Welcome to ACS.
Welcome to ACS.
We help our clients identify and implement the right technology, streamline their operations, increase revenues and provide management insight to accelerate growth.
ACS insight and expertise address the impact of new regulation on business and facilitate effective compliance.
Transform your operational function, streamline operations and reduce cost.
We work with business leaders to help accelerate the implementation of successful digital transformations.
How to get finance transformation right and deliver effective performance management and financial control.
Enterprise wide risk management that encompasses all risk types across your organisation.
Bringing your corporate treasury function into the modern world of treasury services.
The ACS right first time offshore model that puts you ahead of the competition.
Allowing you to outsource responsibilities for development, quality assurance and infrastructure hosting.
Business and IT change delivery that minimises cost and risk of delivery and maximises the organisational fit.
Intelligent Automation - further resources onboarding. ACS are continuing to expand their talent pool to cope with the demand for their Intelligent Automation arm. Andy Wilson, Partner said "we are increasing our resource coverage within RPA, ML and AI to cope with the demand from current and prospective clients. RPA in particular offers clients a means of increasing efficiency, reducing expenditure and streamlining their business by taking away repetitive tasks. Our new recruits are being further schooled through the ACS Delivery Academy so they are aligned to the unique manner in which we provide consultancy services".
Managing Director Graham Burchell says ACS are close to announcing a major strategic partnership. "In order to continue the growth of ACS and our offerings, we're finalising the details of a strategic partnership with a very large Group. The continued growth of ACS will ensure we can provide even more companies with the support and help they require with an enhanced offshore capability. We're all excited that the move will be positive for all involved and bring even greater benefits to our clients". Watch this space!
ACS Partner Andy Wilson recently attended the International Business Festival held in Liverpool Organised over two weeks it was a fantastic opportunity to network with an international audience of thousands and gain insight and knowledge of innovation, market trends and promote ACS within the region. "It was tremendous to see the eclectic mix of businesses and individuals at the event, all of whom were interested in how to do things better, learn and offer support. There were some innovative ideas from the speakers that ACS will look to integrate into our own business model".
ACS are pleased to announce further expansion within the Midlands and North West. Matt Good CEO said "we've brought our own particular way of providing consultancy services to these regions where there was demand for services that help businesses to accelerate their performance. The Midlands and Northern Powerhouses are quickly becoming stronger arenas in which to conduct business. We're enjoying the opportunity to bring our expertise to help businesses outperform their own expectations".
ACS delighted to announce the formalisation of their strategic partnership with Carbon Cloud. This follows an extended period of the two organisations working together to bring transformational technology services to the Financial Services and Banking sectors.
The first joint technology proposition launched to the market is designed to help enterprises overcome the challenges they face with cyber-security and compliance, particularly in the post-GDPR era. It is forecast that there will be a cyber-security staffing shortfall of 350,000 people in Europe by 2020 and that over $80b will be spent countering the risk of breaches. ACS and Carbon Cloud are joining forces to help enterprises counter these threats through the use of next-generation Cyber-security tools, AI and machine learning.
This partnership gives clients access to an extended pool of resources and extends the capability of both organisations. ACS and Carbon Cloud are confident that they will become the go-to-partner for organisations looking for an end to end solution for cyber-security management.
Matt Good, CEO at ACS Consulting said, “I am delighted to announce our partnership with Carbon Cloud, a specialist IT consultancy and managed services provider with significant experience of working with emerging and next-gen technologies. The business has a focus on encryption and security technologies that allow customers to increase security, decrease risk and lower reliance on human intervention".
Further details of the Cyber-Security for Financial Services proposition will be released shortly.
ACAP India Pvt Limited are excited to announce the latest release of the ACS Delivery Academy. Rohit Arora’s team have developed the latest version which captures the subject matter expertise across a number of our functional business areas of expertise, and incorporates this is in a number of courses and assessments that we require our Smartsource developers to take. The Delivery Academy provides our development team with strong knowledge of the domain that they are coding into, resulting in quicker delivery times, lower staff attrition and enhanced client delivery value.
ACS announced Trevor Foster as new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Matt Good CEO, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Trevor Foster as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Trevor is a hugely experienced business leader with senior executive experience in financial and professional services. With a background in Corporate and Investment banking and also in helping a number of growing SME’s we very much look forward him helping us drive out further value for our customers.”
January 2018, ACS deliver new proposition into manufacturing industry. Steve Miles, Partner, Technology Solutions, announced, “our proposition for mid-corp manufacturers is aimed at accelerating growth across the industry. Those that view technology as critical to improving business outcomes are outpacing their peers in terms of profits and business growth. Technology innovation is accelerating at a very fast pace and in order to compete firms need a technology infrastructure that supports and helps drive their business strategy. Our proposition is aimed at achieving just that”.
ACS develop market leading proposition for the SME and mid-corporate sectors. Alan Moore, partner SME solutions announced “We are delighted to launch our new proposition, ‘Enabling Technology for Accelerated Growth’ which is already proving a success with a number of our clients. Technology innovation is accelerating at a very fast pace and in order to compete organisations need a technology infrastructure that supports and helps drive their business strategy.
Typically most SMEs will struggle to understand how technology solutions can help their business and springboard accelerated growth. In addition, such firms also struggle to contain technology costs, implement new solutions (e.g. mobile applications, ERP etc.) and integrate different standalone applications (e.g. CRM, Accounting, HR, Website, Inventory, Procurement systems). Our proposition is aimed at tacking these problems as well as helping SMEs get better insights from their data and management information”.
