Managed Services Muthuraj Marimuthu October 11, 2023

SDS Managed Services

Save time and stay secure with Amazon Cloud Computing

Introducing The SDS Managed Service

In a volatile economic climate, Housing Associations and Council IT departments are being asked to do more with less.

And the challenges facing IT departments are numerous, from budget constraints and reduced staff to international cyber attacks. That’s why we launched the SDS Managed Service in conjunction with Amazon Web Services.

This service will help you optimise your operations and sustain your long term goal: providing quality housing for those who need it most.

What is the SDS Managed Service?

Simply, SDS will manage the ProVal and Sequel applications for you using Amazon cloud computing services, the most secure provider worldwide. We are your dedicated IT team.

You can read more about the AWS platform on Amazon’s website.

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Access applications from anywhere


The safest cloud platform


Scale up and down as needed


Automatic updates


No complex implementation


Nobody knows our software better than us. Your IT team could have inherited a bespoke set up that would take days or even weeks to investigate and remedy. Or perhaps they are shackled by older technology to run our applications. With limited resource and budget, inevitably you end up settling with the status quo with minimal progress over a long period of time. This can culminate in frustration between departments. With AWS, you can be assured of better performance and an improved SDS experience for you and your team.

SDS will ensure you never miss an update. We release multiple versions of ProVal and Sequel throughout the year that improve our software. You will always be running the most up-to-date figures when completing  appraisals. Reduce the risk of using outdated information and guarantee the best insight to make the right decisions.

Data analyst companies such as Forrester and Gartner have published studies outlining the cost saving potential of utilising vendor hosted solutions. IT staff need to provide routine maintenance and upgrade their infrastructure on top of keeping abreast of licensing requirements and service contracts. Operational costs will also decrease; this refers to the space required for housing your servers and powering up your equipment. ProVal and Sequel are both very resource-intensive applications that perform thousands of split second calculations resulting in a lot of energy and effort consumption.

The SDS managed service will reduce all of these overheads and lower the total cost of ownership of running our applications.

SDS will handle the user provisioning and administration of ProVal and Sequel. This will include hardware, software, licensing, warranties, connectivity. We have oversight and control over your entire system and can advise on user access, admin rights, licence reallocation and more. This means that your IT team can focus on other priorities. 

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