The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2004-12-01T15:29:00Z Pathlore expands local team to meet demand for learning management systems 2004-12-01T15:29:00Z pathlore-expands-local-team-to-meet-demand-for-learning-management-systems Pathlore Software Corporation, a global leader in providing learning management software and services to industry and government, has appointed Nicola Roberts to the newly created position of Professional Services Consultant, Australia and New Zealand. Pathlore created the role due to the growing demand for learning management systems in the corporate and government sectors. According to David Hobbs, Director of Sales and Services Australia and New Zealand, Compliance issues and corporate governance requirements mean organisations are under increasing pressure to be accountable for the training they deliver to staff. A Learning Management Suite provides a solution that identifies and responds to training needs, delivers training to learners and documents the results. In the past twelve months, Pathlore has experienced significant growth in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Currently more than 35 percent of its international customer base is located in this region. In the role of Professional Services Consultant Roberts will work with corporate and government organisations to ensure they have the systems in place to accurately identify learning needs, track staff training and assist in the evaluation of ROI of training programs. Roberts will also undertake business feasibility studies for new clients in conjunction with Pathlores content and service partners including LogicaCMG, Documentum and Webex. Roberts joins Pathlore with more than five years experience in the development and delivery of training programs. Most recently she worked with Quantum Management Services in Canada where she was Supervisor of IT Training and Implementation. According to David Hobbs, Nicola brings a unique combination of skills to this role. In particular her experience in training delivery gives her an intimate knowledge of the financial, time and logistical barriers organisations face when training staff. About Pathlore Pathlore Software Corp. provides the most widely adopted learning management solution in the world. Over 1,000 organisations and millions of users rely on Pathlore to optimise their business performance. Whether business performance depends on getting sales channels up to speed quickly on new products, increasing quality and customer satisfaction, or reducing costs associated with regulatory compliance, Pathlore learning management solutions ensure that clients achieve the maximum return on their investment in people. Pathlore clients include Aurora Energy, Bakers Delight, Toyota, Western Sydney Area Health Service, government agencies on three continents and more than 100 health care organizations. For more information, go to <http://www.pathlore.com> Pathlore software corporation acquires DKSystems 2004-09-15T16:39:00Z pathlore-software-corporation-acquires-dksystems Pathlore Software Corporation, a global provider of learning management software (LMS) and services to industry and government, has acquired Chicago-based DKSystems. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. According to DKSystems founder and CEO Dave Kripke, and Pathlore CEO and President Steve Thomas, both companies share a common approach to the market in terms of building quality solutions, while minimising total cost of ownership. Kripke added, DKSystems believes its customers are in good hands with Pathlore. Said Thomas, We intend to continue to deliver world-class support for DKSystems products, and deliver the next generation LMS to DKSystems customers whenever that update makes sense for them. We will incorporate the best of DKSystems technology into the Pathlore LMS. The acquisition gives Pathlore additional solution-delivery resources. Specifically, Pathlore will add Chicago-based development, sales, services and support staff to its operations, leveraging existing DKSystems staff and facilities. The acquisition also boosts Pathlores market share lead. In a recently published report titled Learning Management Systems 2004: Facts, Practical Analysis, and Trends for Corporate Buyers, Vendors, and Consultants, e-learning researchers at Bersin & Associates state that, Based on total market experience (number of customers), the leaders are Pathlore and DKSystems. According to the report, Pathlores share of the markets total customer base equals 20 percent. DKSystems, with a 16 percent share, follows Pathlore. SumTotal Systems trails both vendors with a 12 percent share. Pathlores acquisition of DKSystems now gives Pathlore a 36 percent share of the LMS market as measured by number of customers. These new clients include many of the leading global brands in financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, energy and utilities, said Thomas. DKSystems clients include more than 50 global enterprises each with annual revenues of US$1 billion or more. Fifteen of these customers annual revenues exceed US$10 billion. In addition, Pathlores acquisition of DKSystems adds more than 50 U.S. federal, state and local government organisations to Pathlores industry-leading roster of public sector clients. About Pathlore Pathlore Software Corporation provides the most widely adopted learning management solution (LMS) in the world. Over 1,000 organisations - including government agencies on three continents and more than 100 health care organisations - and millions of users rely on Pathlore to optimise their business performance. Whether business performance depends on getting