Axiell acquires Gold Systems, Inc. division to strengthen offering in the Vital Records market

Asset acquisition furthers Axiell industry expertise with key relationships and cutting edge technology enabling a leading position in North America 

Lund, Sweden, October 19 2016 – Axiell, the leading vendor to archives, libraries and museums worldwide, as well as the leading Vital Records systems provider in Australasia and Canada, today announces the acquisition of a business division of Gold Systems, Inc., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based company. The acquisition further strengthens Axiell’s position in the market for Vital Records, which comprises software systems to help authorities manage births, deaths, marriages and more.

By adding Gold Systems’ Vital Records customers, including Washington, D.C., the innovative Vita product and two experts in the Vital Records field, Steve Gold and Jeff Greenland, Axiell has significantly strengthened its presence in the field.

Commenting on the acquisition, Joel Sommerfeldt, CEO of Axiell Group, said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Gold Systems’ customers to the Axiell Group, expanding our existing customer base where we serve Mississippi and Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick,  Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The industry knowledge gathered from many years in the industry ensures that with this acquisition Axiell will be in a strong position to serve and meet the demands of the Vital Records market in North America.”

With more than 20 years of experience delivering automation solutions for vital statistics, Gold Systems has established itself as a trustworthy partner to its clients. The Vital Records market faces numerous challenges, including converting to digital processes, managing complex integration and workflows with multiple data sources, while still being able to maintain complete security and accuracy of the information. Vita is a modern solution, based on standard technologies and an open database agnostic architecture, allowing stakeholders appropriate task-specific access to information and strong workflow support for key business processes.

“I am very pleased that we have joined Axiell. Combining our expertise and resources will give us the opportunity to continue to extend our offerings for the Vital Records market while we work together to envision solutions to future challenges. The combination with Axiell will allow us to serve our current customers better with a larger pool of resources and expertise, as well as expand the business at a quicker rate,” said Steve Gold, former Director of the Vital Records practice at Gold Systems.

Vital Records Offices and Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages manage the complete process around Vital Records and the associated business operations. Axiell has provided services and award-winning solutions that are designed to manage record collections from small to massive in size and allow the office to efficiently manage the day-to-day operations of Vital Records-related information. Through close cooperation with its customers, Axiell enables Vital Records offices to record, validate, retrieve, update, certify, issue and share registration and health information about all life events, including: births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, divorces, fetal deaths (stillbirths), induced termination of pregnancy (ITOP), adoptions and changes of name.

Additional details around the acquisition are not disclosed.

For more information:

Maria Wasing, CMO Axiell Group AB
+46 73 852 17 52

About Axiell

Axiell serves libraries, schools, archives, museums and authorities with technically advanced and innovative solutions developed in close cooperation with its customers. More than 3000 library organizations with thousands of branches use an Axiell library management system and Axiell Arena, a tool for the virtual library. The systems for archives, libraries and museums, are used by over 3400 cultural institutions over the world. In addition, more than 3000 schools use an Axiell system. The Axiell Group, headquartered in Lund, has more than 300 employees based out of 26 offices in Sweden, Australia, Abu Dhabi, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Together, we form one of the world’s largest companies in these sectors. To find out more about us and our products, please visit

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