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1825 chooses Civica for major cloud-first digital transformation programme

New cloud deal to support growing specialist provider

Civica, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services, has signed a new five-year deal with 1825, Standard Life’s wholly owned Financial Planning and Advice business. Civica will support 1825’s major growth ambitions by consolidating a number of disparate technology systems into one simplified, cloud solution to benefit both clients and colleagues.

A leading financial planning and advice specialist, 1825 has expanded rapidly through strategic acquisitions and required an experienced technology partner to help with its major transformation programme.

Civica will help to consolidate and optimise 1825’s IT infrastructure to support a cloud-first strategy. With the initial phase delivered in 2019, the programme includes creating a cloud platform based on Office 365 and a hybrid monitoring solution. This will allow identity management and secure user access, while standardising operating systems and offering streamlined access to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. It will also improve mobile working with instant and secure access to client data, alongside simplifying systems for office-based colleagues.

Colin McAdam, Head of Technology and Business Solutions at 1825, said: “A cloud-first strategy is imperative to us, alongside a simplified infrastructure. Civica understood the technology challenges and offered all the capability to help us move further forward. As an experienced cloud partner, Civica will provide us with the technology to take the next step in our development, allowing us to deliver the best services to our colleagues and clients.”

Gary Bell, Executive Director, Managed Services at Civica added: “This is an exciting digital transformation programme for 1825 and we’re delighted to be assisting the company with our digital and cloud technology expertise. We are looking forward to helping 1825 progress a future-proofed technology solution which provides both a better end-user experience and supports the company’s future growth ambitions.”