When we began life, our young company used trailblazing technology to help develop some of the first space probes and satellites. All at a time when many homes still didn’t have a TV.

It still feels miraculous

Since then, we have evolved our business model, our name and our products. But our drive to understand and uncover behaviour has never changed.

In the past we used computer simulation to test how systems, including hardware for NASA, and Concorde, would behave.

In the modern world we build solutions that reveal the hidden behaviour of code, websites and customers.

2016

SCL adds the CodeSonar for binaries to its product portfolio and introduces IBM's Customer Experience Analytics products.

2015

SCL adds the Maxymiser MVT solution to it's portfolio to help customers improve conversion rates. SCL achieves Google AdWords partner status.

2014

SCL extends its capability with IBM's marketing software with the Tealeaf customer experience software.

2013

SCL establishes itself as one of IBM’s leading partners in the field of Enterprise Marketing Management and Digital Marketing Optimisation building the first Digital Analytics Accelerator in Europe.

2012

We extend our product portfolio with IBM’s SaaS Digital Analytics technology (Coremetrics).

2011

We launch a hosted performance testing service for companies who need to ensure they are ‘campaign ready’ Used by Comic Relief, Unicef and the 1911 census.

2010

We become an IBM Business Partner, specialising in web analytics.

2009

We extend our digital marketing capability to paid search with a partnership with SearchForce.

2008

We build an analytics solution for one of the UK’s largest Intranets.

2006

We start helping customers detect defects in their code with Grammatech CodeSonar.

2004

We use IBM Netinsight (then known as Nettracker), fall in love with it and add it to our portfolio.

2003

We enhance our testing services to include monitoring of web behaviour and underlying supporting infrastructure.

2002

We work with a number of automotive suppliers and device manufacturers to improve the user interface by recording customer behaviour.

2000

We start testing web applications from the browser. One of the first large scale tests is for UCAS.

1999

We begin our long-standing relationship with Sun Microsystems and later Oracle, changing the way users accessed their desktop applications via a web browser and providing testing services for Java.

1996

We start working with customers to port Unix applications to Windows in CAD/CAM, data mining and data analysis.

1994

We begin to work in X/Windows and Motif user interface design training hundreds of UK developers.

1985

We are considered a pioneer in the field of neural networks, distributing products such as Neural Works Professional II for applications in fingerprint recognition, fault diagnosis and customer segmentation.

1977

Electronic Associates Limited is sold to Scientific Computers Limited. We become SCL.

1966

We carry out the world’s first real-time simulation of a complete Nuclear Power Station – Dungeness “B”.

“Wow! Is that possible?”

So, while much has changed in the world and in our company over the past 50 years, our awe for technology and fascination with behaviour continues:

  • Just as our predecessors revealed how a ‘cat cracker’ would behave under pressure, so we reveal how people behave when they use your mobile app.
  • Just as the original team tested equipment to destruction even before it was built, we put Sport Relief’s website through its paces and ensured it could handle 1,000 donations per second on the night.
  • Just as the 1960s team tested the safety of nuclear power stations, our current solutions are used to test the code for live tanks.
  • Our most common customer comment has always been (and we hope it will always be) – “Wow! Is that possible?”