07 May 2013
02 May 2013
12 April 2013
‘As well as benefitting our customers, this strategic approach of increasing the website’s usage will help us to make cost-savings and deliver efficiencies across the organisation in a number of ways: reducing repeat contact, the total number of calls or visits into customer-service to name a few’, Tim Steele, Marketing and Communications Manger, Acis Group
14 March 2013
11 March 2013
Last month’s Accessibility Focus event in Guildford saw the 1000th organisation participate in one of VerseOne’s free Web Accessibility morning briefings, since their inception in 2008. This was a true milestone moment in VerseOne’s mission to champion the issue of Web Accessibility.
The Accessibility Focus sessions aim to raise awareness and promote best around the key issue of Web Accessibility—including a breakdown of the latest legislation and guidance which in recent times means WCAG 2.0, BS8878 and the UK’s Equality Act 2010.
01 November 2012
Over the course of the past two years, Wokingham Borough Council has made organisational development a key focus in its transformation strategy. When their intranet was identified by staff members as a source of frustration, the Council decided to transform this important internal communications system too, and chose VerseOne as its new intranet supplier.
07 October 2012
VerseOne Technologies are pleased to announce the opening of its new company office—a prestigious second home at 7/9 North St David Street in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland.
02 October 2012
Last month, VerseOne customer Watford Community Housing Trust (WCHT) celebrated its fifth birthday by holding a fundraising event for the Peace Hospice. VerseOne’s Executive Chairman, Alan Neilson, and Sales and Marketing Director, Michele Gaudelli, participated in a sponsored abseil.
06 September 2012
When Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wanted to replace their five-year-old website with a new online service that would communicate their excellence, they began to investigate potential suppliers. After attending a Hot Topics in the NHS event, LTHTR's Communications team invited VerseOne to submit a proposal for the trust's new website and, following a rigorous procurement exercise, the trust board selected VerseOne as their new web solution provider.
30 July 2012
06 June 2012
The shortlists for the 2012 Patient Safety Awards have been announced, and the VerseOne team is pleased to offer its warm congratulations to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, who have been shortlisted for the award for Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety.
20 April 2012
The finalists for the 2012 UK Housing Awards have been announced, and the VerseOne team is pleased to offer its warmest congratulations to customers who have been selected for recognition.
30 March 2012
With a website that was over five years old, North Hertfordshire Homes (NHH) knew that they needed to modernise their web presence, and a simple but eye-catching design was a key driver. As the largest provider of social housing in Hertfordshire, NHH wanted a fresh and modern online image that would also recognise the differing needs of the site's various users. Accordingly, NHH looked for a web provider with the necessary creative vision, but who would also work with them and take the time to understand their business. Following an intensive tender process, NHH felt VerseOne Technologies would provide this collaborative approach to the project, whilst also possessing the design credentials to revitalise the site.
30 March 2012
On Tuesday, 20 March 2012, VerseOne's Housing Advisory Board gathered for its first meeting of the year in central London to discuss challenges and issues facing the UK housing sector. The Government's progressive policy to make housing associations truly independent will put pressure on housing associations to become more commercially orientated in order to develop services and generate income. Plans to create a universal benefit have the potential to make housing associations' income even more variable, as the DWP would no longer pay housing benefit directly to the landlord. Nevertheless, the Board members see opportunities in these policies to enhance service delivery in the community, and believe that the changes will help drive tenants to become more empowered, self-driven, and involved customers.
30 March 2012
On Monday, 19 March 2012, VerseOne's NHS Advisory Board gathered for its first meeting of the year in central London to discuss challenges and issues facing the NHS as the debate on reforms abates and concerns about meeting savings targets take its place. Finding innovative ways to use technology to improve patient care and stakeholder engagement emerged as the key theme for the next few years in the NHS, and Board members were optimistic that the NHS is now ideally placed to take advantage of strategies "early-adopter" public sector organisations have developed to drive service delivery and communication through online channels.
19 March 2012
The shortlists for the 2012 Housing Heroes Awards have been announced, and the VerseOne team is pleased to offer its warmest congratulations to customers who have been selected for recognition.
02 February 2012
Greenfields Community Housing needed a new web partner: not only did they feel their current system was dated and undervalued internally, it was also no longer being supported by their existing web provider. Following a tender process, they decided that VerseOne CMS had all the robust functionality they sought whilst remaining user-friendly.
11 January 2012
Exciting times are ahead for a number of residents in the Wycombe area, as the ownership and management of Wycombe District Council's housing stock has been transferred, resulting in the creation of a new tenant-led charitable housing organisation, Red Kite Community Housing. The establishment of a new organisation was accompanied by the need for the rapid creation of a new website, and Red Kite chose VerseOne Technologies to deliver tenant-focused functionality right on time.
09 January 2012
As organisations in the housing sector are becoming more competitively minded, it is essential that their online presence works as hard as their Sales & Marketing teams do. Conscious of this, EMHomeBuy, wanted to produce a new property website that would raise the organisation’s profile online and provide information to potential new customers. Six months after choosing VerseOne Technologies to deliver www.emhomebuy.co.uk. EMHomeBuy have seen a 65% increase in website traffic, a figure that has translated into substantial growth in online property applications.
