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November 26, 2023

Civica Blackstone to acquire Civica. Blackstone, the world's largest alternative asset manager, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Civica from current Civica owner, Partners Group AG. Blackstone, the world's largest alternative asset manager, will acquire Civica during a particularly buoyant period for the company. The company has enjoyed over 21 years of year-on-year growth across its global markets, with more than 6,000 customers now using its software. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2023

Civica Cloud tech sparks new chapter for Greater Manchester's libraries. Wigan and Bury borough councils have joined local authorities across Greater Manchester in adopting world-leading digital technology to transform their local libraries. The move by Wigan and Bury means that all ten of Greater Manchester's local authorities are now using the Spydus library system, developed by UK-based, global GovTech provider Civica. [Full Announcement].

November 24, 2022

Civica SPUN 22: Library leaders from across ANZ explore latest features of cutting-edge Spydus solution. Virtual book groups, enhanced discovery OPAC and Artificial Intelligence are just some of the new features that library users explored at Civica's SPUN week, a conference led by Civica following enhancements to leading library management software Spydus, which is used by more than over 500 libraries across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2022

Civica Civica CEO Wayne Story passes the leadership torch after six years. Civica, the market leading software provider to the public sector, announced that, after more than six years as Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Story will be retiring. Lee Perkins takes the helm as the new Group CEO. Lee Perkins, who joined the company as UK CEO in October of this year, has held a number of senior positions in the UK technology sector over the past two decades including UK MD and latterly Group COO at Sage, CEO M247 (formerly Metronet Group) and, earlier in his career, UK MD of Techdata. [Full Announcement].

July 25, 2022

Civica Australian authors out on top for a second year running in annual library borrowing data. More than half the library books we borrowed in 2022 were penned by Australian authors, continuing an upward trend seen over the past three years. The past twelve months also saw a large increase in E-Loans, suggesting that digital library books, which increased in popularity during the pandemic will continue to be a permanent feature of our literary diet. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2021

Civica The One Thing initiative by global software provider Civica could see libraries become engines of innovative ideas. Civica, a global leader in software for public services has launched The One Thing; a thought leadership series to explore how public libraries around the world libraries can help to stimulate and nurture the innovative ideas that will be needed to tackle the challenges of the post-pandemic world. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2021

Civica Libraries across every Irish county to benefit from new digital tech to help boost reading and literacy. Libraries across every county of Ireland are set to benefit from the rollout of a new software system to boost national and local efforts to encourage more reading and improve literacy. The Local Government Management Agency, a state body that provides a range of professional services to local authorities, is working with global software provider Civica to implement the cloud Spydus library management platform in all public libraries across Ireland's 31 local authorities. A complete solution for library management, Spydus will support national programmes to inspire, connect and empower communities and improve reading and literacy. The new software will support the government's Our Public Libraries 2022 national public library strategy. [Full Announcement].

August 17, 2021

Civica On demand library services: Campbelltown Library chooses Civica's Spydus to deliver an even better reading experience for local community. Campbelltown City Council Libraries, which caters for more than 170,000 residents, will be using the integrated library management tool Spydus, provided by global smart software provider Civica. Through Spydus, Campbelltown's local community will be able to access all library services online, including services such as Campbelltown's comprehensive local history archive. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2021

Civica Global smart software company Civica has announced the full integration of Agylia Group Ltd.. Agylia is a specialist digital learning company which helps organisations around the world support, develop and engage their people through innovative learning management solutions, learning consulting and content creation services. [Full Announcement].

May 18, 2021

Civica Bookworms turn to mystery and thriller novels throughout COVID-19. Australians sought escapist fiction to get through major lockdowns and restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, with almost half of this year's top 20 most borrowed books listed as mysteries and thrillers in Civica's 2021 Libraries Index. The Index, now in its sixth year, assessed borrowing data from 34 million loans across 104 regional and metropolitan libraries in Australia and New Zealand between 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021. Civica, provider of the cloud-based Spydus library management system to schools, TAFEs and local government, partnered with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to create the Civica Libraries Index. [Full Announcement].

March 4, 2021

Civica Civica acquires online assessment software specialist Calibrand. Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has acquired online assessment software specialist Calibrand Ltd. Founded in 1991, the business specialises in e-assessment software which enables organisations to test and certify workforce skills throughout the employment lifecycle, from recruiting and continuing professional development to compliance testing. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2021

Civica Civica acquires digital engagement innovator ntropy. Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company's wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired ntropy data, Inc., which provides an innovative software-as-a-service platform for community and stakeholder engagement. [Full Announcement].

November 24, 2020

Civica Civica acquires digital learning specialist Agylia. Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has acquired specialist educational software provider Agylia Group Ltd. [Full Announcement].

Civica Civica acquires Agylia to provide comprehensive learning and HR management solutions. Agylia has joined the Civica Group to add its learning management solutions to Civica's range of human capital management products and services. Agylia adds new specialist learning management capabilities which are relevant for all Civica's established markets. Civica's workforce management solutions range from recruitment, HR and payroll to field service management, employee engagement and occupational health. These solutions will be available to Agylia customers. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2020

Civica Civica wins a major contract with the Singapore Ministry of Education to provide its cloud optimised Spydus Library System and Library Management services to over 350 Singapore schools. Civica, a global leader in software for public and community services, announced it has been awarded a contract for up to five years to transform school libraries in Singapore in line with the Ministry of Education's ‘Learn for Life' vision. The new contract will see the implementation of the latest cloud optimised Spydus library management solution, library collection services and people services, with professional librarian support for over 350 Singapore schools. [Full Announcement].

August 5, 2020

Civica Civica acquires Infoflex. Civica, a global leader in software for public services, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company's wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired UK based healthcare software specialist Chameleon Information Management Services Limited and its subsidiary, Flex Software Limited, trading as InfoFlex. [Full Announcement].

July 30, 2020

Civica Eastern Regional and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries fulfill the vision of informed, empowered and connected communities with a cloud-optimised library management system. Civica, a global leader in software for public and community services,announced that it has signed five-year contracts with two of Victoria's largest metropolitan libraries, Eastern Regional Libraries Corporation (ERLC) and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries (YPRL). [Full Announcement].

April 5, 2020

Civica Acquisition of software-as-a-service business adds to established compliance software portfolio. Civica, a global leader in software for public services has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company's wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired specialist cloud catering management software provider Fretwell Downing Hospitality. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2019

Civica Civica enlightens library search with artificial intelligence. Civica has built a cloud-based AI infused library search and management platform, leveraging technology first developed by Microsoft to search and interpret all the documents associated with the death of President Kennedy. [Full Announcement].

May 21, 2019

Civica More than a third of our most borrowed books headed for La La Land. The 2019 Civica Libraries Index reveals similarities among the tastes of book lovers and movie buffs, with many of the most borrowed books from libraries across Australia and New Zealand headed to the big screen. The Index reveals seven of the top 20 titles are set to be adapted to films or television series, with stories authored by Australians becoming increasingly popular choices for adaptations, both locally and globally. [Full Announcement].

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