Footprint Solutions has been awarded a framework agreement by Golden Gates Housing Trust to provide a total information management solution.
As part of the agreement, Footprint will provide Golden Gates with a range of services including long-term offsite data storage, lone-worker protection, Chip & Pin payments, tablet-based mobile working, web-based records management, and all hardware devices and their associated data packages.
Footprint is also offering the same package to other housing providers that join the framework agreement. Housing providers interested in joining the framework can bypass their standard procurement processes because GGHT has already completed the necessary legal procedures; this means other housing providers within the framework can buy solutions direct from Footprint at fixed prices.
Peter Fitzhenry, director of housing, Golden Gates Housing Trust, said, “Footprint Solutions has demonstrated its skills and expertise in providing a one-stop shop for mobile working and paperless solutions. The purpose of the framework is to improve our service delivery and encourage other housing providers to reassess their processes and discover how they could save time and money.”
Since signing the framework agreement in March 2015, Footprint has signed up Equity Housing as the first member of the framework alongside Torus, a housing group formed by Helena Partnerships and Golden Gates. In both instances, Footprint will supply a range of applications including neighbourhood services, lone-worker safety, vehicle tracking, professional services, property and repairs management, and redaction services.
Footprint’s asset management software for void repairs
Golden Gates is also implementing Work Connect, Footprint’s project and asset management application, to improve productivity and efficiency for its void repairs.
Work Connect is designed to keep projects and costs on track from start to finish. The software can be used to generate fast, accurate estimates and maximise remote worker productivity and efficiency.
Golden Gates will initially use Work Connect to plan jobs, provide tradespeople with information on current workloads and allow them to upload timesheet information and completed work. The software can also be used to order supplies and manage the costing and accounting of work carried out.
Peter Fitzhenry, director of housing, Golden Gates Housing Trust, said, “Void repairs demand a significant degree of preparation to make sure that tradespeople are carrying out tasks in a timely and cost-effective manner. After implementing Work Connect for void management, we intend to extend its use to all planned repairs due to be carried out once the properties are occupied from May 2015.”
John Sant, CEO, Footprint Solutions, said: “Housing providers have a duty to protect their stock which means carrying out maintenance and repairs on occupied and untenanted properties. Work Connect allows Golden Gates to map the most efficient routes and work schedules for remote workers that will deliver the best results in terms of time and resources.”