Great Places Housing Group has retained the PIMSS Asset Management system from PIMSS Data Systems (PIMSS) following a thorough review of the market.
As one of the fastest growing housing associations in the north of England, Great Places Housing Group will continue to use the PIMSS system to manage its growing portfolio of 19,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire regions.
The new three year contract commenced on 1 January 2018 and was signed following an in-depth review of all IT systems across the organisation, undertaken in 2017 by an independent consultant. Following the review, the PIMSS Asset Management system was identified as the ‘best in class’ for asset management.
The result of a merger in 2006 between Manchester Methodist Housing Association and Ashiana Housing Association, the Group now employs 650 people across five offices including Oldham, Sheffield, Blackpool, Blackburn and its headquarters in Manchester.
Using the PIMSS system Great Places Housing Group has the ability to manage risk and audit asset management requirements from a single view of all its housing stock from a central database. PIMSS Asset Management will continue to support the Group’s vision of maximising its investment in sustainable homes.
Mike Hughes, Business Analysis Manager at Great Places Housing Group comments: “All our IT systems were up for wholesale review in 2017 and as part of this process it was vital that we identified an asset management system that was going to serve us for the long term. The PIMSS system did very well indeed under independent analysis and was identified as best in class, and as we had a relationship with PIMSS already we had no hesitation in re-engaging with them.”
Martin McDonnell, Managing Director at PIMSS Data Systems comments: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Great Places Housing Group. We commit a great deal of resources to continually developing and improving our flagship system to ensure it continues to offer all our clients the best possible asset management functionality and benefits. The independent analysis undertaken by our client as part of their review process is proof indeed that we continue to be successful in this regard.”