TSG at home attending The Housing Technology Conference 2018

TSG attended the Housing Technology Conference this year for the first time and we loved it! Firstly, I’d just like to say what a great bunch of people and a lovely sector to work with. Everyone we spoke to was very happy to share knowledge, challenges and hear all about TSG. We received a great reception and that’s thanks to our brilliant experts and partners, who are passionate about and love what they do.

I’m the Events Coordinator here at TSG and have been with the company since September 2017. The Housing Technology Conference was one of the first projects I got involved in when I started. We decided to attend the conference in partnership with LiveTiles, TSG partners who is creating beautiful, well thought-out digital workplaces. LiveTiles is the next big thing for business intranet.

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TSG and the housing sector

At TSG, we work with housing associations of all sizes across the broadest range of technologies.

The knowledge management solution built for Home Group was not only acclaimed by Nintex in its Global Partner Awards, but also resulted in success for the customer services team at the National Contact Centre Awards. We believe our ground-breaking work to connect SharePoint with all of the major housing management systems will unlock additional value for many organisations from their investment in Office 365.

“If we’re going to achieve ambitious targets of 90% of customer transactions taking place digitally and a 20% increase in efficiency, we need partners who not only understand our business but also help us to unlock the value of our investment in Microsoft technologies such as Office 365 and Dynamics. The team of experts at TSG are doing exactly that.” – Mark Henderson, Home Group CEO

TSG aims and customers

Our aim was to demonstrate how TSG’s housing sector-specific solutions can add value to businesses through supercharging their Office 365 investment and working out what they might be missing out on. Luckily, TSG has some amazing customers who wanted to actively share their stories and what TSG helped them achieve.

GreenSquare, Vivid and Broadland Housing Associations are already maximising their Office 365 investment with TSG. Why not watch these 6 short videos (2 minutes each) of them all talking about what they have done and how it has transformed the way they use their document management systems?

Antony Hedges, Broadland Housing Association, Head of Digital Engagement explains why he chose to make the move from their in-house system to Office 365, SharePoint and LiveTiles:

Antony then goes to talk about how they’ve tackled training and development for staff and how they are using the Office 365 suite and 365 Cloud Academy throughout the company.

Rob Fletcher, GreenSquare Group Head of ICT talks about the Office 365 collaborative approach 4 years into the investment:

Rob then tells the audience how important the TSG Office 365 art of the possible sessions have been.

Neil Charlton, Vivid Head of Information Technology goes into how they are using Office 365 for document management and how easy the integration with their existing platform has been.

Neil ends by telling us why he knew SharePoint was the right route for Vivid.

What the housing sector can achieve with TSG

Most organisations don’t know what they can achieve with Office 365, so if you need to improve collaboration, automate processes, deploy enterprise level document management, share knowledge, achieve compliance, manage quality and have all this integrated with your core housing management solution, then TSG is here to help. Coupled with LiveTiles, TSG is bringing these Office 365 tools together to create next-generation intranet, or more accurately a genuine digital workplace.

“We’ve been delighted with the results achieved by TSG, GreenSquare and TSG have worked very closely together and the partnership with TSG was central to our decision to adopt SharePoint Online as our enterprise document management and records management solution.
The TSG team are always keen to show us the art of the possible with Office 365. They are very enthusiastic! This has resulted in a large-scale roll-out of Microsoft Teams to improve communication and collaboration and Power BI for business intelligence.“– Rob Fletcher, GreenSquare Group Head of ICT

Finally, I took loads of photos that show what a great few days we had – check them out below.

TSG @ Housing Technology