Tuesday 11 July 2017

Ambitious Arcus Global scaling up in public sector

Arcus logoWe first met Arcus Global when the SME took part in our Little British Battler programme last spring – see Little British Battler Report 8 – so we were delighted when it was selected to be part of our inaugural Great British Scaleup event, run in association with ScaleUp Group and Cogeco Peer 1, just a year later.

Arcus Global CEO and co-founder Denis Kaminskiy is as passionate as ever about the business, which is growing rapidly as it continues its transition from managed services to public sector software provision.

Arcus launched its first software product in 2014 and is already punching above its weight in the local government software market where it’s competing against established players such as Idox, Civica, Northgate Public Services and Capita. It now has applications servicing local authorities’ Built Environment (Planning, Building Control), Regulatory Services (including Trading Standards and Public Health) and Housing departments as well as a Digital Services Hub, which competes against offerings from Agilisys Digital, Gandlake and Firmstep.

GBS logoArcus’ modern, ‘all one platform’ applications are built on and AWS and have been designed in partnership with customers. They appear to be hitting the right note with local authorities, particularly the Districts, enabling them to increase the standard of digital services to citizens whilst simultaneously reducing total costs by 40%+. Over the last year, Arcus has gone from having six local authority software clients to 27 and it expects to have nearly 50, taking an average of two products each, by this time next year.

Naturally Arcus’ ambition doesn’t stop there. Denis is on a mission to disrupt the market further, creating organisation-wide working across every silo of local government - and not just in the UK. We look forward to following Arcus’ progress as a Great British Scaleup!

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '08:00' - Tagged: publicsector   localgovernment   scaleup