Castleton Technology has bought Deeplake Digital, developer of the Communications Manager software, for an undisclosed sum.
Reported to be complementary to Castleton’s existing suite of digital engagement solutions, the acquisition of Deeplake Digital and its Communications Manager software supports the provision of two-way SMS communication between housing providers and their tenants, as well as extending to tenant portals, smartphone apps, email and social media.
Communications Manager is based on the same Microsoft .Net technology as the rest of Castleton’s technology platform.
Dean Dickinson, chief executive, Castleton Technology, said, “This acquisition will let us capitalise on the opportunities arising from social housing’s shift towards digitalisation, building on the capabilities that Castleton has already developed.
“Deeplake Digital adds scale, customers, skills, market knowledge and specific digital communication intellectual property, and it has a great reputation for delivering quality products and services, as demonstrated by its high customer-retention levels over the past ten years.”
Four staff from Deeplake Digital will join the Castleton team to ensure business and technical continuity for existing Deeplake customers.