Operating since 1990, Castlethorn is a leading property developer in Ireland who have recently selected Eque2’s contract management software, EVision and Eque2 Housebuilding to capitalise on their growth strategy.

Castlethorn had originally implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV as their accounting solution along with some customisations over 10 years ago, however the system hadn’t been upgraded during this period and didn’t provide them with house building specific functionality, so they decided they needed to invest in a new solution. The company went out to the market in search of a solution that would also improve the connection between various departments and processes and provide them with the house building functionality they were seeking without having to customise this themselves. Daniel Vard, Senior Finance Manager at Castlethorn explained: “We wanted to get away from the idea of just having an accounting solution, and instead wanted to implement a single ERP solution that would be used across the business consolidating the islands of information we currently have”.

Castlethorn looked at solutions from five providers including Eque2, and after a rigorous selection process, the company opted to move forward with the combination of EVision – Eque2’s contract management software, and Housebuilding – software designed to manage the complete house building process from land appraisal through to customer care. EVision and Housebuilding seamlessly integrate to effectively manage the full house building process underpinned by EVision’s contract management and accounting capabilities to provide Castlethorn with an up to date complete source of information on the status of the business and the individual projects. Daniel commented: “We hope to see improved communication across departments and better consistency and reliability of information across the business as everyone will be feeding into the one solution process.”

Doug Openshaw, Head of UMM Sales at Eque2 added: “We have seen an increase in the number of construction companies selecting EVision and Housebuilding in Ireland due to the currently thriving marketplace, and as one of the leading property developers in that area, we’re delighted to welcome and support Castlethorn through this period and beyond. “

To find out more about Castlethorn, please visit: https://castlethorn.ie/