12 December 2011
January's issue of .Net Magazine features a 5-page article by Penny Everett, VerseOne's Accessibility Specialist, about the ten principles of inclusive content.
16 November 2011
On 21-23 October, a team of developers and designers from VerseOne participated in GiveCamp UK, a weekend during which technology professionals‚ including designers, developers, marketers, and web strategists‚ donate their time and expertise to produce software and web solutions for non-profit organisations.
09 November 2011
Central & Cecil Housing Trust provide housing and support for a wide range of people in London, Berkshire, Luton and the Midlands. Aware of the expectations of modern day web-users, Central & Cecil have decided to provide their residents with an entirely new website—one with more transactional capabilities—in order to give them a more complete online service. They selected VerseOne Technologies as the right partner to provide the right combination of Accessible design and interactive functionality.
24 October 2011
Friday, 7 October 2011 saw a special edition of VerseOne’s bi-annual Customer UserGroup Day—the induction of five new customers into the VerseOne Customer 5-Year Club. During a session that was packed with thought-provoking presentations and discussion, other highlights included an inspiring explanation of First Wessex’s use of social media channels, a stimulating talk on the power of syndication and the unveiling of VerseOne’s Feed Manager, and the presentation of the Best Website 2011 Award as chosen by customers from amongst their own websites.
19 October 2011
As part of its commitment to championing Web Accessibility, VerseOne has developed a new e-Learning programme on Web Accessibility. This 10-module course, covering the requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and the new British Standard on Web Accessibility, BS 8878, equips web content creators to produce professional, stylish, and Accessible content whilst ensuring their organisation's web presence complies with the Equality Act 2010.
27 September 2011
Shropshire Housing Group takes pride in providing a customer-focused service that is responsive to customer needs. They needed a new website to unify their housing association, corporate, and services arms into one web presence that would take their customer-focused approach to the next level. It was important that their new web partner should have a real pedigree of working within the housing sector, and this was a key factor behind Shropshire's choice of VerseOne Technologies.
22 August 2011
CHP, the Essex-based housing association, are continuously on the lookout for innovative ways to achieve value for money for their residents and improve customer service. Knowing that fresh and exciting technologies provide a great opportunity to achieve this, they looked for a progressive web supplier with ambition that matched their own. They wanted a web partner with a demonstrable commitment to the housing sector that could provide innovative and effective solutions. VerseOne, with over 70 customers in the housing sector who use its suite of content management applications, satisfied CHP on both counts.
29 July 2011
Bromford Homes is one of the UK’s leading providers of high-quality affordable homes, with properties throughout central England. They wanted to increase property sales by creating a fresh website to market homes for sale more effectively online. Given the success of the Bromford Group website, the organisation once again turned to their web provider, VerseOne Technologies, to deliver Bromford Homes a property site with a strong commercial focus.
18 July 2011
First Wessex Housing Group (FWHG) is responsible for the management of over 18,000 homes in the counties of Surrey & Hampshire. As a tenant lead organisation, First Wessex stayed true to their mission by keeping residents involved during every stage of the project—including during the initial consultation phase. Based on their feedback and opinion the result has been the delivery of a modern, interactive website that will enhance First Wessex’s ability to deliver services online.
29 June 2011
VerseOne’s masterminds will be taking part in the Battle of the Businesses 2011 at Hurtwood Polo Club in aid of local charity Disability Challengers.
09 May 2011
Arun District Council's new website, designed and implemented in partnership with VerseOne and built on the flagship VerseOne CMS, went live on 4 May 2011, just in time for election day.
27 April 2011
Chris Mounsey, Product Manager at VerseOne Technologies, has been invited to chair a round-table discussion on HTML 5 and Web Accessibility at this year's E-Access Conference. The E-Access Conference, which will take place on 28 June 2011 in London, is the UK's foremost gathering for organisations who are committed to ensuring accessible IT for their employees, customers, and service users.
15 April 2011
East Midlands Housing Group is committed to providing affordable homes to people in the East Midlands area, with a special focus on low-cost home ownership to the region’s diverse communities. When EMH Group needed to develop their new HomeBuy site and shared ownership site on a tight deadline with extensive functionality, they came to VerseOne Technologies.
03 March 2011
Following requests from delegates already booked onto the Hot Topics in Housing Forum on 22 March, VerseOne is pleased to announce that the session will now feature a panel of experts who will consider the potential roles that social media can play in the social housing sector. This part of the day will run as an interactive open discussion forum, providing delegates with the opportunity to share their experiences of social media and put questions to the panel.
07 January 2011
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust aims to put the patient at the centre of the development and organisation of its services and to become a viable and sustainable healthcare business. In order to help meet these objectives, the trust has focused on engaging with the 550,000-strong population it serves and, recognising that an effective website is a powerful part of this strategy, the trust turned to VerseOne to supply this vital communications tool.
