Sopra Steria Group SA, often referred to as Sopra Steria, is a European information technology consultancy established in September 2014 upon the merger of Sopra Group SA and Groupe Steria SCA. Following the rapprochement with Steria Groupe in September 2014, Sopra Group adopted the name of Sopra Steria Group. The new group is one of the leading French companies providing IT services. The activity is organized mainly around three areas: consulting services: strategic consulting, implementing of restructuring projects and development towards new technologies, etc.; systems integration and solutions: design and implementation of Internet technology solutions (portals, merchant sites, Intranet and Extranet networks, etc.), integration of ERP solutions, implementation of application solutions (customer relationship management, HR management, etc.). The group also offers subcontracting solutions for providing technical support to users and application maintenance; outsourcing services and operation of professional processes: supervision, administration and operation of IT infrastructures, operation of finance, administration, human resources functions, etc.HistorySopra Group SASopra was seated in Annecy, France, had a revenue of €1.349 billion (2013) and 16,290 (Dec. 2013) employees. Founded in January 1968 by Pierre Pasquier, François Odin and Léo Gantelet, Sopra is one of Europe's longest established IT service companies. From the outset, Sopra positioned itself in all IT service sectors and soon became a key player in the French market. On March 2014, Sopra Group became Sopra. In April 2014, Sopra announced a merger with Steria in an attempt to create the European leader in computer services. Sopra is a consulting, IT services and software development company. Its subsidiary Sopra Banking Software develops and distributes software for the financial services market. Sopra employs more than 16,000 people and generated a turnover of 1.349 billion euro in 2013.