sales channels up to speed quickly on new products, increasing quality and customer satisfaction, or reducing costs associated with regulatory compliance, Pathlore learning management solutions ensure that clients achieve the maximum return on their investment in people. Pathlore clients in ANZ include Aurora Energy, Bakers Delight, Department of Justice Western Australia, Toyota and Western Sydney Area Health Service. Pathlore has offices in Sydney and Wellington (New Zealand), as well as Cupertino, Calif., London and Milan. For more information, go to http://www.pathlore.com.au. Pathlore forms Alliance with EMC to deliver integrated enterprise learning and content management solution 2004-09-09T19:52:00Z pathlore-forms-alliance-with-emc-to-deliver-integrated-enterprise-learning-and-content-management-solution Pathlore Software Corporation, a global leader in providing learning management software and services to industry and government, today announced that it has joined EMC Corporations Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Alliance Program. EMC is the world leader in information storage and management. As a result of the alliance, Pathlore will resell the industry-leading EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Management platform and deliver an integrated enterprise content management and learning management system. Significantly, the new system will eliminate the need for multiple content repositories including those dedicated to learning and development enabling companies to have one, central content repository, which users can access to create, manage, deliver and archive learning content. As training becomes more strategic, there is a need to capture and retrieve all of the knowledge assets a company has accumulated and leverage those resources to build the most effective learning experience, said David Hobbs, sales director ANZ, for Pathlore. Using an enterprise content management system where the content already resides, instead of recreating the content in a separate learning content management system silo, will assure the most up-to-date information is delivered in training courses, while reducing the cost of developing training. Integrating enterprise learning and content management into the smart enterprise suite can help organisations reduce the cost of creating, disseminating and archiving online education; this integration may well cause learning content management systems to become obsolete, said Kathy Harris, group vice president, Gartner Inc. The EMC Documentum platform consists of a common content platform and repository that enables organisations to collaborate when managing unstructured content such as documents, email, web pages, records and rich media that drives business operations and enhances learning. Content from the Pathlore learning management suite can be accessed and published by the Documentum platform, which interfaces with popular authoring tools from industry leaders like Macromedia as well as various other tools for capturing, storing and assembling content. The Pathlore solution will not only deliver the training but also track its completion. Pathlore brings market leadership, a significant customer base and experience in developing standards for the training industry, said Barry Ruditsky, vice president of indirect channels for EMC Software. Our customers have told us that they view learning content management systems as a transitional technology and have asked us to provide a solution that will simplify, standardise and centralise the management of all types of content. Working with Pathlore extends our ability to meet additional customer requirements. About EMC EMC Corporation is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organisations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMCs products and services can be found at www.EMC.com. About Pathlore Pathlore Software Corporation provides the most widely adopted learning management solution (LMS) in the world. Over 1,000 organisations - including government agencies on three continents and more than 100 health care organisations - and millions of users rely on Pathlore to optimise their business performance. Whether business performance depends on getting sales channels up to speed quickly on new products, increasing quality and customer satisfaction, or reducing costs associated with regulatory compliance, Pathlore learning management solutions ensure that clients achieve the maximum return on their investment in people. Pathlore clients in ANZ include Aurora Energy, Bakers Delight, Department of Justice Western Australia, Toyota and Western Sydney Area Health Service. Pathlore has offices in Sydney and Wellington (New Zealand), as well as Cupertino, Calif., London and Milan. For more information, go to http://www.pathlore.com.au Pathlore Embraces Open Approach To Learning Content Management Systems In Australia 2002-08-29T18:08:00Z pathlore-embraces-open-approach-to-learning-content-management-systems-in-australia Pathlore, the most widely adopted learning management system (LMS) software and services provider worldwide, has announced an open, interoperable approach to learning content management systems (LCMS). This augments the learning content management functionality within its core product, Pathlore LMS, with products from leading LCMS vendors. Through the Pathlore Partner Network Certification Program, Pathlore is collaborating with industry-leading LCMS vendors as Centra Software Inc., Avaltus Inc., Global Knowledge Inc., LogicBay Corp and Trainersoft Corp. Pathlore customers can utilise their choice of LCMS to enable the rapid and efficient creation of learning content