North Somerset Housing Association building for the future with Forte
North Somerset Housing Association implement the Forte Accounting and Management Information System.
North Somerset Housing (NSH) is a housing association that was set up in February 2006
to receive the transfer of North Somerset Council's housing stock of over 6,000 homes.
The transfer was proposed by the Council as, due to financial constraints,
they did not have sufficient funds to carry out the repairs and improvement needed to bring homes up to a
quality that tenants requested. Transferring the homes to the newly created NSH has meant that
additional investment has been secured to carry out these works and to develop a higher quality,
well-managed housing service at a reasonable rent.
North Somerset Housing Limited is a not-for-profit independent local housing association with charitable status.
They are not permitted to trade for profit and any surplus generated is spent on improvements to homes and services.
Bloor Homes choose Forte
The Forte Team are delighted
to announce the sale to Bloor Homes Ltd of the Forte Accounting
and Management Information System.
The Bloor Group began building houses over 35 years
ago and today is one of the largest privately owned house building
groups in the UK. Building in excess of eighteen hundred homes each
year, the house building operation is managed through eight regional
companies. "Our approach to the design of every new location
goes far beyond the provision of superior homes for today's way of
living. We make every effort to conserve the natural balance of each
location including the conservation of wildlife and the preservation
of natural features; a policy which has been praised by several planning
Forte is being installed at eight regions running
on centralised Windows servers under Citrix. A major factor in securing
this sale was the design and implementation
of a complex scanning solution which was integrated into Forte within
the very tight time scales requested by Bloor Homes.
Forte has now been implemented at a number of the
UK's leading house builders
select the ForteMulti-Dimensional
Remploy are to implement
the Forte Multi-Dimensional Budgeting Module for use over their
Remploy is the UK’s leading supplier of employment
opportunities for disabled people. Working closely with Government
programme's like Workstep and NDDP, they assist over 2,000 people with
a range of physical and mental disabilities to find work every year.
In addition, they support 4,500 people in the employment of other
organisations and 6,000 people in their own sites.
With over 80 sites across the UK, they supply half
of the top British companies with goods and services. Products include
high-tech motor and electronic assemblies, school and college furniture,
protective clothing for military and civil use and printing and packaging.
Forte was chosen as it met all the objectives. The
savings and benefits that Forte offers will revolutionise the process
or building the budget at Remploy.
In addition Cyberscience had already established
a good working relationship with Remploy and demonstrated their technical
capabilities in meeting Remploy’s management reporting requirements
with Enterprise Cyberquery (eCQ).