WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoLearning, provider of the leading Software as a Service (SaaS) GeoMaestro™ Learning Management System (LMS) and comprehensive Managed Learning Services, announced today that it has been named "Best SaaS LMS" in the 2010 Best of Elearning! Reader's Choice Awards hosted by Elearning! Magazine. The GeoMaestro LMS has taken the "Best SaaS LMS" crown every year since the inception of the publication's award program in 2005.
The publication asked more than 50,000 e-learning professionals to share their opinions. Ballots were cast over two months by the readers of Elearning! Magazine and e-zine, Elearning! e-newsletter and Elearning! Alert, as well as visitors to Elearning!'s website.
"The Best of Elearning! Awards program formalizes the informal word-of-mouth referrals practiced in our industry. According to our survey, 85% of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months. And, 61% agreed that award recognition impacted their buying decision," cites Catherine Upton, group publisher of the Elearning! Media Group.
This year, the Elearning! Magazine Group received 1,730 nominations, consistent with last year's program, making each category very competitive. "These awards continue to recognize innovation and user satisfaction across a growing number of solution providers," cites Jerry Roche, editorial director of the Elearning! Magazine Group.
"We are just as honored now as we were six years ago when we first won this prestigious award. To be named 'Best SaaS LMS' for an unprecedented sixth straight time by actual LMS users validates what we do at GeoLearning, day in and day out, and is a testament to our customer dedication," said Frank Russell, president and CEO of GeoLearning. "This award is an important measure for the products in our industry because the open vote format enables users of both the GeoLearning system and those of our competitors to cast a ballot. To repeatedly win demonstrates the ongoing usability and flexibility of our LMS and the sustainability of GeoLearning's superior Software as a Service delivery model."
Selected voter comments about GeoLearning and GeoMaestro were consolidated and appear in the "Best of E-Learning! Awards" issue of Elearning! Magazine (November/December 2010):
- "Rapid deployment, ease of use, ease of access for employees, and a robust set of features make managing the learning function much easier for all involved."
- "Implementation is very user friendly, and training and support are outstanding."
GeoLearning's award-winning SaaS model means the GeoMaestro platform is delivered entirely over the Internet, eliminating all the headaches, hassles and risks associated with traditional hardware and software implementations. The Internet-hosted learning management platform enables organizations to capture, create, manage, collaborate and share knowledge to improve workforce productivity, accelerate critical business processes and drive organizational performance. The system centralizes and automates the entire learning management process, making the administration of enterprise learning and development for both internal and external audiences effective and efficient.
About GeoLearning, Inc.
Talent and knowledge exist everywhere within a company. GeoLearning is constantly rewriting the rules to help organizations assess, deliver and measure that experience through on-demand technology platforms and services. More than 800 corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations utilize GeoLearning for internal training, talent management and external initiatives to increase the speed by which business information is shared to drive revenue. Delivered Software as a Service (SaaS), GeoMaestro™ can be deployed rapidly, enabling clients to more efficiently manage knowledge across the enterprise. GeoLearning customers benefit from the ability to launch programming quickly to end users, enabling them to outsmart, outmaneuver and outperform the competition. Additional information is available at www.geolearning.com.
About Elearning! Magazine
E-Learning! Magazine serves the $160 billion e-learning market with sister publication Government E-Learning! Magazine. E-Learning! is one of six products serving the corporate e-learning market including E-Learning! e-zine, website, E-Learning! E-news, E-Learning! Alert and the E-Learning! Summit. In combination, these brands reach over 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals all evaluating, deploying or operating e-learning solutions across their organizations. Readers, subscribers, advertisers and sponsors are invited to forward Elearning! content to their peers and constituencies. Elearning! and Government Elearning! are produced by B2B Media Company LLC, a privately held trade publishing and electronic media company. To learn more about these products visit www.2elearning.com.