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Monday 18 June 2018

TechMarketView Early-Stage Partner Programme – Day 1

logoWe are delighted to welcome the first three of the seven early-stage UK tech companies selected to participate in the pre-qualification stage of the Capita Scaling Partner Digital Disruptor initiative, the first in the TechMarketView Early Stage Partner Programme series (see TechMarketView Early-Stage Partner Programme shortlist announced). Capita Scaling Partner has been working with TechMarketView to identify 'digital disruptors' that Capita can help access lucrative markets that would typically be out of their reach.

The companies participating today are:

  • InteriMarket
  • Shaping Cloud
  • StaffCircle

Founders and CEOs of these companies will attend an intensive 90-minute evaluation session with the Capita Scaling Partner team and TechMarketView research directors. Capita will then select the most promising candidates to proceed through to a series of business workshops to ultimately determine which ones will join the Capita Scaling Partner programme.

Congratulations to them all and we look forward to welcoming them to today's event.

You can read short profiles of the shortlisted companies here, and find out more about the TechMarketView Early Stage Partner Programme here and the Capita Scaling Partner programme here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:15' - Tagged: tesp  

Wednesday 13 June 2018

TechMarketView celebrates turning 10!

This month marks TechMarketView’s official tenth anniversary and we were delighted to have so many of our longstanding customers and friends join us in the magnificent Riverside Room at the IET in London for a ‘Now we are 10’ celebration last night. Many thanks to all of you for making it a very enjoyable evening to remember.

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As you will read in today’s UKHotViews, during the evening we also presented a number of awards.  Richard Holway presented a somewhat overdue ‘Boring Award’ to Mike Norris and Tony Conophy of Computacenter, for their amazing record of more than ten years of uninterrupted EPS growth. Anthony Miller presented Bob Fawthrop with a special award for being our longest serving individual client. And I had the pleasure of presenting Tina Compton, Managing Partner at tx2 Events, with a special award in recognition of the three decades that she’s been running our events so seamlessly.

Congratulations to all three and thank you once again to all of our clients and supporters for helping to make TechMarketView’s first decade such a success – here’s to the next ten years!

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Posted by Tola Sargeant at '09:40'

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Great British Scaleup: IMMJ Systems

IMMJ logoFounded in 2015, IMMJ Systems is younger than many of the companies that we meet through the Great British Scaleup Programme but no less ambitious. Founders Michael van de Weg, Max Smith and Jonathon Desmond have big ambitions in the UK healthcare Electronic Document Management (EDM) software market (and, in time, well beyond healthcare and the UK). 

At the moment, the UK healthcare market is their sweet spot and - although it’s early days - it appears the SME is not short of opportunities as the NHS in England strives to go paper-free, or at least paper-light, by 2023 (see our UK Public Sector SITS Market Trends and Forecasts report). 

GBSIMMJ System’s software, MediViewer, has been developed over many years predating 2015 when company was registered. Since then, the software has been deployed by Noble’s Hospital on the Isle of Man, under a partnership with System C Healthcare,and was recently chosen by Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust as their EDM solution too; also under a partnership with System C Healthcare. 

As NHS trusts become more active in procuring EDM solutions to digitise their legacy paper records, IMMJ’s pipeline is growing. Indeed, if all goes to plan the SME’s biggest challenge over the next few months could be scaling quickly enough to keep up with demand. Partnerships will help here though and we’re encouraged to see how well existing relationships with prime contractors such as System C appear to be working. Indeed, I’m sure we won’t be the only ones keeping a close eye on IMMJ Systems’ progress over the coming months as they look to scale up and stake their claim to a growing share of the NHS EDM market.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '09:01' - Tagged: healthcare   scale-up   EDM  

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Computacenter gets a Boring Award!

BoringLast night TechMarketView LLP celebrated its 10th Birthday. All those early subscribers are still with us.  They backed us when there was no research on our website -now there are 20,000 pieces of research, analysis and comment available. So we were delighted to raise a glass with representatives of all those subscribers at our Birthday Party last night.

Boring awardI was particularly pleased to be able present a Holway BORING Award to Mike Norris and Tony Conophy of Computacenter. The Boring Awards started in 1992 and were awarded to UK quoted Software and IT Services companies with at least 10 years of uninterrupted EPS growth. The first award was to Admiral and some 6 other companies have since received an award. The two longest standing Boring Award Holders were Capita and Sage. But they, like all the others, have now lost it.

