Advanced Among HCM Top 500

Ditton Park, Riding Court Road

Datchet, x, SL3 9LL, UK

+44 845 160 6162


Advanced Recent Developments

Vista Equity Partners acquired ACS for $1.1 billion in March 2015.

Advanced Overview

Ownership: Vista Equity Partners - x

Employees: 2000

Functional Market: Core HR, Payroll, ,

Key Verticals: Banking and Financial Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Distribution, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Non Profit, Professional Services, Retail, Transportation, ,

Advanced Key Cloud & HCM Applications

Advanced Cloud Invoicing,

SCORES Analysis

Advanced Strengths

Advanced has grown through acquisitions to become one of the largest ERP applications vendors with special emphasis on the healthcare and professional services verticals. Its HCM and payroll offerings are sold alongside with its ERP applications. Advanced is the third largest provider of software and IT Services to the UK market. In March 2015, the Group was acquired by PE firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.1 billion. Advanced has six business divisions: Public Sector, Enterprise and Education; IT Services; Legal; Health & Care; Commercial & Channel; and Specialist Solutions. The Business Solutions division, formerly accounting software developer COA, or CedarOpenAccounts, provides accounting and ERP applications to the midmarket. Advanced 365 provides hosting and managed services support to the other two divisions. Prior to its 2010 acquisition of COA, Advanced positioned itself as the consolidator of software services in the primary care sector after buying Adstra, BSG for patient management and hosting and IT support. Advanced has continued with its buying spree over the past year. In March 2013 Advanced acquired Computer Software Holdings for £110 million. CSH offers accounting and back office applications to the UK professional services market (legal and coroners) as well as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for the not-for-profit market. The deal was the largest in Advanced’s history, surpassing the £100 million it paid for COA. 

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  • Key differentiators
  • Domain Expertise
  • Product portfolio
  • Solution scope

Advanced HCM & Cloud HCM Applications Revenues, $M:

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** All revenue figures are estimates based on public records, Cloud and Non-Cloud business models in Apps Run The World's vendor database, and annual survey results including vendor feedback.

Advanced 2016 Revenue Breakdown by Type:

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Advanced 2016 Total & HCM Applications Revenues by Region:

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Advanced Opportunities

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  • Market Opportunities at the vertical and subvertical levels
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Funding
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Advanced Risks

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Advanced Ecosystem

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  • VAR Partners
  • Direct vs Indirect sales

Advanced Cloud Platform (PaaS) & Infrastructure (IaaS) Details

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  • Cloud Platform (PaaS)
  • Cloud Application delivery (SaaS)
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Research Methodology

Data used in research reports are derived from publicly available documents, continuous surveys of applications vendors, customers, resellers, Independent Software Vendors, systems integrators and other verifiable sources.

Vendor shares and market forecast results are based on a combination of existing databases as well as demand side and supply side research conducted throughout the year with validation from vendors, customers, channel partners and documentations such as earnings releases and 10Q and 10K filings, vertical industry studies, regional and country-level statistics from public and private institutions(i.e. colleges, universities, government agencies and trade associations).

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