“This significant cloud migration programme is one of the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the UK public sector”

David Morris


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SSCL, a leader in business-critical support services for the UK public sector, successfully led the movement of some of the largest Government departments onto the Oracle Cloud infrastructure (OCI).

Cintra, the enterprise cloud architecture specialists, were key partners working alongside SSCL and Oracle to ensure the success of this complex transformation, unprecedented in size and scale and successfully delivered despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic.

It was a large-scale, mission-critical change programme and a significant undertaking for Government clients. However it successfully unlocks even greater savings for Government, improved performance, greater flexibility and the ability to innovate more effectively across large parts of the UK public sector.

One of the largest migrations of its kind

David Morris, SSCL CEO, said: “This significant cloud migration programme is one of the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the UK public sector. Given its nature and complexity, we needed a partner with a proven track record, and this is one of the reasons we were delighted to work with Cintra.

“There are many benefits for our public sector customers – greater scope to transform and innovate and, with the launch of the SSCL Intelligent Ecosystem, we can now offer more individualised services while delivering exceptional performance across the board.”

Mark Thompson, Director of Platforms and Services at Government Business Services, said: “The Single Operating Platform is used by SSCL to deliver pay, HR, finance and procurement services to over 200,000 civil servants. The successful migration by SSCL and partners to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure plays an important part in our Shared Services Strategy to upgrade back office systems and modernise services to civil servants. Efficient, cost effective back office services, help free up civil servants to deliver for the public.”

Brendan McNamee, CEO at Cintra, added: “This cloud transformation is incredibly important  for the UK public sector, given that it will benefit so many parts of government. We now look forward to working with SSCL to support the new cloud foundations and helping to unlock the significant value this new platform will offer.”

“While the last year has been challenging, every business, across the public and private sectors, has been looking hard at how they adapt and innovate,” said Richard Petley, senior vice president, Oracle UK. “Digital technologies are key in allowing companies to do just this. SSCL’s move to using OCI will not only allow it to benefit from improved performance, but also enable it to help the wider public sector unlock new ways of working to ultimately deliver better value to the UK taxpayer.”

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