Transformative digital support to defence business operations

Supporting our Armed Forces with information led wider business transformation

The importance of simplifying and automating processes across the spectrum of defence business cannot be underestimated.

Sopra Steria aims to lead the technology and business process contribution to the tangible modernisation of defence capabilities and outputs. More intuitive, coherent and cohesive processes and services within defence Business will allow personnel to operate more efficiently and effectively and enable reinvestment of the benefits in critical front-line capabilities.

Sopra Steria puts your mission first

We begin by analysing your mission. No matter what challenges you’re facing, we leverage leading market and customer intelligence to deliver solutions that drive innovation and digital transformation for defence business.

We never force a single approach to fit your challenge. With our large network of partners, we can be entirely vendor-agnostic and use our deep knowledge of defence to create the right solution for you.

What’s more, our design, development, service management and support of secure defence information systems and services are complemented by transformational business and IT consulting services and solutions, which is why we have a first-class reputation for the management of IT infrastructure and digital services in the UK’s most secure environments.


Our offerings

Expertise to deliver information advantage in the battlespace

We need a fighting force fit for the challenges of the 21st century, prepared to react at pace and maintain power projection. We employ a significant number of ex-service and security-cleared personnel who understand the issues that the Armed Forces face in theatre, ensuring we deliver on the objectives that will achieve your mission. 

Expert intelligence

Our advanced approach means that we specialise in a full spectrum of digital solutions, including cloud migration, cyber and digital security, data analytics and robotics.

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Secure systems are our speciality

The fields in which we operate include OSINT (Open Source Intelligence), data analytics, real-time situational awareness (ISR: Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and ISTAR: Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance), digital innovation, cyber security and command and control (C2 and C4). Our capabilities are applicable across Strategic Command, including J1, J2, J3, J4, J6 and J7.

Digital Enablers

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AI and Automation

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Application Management

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Business Process Services

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Data and Analytics

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Infrastructure Management

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Systems Integration

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Workplace Transformation



Our Team

We’re proud to be part of the Armed Forces Community. Many of our team are veterans and we enjoy getting involved with initiatives that support the community, with volunteering and fundraising and an Armed Forces Network for employees, to provide fellowship for those who have experienced military life. As an  Armed Forces Covenant signatory, we are proud to have been awarded Silver status under the Employer Recognition Scheme, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting and engaging with our Armed Forces community.

Sue-Ellen Wright, Managing Director of our Aerospace, Defence and Security Division; with Ex-Forces members of her Management Team.

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Transforming services for the Armed Forces community

SSCL, part of the Sopra Steria group, recently won a large Ministry of Defence contract to provide critical workforce services to Armed Forces personnel. The Future Service Delivery Contract aims to fundamentally transform services for military staff, reservists and veterans, by introducing new digital technologies to improve their experience as service users.

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Systems integration for logistics

We were the first company to develop a tri-service inventory management system. Management of the Joint Deployed Inventory for the Ministry of Defence replaces the three services’ separate stores management systems with a single inventory management information system capability.

Replenishment at sea (RAS)

Security through biometrics

Our Biometrics Capture and Identity System uses fingerprint and iris recognition to make positive identifications and is an important tool in supporting deployed Forces.

Secure communications

Our innovative and resilient military information management solutions include a secure Electronic Messaging Service for the Ministry of Defence. This processes 2,000,000 messages every month, manages an e-mail service with more than 380,000 users and tracks the delivery time of all messages.

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Digital solutions for housing management

The Ministry of Defence’s housing management system administering tri-service families’ accommodation, including the online housing application e-form, is provided by Sopra Steria. Our solution supports the allocation of over 45,000 houses to service families and the management of around 20,000 move-in and move-out appointments per year as families transfer between geographic locations throughout the UK.

Thought Leadership

Sopra Steria announces partnership with Walking With The Wounded

Jul 2, 2021, 10:29 AM
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Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting and digital services, has announced its official partnership with the charity Walking With The Wounded.

London, UK – 2  July 2021


Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting and digital services, has announced its official partnership with the charity Walking With The Wounded.

Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded offers life-changing mental health, employment and care coordination programmes to support disadvantaged veterans in regaining their independence and obtaining sustainable employment.

The charity’s mission is closely aligned to Sopra Steria’s commitment to making a positive contribution to the Armed Forces community, as well as to wider society through its values-driven, ethical approach.

Sopra Steria will support Walking With The Wounded by sharing its knowledge and expertise in consulting and technology, as part of the company’s Tech For Good initiative. This summer the company’s innovation team and subject-matter experts will host a Hackathon with the charity, to identify where a difference can be made to its vital programmes of work.

In addition to becoming a key official partner of the charity, Sopra Steria has committed to raising awareness of its work, fundraising through employee-led initiatives and encouraging employees to use the company’s three-day volunteering leave provision to benefit the charity.

Sopra Steria’s Armed Forces Community Network, a forum dedicated to the wellbeing of the company’s Armed Forces community, will play an important role in ensuring that Walking With The Wounded is properly supported and in making the charity’s extensive resources available to its own members.

Sue-Ellen-Wright, Managing Director of Aerospace, Defence and Security at Sopra Steria, commented: “People are at the heart of our business and that’s why we’re working hard to ensure that our engagement with the Armed Forces community, both inside and outside of our company, is best practice. Our business counts many Armed Forces community members in its number, all of whom are valued as individuals bringing vital skills and experience that directly contribute to our success. It is a sad fact that many veterans do not have a positive experience when trying to navigate civilian life, which is why we’re delighted to have found a charity partner with whom we can exchange knowledge and experience to help make a tangible difference.”

Joel Oxberry, Walking With The Wounded Head of Income, commented: “We are delighted that Sopra Steria has chosen to support Walking With The Wounded and those who served. The past 18 months has highlighted the digital gap within the charity sector and this new partnership provides a fantastic opportunity to bolster our digital team, knowledge and ultimately better support the veteran community.”






About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients. With 46,000 employees in 25 countries, the Group generated revenue of €4.3 billion in 2020.

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About Walking With The Wounded

Walking With The Wounded (‘WWTW’) delivers life-changing employment, mental health and care coordination programmes for ex-servicemen and women and their families who are in need – empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute once more.

The charity develops innovative initiatives in partnership with the NHS to target veterans who are physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged and deliver significant social impact. The focus is often on early intervention to help break the downward spiral which creates a disproportionately high number of ex-military within homeless, police custody, unemployment and mental health statistics.

In addition to its programmes, the charity stages fundraising expeditions (entirely paid for by corporate partners) to demonstrate the hope, determination, resilience and skills of our wounded. These have included the North Pole (2011), Everest (2012), South Pole (2013), Walk of Britain (2015), Walk of America (2018) and the Walk of Oman (2021).

Anyone interested in volunteering for Walking With The Wounded can get involved with the charity’s new OP-REGEN initiative and help bring positive change to communities across the UK.

For more information, contact Georgia Horne or call 01263 863 901.

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