The Civica Group, a market leader in business-critical software, digital solutions and managed services, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired specialist software provider OneStep Solutions LLP.

With offices in Huntingdon and Hadleigh, OneStep provides cloud-based application software and related services to support the complete debt recovery process. Its products are used by local authorities and commercial agencies in over 1,000 installations, supporting all aspects of recovery and case management for office, call centre and field agent teams.

The acquisition adds specialist capability which the Group does not currently offer. With a strong market position, OneStep extends Civica’s presence and expertise in existing and adjacent sectors and the combined product set will enable the Group to deliver increased value for customers.

OneStep offers a comprehensive integrated platform including client web portal, mobile solutions for field agents and online payments. It has continued to grow over recent years, securing new contracts with commercial enforcement firms and local authorities.

Wayne Story, Group CEO of Civica, said:

“I am delighted to welcome OneStep to the Civica Group. The company brings a highly complementary capability with a strong position built around its people, market expertise and track record. The combined business is very well placed to respond to the needs of customers.”

David Knight, founder and CTO of OneStep, said:

“The combination of our specialist expertise and Civica’s breadth and depth of capability creates an exciting opportunity at an important time for our sector. We look forward to building on our joint strengths in order to deliver increasing value to customers.”

The Civica Group has a successful track record of acquiring and integrating businesses with complementary skills and technology.