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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Hit 10-Year Mark with New Winners Featured

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The 2014 “Best of Elearning!” awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology industry. These exclusive users’ choice awards honor solutions that practitioners have named best- in-class based upon their own applications.

Celebrating our 10th year, we received more than 3,000 nominations that included 89 different brands in the 27 categories. To date, almost 250 different companies and more than 500 products have been nominated via an open-ended Web-based ballot.

Multiple winners this year are Adobe,Articulate, BizLibrary and Cornerstone OnDemand. Companies that marketed winning products from last year and also have winning products this year are Adobe, Articulate, Cornerstone OnDemand, IBM Kenexa, Skillsoft, TechSmith, TransPerfect and Vubiz. First time “Best of Elearning!” honorees are Callidus Cloud, Edu 2.0, Forma, Knowledge Advisors, MLevel, OnPoint Digital, River and Trivie.

Our research indicates that 85 percent of our audience has recommended a learning and workplace technology solution to a peer over the last 12 months. And 61 percent say that award recognition impacts their decision to consider a product or service. The “Best of Elearning!” program formalizes this referral process.

Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines take great pride in announcing these winners, which are the only awards in the industry that are voted upon by learning professionals. The 2014 Best of Elearning! Award honorees are:

Click Here to Download the Complete List of the 2014 "Best of Elearning!" Winners

Best LMS (Cloud)

Callidus Cloud Litmos

Product Information

The Litmos LMS is easy to use, SCORM certified, and enabled for Web and mobile devices. When you build a course in Litmos, you add your content in the form of modules. You can make students complete all of the modules in order or just leave it open for them to pick and choose. Whether you're moving from another LMS, you've purchased off-the-shelf SCORM content, or you've authored it yourself using Articulate, Captivate or any of the other SCORM compliant authoring tools, your SCORM 1.2 content will work perfectly in Litmos.

Features/Benefits

>> All SCORM-compliant content works perfectly in the Litmos LMS

>> There is no long-term contract and no setup fee

>> Litmos is available from any device with an Internet connection

>> Any business user can create content easily and quickly

>> Track users' progress through training in real time, and export in multiple formats

Customers

ADI, Aetna, Cricket, Direct TV, HSBC, Key Bank, Lexis-Nexis, Unisys, Verizon

What Customers Say

>> "Directly supports our ability to compete more effec- tively in the markets we serve."

>> "Callidus' solutions ... allow sales executives to make better incentive decisions, providing timely visibility into channel operations, and giving them the flexibility to rapidly deploy new sales and distribution strategies."

Contact Information

6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd., #500 Pleasanton, CA 94588(866) 812-5244 or (925) 251-2200 www.calliduscloud.com

SumTotal Maestro

Product Information

Unlike other small and mid-sized solutions, Maestro was built with enterprise-grade architecture, meaning it will scale with your organization as it grows or expands its learning needs to new employees or even external audiences. The SumTotal Maestro solution was designed specifically for the unique challenges of the agile organization. And its SaaS delivery model is designed to exceed even the most stringent security, reliability, scalability, and performance standards.

Features/Benefits

 >> Training and Certification Automation - Maestro can create groups and audiences to automatically deliver training and manage certifications.

>> Flexible Learning Options - AICC and SCORM-compliant online training; instructor-led and automated event, job, or role-driven learning plans; unique userdefined tasks.

>> Custom User Attributes - Map to and load customer and external data directly into Maestro.

>> Unique Courseware Offerings - access to Skillsoft's full courseware catalog and Knowledge Centers, as well as Skillsoft's newest courses.

Customers

Edward Jones, Capgemini, Express Scripts, Air Canada,Ariba

What Customers Say

>> "We directly attribute the improvement in customer satisfaction to the SumTotal Maestro solution. We needed technology that would help us assess our employees' knowhow and deliver the appropriate learning when we found gaps.

Contact Information

2850 NW 43rd St., Suite 150 Gainesville, FL 32606(352) 264-2800 or (866) 768-6825 www.sumtotalsystems.com

Best LMS (Enterprise)

Meridian Global LMS

Product Information

At the core of Meridian Global is a learning management system (LMS) that supports an organization's learning, development and performance strategy by giving users access to a learning technology platform from their desktops or mobile devices. The platform helps organizations address learning challenges across the extended enterprise, provides full integration capabilities, and offers secure on-premise and Cloud deployment options.

Features/Benefits

An LMS from Meridian Knowledge Solutions enables your organization to provide consistent learning opportunities at all stages of the employee lifecycle and ensures that learning efforts are tied to business outcomes. Additional benefits of Meridian Global suite make it easier for organizations to:

>> Provide learners with access to the full range of organizational learning from a single, secure source

>> Ensure compliance with government and professional certification requirements

>> Allow users to connect with fellow learners to build "communities of practice" that deepen and encourage learning

>> Present content in a meaningful way, according to organizational structure, language and culture

>> Give users the means to manage and direct their learning activities within structured plans that build competencies

Customers

State of Oregon, Commonwealth of Virginia, National Dairy Cooperative

What Customers Say

>> "We wouldn't have seen this level of success without the Meridian LMS."

