SOURCE: Expertus

Expertus

June 28, 2011 09:10 ET

ExpertusONE Adds Innovative New Functionality to Address Challenges Specific to Partner Channels and Product Readiness

First-of-Its-Kind ExpertusONE Product Specializes on "Readiness" for Geographically Dispersed Sales Forces

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Expertus (www.expertus.com), a global provider of software and services that optimize the business impact of learning, today announced an updated feature set for its award-winning ExpertusONE™ product focused on training channel partners (http://bit.ly/mMpFTR). While discussions of "sales force readiness" and "product readiness" are increasing in frequency, ExpertusONE is the first learning platform to offer dispersed sales forces a broad range of learning, collaboration and knowledge access tools within a highly intuitive, branded and personalized environment.

ExpertusONE for Partner Channels was created for executives responsible for the performance of large, geographically dispersed partner channels selling complex, rapidly changing products. These executives have long been asking for a solution that helps to continuously drive channel readiness and capture a high-level of channel mindshare in order to maximize revenue.

"Channel partner relationships are a critical sales component for many companies, yet
risking under-performance because of poor training, a lack of knowledge, or lost partner attention has historically been a challenge," said Ramesh Ramani, founder and CEO of Expertus. "ExpertusONE for Partner Channels has addressed the many issues associated with training a busy, displaced workforce and creates a smooth learning experience regardless of location."

ExpertusONE for Partner Channels is a cloud-based channel partner readiness platform that significantly improves channel productivity and effectiveness by providing partner personnel with a single destination for learning, collaboration and immediate access to all available knowledge assets. Built from the ground up, it gives all channel partners rapid access to everything they need to maintain the knowledge required to effectively perform their roles.

Features of ExpertusONE for Partner Channels include:

  • Semantic Search™ - Ensures partners quickly find the resources they need for sales success.

  • Real-time Visibility, Reporting and Analytics - Provide a wealth of information to improve partner program decision-making.

  • eCommerce - Makes it easy to grow and manage commerce with shopping carts, multiple payment methods and bundling/training credit management.

  • Global Availability - Enables 24x7x365 access.

  • Cloud-based Application Delivery - Eliminates hardware and software installation time and improves global performance utilizing experienced implementation specialists.

  • Single User Interface - Offers a rich set of relevance-driven Web 2.0 features such as a personalized learning calendar; announcements and alerts; new, featured, and most popular content; and content ratings to focus each individual's attention on the knowledge assets that will be most useful to them.

  • Social Sharing Tools (including blogs, wikis, chat and expert lists) - Enables the partner community to leverage the knowledge of its best people by dynamically creating and sharing user-generated assets.

  • Dynamic Learning Paths (based on each individual's role, profile and goals) - Accelerate competency and build confidence by clearly showing exactly the learning steps needed and progress to date.

  • Localization Capabilities (such as multi-language and multi-currency) - Facilitate effective global deployment.

  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Approach - Offers application support services and a clear fee structure.

ExpertusONE is superior to other learning solutions because of its architecture and features, including:

  • Legacy Learning Management Systems, which are typically developed only for internal audiences, and primarily for structured learning activity.

  • Multiple disjointed websites, systems and tools that have grown over time.

  • In-house developed solutions with their inherently uncertain expense, time-to-completion, and functional breadth and depth.

  • Programs that rely heavily on training via physical meetings and classes.

  • General-purpose portal tools and Partner Relationship Management Systems.

ExpertusONE for Partner Channels is available for immediate deployment at an affordable and predictable cost, and already incorporates best practices based on years of experience helping companies implement and manage successful learning environments. Learn more at http://bit.ly/mMpFTR. Request a personal demo at http://www.expertus.com/node/344.

For information on Expertus, please visit www.expertus.com or call Michael Murrell at 1-877-827-8160. Follow Expertus on Twitter (http://twitter.com/expertusone), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ExpertusONE), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/ExpertusInc) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/expertus).

About Expertus

Expertus helps the world's most innovative corporations gain and sustain a competitive advantage by transforming the way they educate and empower employees, customers and business partners. Its next-generation software and managed services work together to make the learning experience highly accessible, relevant and collaborative -- and learning operations efficient, effective and flexible. Clients include Microsoft, ADP, Autodesk, ConocoPhillips, EMC, AstraZeneca and Cisco. Every day at these and other companies, more than a million employees, customers and business partners are educated as a result of Expertus software, managed services and technology-rich solutions.

Based in Silicon Valley, Expertus serves its clients from the US, UK and India. For more information, visit www.expertus.com, or call toll-free in the US: 1-877-827-8160.

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