Elearning! Media Group Announces Honorees For Best of Elearning! 2012 Awards

Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the finalists of the Best of Elearning! Awards 2012. Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast ballots for the best solutions providers across 21 product categories. Winners for each category will be revealed at the upcoming Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 26, 2012.

“The Best of Elearning! Awards program formalizes the informal “word-of-mouth” referrals practiced in our industry. According to our survey, 85 percent of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months. And 61 percent 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 3,881, a 221 percent increase over 2011. Seventy-two individual products are being recognized for excellence; up from 58 in 2011. “Our industry is experiencing a period of innovation and transformation. The introduction of new social, mobile solutions and learning and talent software is reflected in the number of honorees in this year’s Best of Elearning! Awards. These awards are committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction across a diverse group of solution providers,” reports Jerry Roche, editorial director of the Elearning! Magazine Group.

The Voting Process
Readers, practitioners and community members nominated and voted for products and solutions via Elearning! Media Group’s online ballot. This year’s ballot featured two new expanded mobile categories: Best Mobile Application and Best Mobile Authoring Tool. They joined last year’s addition of Best Open Source Solution. All ballots were cast between May 15 and August 1, 2012. Each ballot was reviewed and validated by the editorial team. All vendor ballots were voided.

Each finalist is honored for excellence and the top vote-getter in each category is named the winner. “Every finalist is a winner in the Best of Elearning! Awards. Given the high volume of votes and the number of nominated products, every one of these solution providers should be proud to be honored for excellence,” concludes Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group.

Award Winners Announcement
The winners will be named at the Best of Elearning! Awards Luncheon held at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) on September 26, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, CA. The conference will also feature Best of Elearning! sessions showcasing winning solutions to prospective buyers. To learn more about ELCE and the awards program, visit: www.elceshow.com. Early bird rates apply until August 25, 2012.

In addition to the awards program at ELCE, each honoree will also be featured in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines’ November/December 2012 editions. “The awards issue is by far the most popular edition of the year. Those seeking world-class solutions go to the Best of Elearning! issue to short list brands, and see what real-world users say about them, ” reports Roche.

1. Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier provided)
Articulate OnlineBizLibrary CompanyCollegeDocebo Docebo cloudePath ePath Learning ASAPEpignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMSZenler Zenler Online

2. Best Learning Management System(Enterprise-based, behind the firewall)
Meridian Knowledge Solutions Meridian Global LMSNetDimensions NetDimensions LearningSaba Saba Learning SuiteSumTotal Systems TotalLMS

3. Best Learning Content Management System(All platforms)
eXact learning eXact LCMSSumTotal Systems LCMSXyleme, inc Xyleme LCMS

4. Best Talent Management System
Cornerstone OnDemand Cornerstone OnDemand Talent ManagementOracle Learn/TaleoSuccessFactors BizX SuiteSumTotal Systems Total Talent Management

5. Best IT Content
Lynda.com Lynda.comSafari Books Online Safari Tech BooksSkillsoft IT Library

6. Best Leadership Development Program
eCornell LeadershipHarvard Business Harvard ManageMentorSkillsoft Leadership Advantage Series

7. Best Soft Skills Content
BizLibrary Streaming Video LibraryeCornell HR ManagementFranklinCovey 7 Habits

8. Best Compliance/Certification Program
Global Learning Systems Security Awareness EssentialsNetLearning NetLearning Compliance SeriesVubiz Compliance Courses

9. Sales Training
EJ4 Sales Training LibraryAchieveGlobal Sales EffectivenessBizLibrary Online Sales Training

10. Best Rapid Development Tool
Articulate Articulate Studio SuiteReadyGo ReadyGo WCBZenler Zenler Studio Lite

11. E-learning Development Tool
Articulate Articulate StorylineZenler Zenler Studio ProTrivantis LectoraAdobe eLearning Suite

12. Simulation Development Tool
Adobe CaptivateArticulate Articulate StorylineZenler Zenler Studio Pro

13. Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution
Brainshark BrainsharkSonic Foundry MediasiteTechsmith Camtasia

14. Assessment Tool
Articulate Articulate QuizmakerReadyGo ReadyGo WCBZenler Zenler Studio Pro

15. Best Social Learning Solution
Cornerstone OnDemand ConnectInteractyx TopyxMicrosoft Yammer

16. Best Mobile Authoring Solution
Adobe CaptivateArticulate Articulate StorylineReadyGo ReadyGo WCB

17. Best Presentation Tool
Adobe PresenterArticulate PresenterBrainshark SlidesharkPrezi Prezi

18. Best Web Seminar Solution
Adobe Adobe ConnectBlackboard CollaborateCisco Webex Meeting CenterCitrix Online GoToWebinar

19. Best Virtual Classroom
Adobe ConnectBlackboard CollaborateCisco WebEx Training CenterCitrix GoToTraining

20. Best Mobile Application
Articulate Articulate Mobile Player AppBrainshark Brainshark MobileNetDimensions mEKP

21. Best Open Source Solutions (Any category)
Epignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMSMoodle MoodleTotara Totara LMS

Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the finalists of the Best of Elearning! Awards 2012. Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast ballots for the best solutions providers across 21 product categories. Winners for each category will be revealed at the upcoming Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 26, 2012.