by authors, instructional designers and course developers while continuing to use Pathlore LMS as their strategic solution for planning, delivering and managing all learning events, including online, virtual classroom and instructor-led courses. "Centra has long been recognised for a technology platform that engages its user communities and gets productive work done online," said Nigel Wilson, Country Manager for Centra Australia and New Zealand. "By integrating with Pathlore, Centra can now direct this technology toward a new set of powerful training alternatives. These alternatives will enrich the way online employees interact with their customers by providing them with the learning skills that are most pertinent to achieving business results for their companies." In its role as a catalyst for the overall e-Learning environment, Pathlore LMS launches the appropriate learning content objects created, stored and managed by an LCMS, and integrates the content with Pathlore LMS via AICC and SCORM standards. Already one of the most complete learning management offerings in today's marketplace, Pathlore LMS manages the entire content management, delivery and tracking process following content creation, including the importing of content, storage in a content repository, assembly/reassembly of content objects, incorporation into blended curriculums, and the tracking of learner progress through the course. "This focus on customer choice is consistent with the approaches we've taken regarding content and authoring tools," said John Martin, Director for Pathlore Asia/Pacific and Vice President for Global Operations. "While some of our LMS competitors restrict their customers to the use of only their own LCMS, we believe that if a customer needs the specialised functionality of an LCMS, they should be able to select the one that best meets their requirements, with the assurance that it integrates seamlessly with their LMS." - ends - About Pathlore Founded in 1995, Pathlore develops e-Learning software that maximizes the potential of an organization by building a smart, fast and empowered work force. A privately held company, Pathlore powers the e-Learning initiatives of leading global companies, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. Pathlore Learning Management System is the most widely deployed LMS worldwide. Wellington is the head office for Pathlore's Asia Pacific region. Pathlore's key vertical markets are in finance, insurance, health care, and retail and any highly regulated industry with a large employee base that has extensive customer contact. Key clients in New Zealand include Air New Zealand, Bank of NZ and Transpower. More information can be found at http://www.pathlore.com/. Value Of Pathlore E-Learning Contracts Double In Past Six Months Throughout Asia Pacific 2002-06-11T18:30:00Z value-of-pathlore-e-learning-contracts-double-in-past-six-months-throughout-asia-pacific Pathlore Limited, the most widely adopted learning management system provider, has announced strong Asia Pacific growth in sales and related services for Pathlore Learning Management System (LMS) over the past six months of the company's fiscal year. Pathlore entered into significant license agreements despite the difficult economic environment for enterprise software sales. Asia Pacific revenue from Pathlore LMS software and services contracts for the six months ended March 31, 2002 was double that of the first six months. "Pathlore has seen strong demand for our LMS software and services in Asia Pacific," said John Martin, general manager, Pathlore Australia. "Our extensive track record of successfully solving business problems for companies in key vertical industries such as banking, airlines and retail was a significant factor in our competitive wins." Martin cites EDS, Bakers Delight, Toyota and Queensland Rail as examples of organisations in Australia deploying blended-learning programs through the Pathlore LMS, consisting of online and instructor-led courses. "Many companies are becoming increasingly aware that corporate learning is a critical component to the achievement of their overall business strategies," Martin said. "This trend is reflected in the types of discussions we have with prospective customers, and the ways they want to use Pathlore LMS." By providing rapid and successful LMS implementations, Pathlore has developed a strong customer base, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100 worldwide, firmly establishing its leadership in the market. As the digital backbone for corporate learning, Pathlore LMS lets companies plan, deliver and manage e-Learning, including instructor-led, Web-based and live online collaborative events. Corporations are utilising Pathlore LMS to increase the performance and retention of their workforces, reduce the time to market of their products, and more rapidly realise their return on investment for new systems and initiatives. --- ends --- About Pathlore Founded in 1995, Pathlore develops e-Learning software that maximises the potential of an organisation by building a smart, fast and empowered work force. A privately held company, Pathlore powers the e-learning initiatives of leading global companies, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. Pathlore's Australian office is located in Sydney. Pathlore's Asia Pacific region head office is located in Wellington. Pathlore's key vertical markets are in finance, insurance, health care, and retail and any highly regulated industry with a large employee base that has extensive customer contact. For product/technical information contact Pathlore on 1800 147 974, or visit Pathlore's website at www.pathlore.com