Blatant Media Corporation

Blatant Media Corporation

May 03, 2010 08:01 ET

Absorb Anywhere LMS Wins Two Brandon Hall e-learning Awards

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) - Absorb Anywhere LMS, one of the industry's most user-friendly e-learning software programs, won two coveted prizes at the 2009 Brandon Hall Research Excellence in Learning Awards held on April 29, 2010.

Absorb Anywhere took home the Gold for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses and a Bronze for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training. "This is a huge acknowledgement of our focus on creating a learning management system (LMS) that allows maximum online training opportunities with minimum hassle," said Peter Jurisic, Absorb Anywhere's Vice President of Business Development. "We've put serious thought into what our clients need for their learners to get the most from their e-learning courses without administrative headaches."

In the small to medium-sized business category, Absorb Anywhere LMS can be configured to run itself with very little input – this means no draw on limited training resources. Absorb also provides for unlimited roles and administrators allowing for user groups to be managed in their own unique ways. In addition, Absorb LMS clients are not required to sign a long-term contract; the commitment for hosted service is month-to-month, which allows maximum financial flexibility for all businesses, large and small.

In the category of external training, Absorb Anywhere Absorb Anywhere LMS offers user interface options that are not available anywhere else. Far beyond providing client branding, the software delivers a user experience that is authentic and aligned with the client's corporate business structure. This personalized interface is integrated with a robust LMS infrastructure that offers the ultimate learning opportunity for students wherever they are in the world.

In addition, Absorb Anywhere is designed to accommodate businesses that need speed and unique flexibility in providing training to customers, suppliers, resellers and other partners. Global businesses in many different vertical industries have chosen Absorb Anywhere because it can be swiftly configured to meet each client's business requirements.

"We were sold on the user-friendly nature of the system," said Kate Mach, Education Project Manager for Talent Plus, a global human resources consulting firm. "There's not a lot of training required for learners who may use the system only once a year. We also like the robust reporting features, and appreciated that the system could be enhanced for our specific needs. We were up and running quickly."

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Research (, one of the leading research firms in training and development. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance. "These outstanding tools and systems propel the learning profession forward," said Brandon Hall, Ph.D., chairman of the Awards program. "These innovative products let customers make learning faster, better, and easier."

The entries were evaluated by independent judges around the world based on three criteria: functionality, usability, and overall excellence within the category.

Absorb Anywhere delivers LMS training to more than 1 million employees and students spread through about 1200 companies globally. Among the list of international clients are Oakley, Rolls Royce, Ivy Plus universities, Talent Plus, Virgin Mobile Canada, Specialized Bikes, and Getty Images. Blatant Media Corporation is a learning company that leverages the power of technology to provide on-line training solutions for clients throughout the world. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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