This retirement living giant made its business and data systems more bankable.

Data-led transformation for systems that are more profitable.
When an award-winning retirement living business faced corporate divestment.
With over 30 years experience owning and operating over-55s retirement living communities in Australia—including 75 villages and over 17,000 residents—Keyton was transitioning from a joint venture to a standalone Australian entity.

Keyton and its parent companies engaged PerData to turn the separation into a data systems evolution, with enterprise architecture, migration planning, and service integration taking in over 100 applications and vendors.

Separating local data from global datasets was the core challenge, but even amidst multiple data sets, arrays of legacy technology, multiple regulatory frameworks and decades of retained data, PerData worked at Board and C-suite level to plan, architect, execute and support new operating models aligned with Keyton’s desired future state.

PerData worked with Board and C-suite on enterprise architecture and change planning.
PerData’s enterprise architecture in support of the divestment-driven data separation took in vestigial technology and residual architecture, data governance, and compliance issues from multiple regulatory territories—all while streamlining applications, licensing and service contracts to free up Keyton to focus on high-value business activity. Planning phases took in strategy, goals, resourcing, dependencies, sequencing, and budget—all documented for an empowering implementation phase. PerData then executed solutions with a change management approach using workload design, optimisation, user acceptance, industry benchmarking, quality assurance, and validation—all delivered through engaging workshops, drop-in sessions and flexibly delivered on-demand support.
To deliver architecture free from technical debt and poised for more profitable future states.
With help from PerData, Keyton’s data segregation needs ultimately became an opportunity to modernise its data landscape. Keyton shifted from an ‘application disposition’ to a ‘data disposition’, systematising a SIAM (Service Integration and Management) approach with huge organisational savings through consolidation of over 100 applications and vendors into far fewer, trusted service points. The new architecture transitioned Keyton’s systems from a ‘Capex’ posture—in which repeating capital costs are absorbed regardless of business variables—to a nimble Opex posture, in which costs are elastic, and flex to match operational priorities. With radically reduced Total Cost of Ownership, Keyton have more time and resources for innovation—and has now engaged PerData to transform its financial systems using Microsoft Dynamics 365.
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