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It was announced to customers this week, after I had heard a few whispers on the housing IT jungle drums, that South View Solutions (SVS) has been bought out by Castleton Technologies. It will sit within the 365 Agile family of products, with the previous Documotive mobile and IoT outfit Wireless Things.
In doing so, that nets another few dozen customers into the group, including a good deal of Orchard ones. SVS was for a long time, possibly the default mobile offering for many Orchard Customers. As customers will perhaps be aware, Orchard are developing their own mobile solutions, which sound like they are coming on apace.
This now brings Castleton an estimated 80 housing customers and I am sure other serious players, such as Kirona & 1stTouch, are watching developments intently. It will be interesting if Castleton will merge mobile products and if SouthView housing clients will be offered sweet deals to upgrade in the short to medium future. Watch this space!
With Castleton currently short of a housing management system, for their expanding portfolio, with the acquisition of SVS, it would be strange if they had not looked into this option. With good integration already into its new acquired mobile, a large customer base, I would think that might be a very attractive option.
More on SVS joining Castleton on this link, comments from Alan Swift and Jonathan Hollyhead
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