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We are in the January transfer window I guess.
As well as Chelsea's Oscar, going for a Chinese takeaway and Man City welcoming Jesus (hoping for some sort of resurrection in form, late season), SocialHousing ICT suppliers have been at it too. Have you noticed?
Yesterday (16th Jan 2017) it was quietly announced by Castleton PLC, suppliers of Documotive, Kypera, Impact and managed services via the old Montal, there was to be the departure of Davinder Sanghera.
Dav is well known as ex-Bromford, years at IBS and Documotive, and looks to be stepping back after the appointment of Dean Dickinson as CEO in October last year.
Most clients I work with, have at least one Castleton application or service in use, whether that’s Brixx, Documotive, or Kypera. Many with several applications, are clearly looking to see enhanced integration and unifying of a lot of the product set. It will be interesting to see how this has evolved at the forthcoming Housing Technology Conference & Exhibition, early in March. I am booked in and it would be great to hear experiences over a coffee or fizzy water.
Elsewhere, two players from Northgate and Capita effectively swapped no 9 shirts, in the guise of Anthony Singleton and Roger Birkinshaw. It will be interesting how that influence changes in sales approach, customer service and delivery, at those organisations.
Trouble-at-t-mill too up north, as another couple of HMS players seem to be losing staff like pound coins down a sofa, and a Software Development Manager, respectively.
Maybe 2017 will be a year when some of these changes will be seen to improve service to customers and the users of these large systems.
It would be no bad thing if suppliers led with forward thinking, rich, stable products, implemented by knowledgeable skilled implementers, keeping to the original promises & prices declared by honest sales staff. Maybe we would feel slightly better at paying up to a £grand a day for it then.
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