FLS – FAST LEAN SMART and Aareon announce strategic partnership for UK housing

Europe’s technology leader for real-time field service scheduling and route planning FLS – FAST LEAN SMART is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Aareon, the leading supplier of housing management and digital solutions for social housing providers.

This collaboration, which will also see FLS join the Aareon Connect Marketplace, brings together Aareon’s expertise in comprehensive housing management solutions with FLS’ cutting-edge field service management technology.

Aareon customers will better navigate the dynamic landscape of the UK’s housing sector with new levels of access to FLS’ innovative tools to enhance operational efficiency, customer satisfaction, and overall performance.

Simon Spriggs, UK Partnerships Manager at FLS – FAST LEAN SMART, said:

“FLS’ customers maintain over 500,000 properties across the UK and Europe, and we are always seeking opportunities to bring our real-time technology into more providers. This year, the Tenant Satisfaction Measures, cost inflation, and skills shortages greatly increased pressures across repairs, maintenance, and damp and mould inspection. FLS VISITOUR continues to work seamlessly, in the background, to optimise field service scheduling and routing for the best result.

“Aareon can now offer FLS solutions, integrated to transform productivity and efficiency whilst giving more control and improved outcomes to providers’ own customers.”

Lee Burke, Chief Revenue Officer at Aareon, added:

“We are thrilled to welcome a dynamic, forward-thinking company to our Aareon Connect Ecosystem. This addition will provide more choice and access to best practice solutions through our HMS, ultimately driving value for our customers.”

Key highlights of the partnership include:

·       Seamless Integration: Aareon’s robust housing management solution will seamlessly integrate with FLS’ field service management technology FLS VISITOUR, providing a unified experience for the housing sector. This approach delivers a streamlined implementation to assist customers to rapidly realise their investment.


·       Optimised Field Operations: The partnership will deliver advanced tools for optimising field service operations. From intelligent, dynamic scheduling and embedded route optimisation to real-time in-day rescheduling, housing providers can expect a significant enhancement in their field service efficiency.


·       Enhanced Customer Experience: By leveraging the synergy between Aareon and FLS, housing providers will be better equipped to deliver an enhanced and responsive customer experience. The integration of technology will streamline processes and reduce service delivery times.


·       Future-Ready Technology: Aareon and FLS share a commitment to provide future-ready technology solutions. This partnership reflects a dedication to staying ahead of industry trends and equipping housing providers with the tools they need for long-term success.


·       Outcomes: Whether closing more jobs per day per field operative, lowering costs, and achieving greater tenant satisfaction scores by getting to appointments quicker, combining the power of Aareon’s comprehensive Repairs and Maintenance capabilities with FLS’ algorithm means schedules are automatically created with a greater opportunity for a first-time fix. Embedded route plans are designed to save fuel and CO2 emissions, with fewer miles driven per job.