SCC acquires Licensing and Cloud Software Lifecycle business from Civica

SCC, Europe’s biggest privately-owned IT services firm, has acquired Civica’s Licensing and Cloud Software Lifecycle (LCSL) business to accelerate growth of its UK software services.

The acquisition includes Civica’s LCSL team and its existing customer and partner relationships, increasing SCC’s presence in the Cloud Software Lifecycle market and strengthening its successful software licensing and software asset management (SAM) businesses. Civica provides a suite of software applications for public sector services, with a 30-year history delivering sector specific software across Government and Justice, Local Government, Housing, Health and Care, and Education. Its LCSL customers include local councils, universities, and housing associations. SCC combines leading technologies from more than 600 unique vendors with its own business and integration expertise to support customers across the commercial and public sectors optimise cost and control of their software estates. Its team of technology and software specialists as more than 100 years’ cumulative experience. James Rigby, SCC Chief Executive, said: “We’re excited to welcome Civica’s talented team into SCC, and we look forward to meeting customers old and new as this acquisition helps us to drive growth in a key strategic area. The depth of Civica’s knowledge, capability and customer relationships presents a wonderful opportunity to complement our existing software business. By joining SCC, Civica’s team gain access to a larger market and support team.Licensing and Cloud Software Lifecycle services are critical delivering true business through visibility and control of software assets and cloud deployments. We have successfully delivered software asset management for over 20 years, and we have built a reputation for driving some of the biggest and most complex asset programmes. This acquisition will help us deliver the next phase of growth.” Civica Chief Executive Wayne Story said: “With over 22 years of unbroken growth, fuelled by year-on-year investment, we’ve established ourselves as a leading provider of trusted, innovative software for public sector organisations in the UK and around the world. As the pace of public sector digitalisation continues to accelerate, our continued investment in innovative software will ensure we capitalise on these exciting opportunities for growth. Our market leading software offering for public sector organisations will support them on their journeys of transformation and ensuring they can deliver more for the people and communities they serve.

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