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Kainos is a high growth, high margin, UK-based provider of IT services, consulting and software solutions.

The Group specialises in the development of digital technology solutions; software design and agile software development; third-party software integration and implementation services; technology support services; and related ancillary services such as project management, all provided across multiple sectors.

The Group was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland. As at 31 March 2015, it had a headcount of 728 staff.


The Group has three divisions: Digital Services, Evolve and Workday Implementation Services, operating in markets that are experiencing long-term structural and technological change.

Digital Services

Digital Services delivers full system developments of customised online digital solutions, principally for UK Government departments and agencies, along with private sector organisations.

Digital Services is helping to change the way UK citizens engage with UK Government departments and agencies, by migrating paper-based systems and transactions to online platforms that are capable of handling high volumes of data and transactions and are also more accessible, easier to use and save time and money through increased efficiency. Typical solutions involve high volume, often complex, online interactions between a UK Government department or agency and UK citizens.

The solutions provided by Digital Services significantly increase cost-efficiency for its UK Government customers and make public services more accessible and easier to use for the UK citizen. In the private sector, the Digital Services division provides similar online digital solutions to private sector organisations, as well as multi-year IT support and managed services.


Evolve is Kainos’ proprietary software product, developed in conjunction with medical practitioners and hospital managers. It is used for digitisation, storage and workflow of patient records.

Evolve is the UK market leader in the digitisation of patient notes in the Acute Sector of the NHS, automating the digitisation of medical case notes and operational documents, enabling them to be captured, intelligently tagged and used in digital environments. Evolve is currently licensed for use in more than 70 NHS hospitals, assisting those hospitals to meet the Government’s stated desire to achieve a ‘paperless’ NHS by 2018.

Evolve’s customers enjoy lower cost, increased efficiency and clinical benefits by having easy and timely access to patient information through the use of Evolve.

Workday Implementation Services

Workday provides Cloud-based human capital management software, which enables enterprises to organise their staff efficiently and analyse their workforce data. Workday’s software suite covers the full ‘hire-to-retire’ life cycle of human capital management, as well as financial management software.

Workday is disrupting a market which has been dominated by traditional ‘on-premise’ vendors such as Oracle and SAP and is rapidly increasing its market share of a market which is estimated to be worth over $15.0 billion annually by 2018. Workday was founded in 2005 by Aneel Bhusri and David Duffield who were both industry veterans from PeopleSoft, the ERP vendor taken over by Oracle in 2005 for $10.3 billion. Workday completed its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012 with a market capitalisation of approximately $4.5 billion which has since almost quadrupled. It serves over 700 enterprise customers worldwide.

Kainos is the only boutique Workday partner headquartered in the UK, responsible for implementing Workday’s innovative Cloud-based SaaS platform for enterprise customers. The Group provides consulting, project management, integration, support and testing services for the Workday software suite. The Group has also developed Kainos Smart, a proprietary tool that automates the testing of initial Workday deployments and all subsequent software updates.