To be honest that's not an uncommon position. Most housing IT comes with a lot of promises but ends up being data & resource hungry. We've all been there. The price quoted doesn't reflect what you end up paying for additional input and configuration to make it work. Here's something different.
At the #housing2013 session on how to be successful in a new commercial environment the message from @yvonnecastle was clear. Real time, simple and a low no. of KPIs are essential to enable commercial activity to be free to thrive and risk managed.
V3a is software which does just that, but not as you know it. It can be up and running in a matter of days & linked to existing data . It was designed for the housing profession by housing profssionals. It gives you a clear insight into what's required - helping to inform and shape your approach to Vfm and risk on a commercial basis without breaking the bank.
Your mission: Explore a new frontier, seek out new forms of simplicity, and boldly go where no software solution has gone before.