Anchor Housing is moving all of its housing support services to Northgate Public Services’ cloud platform as part of a wider ‘cloud first’ strategy. The contract is worth £1.5 million over five years, and is a continuation of Anchor and Northgate’s current 12-year commercial relationship.
John Paul, IT director, Anchor Housing, said, “Moving to the cloud with Northgate Housing means we can make the most of agile working and self-service capabilities. The latest version of Northgate Housing is available anywhere on any device and a cloud deployment fully supports that strategy.
“Accessing housing software through the cloud will enable us to increase efficient working, allowing our staff to access all the information they need when on site, on the phone with customers or when maintaining a property. This will improve service and deliver cost savings by reducing capital investments. Other benefits include having the latest software updates from Northgate as soon as they are live.”
Roger Birkinshaw, housing director, Northgate Public Services said, “Northgate Housing will give Anchor staff secure access to all the details that exist on their customers in one place, reducing the time spent on gathering and processing information. Working in a sector as important as housing, it’s essential that the system is up-to-date, consistent and secure. The cloud makes that possible.”