“The Best of Elearning! Awards program formalizes the informal “word-of-mouth” referrals practiced in our industry. According to our survey, 85 percent of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months. And 61 percent 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 3,881, a 221 percent increase over 2011. Seventy-two individual products are being recognized for excellence; up from 58 in 2011. “Our industry is experiencing a period of innovation and transformation. The introduction of new social, mobile solutions and learning and talent software is reflected in the number of honorees in this year’s Best of Elearning! Awards. These awards are committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction across a diverse group of solution providers,” reports Jerry Roche, editorial director of the Elearning! Magazine Group.

The Voting Process
Readers, practitioners and community members nominated and voted for products and solutions via Elearning! Media Group’s online ballot. This year’s ballot featured two new expanded mobile categories: Best Mobile Application and Best Mobile Authoring Tool. They joined last year’s addition of Best Open Source Solution. All ballots were cast between May 15 and August 1, 2012. Each ballot was reviewed and validated by the editorial team. All vendor ballots were voided.

Each finalist is honored for excellence and the top vote-getter in each category is named the winner. “Every finalist is a winner in the Best of Elearning! Awards. Given the high volume of votes and the number of nominated products, every one of these solution providers should be proud to be honored for excellence,” concludes Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group.

Award Winners Announcement
The winners will be named at the Best of Elearning! Awards Luncheon held at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) on September 26, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, CA. The conference will also feature Best of Elearning! sessions showcasing winning solutions to prospective buyers. To learn more about ELCE and the awards program, visit: www.elceshow.com. Early bird rates apply until August 25, 2012.

In addition to the awards program at ELCE, each honoree will also be featured in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines’ November/December 2012 editions. “The awards issue is by far the most popular edition of the year. Those seeking world-class solutions go to the Best of Elearning! issue to short list brands, and see what real-world users say about them, ” reports Roche.

1. Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier provided)
Articulate OnlineBizLibrary CompanyCollegeDocebo Docebo cloudePath ePath Learning ASAPEpignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMSZenler Zenler Online

2. Best Learning Management System(Enterprise-based, behind the firewall)
Meridian Knowledge Solutions Meridian Global LMSNetDimensions NetDimensions LearningSaba Saba Learning SuiteSumTotal Systems TotalLMS

3. Best Learning Content Management System(All platforms)
eXact learning eXact LCMSSumTotal Systems LCMSXyleme, inc Xyleme LCMS

4. Best Talent Management System
Cornerstone OnDemand Cornerstone OnDemand Talent ManagementOracle Learn/TaleoSuccessFactors BizX SuiteSumTotal Systems Total Talent Management

5. Best IT Content
Lynda.com Lynda.comSafari Books Online Safari Tech BooksSkillsoft IT Library

6. Best Leadership Development Program
eCornell LeadershipHarvard Business Harvard ManageMentorSkillsoft Leadership Advantage Series

7. Best Soft Skills Content
BizLibrary Streaming Video LibraryeCornell HR ManagementFranklinCovey 7 Habits

8. Best Compliance/Certification Program
Global Learning Systems Security Awareness EssentialsNetLearning NetLearning Compliance SeriesVubiz Compliance Courses

9. Sales Training
EJ4 Sales Training LibraryAchieveGlobal Sales EffectivenessBizLibrary Online Sales Training

10. Best Rapid Development Tool
Articulate Articulate Studio SuiteReadyGo ReadyGo WCBZenler Zenler Studio Lite

11. E-learning Development Tool
Articulate Articulate StorylineZenler Zenler Studio ProTrivantis LectoraAdobe eLearning Suite

12. Simulation Development Tool
Adobe CaptivateArticulate Articulate StorylineZenler Zenler Studio Pro

13. Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution
Brainshark BrainsharkSonic Foundry MediasiteTechsmith Camtasia

14. Assessment Tool
Articulate Articulate QuizmakerReadyGo ReadyGo WCBZenler Zenler Studio Pro

15. Best Social Learning Solution
Cornerstone OnDemand ConnectInteractyx TopyxMicrosoft Yammer

16. Best Mobile Authoring Solution
Adobe CaptivateArticulate Articulate StorylineReadyGo ReadyGo WCB

17. Best Presentation Tool
Adobe PresenterArticulate PresenterBrainshark SlidesharkPrezi Prezi

18. Best Web Seminar Solution
Adobe Adobe ConnectBlackboard CollaborateCisco Webex Meeting CenterCitrix Online GoToWebinar

19. Best Virtual Classroom
Adobe ConnectBlackboard CollaborateCisco WebEx Training CenterCitrix GoToTraining

20. Best Mobile Application
Articulate Articulate Mobile Player AppBrainshark Brainshark MobileNetDimensions mEKP

21. Best Open Source Solutions (Any category)
Epignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMSMoodle MoodleTotara Totara LMS

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