Defence

Defence

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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Client Stories

SSCL

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.

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Biometrics

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 Appoints Craig Wilson to Lead Financial Services

Jun 4, 2018, 14:00 PM
Title* : Sopra Steria Appoints Craig Wilson to Lead Financial Services
Sopra Steria has today announced the appointment of Craig Wilson to the position of Managing Director of Financial Services, where he will be focus on broadening and deepening relationships with Sopra Steria’s current and prospective customers. Craig will position customer needs at the heart of his Financial Services strategy, enacting plans to capitalise on Sopra Steria’s core strengths in Delivery, Fintech and Customer Experience as clients look to overhaul their infrastructure and operations amid increasing regulatory change and digital disruption.

Sopra Steria has today announced the appointment of Craig Wilson to the position of Managing Director of Financial Services, where he will be focus on broadening and deepening relationships with Sopra Steria’s current and prospective customers. Craig will position customer needs at the heart of his Financial Services strategy, enacting plans to capitalise on Sopra Steria’s core strengths in Delivery, Fintech and Customer Experience as clients look to overhaul their infrastructure and operations amid increasing regulatory change and digital disruption.

Craig joins Sopra Steria after 18 years at HSBC, where he held various senior management and Director-level positions, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of its UK Commercial Banking Division. During this time, he led on discretionary and regulatory change including the UK’s commercial response to the Deferred Prosecution Agreement, MiFID II, GDPR and CMA and implemented numerous digital transformation projects within HSBC’s front and back offices.

Over the course of 2018, Sopra Steria has continued to bolster its position in the Financial Services market: Co-Op Insurance and Royal London Group have extended their application management contracts, Sopra Steria has partnered with Fintech Scotland to drive the region as a fintech hub, and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) employed Sopra Steria to deliver the UK’s largest digital market data processing platform.

 

Sopra Steria’s work with the FCA is a perfect example of how the company proves it thinks differently from the competition. It’s an organisation whose digital solutions are driven by regulatory change in the banking sector, but also maintains a strong sense of the importance of customer experience. At its heart, Financial Services is a people industry, and I’m excited to lead a team which has a long history of success enriching the customer experience when banks and other financial services organisations seek to digitise their propositions.

Craig Wilson, Managing Director of Financial Services, Sopra Steria

 

I am delighted to welcome Craig into a major strategic role for us. He will play a crucial part in helping the business achieve its growth targets for the future, while ensuring we continue to provide a high-quality level of service to our Financial Services by bringing in leading talent in digital user experience and regulation. His long-standing client-side experience and network will also bring us closer, stronger connections across the Financial Services industry as a whole.

John Torrie, CEO at Sopra Steria UK

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Blogs

Inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and tech experts at the Cheltenham Science Festival 2022

Our team enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the next generation of scientists and engineers, experimenting with tech and exploring careers within the exciting worlds of cyber, digital and tech.

Sopra Steria’s Aerospace, Defence and Security teams raise £16,000 for Walking With The Wounded

| Joanne Johnson

On Saturday 14 May, 8 teams from our ADS business laced up their walking boots to fundraise for ‘Walking with the Wounded’.

We all stand to benefit from work cultures that help military-leavers to thrive

| Sue-Ellen Wright

This Armed Forces Day (26 June), Sue-Ellen Wright, Managing Director of Aerospace, Defence and Security at Sopra Steria, shares an insight into her journey from military to civilian life, tips for those making the leap and some advice for employers about how to attract veterans and support them to thrive. 

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