IS Solutions Plc Broadens Analytics Reach with Acquisition of Celebrus Technologies.

Published: Friday, 23 January 2015 12:13

IS Solutions Plc, a leading AIM-listed full service IT company, has today completed the purchase of Speed-Trap Holdings, augmenting its analytics and business intelligence solutions with a recognised leader in big data collection technology.  Speed-Trap Holdings is the parent company of Celebrus Technologies, a provider of highly detailed data feeds that deliver individual consumer level data, gathered from interactions with websites, mobile applications, streaming and social media, into big data engines to enable in-depth, real-time digital intelligence.

Working with Celebrus Technologies for 15 years, IS Solutions has built up considerable expertise in Celebrus’ multi-patented data collection technology, as well as partnering with leading IT software vendors in taking this technology to market.  Celebrus Technologies enables organisations to understand individual customers’ interactions with their digital channels to power one-to-one data-driven marketing, real-time personalisation and advanced customer analytics. This unique capability enhances IS Solutions’ offering by combining a leading data collection product with proven analytics and business intelligence services that include systems integration, data interpretation and analysis and secure hosting and management, all backed up with a full range of support services.

The value of this acquisition is approximately £7.5 million and is being satisfied partly in cash and partly by the issue of IS Solutions shares to previous shareholders in Speed-Trap Holdings.

John Lythall, Managing Director of IS Solutions Plc, welcomed new colleagues into the group and commented "The market for business intelligence and analytics is one of the fastest growing software markets right now.  We believe that, in addition to cost synergies, the Celebrus brand widens our portfolio offering, further strengthens our expertise and gives us a very exciting opportunity to access additional routes to markets and new geographies.  Celebrus Technologies’ high quality customer base also enhances IS Solutions' existing top class client list significantly and gives us the ability to add further value to these long-standing relationships."

Simon Burton, CEO of Celebrus Technologies, added,  “The combination of our award-winning software with IS Solutions’ proven analytics services enables us to both better serve our existing client base and make it quicker and easier for new clients to drive value from Celebrus data in transforming their customer engagement and experience. The Celebrus team is very excited about the opportunities this acquisition brings.”


About IS Solutions Plc

IS Solutions ( delivers products and services that enable organisations to capitalise on the usefulness of their internal and customer data.  We are achieving this by implementing business intelligence and big data analytics applications that integrate multi-channel data sources. Our solutions provide actionable meaning behind the data and allow organisations to realign their processes and enable positive change.

All of our solutions are underpinned by a full range of managed services including secure hosting, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), IT infrastructure management, private cloud and training and our employees undergo certification in all our product and service areas. We have also achieved ISO27001 security accreditation to demonstrate that clients can entrust their most sensitive data to our care.

IS Solutions is a long-standing, established company celebrating its 30th year of business in 2015.  IS Solutions has a strong balance sheet and stable financials and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1997 – our stock code is ISL.

About Celebrus

Celebrus Technologies ( enables organisations to understand their individual customers' interactions across the digital channels they own, including websites, mobile apps and social media. Celebrus' award winning tagging-free digital big data software then feeds this data into a wide variety of big data technologies in real-time. Celebrus' global blue chip clients use this highly granular data to power advanced customer analytics and real-time personalisation and to drive actions that maximise revenue, marketing effectiveness and brand loyalty.  Celebrus partners with world-leading technology companies to provide integrated solutions that meet critical business goals. Celebrus also has global reach with their fast and flexible digital data and real-time personalisation platforms available from resellers across the world.


IS Solutions Plc
John Lythall, Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 893333

Celebrus Technologies
Katharine Hulls                                                              
Celebrus Technologies                                                     
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 893 325                                                 
Fax: +44 (0) 1932 893433                                               

Jenny Williams
Tel: + 44 (0) 1932 578 800
Fax: + 44 (0) 1932 578 801