SOURCE: Expertus

Expertus

July 19, 2011 09:10 ET

ExpertusONE POD to Completely Change the World of Virtual Training Events

Suite of Cloud-Based Products Includes ExpertusONE POD for Product Launches, Leadership Development and New Hire "Bootcamps"

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - Expertus (www.expertus.com), a global provider of software and services that optimize the business impact of learning, today announced its full suite of offerings under the ExpertusONE™ POD (Program-On-Demand) umbrella. Expertus POD was created to meet the demand for a platform that enables learning-focused event managers to create a full "virtual venue" that facilitates truly effective learning and knowledge sharing. Watch the demo at http://www.expertus.com/solutions/Learning-Solutions/ExpertusONE-Product-Training-Program-Demand.

After a successful 2010 roll-out of a pilot ExpertusONE POD at the world's largest software company, Expertus realized the vast benefits of the program for product launches, leadership development and new hires, yet with varying requirements. Expertus bolstered its features and developed three focused products to meet the needs of line-of-business and learning and development executives responsible for improving business performance by executing important interactive learning events for geographically dispersed communities.

"The program was extremely well-received and rapidly adopted," reported the Expertus POD client. "We'd originally targeted 350 learners, but due to overwhelming demand, we quickly reconfigured our cloud-based POD to accommodate 74 more learners -- exceeding our attendance goal by 20 percent. And with participants from 46 countries, we incurred tremendous savings from travel and logistics alone (when compared to previous on-site events)."

ExpertusONE POD is a cloud-based virtual learning event platform that enables event managers to create a highly interactive online venue with an agenda or curriculum that can include live and on-demand sessions; attendee-attendee, attendee-subject matter expert, and group interaction; capture of community-generated knowledge; immediate access to relevant materials; and links to specialized capabilities like virtual labs and exhibit areas. ExpertusONE POD delivers that event within a single, intuitive online environment personalized to the needs and culture of each individual.

"Virtual learning has drastically evolved to become less expensive, faster, and as effective as traditional classroom training," said Jeff Freyermuth, Senior Research Analyst with Gartner, Inc. "Between cutting-edge virtual event platforms and the changing landscape of global training demands, this shift will undeniably continue and make a tremendous difference in the industry."

Unlike traditional training and meeting events that require everyone to travel to a single location, ExpertusONE POD reduces delivery costs for event managers; significantly reduces time away from jobs and families for attendees, subject matter experts, and organizers; eliminates travel costs; and allows more people to participate.

ExpertusONE POD enables virtual events that go beyond the limitations of traditional meetings to allow people to participate on a more flexible schedule from around the world, and provides the framework for attendees to "continue the conversation" with peers and subject matter experts for days, weeks or months beyond the scheduled event.

"ExpertusONE POD is completely different than training events that require costly travel and is far superior to web conferencing or self-paced e-learning," said Ramesh Ramani, founder and CEO of Expertus. "This suite of products is the next generation of virtual learning, bringing cost savings, enhanced learning environments and measureable success to training organizations."

Some compelling features in the ExpertusONE POD suite include:

  • Live and on-demand sessions
  • Self-study materials (documents, videos, podcasts, etc.)
  • Links to specialized capabilities like virtual labs, virtual exhibits or any other virtual environment applications
  • Personalized roadmaps
  • Expert finders
  • Social learning and knowledge sharing tools (chat, forums, wikis, blogs)
  • Federated search
  • Agenda/curriculum builder, content loader and tagging
  • Real time visibility, attendee ratings and reporting
  • Event marketing services

ExpertusONE POD products are 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://www.expertus.com/node/454.

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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