Glasgow tech firm secures five-year contract with UK’s biggest residential management group

Crawford Burns, commercial and project manager at CPL

CPL Software, which produces software solutions for the property factor and block management sectors, has secured a contract with RMG Scotland, part of Residential Management Group Ltd which is one of the biggest residential property managers in the UK with a portfolio of over 110,000 households.

Glasgow-based CPL, which has negotiated a five-year contract, will design a branded portal and app for RMG Scotland.

The firm will apply this technology to the suite of solutions it is developing for RMG, a company with more than 100 years’ property management experience that works with most of the UK’s national and regional house builders and developers.

CPL last year launched an industry first with its innovative Blockworx app that allows property factors and block managers to communicate with contractors, and organise repairs and maintenance easily and quickly.

CPL Software’s Blockworx connects contractors to property factors electronically, saving time and money. It is one of several innovations from the company in recent years. In 2015, it introduced a client portal and app to enable factors to communicate electronically with clients, view invoices and make payments.

Crawford Burns, commercial and project manager at CPL, said: “This is a significant contract for CPL Software and the culmination of lengthy negotiations over a two-year period. RMG decided that we were the best for their Scottish operation and understand that technology has an increasingly important role to play in helping property managers work more effectively.

“The property factoring industry has undergone a huge transformation in digitisation and automation over the last decade with CPL Software at the forefront of this change,” said Mr Burns, adding that CPL’s software technology division, designed by its team based in Southampton, manages just over 360,000 properties via a growing client base.”

Justin Herbert, operations director at RMG said “We are extremely pleased to enter into an agreement with CPL. We are confident that CPL will support our service delivery in Scotland and enable us to grow our market share.”

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