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Housing Asset Management

Make your assets last forever with housing asset management software for social & community housing organisations.

Software For Community Housing

WORKING WITH YOU TO ENRICH COMMUNITIES

SPM Assets is committed to providing the social and community housing sector with effective housing asset management tools. We realise the complexities involved; our housing management software and services will assist you in making informed decisions and developing a housing asset management strategy to lower your long-term risks and costs.

As a result, your organisation can continue to provide secure, quality long-term community housing that enriches the lives of individuals, families and communities.

 
 

Housing asset management – the challenges:

Managing community housing portfolios is challenging. Being overloaded with different data telling different stories can be time consuming to manage and interpret. Plus there is the added pressure of compliance and auditing requirements.

On top of that, you need to maintain the properties to your specific asset standards, keeping them safe and functional with the appropriate appearance. You also need to consider how the property will deteriorate well into the future and know what’s required to maintain the capital value.

Your solution:

SPM Assets recognises the community housing sector has a range of unique requirements and has developed social housing management software with the specific functionality to assess, analyse and plan for the management of your property assets.

Our social housing management software is an effective solution for property condition assessments, maintenance planning, lifecycle analysis and works programming.

It is the only software that has been specifically designed to address both the immediate maintenance needs and the longer-term lifecycle and upgrade needs for housing portfolios.

Benefits of SPM Assets housing asset management software:

Benefit from our experience

Gain from our experience gained across $150bn in property assets and community houses across the world.

Scalable

Whether you are responsible for 30 houses or 3,000 – our software manages portfolios of all sizes.

Easy to use planning tools

Minimal training is required to use the range of sophisticated asset planning tools

Centralised & mobile-enabled data

Your whole team will have all the information they need at their fingertips for effective decision making and reporting.

Maintenance plans & works programmes

SPM Assets software will allow you to generate maintenance plans and works programmes as far into the future as you wish.

Easy property assessments

Housing condition surveys and assessments are easy and quick to perform, making your team more productive and efficient.

Manage your budget with confidence

Not only will you be able to fund the right project at the right time, but you’ll have the confidence knowing that you’re following the right approach.

Keep assets operational for longer

The planning and maintenance software will enable you to keep assets functional and relevant for the longest possible period.

Save time

Reduce staff frustrations and cost, and also save time managing budgets, collecting data, and on the asset management planning process.

 

How does SPM Assets social housing software work?

Our software allows you to quickly establish an accurate description of your assets; develop short, medium, and long term plans; and to manage assets on a daily basis. Included in the solution is a range of easy-to-use asset planning tools that enable you to:

  • Accurately record the properties you are managing, right down to a component level such as doors, windows, paint and carpet.

  • Full assessments can be done in 30 minutes: our surveyors assess 10 dwellings a day. The software is easy to use, so you can focus on the condition assessment rather than on how to use the software.

  • Planning the survey is easy: you can assign properties to surveyors, and manage their performance in real time.

  • You will have access to our templates and libraries – we’ve already done the thinking for you.

  • Assess the condition of housing components to your own defined standards and provide the evidence to establish longer-term budgets and works programmes.

  • Produce a schedule of shorter-term work items based on a library of predefined defects.

  • Assess the property’s amenity and compliance, to identify areas that need to improve safety, security, energy efficiency, and function.

  • Use all of this information to plan your works programme – whether you wish to take a 5-year view or a 50-year horizon.

What our clients say

“Senior management is starting to realise the power of the information we are collecting and are making use of it in our asset management.”

Meg | Housing Choices Australia

“The software application is specific with the end-user interface modifiable to individual needs. You can obtain core functionality for prudent asset management very easily.”

