During the merger in July 2017 of Two Castles Housing and Derwent & Solway Housing, the newly-formed Castles and Coasts Housing Association used Manifest Software’s Universal Adaptor during the migration and merging of data between the two organisations’ housing management systems.
Castles and Coasts reported that by using the Universal Adaptor, it was possible to augment the output files from the source housing management system to fit the requirements of the destination housing management system and allow the import routings to be run in a matter of minutes. The process, although iterative, using the Universal Adapter interface, allowed the re-mapping of data when required, rapidly allowing the housing providers to move quickly between datasets with multiple test imports without the need for additional consultancy resources.
Chris Sowiak, assistant IT manager, Castles & Coasts Housing Association, said, “Without the help of Manifest and its Universal Adaptor, we wouldn’t have been able to deliver this project on time. We worked closely with them in understanding the requirements and tailoring the data we had, so we could import it from one housing system into another.”