At a time when housing is in short supply, social housing is more important than ever before. More affordable than private renting – with rents linked to income – social housing offers its tenants a more secure, long-term let.
Generally provided by not-for-profit organisations – such as housing associations – social housing tenants rent from the housing association or council.
The challenges social housing associations face
With the explosion in demand for social housing, we know that organisations like yours are stretched. Already busy fulfilling all your other responsibilities, such as repairs, rent collection and compensation claims, the management of social housing contracts adds another layer of complexity to the day-to-day. At Four, we know that housing associations process thousands of these transactions and we know how costly it can be when they go wrong. Inflexible purchasing, accounting and finance systems add to the strain.
Social housing management software solutions from Four
We’ve worked with social housing suppliers for many years and specialise in helping our clients find the perfect social housing software solutions, which can optimise their sometimes limited resources, and help transform financial operations.
Four are also specialists in deploying intelligent contract management software, which can enhance your existing housing management systems by automating contract management processes, with a view to creating an integrated housing management system. Contract Insight is our paperless, cloud-based, contract management software and it can put you firmly in control of your contracts, your processes, and your finances.
Social housing operations – inclusive of social housing landlords, local authorities and housing developers – are awash with contracts, which come under many guises. Examples of which include: local council tenders, short term tenancy agreements, block management for flats, deposit schemes, inventories for checking in and out tenants, maintenance programmes for existing social housed tenants and properties, contracts and legal documentation to do with land and planning issues pre-build.
It’s a complex world and Contract Insight can take much of the strain. Click here to read about this solution in detail. And if you’d like to talk to one of our contract management experts, we’d love to hear from you. You can touch base with us here.
Upgrading manual processes to an automated system using dedicated social housing management software can help you meet today’s unprecedented demands. As social housing software providers, Four specialise in deploying the Professional Advantage iPOS purchasing tool, designed for SunSystems accounting users who want to minimise the cost of purchasing and deliver measurable, bottom-line savings to their organisations.
iPOS streamlines orders and requisitions, and in addition to its capacity for bundling-up requisitions and creating purchasing templates that can be used for recurring items, iPOS also helps streamline orders and requisitions.