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SCC snaps up Civica’s Licensing and Cloud Software Lifecycle business

Consolidation in the channel continues with SCC adding more depth to its software services position

SCC has acquired Civica’s Licensing and Cloud Software Lifecycle (LCSL) business as it looks to add more muscle to its software services proposition.

The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, means SCC will get the LCSL team and all of its customers, which include local councils, universities and housing associations, plus its partner relationships, with a plan to add those skills to existing software asset management and licensing efforts.

Civica has a strong reputation across the public sector customer base, which will provide SCC with further opportunities to pitch its wider portfolio to those users.

“We’re excited to welcome Civica’s talented team into SCC, and we look forward to meeting customers old and new, as this acquisition helps us to drive growth in a key strategic area. The depth of Civica’s knowledge, capability and customer relationships presents a wonderful opportunity to complement our existing software business. By joining SCC, Civica’s team gains access to a larger market and support team,” said SCC chief executive James Rigby.

“Licensing and Cloud Software Lifecycle services are critical in delivering true business through visibility and control of software assets and cloud deployments. We have successfully delivered software asset management for over 20 years, and we have built a reputation for driving some of the biggest and most complex asset programmes. This acquisition will help us deliver the next phase of growth,” he added.

In response, Civica chief executive Wayne Story said the firm had worked hard to establish itself in the UK market and gain a strong foothold in the public sector space.

“With over 22 years of unbroken growth, fuelled by year-on-year investment, we’ve established ourselves as a leading provider of trusted, innovative software for public sector organisations in the UK and around the world. As the pace of public sector digitisation continues to accelerate, our continued investment in innovative software will ensure we capitalise on these exciting opportunities for growth,” he said.

“Our market-leading software offering for public sector organisations will support them on their journeys of transformation and ensure they can deliver more for the people and communities they serve,” he added.

Civica has been used to being the acquirer over the past few years as it expanded its business, but SCC has also been active on that front, using expansion as an opportunity to plug gaps and add depth to its services proposition.

This deal adds to a growing number that have been struck across the channel in the first few weeks of 2022, with an emphasis being on gaining access to more services to support the ongoing shift to a managed services model.

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