Contact Information

14040 Park Center Rd., Suite 200 Herndon, VA 20171 (703) 322-9565 www.meridianks.com

SumTotal Learn


Product Information

SumTotal Learn provides the personalized, contextual learning required to help your people be better at their jobs while they are doing them. The company can serve all your learning needs — from simple to complex requirements. Especially in compliance-heavy industry verticals, such as manufacturing, airlines, healthcare and financial services. It has been in learning management since 1985, serving hundreds of industries, across 156 countries worldwide.

Features/Benefits

>> Choose your deployment option, SaaS, hosted or onpremise

>> Reduce your total cost of ownership

>> Personalized, intuitive user experience

>> Built-in advanced reporting

>> Mobile and offline learning capabilities

Customers

McAfee, Edward Jones, Capgemini

What Customers Say

>> "In our heavily regulated industry we need to be able to respond quickly to changing requirements that can impact our employees' qualification requirements. We chose SumTotal's solution because the open-activity architecture offers us premium capability and flexibility to grow with our changing company requirements."

Contact Information

2850 NW 43rd St., Suite 150 Gainesville, FL 32606(352) 264-2800 or (866) 768-6825 www.sumtotalsystems.com

Best Soft Skills Content

Cegos

Product Information

E-Learning modules last 15 to 45 minutes each and harness new Web and multimedia technology to treat learners to an array of learning methods while providing instant access to additional resources and services.

A catalog includes 300 ready-to-use modules in up to 15 languages, spanning every company department. "E-Learning Solutions by Cegos" is a catalog of 200 online training modules available in 12 languages. "Global Learning by Cegos" consists of 26 training modules combining face-to-face and e-learning sessions.

Features/Benefits

All modules provide:

>> Real-life situations and cases based on our experts' experiences

>> Entertaining, interactive training experiences at a lower cost (besides slashing travel expenses)

>> Learning sequences that learners can stop and start as they like without losing track

>> A platform available 24/7

>> Access to online resourcesCustomers

What Customers Say

>> "Great for multi-national companies like ours"

Contact Information

19 rue René Jacques 92 798 Issy Les Moulineaux Cedex 9 France+(33) 155 0090 50 www.elearning-cegos.com

ej4 Business Skills Bundle

Product Information

ej4's off-the-shelf e-learning is more than a video learning library. It is a collection of proven solutions that are built with instructional design specific for e-learning in today's multi-platform mobile workforce. The current and future business environment demands tools that are quick, strategic, and accessible on all devices.

Features/Benefits

>> Answers for your team(s) at their fingertips whenever and wherever needed

>> Ability to add custom content to existing off-the-shelf content with Thinkzoom

>> Short and targeted e-learning that gives the user only the necessary information.

>> Courses on topics like management, productivity, anti-harassment and customer service are attuned to primarily to business needs

Customers

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, The Corridor Group, Western Equipment Dealers Association

What Customers Say

>> "Widely accessible — even through BYOD devices"

>> "Offers a wide range of topics pertinent to the members of our sales staff "

Contact Information

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63141(314) 878-67001818 Wyandotte St., Suite 200 Kansas City, MO 64108(816) 489-4660 http://ej4.com

Skillsoft Business Skills Catalog

Product Information

The Business Skills Catalog via Skillport provides an excellent learning experience by quickly delivering highly targeted learning through an innovative, Cloud-based solution that connects formal, informal and collaborative learning, when and where people want to learn. With this fully hosted platform, you can ensure your employees have access to relevant learning content when they need it, anywhere in the world, in a variety of localized languages, on their desktops or on the go.

Available Topics

Topics included in this specific catalog: Business Impact Series, Challenge Series, CrossKnowledge, Finance/ Accounting KnowledgeCenter, FinancePro, HR Professional KnowledgeCenter, Leadership KnowledgeCenter, Project Management KnowledgeCenter, Sales KnowledgeCenter, Six Sigma KnowledgeCenter, SkillChoice Business and more.

Customers

Active Network, ASG Group, Carrington Holding Co., PPD, Tata Consultancy Services North America, TSYS

What Customers Say

>> "One of the most complete — if not the most complete — catalog of courses we've seen"

Contact Information

107 Northeastern Blvd. Nashua, NH 03062(603) 324-3000 or (877) 545-5763) www.skillsoft.com

Best Leadership Content

Skillsoft Leadership Advantage

Product Information

Skillsoft Leadership Advantage provides leadership learning tracks that leverage top business executives and industry minds in a variety of formats to meet learners' needs. Content features videos of some of the world's most revered executives, presentations by leading business authors and speakers, and summaries of best-selling books. Skillsoft Leadership Advantage gives all your leaders the chance to implement expert advice to help them meet their leadership goals.

