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Groupe Steria SCA
Traded as EuronextRIA
Eurolist (Compartment B)
Industry IT services, IT consulting
Founded 1969
Founder Jean Carteron
Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Key people
François Enaud (Group CEO)
John Torrie (UK CEO)
Sanjeev Varma (India CEO)
Laurent Lemaire (Group CFO) Olivier Vallet (General Manager Steria France)
Services IT, business consulting and outsourcing services
Revenue €1.75 billion in 2013
Number of employees

Groupe Steria SCA (Steria) (EuronextRIA) is a multinational information technology services company headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. It delivers IT enabled business services, focusing on key vertical market sectors: public services, finance, telecommunications, utilities and transport. The company provides consulting services for its clients' core business processes, and also develops and operates their information systems.

Steria has 20,000 employees across 16 countries. In 2013, Steria revenue amounted to €1.75 billion.[1] Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris market and over 20% of its capital is owned by its employees.

Following the merger of Steria and Sopra, Groupe Steria SCA and its subsidiaries are now part of the Sopra Steria Group, a European leader of digital transformation established in September 2014.


Steria was created by Jean Carteron in 1969. Francois Enaud took over as Group chairman and CEO in 1998[2] and Steria listed itself in the Paris Stock Exchange the next year. In 2000, Steria acquired three service and telecom companies in France to become one of top five French service providers. In 2001, Steria started the Fondation Steria,[3] a community support group. In July 2007, Steria acquired the United Kingdom-based IT outsourcing and technology company Xansa for £472 million in cash.[4][5] At the time of the acquisition Xansa had a total of around 8,000 staff, of whom around 5,000 were based in India.[5] According to the terms of an agreement signed with AURELIUS on 20 October 2012, Steria completed the sale of its Spanish subsidiary on 28 November 2012.

Offices and development centres[edit]

Steria has sites in the following locations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Luxembourg, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden and United Kingdom.[6]

The Steria Corporate Center for Real-Time and Embedded Software expertise, located in Aix-en-Provence, France, focuses on aeronautics (Eurocopter, Dassault), defence (DCNS, DGA) and transportaIt uses products including QC (TEST DIRECTOR), SCADE and VAPS.


Services offered by Steria include:

  • Applications management
  • Infrastructure management
  • IT service management
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Testing and quality
  • Cloud - Workplace on command, infrastructure on command
  • Security - Right Security

NHS Shared Business Services[edit]

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) is a joint venture between Steria and the United Kingdom's Department of Health. It provides services in finance and accounting; payroll and human relations; family health services; and commercial procurement.

NHS SBS employs over 1,400 people, recovers more than £12 billion of debt, pays 200,000 NHS employees and processes £36 billion of payments per annum for its NHS clients. It works with over 40% of NHS organisations to deliver operational efficiencies, cost savings and improved service quality, and is on target to deliver £250 million of cost savings to NHS trusts and organisations.[7]


  1. ^ Steria - Who are we?
  2. ^ Steria - François Enaud - Chairman and CEO
  3. ^ Home Page
  4. ^ "Xansa surges after rival's £472m bid". The Telegraph. 31 July 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "France's Steria to buy UK IT group Xansa". Reuters. 30 July 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Steria - Locations
  7. ^ retrieved 30/5/2012 11:38