Case Study: Environment Agency


The Environment Agency needed an IT solution to support new CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme legislation on behalf of DECC, Defra and devolved administrations. The requirements were driven by secondary legislation that was only finalised 1 month before the mandatory go-live date. The CRC Registry would serve 2,000 organisations and £900m annual transactions.


SCISYS designed, built, implemented and continues to support a web-based, public-facing, digital-by-default service.

SCISYS mitigated risk by frequent engagement with whole stakeholder community: end users (business and public sector), scheme administrators (EA), regulators (DECC), devolved administrations (SEPA, NIEA), third party delivery organisations (Capgemini), security accreditor, etc. Agile iterative analysis used use cases, UML modelling and user stories.

A modular solution architecture and incremental development approach increased flexibility to rapidly respond to late changes in requirements.



+ Initial service delivered on time and
budget in 12 months

+ Three incremental releases successfully
delivered over subsequent 18 months

+ 83% users rate service satisfactory
or better

About SCISYS Group:

Employing around 670 staff, SCISYS Group is a leading developer of information and communications technology services, e-business, web and mobile applications, editorial newsroom solutions and advanced technology solutions. The Company operates in a broad spectrum of market sectors, including Media & Broadcast, Space, Government and Defence and Commercial sectors. SCISYS clients are predominantly blue-chip and public-sector organisations. Customers include the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence, Airbus Defence & Space, Thales Alenia Space, Arqiva, Vodafone, the European Space Agency, Eumetsat, the BBC, Radio France, RTL, RNLI, Pets at Home, Siemens and the National Trust. The Company's registered office is in Dublin, with UK offices in Chippenham, Bristol, Leicester and Reading and German offices in Bochum, Dortmund, Darmstadt and Munich.