Features/Benefits

>> Multiple modes of instruction, including Skillsoft ExecBlueprints and Skillsoft ExecSummaries

>> Learners can build their leadership skills while traveling via mobile content

>> Build a leadership pipeline that will directly impact your organization's bottom line

>> Leaders get a catered level of learning based on their own skill- set within specific competencies

>> Support materials allow learners convenient access to further their understanding in any given subject area

Customers

Unisys, University of Florida, Sprint, Telus

What Customers Say

>> "Quick and to the point...great for executives"

>> "Easy, quick, very interactive"

Contact Information

107 Northeastern Blvd.Nashua, NH 03062(603) 324-3000 or (877) 545-5763) www.skillsoft.com

Best Sales Training

Cloud Coaching International Pathways to Growth

Product Information

Pathways to Growth is a system that creates alignment in your company to consistently execute on the strategies that matter most. It's an end-to-end sales management system based on nine disciplines that maximize the entire sales process.

This system is divided into three areas:

>> Team actions that create focus and collaboration

>> Individual actions that align activity to outcomes

>> Executive reviews that link strategy to action.

Features/Benefits

>> Clear, consistent objectives, strategies, metrics, and reinforcement

>> Self-paced learning, training and coaching

>> Performance support and measurement tools

>> Triggers easy, repeatable, measurable and self-correcting behaviors

Customers

Politico, Gannett, vmware, Edmentum

What Customers Say

>> "We can track calls, meetings, and opportunities to get to an outstanding close ratio.

>> "Changes people's habits, but using their own pipelines.

>> "A transformative initiative. Creates a more stringent pipeline management culture."

>> "Vastly accelerated the role managers play in the sales journey."

Contact Information

10333 Richmond Ave., Suite 400 Houston, TX 77042(877) 253-8506 www.cloudcoachinginternational.com

Best I.T. Training

Skillsoft I.T. Certification

Product Information

Skillsoft is one of the most comprehensive providers of e-learning content in the world. Its I.T.-targeted content is relevant and customizable — improving employee morale and organizational productivity. Customer support is always available, providing critical tools, services and implementation guidance. Extensive reporting solutions help organizations demonstrate return on investment. And its content developers, learning consultants and technical mentors are experts in their fields.

Features/Benefits

Some of the 19 topics available in the company's I.T. library:

>> I.T. Solutions

>> SkillChoice I.T.

>> I.T. Security KnowledgeCenter

>> I.T. Pro – Books 24x7

Customers

Catapult Technology, Unisys, USO, Ingersoll Rand

What Customers Say

>> "Quick and to the point...great for executives"

>> "Easy, quick, very interactive"

Contact Information

107 Northeastern Blvd.Nashua, NH 03062(603) 324-3000 or (877) 545-5763) www.skillsoft.com

Best Virtual Learning Environment

Intercall Virtual Event Platform

Product Information

InterCall virtual events for marketing, training and recruiting are an innovative channel to engage with your customers, prospects, partners and employees. Some ways to use virtual events include: user conferences, trade shows, product launches, company meetings, partner communities, road shows, sales kick-offs, employee training, corporate universities, roundtables and job fairs.

Features/Benefits

>> Easy to use and learn: The platform is intuitive and easy to navigate. It does not require users to switch applications or click through multiple pop-ups

>> Better communication tool: Rich registration information, activity data and comprehensive lead ranking. All data is delivered through web-based reporting, which makes it easy to access and share information with partners and sponsors

>> Customizable branding: Up and running in a matter of hours, with point-and-click customization and predefined templates and themes

>> Global reach in multiple languages: available in 17 languages with a global services model, which is crucial for delivering online events to an international audience

Customers

Novartis, IBM, KPMG, Fortune magazine, Spark Interactive

What Customers Say

>> "The scope and quality of the background data provided by the virtual environment is truly breathtaking."

>> "[It has] a gorgeous interface with locations that look really good."

>> "Allows us to track attendees seamlessly over time, and [it] provides highly qualified leads to sponsors."

Contact Information

8420 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60631 (773) 399-1600 www.intercall.com

Best Outsourced Learning Services

GP Strategies Managed Learning Services

Product Information

Customers of GP Strategies have used its services for global expansion, strategic alignment, competitive agility, cost reduction and more. The company offers a full array of business services, including learning technologies, learning solutions, LCMSs, LMSs, LMS assessments, enterprise portals, HCM, content development and much, much more.

Training and consulting form the core of everything GP Strategies delivers. It specializes in building training programs from the ground up.

Features/Benefits

>> Developing and delivering learning services, solutions, and technologies to make your people and processes more effective and efficient

>> Capturing your organization's tribal knowledge to support your continual competitive environment

>> Applying our specialized knowledge and expertise within your organization, to promote risk management and company value

>> Engineering solutions to provide greater efficiency

Customers

Eskom, Saudi Electric Services Polytechnic, UPS

What Customers Say

>> "The experts at GP are truly experts"

>> "The company tailored their services to what we needed at the time"

Contact Information

70 Corporate Center 11000 Broken Land Pkwy., Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21044(443) 367-9600 or (800) 727-6677 www.gpstrategies.com

 

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