Sopra Steria And Symphony Ventures Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Intelligent Automation in Private and Public Sectors

Both organisations are leaders in their field, offering the market a unique blend of IA best practice in consultancy and implementation

London, 19 July 2018Sopra Steria has today announced a strategic alliance with Symphony Ventures to address the growing Intelligent Automation (IA) needs of its customers across enterprise and the public sector.

Working together, Sopra Steria and Symphony will offer IA with the power to transform business process capabilities at an enterprise level and unlock value across the entire organisation. Across all sectors, organisations are seeking advice and expertise in using IA technologies in order to drive growth and to enhance competitiveness in today’s digital economy.  Together, Sopra Steria and Symphony will offer customers a clear and scalable way to integrate IA into the business operation with a rapid ROI. 

As specialist consultants in IA and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Symphony Ventures will empower Sopra Steria to accelerate its growth in these areas and to rapidly develop new and exciting solutions, enabling customers to re-imagine business operations as part of wholescale digital transformation activity.

John Torrie, CEO at Sopra Steria UK, said: "This alliance signals our investment in IA and accelerates our transformation to become a consulting led business.  Symphony Ventures is the perfect strategic ally for us. It has an outstanding reputation in the market and a proven high-end consulting capability. Clients are looking for rapid, assured automation to drive change, re-imagine customer services and transform business models.  Together, Sopra Steria and Symphony will offer the insight, innovation and capability needed to deliver outstanding outcomes and get rapid results.”   

David Poole, Co-founder and CEO at Symphony Ventures, said: “This is a major strategic alliance for Symphony and a key step in the future growth of our business. Sopra Steria’s strong Business Process Services heritage and extensive client base represents a huge opportunity for us. IA has seen explosive growth over the last four years and with Cognitive, AI and Machine Learning capabilities rapidly emerging, we see the combination of these technologies turning the BPS industry on its head. We are truly excited about the power of this new alliance.”

The terms of the strategic alliance are currently being finalised, with both parties set to enter the market together in H2 2018.