What we're about
With over 22,000+ global customers and 2,700 employees, our business software creates positive change. We provide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), People Management and vertical market software solutions that help our customers to shine in their field of expertise.
We encourage our customers to think differently and adapt to the changing needs of their business. Powered by our Cloud-first software, they streamline processes, boost productivity, make insightful decisions and provide their people with the right tools to excel.
We are passionate about working with organisations in all sectors and of all sizes - from healthcare to legal, education to not-for-profits. Whether they want to move to the Cloud, invest in ERP, manage core business functions, adopt leading sector-specific solutions or modernise their legacy applications, we can deliver immediate value.
Engaging, diverse and inclusive - we invest in our people. They are at the heart of our success. We strive to be the employer of choice in our industry.
Cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive culture is a priority. We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to thrive and realise their full potential in a meritocratic workplace. Our employees understand, engage with and live our values.
Advanced is a British business success story. We have decades of experience and expertise in delivering software and services that make a real difference for our customers. Investment from Vista Equity Partners and BC Partners has allowed us to take innovation, passion and customer obsession to the next level.
We were acquired by Vista Equity Partners, and 13 federated businesses with individual teams and processes were transformed into one powerful organisation.
2015 - 2018
Implementing Vista best practice and single systems throughout the company, the Advanced brand as we know it today was born. Our recruitment was revamped, introducing a model that reduced unconscious bias and increased diversity. We hired 500+ high potential new starters to make an impact across the business. Hudman became our first acquisition and our introduction into streamlining this process.
We received reinvestment from Vista Equity Partners, who were joined by BC Partners in the UK. Advanced was poised ready to accelerate.
2018 - 2022
Our single way of working meant we could easily welcome into the Advanced fold acquired organisations who aligned to our values and complemented or extended our Cloud-first software. Internal mobility levels for experienced employees reached 60 per cent for the first time. We introduced regular employee engagement surveys to truly understand how our people felt and our Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys enabled us to gather invaluable customer feedback.
We can’t stand still. We want to make a difference. Our goal is to become the best.
2022 - 2025
We will do this by committing to our people’s development and wellbeing, listening to what they tell us and being agile enough to respond. Our obsession with our customers, understanding their challenges and opportunities, will help us deliver the highest levels of service. By investing in emerging technologies and acquiring innovative companies we can extend our offerings even further. Underpinning all of this is a clear focus on sustainability, supporting our communities, prioritising good corporate governance and living our values every day.
From hospitals to schools, football stadiums to law courts, our solutions improve the lives of millions of people every day.
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people throughout the UK.
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Building a better tomorrow
Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy recognises the responsibility and opportunity we have to bring about positive change in the world. It is integral to everything we do. We are focused on helping to build a better tomorrow, using the power of technology to create a healthier planet, support inclusive and diverse communities and address inequity.
“We’re investing in sustainable practices because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we know our staff, customers and partners are looking for leadership and action on the issues that most affect society as a whole.”
- Gordon Wilson, CEO of Advanced
Making a difference to our customers
Our solutions and expertise help organisations to realise new possibilities.
Cats Protection charity needed a reliable and effective solution to process Gift Aid claims electronically in line with HMRC requirements. Our Cloud-based solution helped them to save time and eradicate errors in Gift Aid processing. They can now process these claims 50 per cent faster, making a huge difference to the organisation.
The Department for Work and Pensions wanted to move its critical applications, serving 15 million UK citizens, to a modern platform. Our Application Modernisation Team migrated these 11 legacy applications to open systems. This has reduced nightly batch processing time from 90 minutes to less than 15 minutes.
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We’re redefining recruitment, recognition and reward. Find out more about the opportunities we offer.
“If you’re open-minded about where you start – where you end up can be a whole different story.”
— Amanda Grant, Chief Product Officer
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