Viability

Accurate financial appraisal of your scheme is vital to ensure best outcome whilst meeting local housing needs.

ProVal

Viability by tenure, dwelling and scheme. NPV and long-term cashflow displayed instantly.

Landval

Assess land values and gross profit with minimal information.

Benchmarking

Achieving best value is essential for your organisation. You must demonstrate continuous improvement and show how you compare with your peers.

Catalyst

Measure performance with online scheme reports. Annual written report indicates progress against a variety of Key Performance Indicators.

Stock

Social Housing landlords in today’s market must understand the economic value of their properties.

Stock Profiler

Analyse your entire portfolio to see which units are most valuable and which need to be considered for a change of tenure or sale.

Sales

With buyers and tenants eager to find homes, you need to find them the right property.

Home Match - Coming Soon

Associations can pool lists of prospects against available properties and augment with soft data to rank applicants for the best match.

Sequel Training Guidance

Training in SDS Sequel can be tailored to suit the organisation. Training can be provided on-site (recommended for new customers) or at a SDS training suite. Training is paid at the time the supply is made.

There are four basic courses. End Users training will need to be repeated where there are more than 6 delegates.

Courses are offered in 2 packages.

  • Silver (recommended) This consists of the Administrator, two End User courses and a Consultancy Review.
  • Gold The Silver package plus the Introduction to Report Writing course.

A projector, screen and flipchart will be required. The trainer will bring their own laptop. Customers should ensure that delegates can access the application from the training room beforehand.

Administrator Training and Implementation

This is a two day hands-on course.

  • Implementation
  • Test the installation, perform basic tests and review the IT arrangements for the end-user training.

  • Administrator Training and System Settings
    This part of the course is aimed at those people who are responsible for setting defaults, administering the system and/or training others in the team. Typically, these will be senior people from development and finance teams such as managers, development coordinators, programme managers and those from finance who deal with coding of development schemes and other related financial issues. A member from the finance team will be required to manage importing financial data from the finance system. If your organisation is split over more than one geographic location it is a good idea to have at least one system administrator in each location.

This course covers a wide range of topics, such as: setting up new users; creating finance codes; managing security and access; workflow; suppliers; property; and running reports.

End User Training

This is a one day hands-on course and is split into two half day sessions: Cashflow and Workflow. We recommend having a System Administrator sit in on this course.

The Cashflow session covers creating projects, setting up and managing cashflows, importing appraisals and running reports. The Workflow session covers creating and managing workflows, monitoring suppliers and contractors, creating property records and running reports.

End User Refresher Training

This is a half day hands-on course and provides training on additional detail and offers the opportunity to refresh aspects from the previous training. It should be taken 2 to 3 months after the End Users training. It is assumed that delegates will have had some previous training and/or experience with Sequel. It concentrates on promoting best practice and will consolidate knowledge and understanding of the system. This course can be attended by anyone who wishes to refresh their knowledge of Sequel.

Consultancy Review

This is a half day review taken typically 6 - 12 months after the initial training. We review those areas where Sequel is working well and identify where improvements could be made. We offer help and advice on best practice and suggestions as to how your processes, policies and procedures as they relate to Sequel may be improved. We also seek your feedback on future updates.

Introduction to Report Writing Course

SDS Sequel is supplied with a separate report designer application. This application makes it possible for end users to write their own bespoke reports. Introduction to Report Writing is a one day, hands - course, to train users in writing their own simple reports.

The course is aimed at people who have never written a report before and covers the basics of databases, principles of report design, and understanding how to get specific report requirements from those requesting reports. SDS can also tailor more advanced report writing courses to suit your requirements.

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