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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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.


Security through biometrics

Our Biometrics Data Capture System for the Ministry of Defence uses fingerprint and iris recognition to make positive identifications. It is currently operational across over 20 sites and considered to be an important tool in securing military facilities.

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.


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 named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces

Apr 28, 2022, 11:25 AM
Title* : Sopra Steria named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces

28th April 2022, London, UK - Sopra Steria, a European tech leader in consulting, digital services, and software development, is listed in the UK's Best Workplaces™ rankings 2022, published by Great Place to Work®   

28th April 2022, London, UK - Sopra Steria, a European tech leader in consulting, digital services, and software development, is listed in the UK's Best Workplaces™ rankings 2022, published by Great Place to Work®   

The top 20 ranking in the ‘Super Large’ category (organisations with 1000+ employees) follows a rigorous assessment process, including a survey of Sopra Steria employees across the UK and a cultural audit submission. The results highlight employee wellbeing, fair treatment, and social value among the organisation’s key strengths.

Putting employee wellbeing at the heart of decision making, Sopra Steria supports its people to be emotionally and physically healthy through a range of wellbeing tools and initiatives. As well as today’s Best Workplaces announcement, this commitment was also recognised by its listing in the first-ever UK’s Best Workplacesfor Wellbeing 2022 by Great Place to Work® UK earlier this year.

Sopra Steria is an ethically driven organisation and recognises that being inclusive and diverse is an important part of being a great place to work. One of the ways Sopra Steria supports diversity and equality is through its growing family of employee inclusion networks, which are open to all employees across the organisation, who either identify with or are allies of the network purpose. These networks operate together to provide a supportive and safe environment for everyone across the business to connect, learn and share about the cultures, perspectives, and issues of employees from different backgrounds.

The company has a strong social conscience, not just for its employees, but for its clients as well. Sopra Steria’s mission is to shape the world for the better, driving positive change in business and society. This is reflected by the work it delivers across the public and private sectors. From helping the Government provide essential public and health services that offer more convenience and choice, to improving financial services to deliver fairer, customer-centric solutions.

A priority for Sopra Steria is taking a lead in social value. Its Tech for Good programme aims to make business and technology a force for good by improving social mobility, driving inclusive economic growth and promoting diversity. Employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to the causes they care about with three paid volunteering days a year.

Sopra Steria has also been recognised for environmental sustainability with its recent ranking in the Financial Times’ Europe’s Climate Leaders 2022 list and as a global leader on corporate climate action by its inclusion for the fifth consecutive year in the CDP Climate Change ‘A’ list.

John Neilson, Chief Executive Officer at Sopra Steria UK, said:"We’re here to help shape a better world by using technology for good. A key part of achieving that mission is putting our people first. The Best Workplaces ranking is a recognition that we’re headed in the right direction. It also gives us valuable insight into how we can continue to improve our business for our employees, our partners and our customers.”

Faye Wall, Engagement Manager at Sopra Steria, said: "The health and wellbeing of our teams is fundamental to everything we do. We want all our team members to feel valued, supported and recognised. By participating in surveys like Great Place to Work, we can obtain honest feedback that can be used not only to celebrate our achievements, but to continually improve our practices.”

Read about the Sopra Steria workplace here . For those interested in joining the company, more details can be found on the careers page .


About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European Tech leader recognised for its 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 47,000 employees in nearly 30 countries, the Group generated revenue of €4.7 billion in 2021.

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Sopra Steria Group (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) - ISIN: FR0000050809

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