Almond Housing Association is in the middle of implementing a wide range of new business applications from Aareon, based around a main Aareon QL housing management system, as part of its plan to achieve a more integrated ICT strategy across housing, finance, HR and mobile working.
Almond Housing employed consultants Arneil Johnson to advise on the procurement process, taking into to account the housing provider’s requirement to accommodate the specific needs of its 140 factored owners and landscaping services for a further 50 owners in mixed-tenure estates.
Craig Porter, head of finance, Almond Housing Association, said, “Throughout the process of selecting a new ICT solution, we wanted a system that would enable us to streamline processes and allow us to free up staff, enabling them to focus more on our tenants’ needs. By selecting Aareon QL, we have bought a system that will enable us to improve our interactions with our tenants, achieve efficiencies and help future-proof us in the delivery of our business objectives.”
The procurement process began in October 2014, with Aareon chosen as Almond Housing’s preferred supplier in July 2015. The actual implementation began in October 2015. The housing provider is scheduled to go live with Aareon QL Personnel & Payroll in April 2016, followed by the rest of the Aareon housing and finance management solution in October 2016.