Designing your IS as a Service

Designing your IS as a service

We can work together to modernise your IT by turning it into an IT "as a service" aligned with the new technological and operational challenges your platform company faces

Sopra Steria Next

From an economy based on organisations, society is moving up to a networked economy based on platforms. New entrants, such as Uber, Amex Open or Doctolib, use this emerging model. Today, traditional companies need adaptable IT able to integrate partners and suppliers. Organisations must move towards open IT in order to transform into a platform company. IT must evolve from a monolithic set-up to a flexible system, capable of not only integrating technical and technological developments with an agile approach, but also facilitating collaboration among players in the ecosystem: employees, service providers, and complementary or partner brands.

At Sopra Steria Next, we believe that platforms are not just a corporate strategy. They are a functional and technological factor designed to provide internal and external services that are quickly and easily integrated into traditional IT. We can help you adapt and modernise your IT to make all of your technology and environments interoperable.

Defining your platform company's IT department

To modernise their IS, companies need to adopt an operational model geared to platform companies. Your IT must have a clear structure and governance. It must unite the players in your ecosystem and stimulate innovation, and do so without compromising the security or traceability of your business as a whole. We work with you to define the global architecture of applications, services, and data/repositories that promote the interoperability of services developed by various ecosystem stakeholders.

Modernising IT and IT departments

For businesses, the process of overhauling IT involves integrating and modernising the existing system. For you, this means setting up an IT and Business organisation focused on results, as well as rethinking development practices for existing applications. Our consultants help you replace the traditional V cycle with a more agile and collaborative facility. They also work to implement new technologies and rethink your applications’ architecture.

Reinventing a sourcing model that focuses on enhanced agility and talent development

As a platform company, you must rally the entire ecosystem to design your IT "as a service". Reinventing your sourcing model for greater agility and talent development internally is now a key factor. We work with you to make the best possible use of all your technology partners and help you keep pace with their development. To capitalise on your existing strengths internally, we help you identify key sustainable competencies within your company.

Drawing concrete benefits from your transformations

It’s important to measure each successful transformation’s performance, be it technological or organisational. You also need to establish new models for measuring your IT department’s operating and economic performance. Together, we drive top-level performance for environments impacted by agile transformation, and we measure and secure the benefits of your transformation.


We can work together to modernise your IT by turning it into an IT "as a service" aligned with the new technological and operational challenges your platform company faces.

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Julien Masson

Head of Digital expertise centre, Sopra Steria Next, France