HACT provides futures-oriented solutions, projects and products for UK housing. HACT delivers thought leadership and drives new ideas for business transformation through its platform of research, impact measurement and data analytics, as well as through its engagement with other sectors and work on connected technologies.
HACT have partnered with a large number of social housing organisations—as well as our existing partners, Manifest Software Solutions—in order to help to build the standards, and will be promoting our partnership across their networks.
Alan Neilson, Founder and Executive Chairman of VerseOne Group, is excited to be part of this much-needed movement:
“As a leading supplier of digital transformation solutions to the social housing sector, spanning over 14 years and hundreds of solutions—including real-time API-driven portals—VerseOne has integrated with a vast range of back-office systems. This highly secure and effective capability is one of the many reasons that VerseOne has become a clear market leader in social housing.
“As is often the case, and hence the challenge, every one of these systems—housing management, asset management, repair scheduler or middleware—has a different way of storing and transferring data. Not tackled properly, this not only makes integration projects fiddly and unnecessarily lengthy, but can increase on-going costs too.
“VerseOne was founded to make a difference in our chosen sectors, and we believe that all social housing organisations, regardless of size, should be able to take advantage of the power of unified, personalised, self-service solutions. But, in order to provide a digital solution that truly delivers, integration is a crucial component—and it is widely acknowledged and accepted that adherence to clear and well defined standards make this task significantly less challenging.
“It is because of this belief that we fully support HACT’s drive to create, and encourage uptake of, the UK Housing Data Standards. As part of our commitment to this, VerseOne is creating default Connectors for our Autevo Intelligent Integration Platform—thus providing plug-and-play functionality for social housing organisations with systems that have adopted the UK Housing Data Standards."
We are thrilled to be part of this significant drive for easier systems integration in the housing sector, and will be promoting the UK Housing Data Standards as much as possible, to persuade customers and prospects to adopt them (and ask their suppliers to do the same)—and make our lives easier!