Capita buys Edinburgh-based geospatial firm

Capita has bought Edinburgh-based Sigma Seven for an undisclosed sum.

Sigma Seven, which emplys 33 people, offers a specialist geospatial solution that allows users anywhere to access company files, organise their work, plan tasks and record data directly on to high-quality digital maps.

It helps organisations get the most from their data, map and enterprise systems, enabling field and office staff to work together more efficiently.

“The acquisition will provide further scale and depth to the range of solutions that Capita can offer utilities, construction and engineering, environment and government sectors,” said Andy Parker, Capita’s chief executive.

Sigma Seven’s clients include UK utility companies such as Scottish Power, UK Power Networks, Wales & West Utilities and Southern Water.

Since its acquisition of AMT-SYBEX in May last year, Capita has strengthened its presence in the utilities and transport sectors providing mobile technology and gig data software solutions.