Trent & Dove Housing is now live with Orchard’s Direct Works software for its direct labour organisation (DLO).
Trent & Dove Housing is part of a growing band of housing providers managing their repairs and maintenance internally through a DLO, rather than outsourcing it to external contractors as they had in the past. The added value to Trent & Dove Housing are projected savings of 15 per cent or £350,000 per year.
Derek Eaton, head of IT, Trent & Dove Housing, said, “There are a number of key software components needed to run a modern DLO. Orchard’s Direct Works provides the central repository around which other components, such as a scheduler, mobile working and finance system, must integrate and is able to hold very detailed information about each repair.”