Interestingly, all the Boring Award Holders had very long serving CEOs. All lost their Boring Awards soon after those CEOs stepped down.

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Mike Norris has been with Computacenter since 1984 and has served as CEO since 1994. Tony Conophy as been with Computacenter since 1982 and has been i/c of the Finance function since 1996. They don’t come longer serving than that!

Their record is truly awesome. As you can see from the chart, EPS has been boosted by 540% since 2005. Compared to the ‘fortunes’ of many others in their arena, that is incredible.

As a Computacenter shareholder, my only plea to Mike & Tony is ‘Don’t leave..’

Posted by Richard Holway at '00:00'

Monday 11 June 2018

**NEW RESEARCH** Open Banking and Fintech

logoNow in its 3rd year, Money2020 is the key fintech industry event in Europe and provides an opportunity to take stock of the state of fintech in the region.

2018 has already been a momentous year for the industry with Open Banking going live in the UK on 13 Jan. Open Banking is a critical crystallisation point for all financial institutions in Europe, forcing decisions (in many cases long overdue!) on proposition roadmap, digital transformation, adoption of new technologies and partnering strategies. For Software and IT Services providers, this creates a world of opportunity. The mandatory change touches every business in the ecosystem, creating a raft of exciting new players, driving consolidation among established players and accelerating the adoption of new technologies and innovation.

TMVIn order to capitalise on these opportunities, vendors need to track and understand market developments as they unfold at an unprecedented rate. Our report from the Amsterdam event gives the latest insights across the fintech sector, highlighting new imperatives as UK and European financial services companies compete against both fintech start-ups and the Internet giants.

FinancialServicesViews subscribers can access this important and thought-provoking report here.

Posted by Peter Roe at '16:03' - Tagged: payments   banking   regulation   FinTech   RegTech  

Monday 11 June 2018

TechMarketView Early-Stage Partner Programme shortlist announced

logoWe are delighted to announce the shortlist of the seven early-stage UK tech companies selected to participate in the pre-qualification stage of the Capita Scaling Partner Digital Disruptor initiative, the first in the TechMarketView Early Stage Partner Programme series. Capita Scaling Partner has been working with TechMarketView to identify 'digital disruptors' that Capita can help access lucrative markets that would typically be out of their reach.

Founders and CEOs of the shortlisted companies will attend an intensive 90-minute Pre-Qualification Session (PQS) with the Capita Scaling Partner team and TechMarketView research directors. The PQS events will be held in London on Monday 18 June and Wednesday 20 June 2018 after which successful candidates will progress through a series of business workshops to determine which will be chosen to join the Capita Scaling Partner programme.

Capita will sit side by side with the successful digital disruptors, pitching their proposition to its own client base and providing direct access to decision makers. Successful companies will be encouraged to think big and act big while retaining their own brand, culture, identity, agility, and negotiating terms with clients and suppliers on an equal footing. 

The shortlisted companies selected to attend the Pre-Qualification Sessions are:

  • ABAKA
  • Celaton
  • InteriMarket
  • Mapcite
  • MYGOV
  • Shaping Cloud
  • StaffCircle

Congratulations to them all and we look forward to welcoming them to the event.

You can read short profiles of the shortlisted companies here, and find out more about the TechMarketView Early Stage Partner Programme here and the Capita Scaling Partner programme here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:00' - Tagged: tesp  

Friday 08 June 2018

*NEW RESEARCH* UK tech VC deal flow reaches new high

chartThe total number of UK and Irish technology company venture capital deals reached a new high in Q1 2018, according to latest data from corporate finance firm Ascendant, although the total value of funding fell for the second successive quarter.

During Q1, £1.26b was invested in 231 deals of more than £0.5m by 254 investment groups at an average deal size of £5.5m (down from £6.5m in Q4 2017). However, there has been a significant increase in funding since the same period last year, when the average deal value was £4.2m, with a 24% yoy increase in the number of deals and a 61% yoy increase in the total quarterly value.

The latest edition of IndustryViews Venture Capital includes over 30 pages summarising significant venture funding in UK tech companies during the first quarter of 2018.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:41' - Tagged: funding  

Wednesday 06 June 2018

Great British Scaleups: The Fourth Generation – Day 2

logoWe are excited to announce the second group of fast-growing UK tech SMEs companies participating on Day 2 of our fourth Great British Scaleup Event today in London.

