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About Civica

Civica provides software applications for public services sectors, including local authorities, schools and colleges, government, health and social care, social housing, and police and fire services.  With over 30 years of sector experience, Civica is a global company focused on improving organisational processes and the public experience.  Civica partners with organisations at a national and a local level, helping over 2.5 million professionals deliver modern public services, every day.

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The need

The vision

Rapid implementation

Due diligence

Into the future

Highfield is a large awarding organisation and eLearning content producer for vocational qualifications, work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications. Highfield delivers online training to thousands of learners across the UK every year.
DCUK Ltd are the sole distributors for UPPAbaby products in the UK. UPPAbaby is an innovative American company which makes high-quality strollers and car seats that meet the needs of the busy lives of new parents.
Wessex Water is a water supply and sewerage utility company serving an area of South West England that covers 10,000 square kilometres including Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire and Hampshire. Wessex Water supplies 1.3 million people with around 285 million litres of water a day.
Delta Academies Trust (Delta) predominantly works in Yorkshire and the Humber as a family of schools. January 2022 sees the launch of their funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses.
River Tees Multi Academy Trust runs academies in Middlesbrough and Gateshead offering high quality education for learners who have been excluded from school, have additional needs or are unable to attend school due to medical needs.

The need

Civica’s HR team had clear requirements for an online training portal. With 4000 staff spread across the world, the goal was to promote greater standardisation across the organisation. The challenges of doing so – with different corporate divisions, differing time zones and staff with differing levels of responsibility – were clear.

The purpose of Civica’s relationship with Frog was to provide a company-wide system that would enable Civica to cascade training and the sharing of good practise to staff members across the world.

In addition, Frog would re-purpose Civica’s existing training materials (documents, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) into rich, modern learning modules that could be accessed by staff any time, anywhere, on any device.


The vision

Implementing standardisation across a large global organisation was at the heart of the project. Civica’s vision was that all training would be delivered through a common platform, to include everything, from compliance through to staff development and manager training programmes, and internal process training.

A common platform would enable a consistent approach to the rollout across every part of the organisation, helping to cement a consistent global culture.


Rapid implementation

Civica wanted to complete the rollout to all divisions and areas in the shortest possible time.

It was decided that a brief pilot phase with a single division would be the precursor to a full companywide implementation and as a result, the training platform was piloted with the Sales team.

The standardisation of sales training provided a strong, consistent sales culture while ensuring that processes were in place to measure sales success and forecast future sales more accurately. This pilot phase saw training rolled out to more than 300 sales staff, who were able to use the platform not only to train, but to benefit from shared good practise.

The success of the Sales training programme was enough for Civica to move forward rapidly with rolling out training to the rest of the business.


Due diligence

As a large company handling sensitive data and over £150 billion every year, the security of the platform was a key concern.

Civica’s IT and Security teams performed extensive security checking to ensure that the platform was fully secure, while being robust and scalable. Frog was considered not only a modern and engaging training portal, that would enhance the global culture of Civica – it was also deemed a secure and safe option.


Into the future

The success of Civica’s training portal means that Civica can continue to extend a growing bank of training opportunities to staff around the world.

It doesn’t end here… The potential of online training has wider applications, and the Frog training platform is now used by Civica to train its own customers in the use of Civica software.