SOURCE: Expertus

December 16, 2008 09:58 ET

Expertus to Introduce SmartSolutions™, a Revolutionary New Offering That Extends Corporate Learning's Reach Into the Workplace, the Marketplace and the Extended Enterprise

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Recognizing the growing need for corporations to better leverage their learning technology infrastructure and communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, Expertus (www.expertus.com), a global provider of services that optimize the business impact of learning, today unveiled its plans to deliver a groundbreaking solution set called SmartSolutions™. Each solution possesses unique features and benefits, while the suite offers dynamic capabilities that extend the reach of the learning organization throughout the workplace, the marketplace and the extended enterprise.

Developed and tested in collaboration with Fortune 100 companies, Expertus SmartSolutions is a family of robust, enterprise-class software modules that build on the inherent strengths of today's learning management platforms. Offered as SaaS, the comprehensive suite offers organizations improved ways for managing their learning technology infrastructure with cutting-edge technology. Depending on the solution package that's deployed, organizations may realize benefits such as cost reduction and increased revenue, improved efficiency, greater visibility or heightened adoption of training throughout the greater organization. The first four SmartSolutions are expected to debut in early 2009.

Expertus, recognized for its work with companies with progressive training organizations such as Cisco, ADP and EMC, created each solution to address common challenges that learning executives face. Any SmartSolutions component may be licensed separately, or in combination with Expertus' business consulting and outsourcing services, to fit a learning organization's unique requirements.

"Cost effective talent management is always good business, but with increased pressures to achieve more with less, solutions that help extend the value of enterprise technology infrastructure are particularly valuable," said Cushing Anderson, Vice President, Learning Services Research at IDC. "The value of this offering comes from both leveraging existing technology infrastructure and by effectively solving common talent-related workflows."

THE SMARTSOLUTIONS CONCEPT

This suite was developed in collaboration with top global corporations to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of their learning organizations. Each module responds to a particular business or technical need that today's LMS platforms don't fully address. For example, the first set of solutions is for learning systems integration, Web 2.0 portal development, business intelligence, and transaction processing.

"SmartSolutions are a natural extension of our core competencies," said Ramesh Ramani, Founder and CEO at Expertus. "After a decade of success implementing learning technologies, we know first-hand just how complex and challenging they are to configure, customize and consolidate. But by packaging our know-how with proven technology, we're making it possible for corporations to enrich and extend their learning systems without unnecessary pain, cost and risk."

The first four components in the SmartSolutions family include:

SmartConnect™

This powerful middleware environment dramatically simplifies the process of integrating disparate enterprise systems, technologies and applications. Based on a service-oriented architecture, SmartConnect software functions as a flexible hub that makes it possible to add or modify applications, resources and systems without disrupting other infrastructure elements.

SmartPortal™

By riding on top of an LMS, this innovative Web 2.0 portal platform makes it easy to create and manage Learning 2.0 portals that provide easy access to relevant LMS data and functionality -- while simultaneously shielding learners from the complexity of the LMS itself.

SmartVisibility™

This innovative learning business intelligence engine transforms data from multiple systems into insights that drive better management decisions. SmartVisibility dashboard and drilldown functionality make it possible to analyze, visualize, interpret and share critical metrics any time, from any web browser.

SmartPay™ Solutions

Working in conjunction with LMS platforms, accounting systems and appropriate payment processing systems, SmartPay solutions provide a reliable way to manage and track training-related transactions, such as tuition reimbursement and training unit activity.

For more information about Expertus or its "Smart" line of products, contact Mike Murrell at 803-802-9971.

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 www.expertus.com, or call toll-free 1-877-827-8160.

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