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From before Christmas, my contacts have been telling me about an up-coming acquisition that its understood to be confirmed in the next week. Engaged suiters ramping up to exchanging rings. Supplier love is in the air…
Regular readers will know that I usually try to share this type of news first, for the benefit of organisations and users. Eg the acquisition of Abritas, Kypera, Impact, sale of Kirona and Cloud Dialogs etc. We always have our ears to the ground here😉
These are always interesting as it affects existing customers/users and in some cases, leads to richer solutions and new ideas. Certainly that’s one thing that the Socialhousing sector needs, from many quarters.
The classic DLO is certainly experiencing a revival. I am convinced of that, based on the large number of recent projects I have been involved with, where new DLOs are being set up. Often these will feature staff with employment terms experienced in the outside external Contractor world and certainly allow an instant 20% VAT saving. So efficient DLO solutions are becoming all the rage with new entrants making in-roads, into the sector.
The coming acquisition I understand, will add a full featured Contractor module, from an experienced and proven software supplier to the sector and external commercial contractors, to one of the bigger integrated Housing Management System suppliers to the marketplace. I would expect this to enable some much needed transfer of technology, if that is a future avenue for the latter. IMHO, that would be a good move for that particular HMS provider.
I am aware of sites that already have integrations between both partners, so as usual the challenge will likely be, how to provide a UI across all products, that appears unified, given the appetite these days for fully integrated turnkey solutions, that looks and feels the same, across the technology stack.
As soon as I see news of the official marriage “I do’s”, reassured I will post the link.
Full details here as released 11:00 - 13th Jan 2020 -
Also, New Year news (well just prior to Xmas news really), did anyone notice that Aareon now have two Griffiths at the top now, after that gap post Nigel Rees era? Rob & Gert. Griffiths squared so to speak.
No, thought not!
That doesn't happen that often now, does it?
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