SSCL and Cintra lead major UK Government transformation to Oracle Cloud

16th March 2021

London, 16th March 2021: Shared Services Connected Ltd (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 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Cintra, the enterprise cloud architecture specialists and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), 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.

The large-scale, mission-critical change programme will unlock greater savings for UK Government. Supporting more than half of the UK civil service, totaling 200,000 users across 17 Government departments, the new cloud infrastructure will help improve performance, deliver greater flexibility, and enable staff 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 – our ‘gateway’ solution giving users access to any application in relation to pay, HR, finance, procurement – managing their work ‘personal’ tasks in one place, anytime and anywhere.

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 modernize 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.”