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BSG House, City Road

Location Office

222 Grays Inn Road

Advanced Business Solutions Head Office

Ditton Park, Riding Court Road,


+44 (0)845 160 6162


Liz Ebbrell
[email protected]


"By harmonising accounts payable processes across our three businesses and multiple sites, we have transformed the speed in which we can pay suppliers enabling us to take advantage of early payment discounts. This would never have been possible before we

Mission Statement

Our wide portfolio of solutions is tailor-made to suit accounting, procurement, supply chain management, HR and payroll teams. Each one is designed to put our customers in control, helping them to boost efficiency and cost-effectiveness, generate better business insight and stay profitable.


Through our enterprise and market focused solutions we positively impact millions of people’s lives through continually investing in our people, partnerships and own technologies to stay focused on our markets’, customers’ and their stakeholders’ needs.

We enable our customers to drive efficiencies, savings and growth opportunities through focused, right-first-time software solutions that evolve with the changing needs of their business and the markets they operate in.

True partnership is the defining thing that makes us different from the competition.
We pride ourselves on delivering focused software solutions for public sector, enterprise commercial and health & care organisations that simplify complex business challenges and deliver immediate value.

Advanced is a Sunday Times Top Track 250 Company 2015 and was ranked in the Deloitte UK Fast 50 which recognises the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK and a winner of the Tech Company of the Year in PwC’s UK Tech Awards in 2014.


What makes us different?
Our flexible, cutting-edge technology

Our software is flexible, scalable and built on the latest proven network technologies. And everything we design is simple to integrate with other systems – whether those from Advanced Business Solutions, or from other providers – so there’s no need to rip and replace.

Our technology has also won numerous awards in recent years. This includes CIPP Payroll/HR Software Product of the Year and we were also finalists in both the Payroll World Awards and the British Accountancy Awards.


From modest beginnings as Cedardata in 1983, Advanced Business Solutions has grown organically and by acquisition to create an award-winning solution portfolio for organisations large and small, in both the public and private sector.

Integrating best-of-breed solutions including QSP Financials, OpenAccounts and V1, has demanded clarity of vision and an unstinting commitment to customer service excellence throughout the company’s life.

Many of Advanced Business Solutions’ longest serving employees were formerly with organisations it acquired. Their commitment and experience makes a significant contribution to the company’s success. Looking ahead, Advanced Business Solutions is well placed to continue its organic and acquisitive growth, expanding its offering in specific industry sectors and proactively tailoring its portfolio of solutions and services to customer requirements and market conditions.


Founding of the original UK-based company, Cedardata, offering the Cedar Financial Accounting Systems, CFACS. CFACS has since evolved into Advanced Business Solutions’ eFinancials smart business suite for the public sector market.

The notable acquisition of QSP (Quality Software Products) and its flagship product, QSP Financials (previously OLAS -Online Accounting System), to create the e5 financial management portfolio for large public and private sector organisations.

Now trading as CedAr, the company acquires award-winning OpenAccounts to better address the small/medium sized business market, and becomes CedarOpenAccounts.

The acquisition of leading document management specialists and long-standing partner, V1, merges a large common customer base and delivers step-change growth.

Rebranded as COA Solutions in 2008, the company is acquired by UK-based Advanced Computer Software plc, consolidating both companies’ strong solution portfolios and customer base in the UK.
Acquired Computer Software Holdings (CSH) from HgCapital LP (HG) for £110m in cash. The acquisition marks the group’s biggest deal to date and will enlarge Advanced’s Business Solutions and 365 Managed Services divisions.


Advanced Business Solutions has been delivering and supporting best-of-breed business solutions to public, private and third sector organisations for more than twenty years.

During this time, we’ve developed specialist expertise in particular sectors building up a broad understanding of organisations of all types and sizes. From large retail banks to small housing associations, our portfolio of integrated and scalable solutions is ready to meet your needs.

We also work with vertical solution partners, to bolster our portfolio and support our customers with a variety of sector-specific technology.