City briefs: Proactis and WANdisco

Software firm Proactis has signed a seven-year contract with French not-for-proffit organisation, Union Sanitaire et Sociale Aude Pyrénées (USSAP) to provide its business spend management solution.

As announced previously, the Wetherby-based Group adopted a new go-to market strategy for each of its US, France and Germany territories designed to replicate that of the UK and Netherlands.

Proactis says this contract win represents a strategically important milestone, being the first new customer in France to sign up under that new strategy.

The solution will cover the contract to order process and will initially be deployed with 100 users with an expectation to increase the number substantially during 2021.

USSAP is a not-for-profit organisation in the medical and health sector located in the south-west region of France consisting of 60 self-managed locations and approximately 1,700 employees.

Tim Sykes, chief executive officer at Proactis, said: “This contract win is a crucial proof point in Proactis’ strategy to sell its single business spend management solution internationally. 

“We are delighted to have been selected by USSAP in France following our success at DWIYDAG in Germany.”


David Richards

Sheffield-headquartered software company WANdisco has won a contract worth approximately $450,000 (£348,000) with a major mobile operator through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Commercial Marketplace.

This is an initial deal to manage and migrate petabyte scale data across a number of locations.

The deal is WANdisco’s largest AWS Commercial Marketplace transaction to date, secured following an extensive evaluation.

Its customer is one of the top three largest mobile operators in the world by number of subscribers. WANdisco has now secured three contracts with top ten mobile operators globally, including two in the top three.

CEO and chairman, David Richards, said: “It is great testament to the power of our technology that the largest mobile operators in the world have identified WANdisco as the only provider capable of migrating and managing live data sets at scale.

“This contract reflects our growing momentum with AWS and across the telecommunications sector, with businesses operating in this space typically having exceptionally large live data sets.”