PIMSS Data Systems has launched a new cloud-based software-as-a-service asset management system which gives housing providers, ALMOs and local authorities all the essential information they need to hit building compliance and budgeting targets in a simple, easy to use package.
PIMSS’ Sapphire collates all relevant property information (including address, property type, maintenance details and photography) in a single central asset register and allows asset managers to capture surveys against them to predict costs and manage decency.
Survey data can be input directly into the system using the mobile-friendly user interface on a tablet or PC. Drop-downs, navigation short-cuts and options to change the order of survey content are flexible to suit each organisation, saving time and improving productivity.
Sapphire will also highlight when issues need attention via green, orange and red screen alerts and users can create customisable dashboards for at-a-glance management information.
Rachel Patterson, managing director, PIMSS Data Systems, said, “Not every asset management team needs the level of sophisticated functionality which we provide with our Pimss4Communities product. We therefore wanted to create a product which is specifically designed to be simple but still offers essential planning tools like top-level views of energy performance and asbestos risk scores, all in a very easy to use package.
“Sapphire is totally intuitive; users can be up and running within a day. The fact that there is no upfront capital investment in licences or servers makes it a very affordable option too.”