Throughout 2017 we’re celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Stroma Group. In the second of our monthly time capsule news articles, we revisit February 2013 when our Occupancy Assessment (OA) software was granted approval to go live to the domestic Green Deal Advisor market.
The OA software was the second part of a strategy to assist Stroma Certification’s members to fulfil their data gathering and assessment responsibilities by utilising mobile technology on an iPad. The release of the OA software followed in the footsteps of a wildly successful EPC software release. At the time it was also the only approved software for the lodgement of OAs in Scotland.
The strength of Stroma’s software output was built on the knowledge of the construction and energy industries held within our other group businesses. By employing an in-house development team the software could be tailored closely to member requirements and evolving legislation. This led to the establishment of Stroma Software in 2014.
In February 2013, the OA software was granted approval by BRE on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and was released to all Stroma Certification members as part of our RSAP+ software. The module was synchronised to the central OA registers operated by Landmark and Bridgeall to facilitate compliant lodgements. Together with the EPC module, RSAP+ became the leading software for assessor lodgement in the industry and remains so to this day. RSAP+ has been expended since to include iPad functionality and integrations for Green Deal Improvement Plans and the previous Green Deal Finance mechanism.
Andrew Parkin, Technical Manager, said: "Stroma has always been committed to competitively priced, high value certification for our members. Using our internal knowledge to create industry-leading software was a logical step to add value and make the jobs of our members easier. I’m proud to say that RSAP+ continues to be the most widely used assessor software in the industry today."
You can discover more about our OA Software on the Stroma Certification website.
Stroma is delighted to be celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2017 and would like to thank our clients, members, partners and friends for your ongoing support.