History

Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation

Sopra Steria provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market.

Sopra Steria

1968

Sopra founded

1969

Steria founded

1971

Banking savoir-faire initiated with the signing of the 1st major contract designed to manage banking operations in real time

1973

Created for the AFP (Agence France Presse) an IT system designed to transmit information in real time

1982

Early stages as a developer of Banking solutions 

1986

1st large project with the French Home Office

1987

Expertise in Transporation and Mobility developed through a project dedicated to the automatisation of the RER A in Paris

1990

IPO on the French stock exchange

1994

Designed and built the central command system for interbank payments

1996

Acquisition of SG2 Ingénierie and significant acceleration of growth in France

1999

International expansion in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and Germany 

1999

IPO on the French stock exchange

2001

Created the company Axway Software and then successively acquired Viewlocity, Cyclone Commerce and Tumbleweed Communications in the United States

2001

Acquisition of Bull’s core IT Services activities in Europe

2005

Development of a Near and Offshore network of service centres in Europe and India

2005

Acquisition of Mummert Consulting in Germany

2007

Acquisition of Xansa in the United Kingdom

2011

Spin-off and listing of Axway Software on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange

2012

Founded the subsidiary Sopra Banking Software after acquiring and merging Delta Informatique, Tieto UK and Callataÿ & Wouters with proprietary Banking products

2012

Awarded “best BPO project of the year” by the National Outsourcing Organization for services delivered to the British Department of Health

2013

Signature of the SSCL contract designed to consolidate on a single platform the Back-office functions of several Departments of the British government

2014

Strategic partnership between La Banque Postale and Sopra Banking Software for the development of a new Core Banking platform

September 2014

Creation of Sopra Steria Group:
European leader in digital transformation