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 organizations 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 modernize 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 realize 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 organization.
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 organizations 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, prioritizing 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.
We help deliver care to
people throughout the UK.
We support over
sports fans through the turnstiles.
We manage over
in charity donations.
Building a better tomorrow
Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy recognizes 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 organizations to realise new possibilities.
For specialist online retailer, Alpscontrols.com, new business growth resulted in an unmanageable influx of invoices. But Advanced Data Automation has enhanced its accounts team with a faster and more accurate invoice process. They were looking to automate processes, move online, & remove paper where possible. 90% of Alpscontrols suppliers are now dealt with through XML or PDF invoicing automation. Advanced Data Automation enabled this to happen - quickly, efficiently and accurately.
suppliers now streamlined
through invoice automation
The New York Times' core IT system - tasked with supporting the daily Home Delivery Platform - consisted of a critical application running on the mainframe. They collaborated with Advanced; harnessing our Automated Refactoring solution to successfully transform their legacy COBOL-based application into a modern Java-based application, which today runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Operating costs reduced by
thanks to Cloud migration
Sappi, a global manufacturer of sustainable wood fiber-based materials, employs 2,100 people across facilities in the US and Canada. Our time & attendance software ensures they always have the skilled staff and production capacity to meet their ambitious manufacturing targets. Advanced’s software has become an essential scheduling tool for their business operations.
Easy job scheduling for
employees across the US and Canada
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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