Student loan company appoints TCS as strategic partner

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

SLC’s strategic partner program involves working with a small number of qualified partners to modernize, deliver and support its technology heritage as part of a technical transformation program. TCS is a global leader in IT services, consulting and business solutions and this appointment marks the third successful appointment of a strategic partner, following a competitive procurement process launched in June 2021.

TCS will provide a range of technical services and capabilities, including established expertise in commercial off-the-shelf tools and technologies (CoTs), to help deliver enhancements to critical commercial applications and services. One of the main objectives of this strategic partner will be to enable the transition to the cloud through the delivery and support of SLC’s new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies and to extend its integration platform. of business. It will also support a variety of programs and projects that will involve upgrading or decommissioning legacy services.

Stephen Campbell, Chief Information Officer, SLC, said, “SLC is focused on improving the digital services we provide to our customers at every stage of their funding and repayment journey. This new partnership with TCS is an important part of our technology strategy and builds on the success of our previous strategic partner appointments. His expertise will be invaluable in the successful delivery of SLC’s SaaS roadmap, as well as building the capabilities and resiliency of internal technical skills that will drive our strategic technology agenda.

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

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