CDS Co-operatives, the largest secondary housing cooperative in England, has deployed Infor SunSystems. Delivered on time and on budget, the application will help improve reporting capabilities, enhance service levels to customers and accelerate payments.
CDS Co-operatives serves not only its own tenants but also provides financial and housing services to other co-operatives. CDS anticipates further efficiencies with Infor SunSystems' role in an ongoing program to integrate financial management and property management systems.
Its previous legacy application was not delivering the management accounting capabilities CDS required to support all areas of its business. This led to a reliance on spreadsheets and paper-based invoicing, which was time intensive and wasted staff talents on low-level tasks such as data entry, instead of on business analysis.
"Moving away from our legacy application and reliance on spreadsheets represented a major challenge for us. We had to identify and select a new application quickly, but when our senior executive team met Infor, this provided us with the necessary confidence that SunSystems would be able to develop the reporting that we wanted," said Suzanne Twerdochilb, finance director, CDS Co-operative. "This confidence has increased as the project was delivered on time and on budget, and even our auditors expressed a preference for SunSystems."
CDS chose Infor SunSystems for its reporting functionality, intuitive ease of use, and Infor's commitment to an accelerated deployment timetable.
"Infor SunSystems is in use in almost 20% of the housing associations in the UK," said Mike Cardiff, SVP Global Sales, Financial Systems Infor. "This is because fast, cost-effective deployments delivered on time and on budget mean that associations can have complete confidence that they will see return on investment quickly. Integration capabilities mean further efficiencies can be identified and developed. And this is all due to the ongoing innovation within Infor and the deep, industry-specific functionality of SunSystems."