Waterloo Housing Group has implemented a new financial management system from Infor following the merger of Eastern Shires Housing Group and Waterloo Housing, increasing the new group’s portfolio to 17,000 properties.
Having consolidated its accounting structure onto a single system following the merger, a quarter of WHG’s 400 employees will now use Infor’s SunSystems finance and accounting system. The system is expected to refine account management and to support easier and faster financial reporting.
Dermot McRoberts, group finance director, Waterloo Housing Group, said, “After comparing what we already had at Eastern Shires and the former Waterloo Housing groups, plus taking a good look at the market, it was clear that SunSystems, which was adopted at Eastern Shires, would be the best way forward. We wanted a powerful and sophisticated solution that would be easy to use and one which could consolidate the different accounting facilities of the two former housing groups.”
McRoberts added, “We were impressed with SunSystems because the solution is robust, scalable, and functionally-rich. And while other applications seemed rigid, Infor’s solution offered great flexibility – the nature of its design allows it to be moulded to suit different business models.”