New technology start-up Designer Software has just entered the social housing sector with the launch of a new ‘web-native’ housing management platform for smaller housing providers.
Designer Software has been founded by Ian Thompson as CEO and Craig Brock as COO, both previously with Kypera; together they led the creation of the first fully Microsoft .Net-based housing management system. They are joined by Tony Dunn and John Jarman, both of whom have over 20 years’ experience in the development and delivery of software within the housing sector.
Designer Software’s first product is HomeMaster, a new web-based housing management system specifically designed for housing providers managing up to 2,500 units. CRM, rents and factoring modules will then be released in early 2019, followed by service charge and repair modules later in 2019. Homemaster’s underlying technologies enable users to streamline current processes and natively use the complete system on any device, be that mobile or tablet (both iOS & Android) and all PC browsers.
Ian Thompson, CEO, Designer Software, said, “Without doubt, housing providers with up to 2,500 units have been overlooked until now. The software currently available to them uses old technology and existing suppliers have underinvested in their products. With HomeMaster, the outdated business model of a large licence fee and upfront training and implementation costs has been discarded. Our customers can instead implement HomeMaster on a simple subscription basis.”