Get ready for world class innovation in Social Housing technology

MRI Social Housing
Virtual Vision Event
1st October 2020

Why attend the Social Housing technology vision event?

This is an opportunity to see how MRI’s unique proposition for social housing is coming together - an end-to-end technology platform to fully support providers and tenants, enabled by world class innovation and decades of local market expertise.

1st October, 10 am – 11:30 am

A must for key stakeholders across your organisation, covering:

  • Introduction to MRI – meet the people leading MRI’s social housing innovations and their vision for the future
  • Hear about MRI’s product strategy and creating the best technology stack for the market
  • Becoming one brand and delivering the best service – benefits for clients and the timeline of changes

MRI Social Housing is here now to become the market’s technology partner of choice - find out more at this session:

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Session 2 – Finance & Asset Management
1st October, 12:30 pm – 4:15 pm

A must for Social Housing Finance and Asset Management Professionals.

MRI Social Housing offers a comprehensive finance and accounting suite, as well as asset management solutions. We are showcasing this through a series of webinars, including customer case studies and product demonstrations on the day.

Time: 12:30 - 13:15
Core Financials – an overview of our finance and accountancy solutions

Presented by: Ivan Blythe, Financials General Manager, Julie Lawrence, Finance Consultant, Jimmy Rogers, Sales Director

This session will provide an overview of our well established finance systems and how we are enhancing our offering across the various modules included. We’ll also be discussing our hosted finance solution and sharing some industry insight on how we’re our adapting finance systems to be more flexible and futureproof.

Time 13:15 - 14:00
HousingBrixx – strategic modelling solution

Presented by: Doug Sarney, Director of HousingBrixx and guest speaker, Paul Whitehead, Director of Finance and Resources, Blackpool Housing Company

Join our webinar to explore how HousingBrixx quickly & easily simplifies your financial modelling and business planning to support your strategic decision-making process. Discover how Blackpool Housing Company has transformed its financial forecasting and reporting with HousingBrixx SaaS, and discover why more than 370 UK Social Housing providers use HousingBrixx.

Time: 14:00 - 14:45
FRS 102 Compliant Component Accounting

Presented by: Chris Noller

Discover how, with specialist component accounting software you can effectively manage your components and properties in compliance with SORP/FRS 102. Learn also, how you can improve your processes and deliver quick win benefits such as the easy importing of component replacement assets and access to a comprehensive reporting suite for simplified year and month-end reports.

Time 14:45 - 15:30
Income and Arrears Analytics

Presented by: Greg Andrews, Head of Customer Experience and Joanna Lewis, General Manager of Housing Solutions

This session puts the spotlight on the challenges and pain points around Income and Arrears Management, and how we can look to technology to successfully overcome these issues. We’ll review our tenancy sustainability solutions, which cover issues around fraud and subletting. We’ll also introduce our income management and recovery solution, which helps to drive efficient income maximisation into your organisation.

Time: 15:30 – 16:15
Active Asset Management

Presented by: John Buckland

During this session we will be taking a look at Active Asset Management including using 'what-if' scenario modelling based on financial and social factors to see what impact this will have on your housing stock. Active Asset Management is expected by the regulator and is essential for measuring the long-term performance of your properties.

MRI Social Housing is here to become the market’s technology partner of choice - find out more at these informative sessions.

Future-proof your business with MRI SaaS

If your organisation has put a remote work policy in place, rest assured that MRI SaaS users will continue to have full access to property and financial data and other critical business operations as normal.

Learn more about MRI SaaS >>

MRI, Orchard Systems, Castleton Technology, Real Asset Management and Housing Partners have come together as one, offering the greatest choice in social housing.

Upcoming Webinars

MRI Social Housing is excited to bring you a webinar series, introducing a comprehensive range of solutions for housing providers. By bringing Orchard, Castleton Technology and Real Asset Management into the MRI Social Housing family, you now have a one stop shop for software and can benefit from having one supplier for all of your business critical solutions.

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Finance Management: Simplifying your Financial Modelling and Business Planning
Weds, Sept 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST
Hosted by Doug Sarney & Paul Whitehead

Join our webinar to learn how, with HousingBrixx you can quickly & easily simplify your financial modelling and business planning to support your strategic decision-making process. Discover how Blackpool Housing Company has transformed its financial forecasting and reporting, and why more than 360 UK Social Housing providers use HousingBrixx.

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Meet MRI:
Our vision of innovation and value in the housing sector
Mon Sep 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST
Hosted by Dermot Briody & John Carthew

Now that Housing Partners is part of MRI Software, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars where you can get an insight into the MRI organisation. We are calling these the 'Meet MRI' series. Over the coming months these events will show you how Housing Partners, Castleton, Orchard, RAM and MRI combined will bring greater innovation to the UK and Ireland Social Housing markets and deliver more value to you - our clients.

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Document Management: How to transform your organisation into a paperless environment
Thus Sep 24, 2020
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM BST
Hosted by Jimmy Rogers, Sales Director

Has remote access to physical files been an issue of the last few months? We look at how Electronic Document & Record Management (EDRM) is becoming increasingly essential for Social Housing providers. We review all the essential elements of a good EDRM system including GDPR features, retention policies and speed of digital document retrieval.


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Digital Engagement: Communications Manager – Effective Digital Communication
Weds, Sep 29, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST
Hosted by Curtis Mariani, Account Manager

Now, more than ever, it's essential that organisations’ can contact staff and residents quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Join our Communications Manager webinar to learn how this two-way SMS text messaging service will help transform your digital communications strategy. Communications Manager will instantly improve your resident communication, enhance your customer service and reduce your communication costs.

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Task Management: A new way of working with Asset Management
Weds, Sep 30, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST
Hosted by John Buckland

Our new Task Management module within Orchard Asset offers users a completely new way of using the platform.

It provides an easy-to-use and customisable dashboard from which you can oversee your organisation’s workload and view reminders in order to prevent key tasks from being missed. Each task shown on the dashboard comes with a RAG status and they can be automatically or manually assigned to a team or an individual. Additionally you now have the ability to drill down directly to the data source of each task.

See it live in action! During the webinar we will provide a full overview and demonstration.

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Arrears Management: Helping your teams cope with rising number of arrears cases
Thus, Oct 8, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST
Hosted by Joanna Lewis

Find out how our cloud-based predictive income, arrears and collection management platform, Income Analytics can help you to increase income collection, sustain tenancies and focus your effort on cases most in need of support.

Using analytic techniques, Income Analytics predicts which accounts in arrears will pay without intervention and prioritises those that require action, enabling you to work more effectively. Technical arrears are automatically removed to ensure you focus your attention where it is needed the most.

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Intelligent Energy: Making sense of energy improvement recommendations
Mon, Oct 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST
Hosted by John Buckland and Mark Sreeves

As part of our ongoing energy-themed webinar series with Sava in this webinar we’ll be looking at how to make sense of energy improvement recommendations.

You’ve have seen recommendations on an existing EPC, but how many are there and when are they included? When can a DEA remove a recommendation? Sava’s calculation software can evaluate recommendations and the Data Quality Indicator (DQI) helps you to know if you should implement a recommendation.

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GDPR: update for Orchard Housing Customers
Thurs, Oct 15, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST
Hosted by Joanna Lewis & Jill Dovey

A free webinar in which we provide an update of GDPR within Orchard Housing. We will be providing a roadmap update, looking at what has been delivered and what is to come.

More webinars to be added soon...