NetDimensions' Latest EKP Release Takes Next Step Toward Compliance in Healthcare

Dec 03, 2010, 05:02 ET from NetDimensions

HONG KONG, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NetDimensions (London Stock Exchange, AIM:NETD), a global provider of performance, knowledge and Learning Management Systems (LMS), announced today the release of version 6.3 of the Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP), the company's award-winning learning management system.

EKP 6.3 includes functionality that will help organizations in the pharmaceutical industry ensure their compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Part 11, more commonly known as 21 CFR Part 11.

This latest EKP release also includes new features such as a user- configurable EKP homepage, enhanced appraisal functionality, and support for Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro.

"EKP 6.3 reflects the NetDimensions way of doing things," says Al Bejcek, Senior Manager for Product Marketing at NetDimensions. "Its features are a collaborative result of our Engineering team's product research and development efforts, actual client requirements, and a conscious drive towards integration with emerging technology products," he adds.

21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

EKP 6.3 signals NetDimensions' entry into the 21 CFR Part 11 compliance domain.

"21 CFR Part 11 involves U.S. FDA requirements with regard to electronic signatures and audit reports in the highly regulated healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device industries," explains Bejcek.

"We're enabling companies to use the powerful features of EKP to streamline their compliance process so they can get 21 CFR Part 11 certification. Considering NetDimensions' strong focus in regulatory compliance and certification, such as what we do for the aviation sector in several countries, this was a logical 'next step' for us."

Learn, Assess, Personalize

NetDimensions EKP 6.3 release also adds a number of new features to the company's flagship LMS, including:

    -- Appraisal System Enhancements
       NetDimensions worked with two clients
       separately on their very different requirements for their performance
       appraisal systems, and incorporated the best features of these
       customization projects to come up with the new extensive and
       user-friendly appraisal functionality in EKP 6.3.

    -- Personalize Your Homepage
       EKP administrators can now more easily
       configure user and user-group homepages using drag-and-drop controls
       with a library of widgets (News, Enrolled Learning Modules, Calendar,

    -- New Ways to Take a Course
       Keeping an eye on emerging technologies in
       the market, NetDimensions has integrated Adobe Connect Pro sessions
       with EKP, enabling a client in the public sector to forward
       session-related data back to EKP, and the recording and automatic
       archiving of webinars.

    -- Exam Module Updates
       Enhancements to question and exam schedule
       management in EKP give administrators and users more control and
       information about exams. These updates also apply to NetDimensions
       standalone exam delivery system, the Enterprise Assessment Platform

A Stronger Family of Products

In line with these recent product developments, NetDimensions redesigned the company's product logos to capture the evolution of its suite of performance, knowledge and learning management solutions: the EKP LMS, the mobile EKP (mEKP) portable LMS, the EAP assessment engine, and the Enterprise Content Platform (ECP) single-source content authoring and publishing tool.

"Work on the redesign of our logos has been going on for some time now. We wanted to present fresh, new logos of our products that will reflect a 'suite' packaging, which would clearly show that they belong to an integrated family of products that support each other," says Robert Torio, NetDimensions Marketing Manager.

The new EKP logo comes out with EKP 6.3, while the rest will be rolled out by January 2011.

About NetDimensions

Established in 1999, NetDimensions (London Stock Exchange, AIM: NETD) is a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management systems. The company's key products include the Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP), the Enterprise Assessment Platform (EAP) and the Enterprise Content Platform (ECP).

NetDimensions products and services help companies deliver and manage corporate training, career development, assessment and certification programs, and help clients around the world address growing regulatory compliance needs.

Recognized as one of the top-rated learning technology suppliers in overall customer satisfaction, NetDimensions has been chosen by multinational organizations worldwide including HSBC, ING and Cathay Pacific.

NetDimensions is ISO 9001 certified and NetDimensions hosted services are ISO 27001 certified.

Enterprise Knowledge Platform and EKP are trademarks of NetDimensions Ltd. For more information, visit


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