Giving this work to Kainos Causeway was a natural decision
Causeway’s relationship with the London-based asset management company deepens following three years of cost-effective, on-demand IT infrastructure management and application development services
London & Belfast, September 1st , 2011 – London-based asset manager CCLA has further extended its relationship with Causeway, the application management services arm of Kainos, in the run-up to the launch of a major new fund by the company.
CCLA provides specialist investment services to not-for-profit organisations, and they have recently launched The Public Sector Deposit Fund, a triple-A rated cash fund for local authorities and other public sector bodies
The launch of the new fund required a major upgrade to CCLA’s business-critical dealing and registration system. CCLA instinctively entrusted the redevelopment work to Causeway Application Management Services, which provides critical infrastructure and application support services to the company.
“Giving this work to Kainos Causeway was a natural decision,” says Sean Curran, CCLA’s chief operating officer. “They have been providing critical IT services to us for three years now, and we have found in them a team of high-calibre individuals who take a genuine interest in our business. In addition to the technical infrastructure support they provide on an ongoing basis, they have been very good at delivering application development services. Given the importance of our new fund to our clients and shareholders, it was vital that our systems were ready to support it fully and we had complete faith in Kainos Causeway to ensure that this was the case.”
Drawing on a fully managed IT service from Causeway has enabled CCLA to significantly reduce its operational costs, shrinking its internal IT team from 10 people to just three. “The arrangement is highly cost-efficient, as we are only paying for what we need,” Sean explains. “We don’t have to maintain our own pool of resources or worry about our skills being up to date. Causeway takes care of all of that for us.”
Causeway has also optimised CCLA’s systems so that the company now has complete flexibility over how these are provisioned. “We are considering a full hosted scenario and mobile telecoms environment,” Sean says. “Causeway has enabled us to get to a position where this is an option. This means we could move our communications room from our expensive City of London premises to a remote site and access everything remotely. This would save us a lot of space which costs a premium, with a significant impact on costs.”
At CCLA, we invest money for more charities than any other fund manager in the UK. We are owned by our charity and public sector clients, and manage our business for their benefit. This puts us in a unique position to help charities and the public sector achieve their objectives. Our segregated management service and wide range of pooled funds enable us to meet the needs of organisations of all sizes. With over 50 years’ investment management experience, we currently manage assets of more than £4.2 billion on behalf of 41,000 individual charities and public sector organisations. For more information, visit www.ccla.co.uk
About Causeway Applications Management
Causeway, a subsidiary of the IT solutions company Kainos, delivers exceptional-value IT services. Covering all technical bases, Causeway removes the problems of IT application management by taking responsibility for time-consuming and expensive applications that prevent organisations from focusing their own talented people on innovation and core business growth. More information can be found at www.kainos.com/causeway
Kainos®, the IT solutions company, specialises in the deployment and integration of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Electronic Document Management (EDM), Workflow and Collaborative technologies.
Headquartered in Belfast with offices in London, Dublin and Gdansk, Kainos was founded in 1986 and employs over 260 consultants. The company’s four business units, Evolve® Healthcare, Causeway Applications Management, ECM Solutions and Systems Integration deliver and support business applications for customers across a diverse range of business areas.
These global and local organisations rely on Kainos’ solutions and services to manage, underpin and improve their businesses and include the NSPCC, Home Office, Department for Transport, Bank of Ireland, Aviva and the Information Commissioners Office. More at www.kainos.com
Carina Birt, Sarum PR
PR for Kainos
+44 1722 411150
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