LEHI, UTAH (January 23, 2014) – SirsiDynix announced today that it gained 86 new Symphony customers in 2013, adding to the industry-leading 87 customers it gained in 2012. In light of this robust sales performance and the growing demand for its BLUEcloud Suite products, SirsiDynix plans to further expand its software development department with 39 additional hires in 2014, building on its substantial hiring increase in 2013. It will also launch BLUEcloud Rewards, a customer rewards program that gives libraries a voucher that can be used toward SirsiDynix products.
"We're extremely excited about the continued, high demand we've seen for SirsiDynix products, especially the growing demand for our BLUEcloud Suite," said Bill Davison, SirsiDynix CEO. "That level of demand opens a lot of opportunities for growth as a company, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. We know that our libraries are eagerly waiting for the whole BLUEcloud Suite, and we're hiring more development staff to make sure that we keep up our end of the bargain. We are one hundred percent committed to delivering the next-generation products that have excited so many libraries, and this significant growth in our development team will help us do that."
Davison also noted that the BLUEcloud Rewards program will help more libraries take advantage of the BLUEcloud products. BLUEcloud Rewards provides each SirsiDynix library with a voucher value that recurs annually, allowing libraries to put the credit toward the purchase of a product as well as that product's future maintenance. Depending on how long libraries have been with SirsiDynix, they can receive additional rewards amounts. The vouchers can be used on new SirsiDynix products. SirsiDynix customers should contact their sales representative to find out how much their voucher is worth.
"One of the great things about strong growth is that it puts us in the position to give back to our customer community," said Bill Davison, SirsiDynix CEO. "We know that many libraries have been hit by shrinking budgets even as library usage increases. We designed BLUEcloud Rewards to more affordably provide the add-on products you've been looking at, such as MobileCirc, eResource Central, BLUEcloud Analytics, and Enterprise. If your reward amount is sufficient to cover a product completely, there are no future maintenance costs for that purchase. Although the majority of the BLUEcloud suite is available as a part of our customers' regular maintenance, BLUEcloud Rewards effectively opens up the other components of the BLUEcloud Suite to our customers, bringing the best library user experience to all our libraries."
Davison encouraged all SirsiDynix libraries to contact their account executives to learn how much they had earned and to ask questions about the BLUEcloud Rewards program. Library representatives can also email SirsiDynix at BLUEcloudRewards@sirsidynix.com or call the BLUEcloud Rewards hotline at 800-288-8020, ext 5665 from the US and Canada.
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