Who are we?
Founded in 2002, SEAMS emerged from a need for the UK water industry to be able to justify investment decisions to the government regulator.
SEAMS was born out of a passion for analytics. A collaborative research and development project between specialist departments at Sheffield and Exeter Universities that was 10 years in the making. The legacy of our academic beginnings manifests in how we’ve been growing, developing and investing in our software ever since with a dedicated Development Team, headed up by our Director of Technology, Wayne Barr, to ensure we remain at the global forefront of analytical decision making and digital transformation.
The flexibility and innovation of our EDA Software is only matched by the passion of our Analytics Team, under the guidance of Dan Scott, Director of Analytics. Whether it’s leveraging the power of analytics to help transform client data into actionable plans to ultimately improve business performance, or deciding which biscuits are provided for the team meetings via the random biscuit generator, our team of analytical gurus are leading the way in predictive and prescriptive modelling techniques and outcomes.
This drive and belief in innovation and the power of analytics that’s at our core has now led us to become the Analytics Centre of Excellence for Arcadis – the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. As part of Arcadis, we are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate more than $3.0 billion in revenues.
Our teams work with asset centric organisations in both regulatory and non-regulatory environments across the globe. Our clients include the likes of Yorkshire Water and Severn Trent Water, Electricity North West, Icon Water and London Underground. We love to share our knowledge and expertise, which means you’re just as likely to see us speaking at global conferences on the power of analytics and data, or Decision Support and the future of Asset Investment planning as you are at our Head Office in Sheffield. We regularly contribute our thoughts on key industry topics or the challenges facing our clients, such as the Future of Infrastructure, in various media, and collaborate with industry bodies for the future development of, and to ensure best practice within, Asset Investment Planning. Our White Papers are an example of our enthusiasm for all aspects and dimensions of our work.
SEAMS working with Arcadis:
The Global Arcadis network allows us to support clients at a local level, which includes regional project support from our offices. Our clients can be assured that they have access to our international experience and capability, but on local terms.
Together SEAMS and Arcadis are able to provide clients with a unique blend of expert technical and asset knowledge combined with advanced analytics, to guide strategic decision making.
SEAMS were purchased by Arcadis in January 2018.