Civica buys up social housing software provider Abritas

civica_logo_linkedinCivica is continuing to buy up government tech specialists and this time has written a cheque for the social housing software provider Abritas

Abrita, which is based in Reading,  provides web application software and related services for the social housing sector and its SaaS services are used by more than 170 local authorities and housing associations.

“The acquisition brings specialist capability which the Group does not currently offer, which strengthens its capability to support improved and more efficient tenant services and help address homelessness,” Civica said in a statement.

This is yet another scalp for Civica which bought the technology and outsourcing company SFW earlier this year; and before that, bought software applications developer IPL. In September last year it bought the o Web Technology Group.

Wayne Story, chief executive of Civica said: “I am delighted to welcome Abritas to the Civica Group. Abritas brings a strong heritage and product set, and the combined business is very well placed to respond to the needs of customers to adapt to a changing social housing landscape.”

Simon Reynolds, sales director of Abritas, added: “This is the next stage in the development of our business and is a very positive step for employees, customers and partners. The combination of our specialist expertise and Civica’s breadth and depth of capability creates an exciting combination at an important time for the social housing sector. We look forward to building on our joint strengths in order to deliver increasing value to customers.”