pilot came to an end on 31st December 2014. AgeWell Global is currently in the process of being launched in the USA.
Wiltshire was also responsible for the development of South Africa's first national heritage management system, the South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS), which was developed using Drupal and Geoserver, both Free Open Source Software (FOSS) between November 2011 and November 2013 while on contract to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA). Since September 2014 CTS has been developing a new product for the heritage sector, the ‘Heritage Screener’. It is primarily designed for the early stages of the environmental impact assessment, mining licence application and heritage processes. The Heritage Screeners have been welcomed by the environmental and heritage community. CTS is also focusing on the development of mapping services tailored to heritage impact assessments and research. These services may also be applied to other industries with the need for spatial representation of data.