Bulletin: ACS partner with SureStep Risk Management - SureStep are built on the IBM Risk Analytics family of products including IBM OpenPages and Algorithmics. With years of experience working across multiple industries.
Matt Good commented “I am delighted to be working in partnership with SureStep, they are renowned for delivering and have done so time and time again across multiple industries. SureStep provides software and advisory solutions that ensures companies reach their goals of performance and corporate social responsibility. They will make a great alliance extending both these organisations ability and agility in global deliveries.”
The continued success of the Practice is the top agenda item for the CEO and Board. As the next phase of growth, ACS is expanding the practice capabilities within key industry verticals and seeking a world-class consultants and leaders to help expand the consulting practice.
As a Partner of ACS you will provide inspiring leadership on multiple dimensions – senior client leadership, industry thought leadership, and collaborative leadership within the Practice.
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please call our CEO, Matt Good on +44 (0)207 078 1906 or 07789 771624 (Monday to Friday only). Alternatively email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be dealt with in confidence.
Bulletin: Paul Forrest has been voted into the top 100 most influential people in Big Data. The announcement was made at the annual DataIQ Big Data 100 event on 25th February 2015 at the Kensington Roof Gardens.
Matt Good commented "I am delighted that our Chairman has been recognised within his this field. His outstanding expertise and contribution to the Big Data arena is now being recognised outside of our firm. This is good news for everyone."
Bulletin: Matt Good announced Paul Forrest as Head of Strategy and Investment’. Matt Good commented:
"I am delighted that Paul Forrest has accepted the role of Head of Strategy and Investment.
Paul has a wealth of experience in helping businesses to solve complex business problems,
deliver their transformation goals and to achieve tangible strategic outcomes.
Paul has held senior leadership positions in multiple global advisory firms.
He has advised boards at over 40% of the FTSE 100 and multiple fortune 500 corporations.
Paul also sits on the board of a number of agile, disruptive organisations.
We are looking forwrad to working cloesly with Paul over the next two to three years, as part of the ACS accelerated growth programme."
Bulletin: By popular demand, ACS has agreed to host a Masterclass for business leaders.
The SMi Group, a highly Professional, Independent and Global company that specialises in the production of Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops and in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors has asked us if we would host a bespoke Masterclass. The subject of the day event From Raw Data to Analytics Driven Outcomes will take place in London on the 9th of March 2015 and it will cover topics such as Data Management Principles, Customer Data Analytics, Big Data and Surveillance Analytics.
Bulletin: ACS today presented at the Fintech Summit in Edinburgh, “Modernising Financial Services”.
We talked alongside the FCA and various banking leaders about how technology is transforming the face of financial services. Our presentation outlined changing demands (regulatory, customer and business) and the perplexity of choice created by megatrend and different investment areas. Complementing the FCA’s new “Project Innovate”, we described some of the bleeding edge user cases that are now available to the industry, and how game changing technologies (that ACS are now partnered with) are starting to define and shape the future of regulatory compliance.
Bulletin: ACS Expand Offering Around Big Data
Matt Good, managing partner, today revealed:
"I am very excited to announce the arrival of our big data consultancy arm. We have recently partnered with a number of leading edge big data technology vendors, primarily focussing on structuring unstructured data, and how that technology can be harnessed to provide cutting edge solutions in the regulatory compliance domain. Traditionally, these firms have not operated within the financial services space. Our strategic partnerships harness our domain expertise and financial services technology implementation experience together with the latest cutting edge technical solutions. We have a good view of the capability of these solutions and their delivery within the FS sector. Importantly, we have the thought leadership on how these solutions are best applied within our regulatory compliance and specifically, conduct risk frameworks. This is exciting times for the industry and we are pleased to be at the forefront of the conduct risk issue."
Bulletin: In response to growing client demand ACS has exceeded its expansion target and has strengthened its head count to over 80 staff globally. Chief Operating Officer Graham Burchell commented:
"ACS is a young organisation whos growth, development and success to date has been built on a foundation of subject matter expertise and delivering tangible result for our clients. At the heart of both of these key principles are our people. So its great to see the company continue to grow its permanent work force which now accounts for over 80% of our total staffing numbers. I expect to see head count exceed 200 by the end of the year.
That said, ACS is all about delivery. So for me, and more important than our actual staffing numbers, has been our ability to scale without impacting our delivery model. Key to this is our robust recruitment process, successful delivery academy, KT processes and a very low staff attrition rate, which is under 3% both onshore and offshore. It is this stability and scalability in our delivery model that help set us apart from our competitors."
Bulletin: ACS supply global banking client with end-to-end delivery of a strategic consolidated platform for Group and Divisional Regulatory, MI and other external stakeholder reporting purposes.
Overview of solution delivered:
Bulletin: The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) publishes Consultation Paper that sets out the proposed changes to the PRA’s rules and supervisory statements in the areas of credit risk mitigation, credit risk, governance, and market risk.
The paper seeks views on:
1. Expectations for firms applying for permission to use own estimates of volatility adjustments under the Financial Collateral Comprehensive Method;
2. Expectations that approval will not be granted for permission to use the advanced internal ratings-based approach in relation to exposures to central governments, public sector entities, central banks and financial sector entities;
3. A proposed rule to introduce stricter criteria for the application of a 50% risk weight to certain commercial real estate exposures located in non-EEA countries;
4. Additional guidance to clarify the PRA’s interpretation of how the CRD IV limits on Directorships held by Directors of significant firms apply to the individuals who manage the consolidated group; and
5. Guidance for firms on how to report Risks not in VaR requirements in FSA005.