SOURCE: Kenexa


September 29, 2011 10:00 ET

Kenexa and SkillSoft Announce Alliance to Integrate Next Generation Talent Management Solution With Leading Learning Content

Addresses Growing Market Demand for Combination of Performance With Learning Management

WAYNE, PA and NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, and SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning content, technology and services, today announced a strategic alliance to integrate and market Kenexa's Global Talent Management solutions with SkillSoft's learning content and platform technology. This collaboration uses SkillSoft's Open Learning Services Architecture (OLSA), which utilizes web services technology, to provide richer content and user experiences for the enterprise market.

Under the alliance, the companies will bring together SkillSoft's learning content and underlying SkillPort platform capabilities with the Kenexa 2x Integrated Talent Management platform and 2xPerform performance management suite. Joint customers will benefit from the unique combination of Kenexa Recruiting, On boarding, Performance Management and its competency libraries, which are used to identify candidates' skill sets and gaps with SkillSoft's learning management platform for delivery and tracking of content and courseware, as well as streamlined access to SkillSoft's high quality content libraries.

"Kenexa has been an admirer of SkillSoft for a number of years and we are delighted to now be a strategic partner with a company so universally recognized for its learning content and platform technology. We have already partnered with SkillSoft on a number of new opportunities and our existing customer base is extremely excited by the potential of seamless access to content directly from Kenexa platforms. Our customers recognize the need to identify, launch and manage learning solutions through their Performance Management solution," Kenexa's Eric Lochner, President, Global Talent Management commented.

"SkillSoft believes this collaboration with Kenexa, a leader in integrated talent management, will provide substantial value to our mutual customers and will open up entirely new opportunities with companies who share the vision for making learning content more fluidly available throughout the talent management process. Kenexa's vision and enthusiasm around OLSA, not just for learning platform support but more seamless content access, raises the bar for the industry and improves the overall experience for enterprise clients," said John Ambrose, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business for SkillSoft.

The Kenexa 2x platform was designed to integrate all talent management functions and data, including a unified talent record, mobile tools and robust analytics, into one single system that provides a consistent user interface, security features and reporting engine while allowing for a customer's future global expansion. The powerful performance management software gives companies the information they need to make strategic decisions based on a holistic view of their workforce. Kenexa's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model is complemented by its drive to deliver extreme service with a commitment to accuracy, timeliness, responsiveness, and mutual learning.

Kenexa 2x Perform is available now for annual subscription. For more information, visit

SkillSoft's OLSA is a suite of web services that seamlessly integrate multiple types of content resources and learning application services, as well providing a means for integration with third-party systems faster and more efficiently.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, and flexible learning technologies and support services. SkillSoft is on the web at

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter™ portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7® product offering includes access to more than 29,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort® learning management system, Search-and-Learn®, SkillSoft® Dialogue™, inGenius® and virtual classroom.

About Kenexa

Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA) helps drive HR and business outcomes through its unique combination of technology, content and services. Enabling organizations to optimize their workforces since 1987, Kenexa's integrated talent acquisition and talent management solutions have touched the lives of more than 110 million people. Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at Follow Kenexa on Twitter: @kenexa.