Press Release

SSCL and Cintra lead major UK Government transformation to Oracle Cloud

London16 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, totalling 250,000 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.”

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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Cintra RapidCloud transformation methodology

This cloud transformation was delivered using Cintra’s award-winning RapidCloud end-to-end cloud transformation methodology. RapidCloud uses Cintra’s proven cloud architecture designs for Oracle workloads, alongside highly automated provisioning and migration techniques, to accelerate cloud transformations and minimize risk.

About SSCL

Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL) is a leader in critical business support services for the largest Government departments, the Ministry of Defence and Police across the UK. It provides Consulting and Digital services as well as end to end HR, Resourcing, Finance and Procurement - enhancing the customer experience, enabling smarter public services.  

We employ more than 2,500 people who, with their in-depth client knowledge and our collaborative approach, sit at the heart of our business strategy. 

SSCL operates at size and scale through Government, Defence and Police – and has already delivered savings of more than £320 million, providing more funds for front line public services.

About Cintra

Cintra is a multi-award-winning member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, and an enterprise architecture and cloud specialist operating in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Cintra focuses on enterprises undergoing IT modernization strategies in retail, financial services, gaming, public sector and other verticals; becoming a trusted partner for organizations investing in Oracle and other cloud technologies – delivering value by helping architect their success.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program designed to enable partners to accelerate the transition to cloud and drive superior customer business outcomes. The OPN program allows partners to engage with Oracle through track(s) aligned to how they go to market: Cloud Build for partners that provide products or services built on or integrated with Oracle Cloud; Cloud Sell for partners that resell Oracle Cloud technology; Cloud Service for partners that implement, deploy and manage Oracle Cloud Services; and License & Hardware for partners that build, service or sell Oracle software licenses or hardware products. Customers can expedite their business objectives with OPN partners who have achieved Expertise in a product family or cloud service. 


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