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MIS Systems Thread, MLS bought by Capita in Technical; I'm a bit slow, but I've just noticed that MLS (Micro Librarian Systems) has been bought by Capita. That'll be ...
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    MLS bought by Capita

    I'm a bit slow, but I've just noticed that MLS (Micro Librarian Systems) has been bought by Capita.

    That'll be another piece of software to avoid in the future, then

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    Thankfully they say it's being kept mostly separate, so you won't notice an immediate heading to failure like what was apparent with EMBC (imo). MLS have always been good, some of their partners are of dubious quality though.

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    Last time i saw mls it needed silverlight and only worked on ie7 "shudder".

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    Ohh, really? Never knew. Interesting!

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    Letters were sent out last week as I got mine mid-week saying they have sold to Capita, so I'd expect you to need SIMS within a year or two and a module to follow oh and the SIMS integration stuff to become 10x more expensive as will the main product to match the rest of the portfolio. I am horrified by what the products from them cost, MLS is expensive enough as it is (I know our finance team are EEK over it as the renewal came in and was more than the library budget apparently!!) so further rises will not be appreciated.

    One thing I hope they don't do is change the support as it is excellent and I only have good words for the team at MLS for support.

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    It'll be like IEP Writer. Surprised they haven't bought something like Spiceworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    It'll be like IEP Writer. Surprised they haven't bought something like Spiceworks.
    Shhhhh don't give them any ideas!

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    Oh... another MIS supplier now has a Library Management System to boot...

    Catching up I see

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    That's why @PhilNeal has been quiet

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    Watch it @GREED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    Watch it @GREED!
    He he he....I didn't get told off there! Thanks for your help on the other emailed issue by the way Phil.

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    @TheScarfedOne - I'm pleased to say that although you copied me in on the email, it was resolved before I had to act - as it should be.

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    Thanks again :-) - and, as Id expected, Im pleased with the Spring Update. The team have been busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    Watch it @GREED!
    Oh come on @PhilNeal as if I was gonna let that one go!

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    Hope they invest in the current software and not try and get us to buy new...ala intouch. Been waiting for a library update for 4 months now



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