SOURCE: Expertus


November 04, 2009 11:10 ET

Expertus Keeps Momentum Despite a Down Economy

Expertus Becomes Increasingly Established as Top Learning Outsourcing Provider

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Expertus (, a global provider of services that optimize the business impact of learning, today announced that the company has experienced striking growth despite the economic hardship facing many training and development organizations. Although the average U.S. corporate training budget declined by 10% in 2009, Expertus' learning service revenue increased by 35% from 2008 to 2009. Expertus offerings seeing the most growth include training administration outsourcing, learning content creation, and the company's Web 2.0 learning portal, called SmartPortal™.

"Our steady growth is indicative of companies' desire to reduce the costs and risks of running all functions internally and align learning with business imperatives," said Ramesh Ramani, Founder and CEO of Expertus. "We are pleased to continually build relationships with our longtime clientele and offer services to new clients who want to strengthen their learning capacity and see measureable return on investment."

So far in 2009, Expertus has been retained by 14 new Fortune 500 clients who all tend to be large, complex global enterprises, including the world's largest medical device manufacturer, three of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, one of the world's top REITs, along with several other notables including the Associated Press, VMware, E. & J. Gallo, Helmerich & Payne, Ericsson and Sage.

"Our research shows that even in this difficult business climate, some organizations are taking strides to better position their workforce for the recovery," said Cushing Anderson, Program Vice President at IDC. "Organizations that closely align business and learning objectives will be in a better position to accelerate growth in the early stage of the anticipated rebound, and Expertus remains well positioned to help companies build stronger learning programs and maximize employee development investments."

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About Expertus

Expertus is the leading global provider of services that optimize the business impact of learning. For more than a decade, the firm's 500+ learning management professionals have defined and implemented plans, processes and technologies that transform training organizations -- creating measurable value for the world's most successful corporations. Clients include ADP, Cisco, ConocoPhillips, EMC, Honeywell and Lockheed Martin. Every day at these and other companies, more than a million employees, customers and business partners are educated as a result of Expertus' innovative business strategies, outsourcing services and technology-rich solutions.

Based in Silicon Valley, Expertus serves its clients from offices in the US, UK and India. For more information, visit, or call toll-free (877) 827-8160.