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 Online
BizLibrary CompanyCollege
Docebo Docebo cloud
ePath ePath Learning ASAP
Epignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMS
Zenler Zenler Online

2. Best Learning Management System(Enterprise-based, behind the firewall)


Meridian Knowledge Solutions Meridian Global LMS
NetDimensions NetDimensions Learning
Saba Saba Learning Suite
SumTotal Systems TotalLMS

3. Best Learning Content Management System(All platforms)


eXact learning eXact LCMS
SumTotal Systems LCMS
Xyleme, inc Xyleme LCMS

4. Best Talent Management System


Cornerstone OnDemand Cornerstone OnDemand Talent Management
Oracle Learn/Taleo
SuccessFactors BizX Suite
SumTotal Systems Total Talent Management

5. Best IT Content


Lynda.com Lynda.com
Safari Books Online Safari Tech Books
Skillsoft IT Library

6. Best Leadership Development Program


eCornell Leadership
Harvard Business Harvard ManageMentor
Skillsoft Leadership Advantage Series

7. Best Soft Skills Content


BizLibrary Streaming Video Library
eCornell HR Management
FranklinCovey 7 Habits

8. Best Compliance/Certification Program


Global Learning Systems Security Awareness Essentials
NetLearning NetLearning Compliance Series
Vubiz Compliance Courses

9. Sales Training


EJ4 Sales Training Library
AchieveGlobal Sales Effectiveness
BizLibrary Online Sales Training

10. Best Rapid Development Tool


Articulate Articulate Studio Suite
ReadyGo ReadyGo WCB
Zenler Zenler Studio Lite

11. E-learning Development Tool


Articulate Articulate Storyline
Zenler Zenler Studio Pro
Trivantis Lectora
Adobe eLearning Suite

12. Simulation Development Tool


Adobe Captivate
Articulate Articulate Storyline
Zenler Zenler Studio Pro

13. Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution


Brainshark Brainshark
Sonic Foundry Mediasite
Techsmith Camtasia

14. Assessment Tool


Articulate Articulate Quizmaker
ReadyGo ReadyGo WCB
Zenler Zenler Studio Pro

15. Best Social Learning Solution


Cornerstone OnDemand Connect
Interactyx Topyx
Microsoft Yammer

16. Best Mobile Authoring Solution


Adobe Captivate
Articulate Articulate Storyline
ReadyGo ReadyGo WCB

17. Best Presentation Tool


Adobe Presenter
Articulate Presenter
Brainshark Slideshark
Prezi Prezi

18. Best Web Seminar Solution


Adobe Adobe Connect
Blackboard Collaborate
Cisco Webex Meeting Center
Citrix Online GoToWebinar

19. Best Virtual Classroom


Adobe Connect
Blackboard Collaborate
Cisco WebEx Training Center
Citrix GoToTraining

20. Best Mobile Application


Articulate Articulate Mobile Player App
Brainshark Brainshark Mobile
NetDimensions mEKP

21. Best Open Source Solutions (Any category)


Epignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMS
Moodle Moodle
Totara 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 Online
BizLibrary CompanyCollege
Docebo Docebo cloud
ePath ePath Learning ASAP
Epignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMS
Zenler Zenler Online

2. Best Learning Management System(Enterprise-based, behind the firewall)


Meridian Knowledge Solutions Meridian Global LMS
NetDimensions NetDimensions Learning
Saba Saba Learning Suite
SumTotal Systems TotalLMS

3. Best Learning Content Management System(All platforms)


eXact learning eXact LCMS
SumTotal Systems LCMS
Xyleme, inc Xyleme LCMS

4. Best Talent Management System


Cornerstone OnDemand Cornerstone OnDemand Talent Management
Oracle Learn/Taleo
SuccessFactors BizX Suite
SumTotal Systems Total Talent Management

5. Best IT Content


Lynda.com Lynda.com
Safari Books Online Safari Tech Books
Skillsoft IT Library

6. Best Leadership Development Program


eCornell Leadership
Harvard Business Harvard ManageMentor
Skillsoft Leadership Advantage Series

7. Best Soft Skills Content


BizLibrary Streaming Video Library
eCornell HR Management
FranklinCovey 7 Habits

8. Best Compliance/Certification Program


Global Learning Systems Security Awareness Essentials
NetLearning NetLearning Compliance Series
Vubiz Compliance Courses

9. Sales Training


EJ4 Sales Training Library
AchieveGlobal Sales Effectiveness
BizLibrary Online Sales Training

10. Best Rapid Development Tool


Articulate Articulate Studio Suite
ReadyGo ReadyGo WCB
Zenler Zenler Studio Lite

11. E-learning Development Tool


Articulate Articulate Storyline
Zenler Zenler Studio Pro
Trivantis Lectora
Adobe eLearning Suite

12. Simulation Development Tool


Adobe Captivate
Articulate Articulate Storyline
Zenler Zenler Studio Pro

13. Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution


Brainshark Brainshark
Sonic Foundry Mediasite
Techsmith Camtasia

14. Assessment Tool


Articulate Articulate Quizmaker
ReadyGo ReadyGo WCB
Zenler Zenler Studio Pro

15. Best Social Learning Solution


Cornerstone OnDemand Connect
Interactyx Topyx
Microsoft Yammer

16. Best Mobile Authoring Solution


Adobe Captivate
Articulate Articulate Storyline
ReadyGo ReadyGo WCB

17. Best Presentation Tool


Adobe Presenter
Articulate Presenter
Brainshark Slideshark
Prezi Prezi

18. Best Web Seminar Solution


Adobe Adobe Connect
Blackboard Collaborate
Cisco Webex Meeting Center
Citrix Online GoToWebinar

19. Best Virtual Classroom


Adobe Connect
Blackboard Collaborate
Cisco WebEx Training Center
Citrix GoToTraining

20. Best Mobile Application


Articulate Articulate Mobile Player App
Brainshark Brainshark Mobile
NetDimensions mEKP

21. Best Open Source Solutions (Any category)


Epignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMS
Moodle Moodle
Totara Totara LMS

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