What GL Hearn Does
GL Hearn is one of the UK’s leading property consultancies providing trusted commercial property advice to the public sector, developers, investors and occupiers. Their goal is a simple one – to understand the clients’ business, bring their expertise and enthusiasm to bear and work with them to create, develop, protect and enhance their business interests.
A Partnership With kinspeed
Kinspeed were approached by the Business Rating department of GL Hearn in late 2003 to initially provide support for their ageing Foxpro system. It quickly became apparent that the system was not meeting company objectives and would need a complete re-write.
The rating department within GL Hearn required a browser based database solution to allow unlimited user access over a wide area network using the latest programming languages and fast data sources.There was a high requirement for permission based processing and secure backbone. Kinspeed provided a team of highly skilled system developers who developed GLHIMS (G L Hearn Information Management System) using modern programming languages and techniques.
The rating department within GL Hearn now run a secure database in a browser based environment, completely developed from the ground up and to company specification.
The data is held on fast SQL servers, and the very complex programs give users fast information and create processes within the company such as appeals. The system has been expanded on substantially since its initial conception and now covers areas such as Payback, transaction processing with the Valuation Office via SOAP transactions and invoicing, which in turn links to the companies accounts systems.
GL Hearn’s Growth
The system has proven benefits over the years and has allowed GL Hearn rating department to be the envy of the rating world. GLHIMS has helped to increase revenue and profit with the GL Hearn group in a safe secure environment and there are future plans to expand it further.