Rocket Software’s CorVu performance management system has been chosen by Riverside Housing Group and housing purchasing consortium Procurement For All.
Hugh Owen, director of policy and communication, Riverside Housing Group, said, “We are committed to revolutionising the availability and use of information across the organisation – from providing an accurate and timely performance dashboard to the board to ensuring front-line staff can see how their individual performance contributes to the objectives of the association. We are convinced that introducing a new reporting tool, integrated with all of our major systems, will free up time for staff to act on critical business information rather than sourcing it.”
Procurement for All is a national purchasing consortium, comprising mainly housing associations, which specialises in the collaboration of building investment contracts. Since 2005, it has procured 13 different contracts, with Procurement For All members spending £38 million per year on consortium contracts. The decision to implement the CorVu system is in response to the difficulty members had with reporting on contractor performance when managing large numbers of high-value contracts.
Keith Armstrong, managing director, Procurement For All, said, “The brief consisted of a suite of generic KPIs that could be populated online and could provide graphical outputs comparing individual members and contracts alike. Above all, the system needed to be easy to use for both the members and the back-office staff.
“We selected CorVu as it not only met these criteria very well but also offered the best value for money compared with other solutions. CorVu also demonstrated a greater flexibility yet simpler self administration of the system.”