GroupBC Select the Secura Virtual Private Cloud

By Helen Cooper on 2nd January, 2018.

Engineering and construction collaboration software for the design, construction and operation of built assets

Secura are excited to announce that GroupBC have chosen Virtual Private Cloud hosting to support their suite of information management software solutions.

About GroupBC

Established in 1998, GroupBC develops and delivers document and information management solutions across construction related projects.

GroupBC’s software solutions enable users to easily control and manage projects, programmes and asset delivery, with tools to capture and report on data, facilitate Building Information Modelling (BIM), and assist with bid and tender management.

GroupBC take a huge amount of pride in delivering excellent customer service alongside their solution set, providing professional services to help implement and configure new systems into organisations, with training courses and guidance for users and expert ongoing support.

The business is expanding at a terrific rate and already boasts an impressive client list, with household name brands including Sainsbury’s, Balfour Beatty, Costain, Nationwide and Thames Water.

End-to-End Control of Every Project and Asset

GroupBC’s cutting edge software solutions support asset owner, owner operator and construction companies, transforming their digital processes and maximizing efficiencies.

Their BC Enterprise common data environment offers comprehensive data information and project management capabilities, and can be extended with a range of modules that cover, for instance, Bid and Tender Management and BIM Compliance and Control, allowing organisations to tailor a software solution for their precise requirements.

Their solutions are delivered through the cloud as Software as a Service (SaaS), allowing users to access applications and services round the clock, from any location and device.

GroupBC have a strong focus on innovation and are continuously developing their state-of-the-art information management platform and working with partners on exciting new projects.

Moving to Secura

With over 20,000 organisations using GroupBC’s critical solutions on a monthly basis, a smooth migration from their previous hosting provider to Secura was vital.

The scale of the project was sizeable, with around 123 VMs, 500 vCPUs, 2Tb of RAM and 100Tb of data to migrate over to Secura’s VPC platform, with an ambitious target of just 16 weeks to deliver it.

The Secura team worked closely with GroupBC to develop a structured migration plan to deliver the project on time and with as little impact to customer services as possible.

Following the successful migration of their services, GroupBC Systems Manager, Paul Robinson, commented:

“We gave Secura a challenging schedule. Issues encountered were dealt with swiftly with zero impact on the plan.

Secura have proved to be a competent, proactive and knowledgeable supplier and we are confident they will be a valuable long term partner.”

Secura CEO, Ollie Beaton, commented:

“We are thrilled that GroupBC have chosen our Virtual Private Cloud hosting to support their exciting suite of software solutions. These are exactly the kinds of critical applications that we designed the VPC to support, so we are confident that GroupBC will see the benefits of this tailormade infrastructure as they continue to grow.”

To find out more about GroupBC, please visit their website at

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Helen Cooper

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Helen is the SEO Executive at Secura and keeps our website and all things digital in check.

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