Argyll Community Housing opts for SunSystems

Case Study: Infor SunSystems

Argyll Community Housing Association Ltd (ACHA) was formed to take forward the transfer of approximately 5,300 local authority houses from Argyll & Bute Council to a not-for-profit housing association.

The Association is now responsible for the letting and maintenance of these properties, along with a programme of new build aimed at providing quality, affordable rented accommodation across approximately 7000 square kilometres of urban, rural and island communities. The Association is independently run by a Board of Management, supported by four Area Committees and is regulated by Communities Scotland.

As with any new organisation, it was essential for them to set-up efficient and effective systems to support their day-to- day business. ACHA required their own financial management system, which could be implemented in a short timescale and would meet all of their needs in terms of reporting to Communities Scotland and achieving efficiency through integration with their housing management system.

ACHA chose Castle Computer Services to implement Infor FMS SunSystems 5 including Q&A 10 Reporting, Q&A 10 Alert, along with Albacs from Albany Software and ePurchasing modules. They were impressed with the functionality and flexibility of the software and reassured by Castle’s unrivalled experience
and track record in the housing sector. Castle’s unique PQIS project management process ensured that the system was implemented within the very tight timescales for completion.

Vivienne Kerr, IT Manager, Argyll Community Housing Association said:
“Infor FMS SunSystems offers a really effective solution that does not compromise ease of use to achieve impressive functionality and flexibility. We now have a complete solution for all of our financial management needs. Castle lived up to our expectations as a company that understood our needs and was prepared to work with us as a team to deliver the project within a challenging timescale.

George Strathie, Software & Services Director, Castle Computer Services added:
“Argyll Community Housing Association now has one of the most effective financial management systems available in the market that will meet all their regulatory needs, and deliver excellent management controls for their organisation. As a new Association, it is imperative that they spend their money wisely to achieve their goals and I believe the system we have provided will deliver an exceptionally high level of return for their investment.”

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