20 December 2010
In keeping with its theme for 2011—"Making a Difference"—VerseOne is pleased to launch its brand-new website for the new year. The first site built and designed entirely on version 4.6 of VerseOne CMS (Content Management System), the new VerseOne website is a showcase of the revolutionary functionality of the content management system and of the talent, creativity, and dedication of its development, design, and implementation teams.
20 December 2010
Arun District Council, located in West Sussex, serves the residents of Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, and Arundel as well as surrounding parishes. As part of its commitment to improving engagement with the community and delivering efficient local services, Arun has selected VerseOne to provide both its CMS and new designs for the website and intranet.
18 December 2010
As a result of growth and continuing commitment to its key market sectors, VerseOne is pleased to annouce a comprehensive programme of value-added events in 2011 aimed at contributing to the further understanding of web strategy, Web Accessibility, and online communications in the housing, NHS, and local government sectors.
18 December 2010
Estuary Housing Association has launched its new website, built on the innovative VerseOne CMS (Content Management System). Using the latest web technologies and creative design, Estuary has made a home for itself on the web that reflects its dedication to service delivery and its commitment to its residents and local community.
11 November 2010
VerseOne congratulates its customers Walsall Housing Group and Bromford Group for their achievements this year.
29 September 2010
On Wednesday, 22 September, VerseOne launched its new stakeholder relationship management solution, VerseOne SRM, in conjunction with the National Housing Federation's Annual Conference and Social Housing Exhibition. "We are very excited to have launched this specialist application for housing," says Michele Gaudelli, Sales and Marketing Director at VerseOne. "We believe this application will revolutionise stakeholder management for the social housing sector, and we look forward to providing our customers with this unique solution specifically designed to meet the needs of their market."
15 September 2010
Following a springtime ballot of over 13,000 tenants, First Choice Homes Oldham is becoming one of the newest Registered Providers of Social Housing in the country. As part of its changing identity—involving rebranding and stock transfer—First Choice Homes Oldham wanted a new website, one that would help them to create a positive belief structure in their residents and local community. When they looked for a web solution provider to guide and partner with them in this undertaking, VerseOne Technologies fit the bill.
03 June 2010
In the past year, VerseOne Technologies has undergone tremendous growth, taking on a host of new customers from the housing, NHS, and local government sectors and providing more comprehensive services to its customers. To sustain this growth whilst maintaining and indeed extending the range of services to its customers, VerseOne has significantly increased the size of its team, in particular in the key areas of project management, deployment and support. As a result, VerseOne is moving to new, larger offices in Woking to accommodate this phenomenal expansion.
17 May 2010
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disability, sexual health, and drug and alcohol services to the population of Northamptonshire. After achieving foundation trust status in May 2009, it embarked on a journey to develop a new website and has chosen VerseOne Technologies' Content Management System (CMS) to deliver its customised web solution.
04 May 2010
When planning a redevelopment of its web presence, Estuary Housing wanted to focus on achieving full Accessibility, meeting the inspection requirements of the Audit Commission, and improving the navigability and functionality of its website.
05 April 2010
After an inspection by the Audit Commission, Raglan Housing Association partnered with VerseOne Technologies to produce a completely redeveloped website that reflects its commitment to diversity and equality and promotes accessible communication across its large customer base.
09 March 2010
The Delivering Winning Online Services Discussion event is intended to deliver real value to all participants by enabling them to discuss issues around technology and communications challenges in the Housing sector—and to exchange experiences and knowledge.
04 March 2010
After a fruitful development partnership with VerseOne, Castle Vale Community Housing has launched its new website, and one tenant has already contacted the RSL to communicate her delight.
01 March 2010
29 January 2010
The news of a partnership between RCT Homes—Wales' biggest housing association—and VerseOne Technologies was reported in the January 2010 issue of Housing Technology magazine.
29 January 2010
The latest edition of Ability magazine is out, and VerseOne have contributed to Issue 76 with an article about the Accessibility potential of HTML5. Ability is the UK's leading publication about people who have difficulty using off-the-peg IT, and is aimed at all who buy, run and use accessible systems in business, in education, in healthcare and at home. Each issue provides insights into the products, strategies, techniques and skills required to deliver systems that can be used by everyone.
19 January 2010
The BTU Group provides a range of building services private and public sector organisations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing a prompt, efficient, reliable and courteous service, ensuring that customers’ requirements and provisions are met. BTU Group required a website that would reflect these aspirations whilst coherently promoting the various strands of the business; further, the company wanted to open up a new sales channel and inventory service through an online catalogue and e-commerce facility.
10 December 2009
Due to popular demand, VerseOne have announced another round of their popular seminars for February 2010. VerseOne's latest round of seminars in November saw over 70 people accommodated in various hotels in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London to attend a revamped seminar programme. The Building An Effective Website events emphasised that there are a number of aspects to undertaking a large content-managed website project but laid the emphasis on internal management—illustrated through VerseOne's Information Architecture process—and on ensuring that your audience can actually make use of the information being delivered, through attention to Web Accessibility.
Last updated: 18 December 2010