Ancoris Maps for Housing is an online property visualisation application which presents internal and external data on Google Maps and is accessible by everyone from anywhere. As a result, staff can make better planning decisions and improve their productivity whilst the organisation achieve operational cost savings.
Example: Estate officers can access live information and filter that status of rent arrears for their assigned properties on a map. This displays their schedule of visits and automatically suggests the optimum route.
Example: Directors visualise all rent arrears along with any agreement in place, court action or universal credit and spot trends and patterns in the data. They layer demographic data for greater context. A course of action is agreed, such as running campaigns in hotspots and working with tenants to improve their situation.
Example: Estates officers filter gas safety checks on a map to identify those that are invalid or about to lapse They access this information when they are in the field and visit properties nearby there and then.
Example: Jobs are allocated to maintenance and repair crews based on the job location, the crew operating area or even live location. Information on areas that are underperforming are analysed so that action, such as appointing additional crews to an area, may be taken.
Example: The use of heat and clustered maps to visualise all void properties, past and present, identifies a trend in the data. The analysis is run against demographic data to give it greater context and highlights an area of high voids. This will help plan for future housing stock, potentially selling properties in that area and planning new builds in areas with higher demand.
Example: A family with two young children would ideally like a home within walking distance of a primary school and close to a play area. The ability to layer the information on available homes with additional local data means this can be visualised easily within the application. There is no need to search multiple sources.
In order to provide you with the highest levels of performance and reliability, Ancoris Maps for Housing is built on Google Cloud Technology.
Google App Engine handles the web and mobile interfaces for your users wherever they are, seamlessly adding and removing resources depending on your workload. Behind the scenes, PostgreSQL (running on Compute Engine) and Google Cloud Datastore hold your data and make it available to the app. This information, in conjunction with Google Maps APIs, is used to visualise your data.