Newly merged Sovereign chooses MIS AMS as housing management system of choice

The new Sovereign Housing Association, formed following a merger with Spectrum Housing Group in November 2016 has chosen MIS AMS as its housing management system provider across the new organisation. MIS’s ActiveH software is being rolled out across the new organisation that provides over 56,000 homes for 130,000 people in the south and south west of England.

Prior to the merger, Spectrum had been a MIS AMS ActiveH customer for over a decade using it to deliver customer relationship management, lettings, rents, scheme accounting, planned maintenance, repairs, business planning, mobile surveying and digital services.

“We chose to move to one housing management system as using multiple systems to hold, maintain and manage housing services related data would not enable us to operate as one business,” explains Nicole Sharp, housing integration director, Sovereign.

“Spectrum was already using ActiveH, and liked its functionality – it will support how we develop our services to our newly merged estate of 56,000 homes through increased functionality via ActiveH CRM and its wider mobile capabilities.”

Sovereign took the decision to consolidate its housing management suppliers and chose to adopt ActiveH across the new organisation to protect the business due to the scale of the changes. All the modules will be operational by June 2018.

Nicole Sharp concludes: “We have a strong relationship with MIS and enjoy the benefits of working with a supplier who is keen to invest and develop its product by using its experience in our sector to deliver a solution that fits our requirements and the needs of our tenants.”

Chris McLaughlin, managing director, MIS AMS said: “We’re happy to be the supplier of choice for the new Sovereign organisation – the housing association will benefit from the mobile elements of the ActiveH system which change the way that frontline housing officers conduct their day to day activities.

“Our solution removes unnecessary processes and paper work and provides savings right across the business.”