Home services marketplace Plentific.com has seen rapid growth throughout 2016 and now, to round off a successful year, is proud to announce a new partnership with HouseMark and 13 leading social housing providers. With hundreds of thousands of owned and managed homes between them, as well as plans to build thousands more in the coming years, these new partners will give Plentific a significant increase in clients and jobs.
Plentific has been selected to join HouseMark Evolve’s 12 week programme, which involves building an innovative repairs and maintenance product for the social housing providers and their 300,000 tenants. HouseMark has access to around 4m homes through their members, and with this programme, Plentific has gained immediate access to a sizeable part of the UK housing market.
Plentific will develop additional features for its product which will allow tenants to easily report issues and arrange trade professionals using an online self-service platform. By using Plentific, the goal of the social housing providers is to give tenants a better and quicker service when it comes to repairs and maintenance services. Replacing outdated legacy systems and reducing costly admin time will also improve operating margins and free up additional funds to further develop much needed affordable homes.
Cem Savas, Co-Founder of Plentific.com, said: “We’re thrilled to be a part of the HouseMark Evolve programme. Through working closely with the leading social housing providers, Plentific will provide a higher quality of service to hundreds of thousands of customers and produce better outcomes for providers.”
Tom Somers, Programme Manager for HouseMark Evolve, commented: “Plentific has really caught the imagination of the pioneer providers on the programme. They were impressed by the ease of use and its clear benefits to both the tenant and the landlord in providing choice and peace of mind when hiring a tradesperson. The team delivers a flexible and personal service with a strong knowledge of the home services marketplace. We have no doubt that Plentific has great potential in the sector and we can’t wait to see what they do during the programme.”
This opportunity will not only provide Plentific with more jobs for it’s verified trade professionals, but it will also provide direction to further develop the platform and customise it to fit the needs of the social housing providers.
Emre Cazan, Co-Founder of Plentific.com, said: “We’re excited to begin work on this project and to face the challenge of adapting our product within this time frame. Our fully transactional marketplace will enable hundreds of thousands of social housing tenants to easily report issues and request repairs, causing a significant reduction in workload for their property managers.”
Plentific has already started planning and developing a system to present at the end of the 12 week programme, with the pilot scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2017.