The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, a leading provider of housing and flexible home care services for older people, has signed a five year managed service contract worth £1.4 million with Advanced 365, an Advanced Computer Software Group company (Advanced).
ExtraCare is also purchasing a financial management system from Advanced’s Business Solutions division. This complements ExtraCare’s existing integrated software solution designed for care organisations, CareSys, provided by Advanced’s Health & Care division.
The managed service contract will see Advanced 365 design, deploy and operate ExtraCare’s core IT infrastructure to support the charity’s ambitious growth plans. Advanced 365’s managed services will operate on a private cloud platform and will initially be made available to 450 ExtraCare employees situated across 30 sites.
Sandys comments, “Transferring our existing IT services over to Advanced 365 will provide greater value for money and remove reliance on ExtraCare’s head office where our server infrastructure currently resides. With Advanced 365 now managing our IT, we will be able to concentrate on improving the user experience for employees and residents.”