Harrow council improves property management

The London Borough of Harrow is improving its land and property management with a new software platform.

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The London Borough of Harrow is improving its land and property management with a new software platform.

The council is using the Symphony suite of gazetteer software from Aligned Assets for the management of its Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG).

The Symphony iManage system ensures that all changes to the borough’s address data, including all new developments, are recorded accurately and in accordance with British Standard BS7666.

Additionally, Symphony iExchange allows Harrow to automatically export changes in its address data to other council departments and therefore remove the need to maintain multiple address databases.

The use of iExchange will also see the council make "significant savings" through a reduced workload and greater efficiency, and has the added advantage of ensuring all council departments are able to use a UPRN (unique property reference number).

Luke Studden, LLPG custodian at Harrow, said: “Moving to the new software was a smooth process and it allowed us to build on the work we have done to date.

"Symphony iManage’s ability to integrate with ESRI technology as well as MapInfo was a distinct advantage as this meant changes to working practice was kept to a minimum. It also enabled integration with the existing deployment of our corporate GIS [geographic information system] infrastructure.”

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