Founded in January 1968 by Pierre Pasquier, François Odin and Léo Gantelet, Sopra is one of Europe's longest established IT services companies. From the outset, Sopra positioned itself in all of the IT services sectors and soon became a key player in the French market. On March 2014, Sopra Group became Sopra. In April 2014, Sopra announced a merger with Steria in an attempt to create the European leader in computer services.