HouseMark and Coactiva partner to streamline benchmarking

Coactiva Aspiren, the leading performance improvement specialists, and HouseMark, the premier provider of benchmarking services to the social housing sector, today announced the Spring 2011 launch of an online solution to streamline the submission of high quality benchmarking information for HouseMark members.

Coactiva supports organisations in delivering significant cost savings while improving results, through a focus on outcomes, collaboration, targeting of resources and improved management information. Its award-winning Aspireview web-based performance intelligence system supports over 20,000 users across Social Housing, Central and Local Government and the NHS.

HouseMark, jointly owned by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and the National Housing Federation (NHF), has over 880 member organisations and is the premier provider of social housing performance benchmarking information.

Coactiva's solution integrates the submission of HouseMark benchmarking information into one web-based interface, removing data entry duplication and automating more of the validation process. The solution will simplify data submission by enabling multiple people within an organisation to work simultaneously, with workflow enabling better co-ordination of data assembly.

The solution will also speed up the validation of data by HouseMark by providing greater ability for the organisation to check data before it is submitted . A range of social housing organisations are working with HouseMark andCoactiva to design the solution, including Homes for Haringey, Pennaf Housing Group, W M Housing, Wandsworth LBC, Cheltenham Borough Homes, Yorkshire Housing and First Wessex.

Ross Fraser, Chief Executive of HouseMark, commented "One of our objectives is to speed the process of data entry and validation in respect of our benchmarking reports to members. By working in partnership with Coactiva on this initiative we expect to access our partner's cutting-edge technological capability to improve and streamline the benchmarking process for hundreds of social housing organisations."

Ray Fielding, CEO of Coactiva Group, added "We are delighted to be working in partnership with HouseMark to support its members. This relationship underlines our commitment to invest in the social housing sector and demonstrates our ability to make a difference with our innovation and technology."