SCISYS PLC is a pan-European computer software and services company based in the United Kingdom and Germany. The company was formed in 1980 as Science Systems and was acquired by CGI in 2019.

SCISYS Group PLC
Public
Traded asAIM: SSY
IndustrySpace, Marine, Utilities, Environment, Defence, Government, Communication, Media & Broadcast, Business Services, Transport
FateAcquired by CGI Group [1]
Founded1980
Headquarters,
Area served
Europe
Key people
Mike Love, Executive Chairman
David Jones, Deputy Chairman
Chris Cheetham, FD
Klaus Heidrich, CEO
ServicesSystems Integration,
Software Development,
Application Support & Maintenance,
Specialist Engineering
Consultancy
Revenue£58.4 m (2018)
Number of employees
Group Total 670 (31/12/2018)
Websitewww.scisys.co.uk

OverviewEdit

SCISYS Group PLC is a medium-sized software and IT services company. The dual-listed company (ESM:SCC)/(Lon:SSY) is a leading[citation needed] developer of information and communications technology services, e-business, web and mobile applications, editorial newsroom solutions[buzzword] and advanced technology solutions.[buzzword] The SCISYS Group comprises four operational companies: SCISYS UK Ltd, SCISYS Deutschland GmbH, SCISYS Media Solutions GmbH and Xibis Ltd.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

SCISYS was formed in 1980 as Science Systems and its shares were listed on London's Alternative Investment Market in 1997.[citation needed]

In 2000, Science Systems acquired CODA, an accounting software company, and in 2002 the group holding company was renamed CODASciSys plc. The CODA business was demerged as a separately listed company in 2006.[2][3] Following the demerger, the original, remaining business became SciSys plc in 2006.

In 2007, SciSys purchased a private Bochum-based German company, VCS AG.[4] VCS produced software, computer systems and telecommunications systems for broadcasting, and services for public- and private-sector satellites.

In January 2012 the VCS business was renamed SCISYS Deutschland GmbH as part of a wider integration exercise. As part of this, in May 2012, the UK operations of SciSys were also rebranded as SCISYS. These two changes brought the business divisions together, operating under the same name and branding.[citation needed]

In October 2012, SCISYS purchased the space-market elements of the German company MakaluMedia.[citation needed]

In December 2014, SCISYS announced the acquisition of Xibis Limited,[5] a mobile and web-development firm.

In November 2016, SCISYS announced the acquisition of ANNOVA Systems GmbH [6] a provider of software solutions[buzzword] for media and broadcast, in particular its OpenMedia newsroom computer systems.

In May 2017, SCISYS announced that the Media & Broadcast division of SCISYS Deutschland has moved from Bochum to new offices in nearby Dortmund. The Bochum location remains the German headquarters and the home of its space division.

In 2018, SCISYS moved its headquarters to Ireland, which was seen as a response to the then-pending Brexit.[7]

In December 2019, SCISYS was acquired by CGI, an independent IT and business consulting services firm.[8]

SCISYS Group companiesEdit

The SCISYS Group comprises four operational companies: SCISYS UK Ltd, SCISYS Deutschland GmbH, SCISYS Media Solutions GmbH and Xibis Ltd.

SCISYS Locations
Xibis Ltd Locations
  • UK
    • Oadby, Leicester (Headquarters)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.cgi.com/en/2019-12-18-CGI-completes-acquisition-of-SCISYS-a-leading-provider-of-IT-services-in-the-UK-and-Germany
  2. ^ Science Systems press release, March 30, 2000 Science Systems Confirms CODA Acquisition. Retrieved on August 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Hall, James. "CODASciSys." Sunday Telegraph (London, England) (Sept 24, 2006) Newspapers Online. Gale. Retrieved on March 11, 2008.
  4. ^ "New owner of VCS AG". 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  5. ^ "Acquisition of web and mobile application development company Xibis Limited". iii. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  6. ^ "Acquisition of ANNOVA Systems GmbH - RNS - London Stock Exchange". www.londonstockexchange.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  7. ^ "SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract". Swindon Business News. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  8. ^ "CGI completes acquisition of SCISYS, a leading provider of IT services in the UK and Germany | CGI.com". www.cgi.com. Retrieved 2020-02-20.