Rob Ashley | Hauraki District Council

 

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Our Housing Customers

 
  • Keys Social Housing - WiseGroup

    Keys Social Housing - WiseGroup

  • Housing Choices Australia

    Housing Choices Australia

    Housing Choices Australia (HCA) is a national, not-for-profit housing provider that currently manage over 3,200 housing properties in both Victoria and Tasmania. HCA is currently aiming to become a Tier 1 Registered Provider under the National Regulatory System by 2017, with a mission “to be a leading provider of affordable homes across Australia, working with partners to create resilient and inclusive neighbourhoods”. HCA had a need to better know their property portfolio, with the emphasis being on the need to improve their approach when it comes to maintaining their portfolio. HCA engaged SPM Assets in early 2012 to implement a specialised configuration of the SPM Assets application to move to an evidence based long-term strategic asset planning process. The software configuration identifies current and future shortfalls, determines projects to address shortfalls, and provides the evidence to support the budgeting process across HCA’s property portfolio. Through the use of the SPM Assets software application, HCA have created a detailed picture of each dwelling and the types of maintenance issues it may experience in the years ahead. In addition to a greater understanding of their maintenance issues, the infield surveys (completed through the use of the Mobile module of the software) highlighted properties that did not meet the long-term needs of Housing Choices and their residents.

  • Hume Community Housing

    Hume Community Housing

    Hume Community Housing (HCH) is a community housing provider in Sydney, NSW that manages a growing property portfolio of over 1,300 properties across the Inner-West and Western suburbs of Sydney. HCH is a Tier 1 Registered Provider under the National Regulatory System, with a mission to create vibrant, sustainable and cohesive communities through the delivery of outstanding homes and equitable services. HCH had a need to better know their property portfolio, in which they recognised there was a limited amount of information available that restricted them to better plan their ongoing works. HCH engaged SPM Assets in mid-2012 to implement a specialised configuration of the SPM Assets application that would provide a long-term strategic asset management process. Through the implementation process, SPM Assets worked closely with HCH’s Asset Team in order to engrain an asset management approach (aligned with IPWEA/NAMS Practice Note #3, NAMS Property Manual, ISO 55000, and IIMM) but to also develop & implement a 3-yearly Property Assessment Survey (PAS) process. In addition to the implementation of the SPM Assets software application for long-term strategic asset management, SPM Assets worked with HCH to develop & implement a Property Condition Report (PCR) system to manage ingoing & outgoing tenancy inspections. This electronic solution was implemented to eliminate the need of paper inspection forms, to produce accurate condition reports prior to the commencement of a tenancy, and to easily assess the property condition at the end of a tenancy.

  • Wesley Mission

    Wesley Mission

    Wesley Mission provides services that address the needs of a broad spectrum of the community including families, youth, homeless, disabled, and aged persons. They own and maintain a significant portfolio of properties in order to provide these services.

  • Aboriginal Housing Victoria

    Aboriginal Housing Victoria

    Vision: That Aboriginal Victorians secure appropriate, affordable housing as a pathway to better lives and stronger communities.

  • Yarra Community Housing

    Yarra Community Housing

    Yarra Community Housing (YCH) is a leading provider of affordable, long term accommodation options for low income Victorians particularly single persons.

  • North Coast Community Housing

    North Coast Community Housing

    The North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd (NCCH) is a not-for-profit company managing long-term social and affordable housing for people with special needs and residents with low and moderate incomes in the far North Coast region of New South Wales in Australia.

  • Junction & Women's Housing

    Junction & Women's Housing

    Junction & Women's Housing (JWH) is one of South Australia's largest community housing providers with over 1000 tenancies under management across the state. A Tier 1 Registered Provider under the National Regulatory System, we have partnered with the private sector and government to deliver over $31 million of affordable housing projects since 2010. As part of Junction Australia, we take an integrated approach to housing, recognising that bricks and mortar are only part of the solution, particularly for those experiencing social and economic disadvantage. We work with partners in the private, government and philanthropic sectors to deliver affordable housing and then ensure the provision of ongoing social and community supports that build an individual's capacity for social and economic participation.

  • Port Phillip Housing Association

    Port Phillip Housing Association

    PPHA connects with local networks and builds alliances with community services, to transform lives and create vibrant neighbourhoods where a diverse range of people want to live now and in the future. PPHA also implements community-building initiatives to address issues that residents and the broader community identify as most important to improving their neighbourhood. PPHA is more than a housing provider; it's part of the community.

  • Anglicare Central Queensland

    Anglicare Central Queensland

  • Regional Housing Limited

    Regional Housing Limited

    Regional Housing Limited (RHL) is a not-for-profit (PBI) company managing emergency, transitional, and long term social housing as well as a range of complimentary support programs throughout the Central Queensland Region.

  • ACT Housing

    ACT Housing