Thursday, 11 June 2015


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Well, another couple of applications were added to UK Social Housing's fastest growing software provider. Last week it was announced that Castleton Technology (known previously as Redstone), will be adding a Contractor/scheduling and Financial Modelling tool to its stable. Now a third of all social landlords are apparently customers of the group. I know the big UK players in the sector and local government are eyeing this all up.

A spending spree of about £10m buys Wolverhampton based Impact Response, and the BRIXX modelling application everyone seems to 'love to hate'. Impact have recently picked up some tasty new customers, including Bromford Group, just down the road from their offices and Places For People.

These two join Montal, Keylogic, Opus and Documotive, sewing up EDM, mobile, BI/ KPI Reporting, repairs, DLO, scheduling tool and housing CRM for Castleton. It will be interesting where any interfacing work goes on these component parts. In the sector we gripe a lot about that, maybe here we have a supplier that can give social housing IT managers and users a little more of what they like, setting themselves apart from the herd. Let's see. I would love to be surprised.

If you do the 'Penny Stocks', The Motley Fool (the investors friend) was touting Castleton as a great share to bid on. If I were you I would get down to BetFred and put £100 on what Rent Accounting module they might pitch in with. That's what I have done.

Read the Motley Fool article here 
Read the official statement on the transaction here

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