They are:

  • ETLogic
  • IMMJ Systems
  • Pivotal iQ

Top executives of these companies will be joining a team of TechMarketView research directors and ScaleUp Group advisors in individual, intensive 90-minute workshops to assess their scale-up potential.

The companies will be rated using the ScaleUp Growth Index®, a proprietary scorecard which identifies areas of the business that might be an inhibitor to achieving management’s growth objectives. It gives an independent insight of the company’s scale-up potential relative to its peer group, and helps management feel better prepared to undertake the next stage of the scale-up journey and track progress.

We announced the first group of companies participating on Day 1 in yesterday's UKHotViews and we will be telling you more about all these companies in future UKHotViews posts.

Don't worry if you missed out this time. Great British Scaleups: The Fifth Dimension is scheduled for October and we will announce details in UKHotViews in coming weeks. Contact gbs@techmarketview.com for further information.

The TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme is sponsored by ScaleUp Group and proudly supported by techUK.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '06:00' - Tagged: gbs  

Tuesday 05 June 2018

*NEW RESEARCH* NTT DATA UK: Public sector potential

NTT DATA logoNTT Group is a mammoth Japanese-headquartered business. NTT DATA UK is part of the Group. But outside Japan, NTT struggles with its brand identity, being predominantly seen as a telco player.

In this research note we get behind the well-kept secret that is NTT DATA; explore its ICT services capabilities and offerings; its current positioning, and recent performance, in the UK public sector; and its plans and ambitions for growth.

If you are a subscriber to TechMarketView’s PublicSectorViews research stream, you can download our latest research note - NTT DATA UK: Public Sector Potential – now. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find our more.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:29' - Tagged: public+sector   it+services  

Tuesday 05 June 2018

Great British Scaleups: The Fourth Generation – Day 1

logoWe are excited to announce the first group of fast-growing UK tech SMEs companies participating on Day 1 of our fourth Great British Scaleup Event today in London.

They are:

  • Eggplant
  • Insource
  • Oneserve
  • SharpCloud

Top executives of these companies will be joining a team of TechMarketView research directors and ScaleUp Group advisors in individual, intensive 90-minute workshops to assess their scale-up potential.

The companies will be rated using the ScaleUp Growth Index®, a proprietary scorecard which identifies areas of the business that might be an inhibitor to achieving management’s growth objectives. It gives an independent insight of the company’s scale-up potential relative to its peer group, and helps management feel better prepared to undertake the next stage of the scale-up journey and track progress.

We will announce the second group of companies participating on Day 2 in tomorrow’s UKHotViews, and we will be telling you more about all these companies in future UKHotViews posts.

Don't worry if you missed out this time. Great British Scaleups: The Fifth Dimension is scheduled for October and we will announce details in UKHotViews in coming weeks. Contact gbs@techmarketview.com for further information.

The TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme is sponsored by ScaleUp Group and proudly supported by techUK.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '06:00' - Tagged: gbs  

Sunday 03 June 2018

*NEW RESEARCH* TCS tops UK IPP charts in 2017

chartTechMarketView is soon to publish its widely anticipated annual UK software and IT services (SITS) Rankings Report, listing the leading suppliers of software and IT/BP services to the UK market.

The final numbers are still being tallied but it will come as no surprise to anyone that once again TCS heads the list among the India-based offshore services firms (aka Indian Pure-Plays, IPPs) in 2017.

According to our estimates, TCS recorded UK revenues of just over £2b in 2017, more than double its nearest contender, HCL, securing its place among the Top 5 suppliers in the UK market.

TechMarketView Foundation Service subscribers can see the names and the numbers, as well as snapshots and summaries of the top-tier and mid-tier players, in this latest edition of OffshoreViews.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '18:29' - Tagged: offshore  

Sunday 03 June 2018

*UKHotViewsExtra* Shares in May 18

HVPMay 18 proved to be a month of mixed fortunes with Telecomms stocks falling but many SITS stocks shining - both in the UK and globally. See Share Indices for May 18.

Subscribers to any of TechMarketView’s research programmes or our growing band of UKHotViews Premium subscribers can read Richard Holway’s detailed analysis and personal views on how tech shares performed in May 18 - including the Wooden Spoon Awards and the outlook - here in UKHotviewsExtra.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '10:03'