The Student Loans Company (SLC) has announced that it has appointed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to support the delivery of a broad range of enhancements to key internal and external business applications and services.

SLC’s Strategic Partnership Programme involves working with a small number of skilled partners to modernise, deliver and support its technology estate as part of a technical transformation programme. TCS is a global leader in IT services, consulting, and business solutions and this appointment marks the third successful Strategic Partner appointment, following a competitive procurement process that was launched in June 2021

TCS will provide a range of technical services and capabilities, including established expertise in Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (CoTs) tools and technologies, to help deliver enhancements to critical business applications and services. A key focus for this Strategic Partner will be on enabling the journey to the cloud through the delivery and support of SLC’s new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies and expanding its enterprise integration platform. It will also support a variety of programmes and projects which will involve the uplift or decommissioning of legacy services.

Stephen Campbell, Chief Information Officer, SLC, said: “SLC is focussed on improving the digital services that we offer our customers throughout every stage of their funding and repayment journey. This new partnership with TCS is a significant part of our technology strategy and builds on the success of our previous Strategic Partner appointments. Its expertise will be invaluable in the successful delivery of SLC’s SaaS roadmap, as well helping to develop capabilities and resilience to in-house technical skills that will drive our strategic technology agenda.”

Amit Kapur, Head, TCS UK & Ireland, said: “We are pleased to partner with the Student Loans Company in this strategic transformation journey. TCS will help modernise SLC’s systems, and adopt new technologies, so they can better meet the needs of their customers and stakeholders.”

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