Section: Information Technology

IT Eye Update


IT Eye Update provides an overview of news during the past six months from IT organisations working with social landlords and others in the sectors - with links for further reading.


NOVEMBER 2019

Article dated: 05.11.19
Aareon UK: Further reading

After a successful implementation project, Cheltenham Borough Homes (CBC) have gone live with Aareon QL Housing Management, Mobile, EDRM and DRS - the film below details the collaboration between CBC and Aareon.


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Article dated: 05.11.19
Castleton: Further reading

Scottish Borders Housing Association has gone live with 'MySBHA' - which supported by Castleton Technology, empowers Tenants to carry out simple transactions such as raising repairs, paying their rent and changing their account or personal details.

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Article dated: 05.11.19
Tempus: Further reading

Pinacl has announce that it has created in partnership with Cornerstone, an intelligent property management system to fight against the damp and mould problems often faced by housing associations and other landlords.

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Article dated: 07.11.19
Orchard Information Services: Further reading

Senior sector figures gather at an Inside Housing round table, in association with Orchard, to discuss how technology is likely to change their businesses - and how they are preparing.

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Article dated: 08.11.19
Mobysoft: Further reading

Fife Council has invested in RentSense to support them in their mitigation plans for Universal Credit and protect their Housing Revenue Account (HRA) to help keep their development plans on track.

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Article dated: 11.11.19
MIS-AMS: Further reading

Gateway Housing Association has engaged tenants directly in helping to shape and launch the latest version of its customer portal on MIS-AMS ActiveH.

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Article dated: 13.11.19
Appello: Further reading

Appello, has won the 'Best use of Technology' category at this year's UKCCF awards, for its CareNet call handling platform - which connects connects older and vulnerable people in need of emergency support to call handlers.

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Article dated: 28.11.19
Northgate Public Services: Further reading

Since going live with NPS Housing Online, First Choice Homes Oldham have more than doubled the number of monthly users and cut calls about existing repairs by 40%.


DECEMBER 2019

Article dated: 10.12.19
Appello: Further reading

Appello, the UK's largest telecare monitoring provider, has announced that it has successfully acquired Medvivo Careline Ltd, the telecare and out of hours call monitoring service business.

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Article dated: 10.12.19
Aareon UK: Further reading

Bernicia chose Aareon as their preferred solution provider, where the project included the implementation of the Aareon 360 Contractor Portal.

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Article dated: 10.12.19
Orchard Information Services: Further reading

Sunderland-based housing association, Gentoo, is using Orchard Digital Self-Service to deliver exclusive content and benefits to tenants as part of a season-long community partnership deal with Sunderland AFC.

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Article dated: 18.12.19
Mobysoft: Further reading

Shepherds Bush Housing Group has reduced its rent arrears by £291,000 in less than twelve months since deploying Mobysoft's RentSense in late 2018.


JANUARY 2020

Article dated: 03.01.20
Designer Software: Further reading

White Horse Housing Association have committed to implementing Designer Software's web-based housing management solution - HomeMaster.

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Article dated: 07.01.20
Castleton: Further reading

Castleton have posted a case study about Lewisham Homes' use of its Communications Manager as their digital communications platform and the benefits resulting.

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Article dated: 13.01.20
Orchard Information Services: Further reading

Orchard acquires InterNETalia Ltd and its flagship solution AccuServ to provide end-to-end 'repairs and maintenance' solutions for Housing Organisations and private contractors.

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Article dated: 15.01.20
Northgate Public Services: Further reading

The London boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond upon Thames have gone live with Northgate Public Services' NPS Housing system, which aims to transform their housing services through online self-service capability and allow mobile working for staff.

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Article dated: 16.01.20
Designer Software: Further reading

Glasgow-based Charing Cross Housing Association have signed contracts with Designer Software for implementation of its HomeMaster's complete Housing and embedded Finance solution.

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Article dated: 31.01.20
Orchard Information Services: Further reading

Glasgow-based Southside Housing Association marked a key point in the launch of its new housing management solution, with a workshop to familiarise staff with the features and benefits of Orchard's Housing, Asset and Finance modules.


FEBRUARY 2020

Article dated: 06.02.20
Mobysoft: Further reading

Octavia, a London affordable homes provider founded by the social housing pioneer Octavia Hill, has reduced its arrears by over £220,000 with help from RentSense.

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Article dated: 19.02.20
MIS-AMS: Further reading

One Vision Housing, part of The Sovini Group, has awarded MIS Active Management Systems Limited (MIS-AMS) with a contract to deliver its new housing management system.

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Article dated: 28.02.20
Appello: Further reading

Plus Dane Housing transforms resident monitoring with AppelloSBR.


MARCH 2020

Article dated: 10.03.20
Designer Software: Further reading

Lister Housing Co-operative migrates to Designer Software's 'HomeMaster', with the adoption of both the Finance and the Housing Management & Repairs modules.

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Article dated: 11.03.20
VerseOne Group: Further reading

VerseOne Group leading role in the social housing market is recognised by being acclaimed as 'The UK's Leading Digital Transformation Solutions Provider' at the 2020 Corporate Excellence Awards.

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Article dated: 19.03.20
VerseOne Group: Further reading

VerseOne Group is offering a free 6-month licence to social housing organisations for its Vocoll product, which aids those working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Article dated: 30.03.20
Designer Software: Further reading

Following a competitive tendering exercise, Prospect Housing choose Designer Software's HomeMaster to transform operational processes within its organisation.


APRIL 2020

Article dated: 01.04.20
Designer Software: Further reading

Warrington Housing Association select Designer Software's HomeMaster as their new single-solution Housing and Financial Management system.

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Article dated: 08.04.20
MRI Software: Further reading

MRI Software announces the acquisition of Orchard Information Systems, a specialist provider of software solutions for the UK social housing sector.

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Article dated: 15.04.20
Castleton Technology: Further reading

Castleton Technology announced that it had received a takeover offer from MRI Software Limited. MRI is a global provider of real estate software applications and hosted solutions.

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Article dated: 16.04.20
Mobysoft: Further reading

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, based in the West Midlands, has invested in RentSense to help support their tenants' transition to Universal Credit and mitigate rising arrears.

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Article dated: 23.04.20
Aareon UK: Further reading

Fife Housing Group have successfully gone live remotely with Phase 1 of Aareon QL's Housing Management and 1st Touch Mobile reactive repairs systems.

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Article dated: 28.04.20
Castleton: Further reading

Squared has signed a 5-year contract with Castleton Technology, which will see a complete re-fit of their existing systems to a fully hosted, integrated set of solutions.

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Article dated: 28.04.20
Aareon UK: Further reading

Lincolnshire Housing Partnership have chosen Aareon UK as their preferred Housing Management & Digital Solutions provider.

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Updated - 04.05.20



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