Platform Housing choose Simpson Associates to design & deliver a new Microsoft Azure Data Platform solution

Simpson Associates, leading data analytics UK consultancy, are pleased to announce that they have been chosen by Platform Housing to design and deliver their Microsoft Azure Data Platform. 

Simpson Associates will be working in close collaboration with Platform Housing to deliver an Azure Data Platform and Power BI project. A key transformative project for Platform Housing, who are the Midland’s largest social landlord, its aim is to consolidate data from multiple housing management systems and ensure uninterrupted access to reporting and analytics for their day-to-day operations. 

Initial stages of the project will involve a series of workshops for the discovery phase, moving on to delivery of a data landing zone – a foundation designed to provide a secure and scalable environment for hosting data and analytics workloads in Azure.  

The whole project is underpinned through providing Project Governance, ensuring the successful delivery of the Azure Data Platform and driving enhanced business value through accelerated data-driven innovation across data engineering, data science, and business analytics. 

Simpson Associates strives to establish a solid foundation for sustained growth and enable ongoing progress, empowering organisations with the essential tools and expertise to effectively maintain and expand upon the initial achievements of a project.

The skills and knowledge transfer is an important part of the process for Platform Housing, as Robert Fletcher, Director of Data & Applications, Platform Housing explains:

“An important element of the supplier selection was to ensure that skills and knowledge transfer was an integral part. It was clear that Simpson Associates had the expertise and experience needed to deliver the data platform, but their approach to working in collaboration with the internal team to enable upskilling gave us the confidence they were the partner of choice.”

Nick Evans, Business Development Manager, Simpson Associates, comments:

“I’m really excited about the latest win in the sector with Platform Housing! We look forward to getting underway and working closely with the team to deliver this important project with them.”

About Simpson Associates

Simpson Associates are a Data Analytics consultancy and managed services provider that helps organisations from both the public and private sectors gain valuable insights from their data and make better informed decisions. As a Microsoft Solutions Partner, Simpson Associates hold the Analytics on Microsoft Azure Specialisation, as well as Solutions Partner designations in Data & AI (Azure); Digital & App Innovation (Azure); and Infrastructure (Azure). They are also a Databricks partner and an IBM Gold Partner, specialising in Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics (TM1).  

About Platform Housing  

Platform Housing Group manage over 48,000 homes across the Midlands, making them the region’s largest social landlord. They provide homes for affordable and social rent as well as offering shared ownership. They also run supported housing schemes and retirement living accommodations right across the region.