Spectrum Housing Group has completed the final migration of all its subsidiary RSLs onto a single instance of the MIS ActiveH housing management system. The project was completed in July 2011 and ActiveH now holds details on all of Spectrum’s 18,000 properties in a single Microsoft SQL Server database.
The project began in September 2009 with the migration of Signpost Housing from Orchard to ActiveH, while enhancing integration links with Spectrum Property Care’s contractor systems and completing the integration of Integra Financials. The second phase involved moving Medina Housing’s use of ActiveH to Spectrum’s single instance of the system.
Common reporting & service levels
As part of the move to a single technology platform, business processes have been streamlined and synchronised across Spectrum’s RSLs for common reporting and service levels across the group. MIS Active Management Systems were supported by JDI for business analysis services and by Optimised Control for the Prince2 project management framework.
Rob Webber, operations director, Spectrum Housing Group, said, “Savings of over £250,000 will be realised over the next three years, allowing us to reinvest in front-line services and our housing stock.”
Tony Blows, divisional director of IT at Spectrum, added, “This project underpins our core values which are about always trying to find ways of improving services to tenants and communities as a single cohesive organisation. The common ActiveH system will underpin a major restructure of the group’s RSLs as well as take advantage of the cost savings typically derived from having a single technology platform.”