BCN Group Acquires Benchmarking And Analytics Software Business

Rob Davies, CEO of BCN

BCN Group has continued its expansion into the healthcare sector and acquired application and analytics business, Public View.

BCN Group is a managed IT, cloud and digital transformation specialist based in Manchester. The acquisition follows the purchase of analytics, data and automation specialists, Cloud2.

UK-based cloud application company, Public View, provides performance monitoring and benchmarking services to the NHS underpinned by Microsoft, .Net, and Azure Cloud Platform. Public View collates data from hundreds of public data sources automatically and combines them into a single intuitive portal for NHS leaders. Public View subscribers can identify areas that are high-performing, progressing well, or are a cause for concern.

The Cloud2 acquisition last year accelerated BCN’s offering into the healthcare sector with Microsoft Power Platform and Azure Data services to deliver real-time data visualisation, automate business processes and create unique sector-specific intellectual property to solve real operational challenges.

BCN’s acquisition of Public View has the potential to strengthen existing services to create a powerful and leading portfolio of analytics, reporting and benchmarking services to the healthcare sector. BCN has been quick to identify similar needs in other sectors and is already transferring this capability to benefit other organisations in housing associations and financial services.

Rob Davies, CEO of BCN Group, said: “The acquisition of Public View allows us to provide existing and new clients with a complete and comprehensive suite of cloud-based analytics services delivered by skilled and experienced experts. It not only complements and strengthens our existing market position offering but takes our combined capability to the next level and further establishes BCN as a key service provider across the public sector and healthcare arena.

“I am delighted to welcome Public View to the BCN family, and to work alongside its incredible team as we seamlessly merge its products, services and processes into the wider BCN Group.”

Tom Ridgeway, Founder of Public View, commented: “We have achieved great things since launching Public View to the market in 2018 and have established the business as an innovative leader in the benchmarking analytics industry.  I’m incredibly excited by about the acquisition and what it will mean to the Public View clients as we bring the combined capability of the two businesses together to continue to deliver exceptional services and outcomes to our clients.”

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