SOURCE: Grovo Learning, Inc.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - Grovo.com, the leading online training platform for Internet tools and cloud services, today announced the launch of a training solution designed for companies and teams. Grovo for Teams is a simple but powerful SaaS training dashboard that enables organizations to effectively train their employees on the essential Internet tools, cloud software and online strategies.
With unlimited access to 4,000 instructional videos covering over 150 sites, apps and topics, Grovo for Teams administrators can curate custom learning tracks themselves, or take advantage of 70 pre-populated courses. The easy-to-use dashboard allows admins to assign learning tracks to individuals or entire teams, set due dates, limit quiz attempts, and monitor daily progress with multiple reporting tools.
"Companies of all sizes have called us asking if they could use Grovo to train their employees, so we just had to create Grovo for Teams," said Jeff Fernandez, Cofounder and CEO. "We have worked with dozens of Fortune 500 customers to build a powerful SaaS employee training platform that features our in-house produced content that they don't currently have and lack the time and resources to create themselves. Some of our most popular coverage includes Google Apps, Analytics, Box, Yammer, Evernote, Office 365, QuickBooks Online, and social media marketing and online advertising tools such as Google AdWords, Facebook and Twitter."
Grovo for Teams helps employees improve their Internet skills and decrease costly knowledge gaps with 60-second video lessons packaged into comprehensive end-to-end product training, goal-specific learning tracks, and expert-led strategy tracks. End-to-end product training on entire sites and apps like Adobe Creative Cloud and Basecamp helps employees get up-to-date on new software, faster. Goal-specific training, such as "A/B Testing in Google Analytics" and "Organize Tasks Into Goals and Stages on Asana," ensure employees work more efficiently on the tools they already use. And strategy training led by experts, such as "Email Efficiency for Managers," "Skills for Working Remotely" and "8 Ways to Better Use Social Analytics," helps employees develop professionalism in the workplace.
By working with Fortune 500 companies to build the product, Grovo developed a learning platform employees are actually using: on average, an employee using Grovo for Teams watches 97 video lessons and attempts 139 quizzes per month, racking up a 70% video completion and quiz opt-in rate. Half of all beta employees are actively training on Grovo multiple times per week.
Grovo partnered with the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) to create Grovo for Teams and deliver social media training to their global Public Affairs division. After a successful pilot program with a few hundred employees, Chevron, which was one of Grovo's first corporate customers in 2011, has extended its relationship with Grovo to train employees in 15 countries.
Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) and ReachLocal (NASDAQ: RLOC) have also chosen Grovo for Teams to provide employees with personalized and blended online education. Industry leaders such as Constant Contact, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT) and Sotheby's International Realty, along with top educational organizations such as Flipped High School, Chicago Tech Academy, and The Iowa Tri-Center K-12 School District recently joined Grovo to help their staff master important social media, productivity and cloud computing Web sites. Grovo now delivers cloud-based learning solutions to more than 10,000 companies and organizations throughout the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
"Since we started using Grovo for Teams, their daily updates have made it fast and easy to stay on top of changes to the Internet tools that we rely on," said Michael Oppler, VP of Career Development at Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty. "We no longer have to deal with complex and expensive online learning management tools with delayed content updates and employee onboarding. The Teams dashboard makes it easy for us to assign the exact content we need, and skip the things we don't."
Grovo for Teams is available for all employees on both the web and iOS. The web version is fully responsive so users can access the full Grovo experience on any desktop or mobile device. Companies using iOS can take advantage of Grovo's iPhone and iPad apps at no additional cost. All employees using Grovo for Teams also have access to Grovo for their own on-demand and personalized education.
Companies can unlock full access to Grovo for Teams on a per-seat basis. Packages start at $199 per seat per year, and scale up to thousands of employees. Discounted pricing packages are available for larger integration requests.
Grovo.com recently announced a $5.5 million Series A round of venture capital funding led by Greg Waldorf, the founding investor and former CEO of eHarmony, with participation from Greg Sands of Costanoa Venture Capital and Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC. Since its inception, Grovo has delivered more than one million video lessons.
To learn more about Grovo for Teams, visit www.grovo.com/teams.
Grovo.com is the leading online platform that trains users on top Internet tools and cloud services with 60-second videos. Featuring 3,500+ video lessons covering 100+ Internet tools and cloud services -- and 15 lessons added daily -- Grovo is the fastest and easiest way to become a better Internet user. With coverage, tools and training ideal for consumers, businesses, educators, and governments, users in 150 countries are using Grovo to work smarter and sharpen their Internet skills. For organizations and enterprises, Grovo's lightweight training dashboard, Grovo for Teams, enables employee training on the Internet tools, sites, and trends they need to stay ahead. Founded in 2010, Grovo is a privately held, venture-backed online education company headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.grovo.com.