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


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


Assess land values and gross profit with minimal information.


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


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


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

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


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Longhurst Group

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SDS Sequel takes up where Workbench left off...

Since 2004 Longhurst Group has used SDS software to financially appraise and benchmark their housing developments. More recently, SDS Sequel has replaced their Workbench project monitoring system.

About Longhurst Group:

The Group currently owns more than 17,900 homes across the Midlands and East of England and has a healthy development programme underway with plans to deliver more than 1,000 new homes by March 2015. They are also leading care and support providers who deliver a full spectrum of personal support ranging - from debt advice to specialist dementia care - for thousands of people in need.


    SDS products used:

  • ProVal LS - development appraisal tool
  • Sequel - project workflow and cashflow management
  • Catalyst - online benchmarking club
  • Training - a two-tier programme to appoint key staff as system administrators and train end-users

Kate Varney, Development and New Business Officer at Longhurst Group reports:

"Sequel has dramatically improved the time it takes to update our cash flows. It's very easy to manage the budgets and identify any changes to the board approved/budget figures. All our financial appraisals are carried out in ProVal and once the site has some certainty the data is imported into Sequel.

We're now exploring other areas of the system and utilising information stored in the Property Section to keep our housing management and sales team up to date. In turn, they are using the system to monitor sales and show variances between budget OMV's and actuals, along with the differences in first tranche sales against budget.

Sequel has been very impressive so far and we've really only scratched the surface of what the system can do. Our priority was to get the cash flows up and running and now we are starting to develop use of the system from a project management perspective.

One of the great benefits of the system is having all the scheme/unit information in one central location. In the near future we will be using the Workflow section as an audit checklist and the Property section to store handover and sales information for use by housing management, maintenance and the sales teams.

Finally, as always, the training and support from SDS have been brilliant."

Phil Shelton, Chief Executive of SDS adds:

"The team at Longhurst Group are one of our most established and long-standing customers. We are proud to be helping them with their impressive development programme."

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