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Civica strengthens its green HCM offering with Point Progress acquisition

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Civica NI Ltd

22nd Jun 2022

Civica has acquired Point Progress, a Cheshire-based provider of expenses management software which supports carbon measurement and reduction. The move will enable Civica, a UK-headquartered global leader in cloud-based public sector software, to enhance its green offering to its customers around the world.

From flights to car mileage to hotels, Point Progress’ innovative CarbonCalc software provides individual employees with a comprehensive overview of the carbon footprint associated with their business travel. Supporting a range of public bodies across the UK, including the Scottish Parliament and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, CarbonCalc analyses the carbon footprint of an individual expenses claim and allows each employee to compare the environmental impact of their business travel with others in the organisation. This in turn empowers employees to make smarter, greener choices and reduce their carbon footprint over time.

Complementary and targeted acquisitions are a key pillar of Civica’s global growth strategy. Building on more than 22 years of unbroken growth, the Point Progress deal will further enhance the company’s offering in Human Capital Management and ESG, with CarbonCalc planned to be rolled out to Civica customers.


Civica CEO, Wayne Story said:

“For public bodies across the UK and around the world, climate change is rapidly becoming the number one issue.

Perfectly complementing our already comprehensive offering in Human Capital Management and directly supporting our Net Zero ambitions, CarbonCalc empowers every employee to do their bit, by making smarter, greener choices and reducing their individual carbon footprint.

With CarbonCalc now part of our offering, we are in a stronger position to help our customers across the public sector deliver on their Environmental, Social, and Governance ambitions, enabling them to deliver even more for the people and communities they serve”.


Point Progress Managing Director, Richard Coope said:

As a team, we’re passionate about the difference our software makes, both for our customers and for the planet. We began our journey more than 20 years ago, and over that time, we’ve helped our customers in many ways, from saving time and money, to allowing them to concentrate on their core business, and now helping them reduce their carbon footprint.

As part of Civica, we embark on an exciting new chapter, one in which we can continue to help public bodies deal with the challenges they face today – and prepare for those of tomorrow.”