Learn.com Listed in Gartner’s Visionaries Quadrant in E-Learning Suites 2006 Magic Quadrant

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Learn.com®, the global leader in on-demand workforce productivity, announced today that the company has been positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant by Gartner Inc., in the firm’s Magic Quadrant for E-Learning Suites, 2006, authored by Waldir Arevolo and Lou Latham. Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.

Learn.com®, the global leader in on-demand workforce productivity, announced today that the company has been positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant by Gartner Inc., in the firm’s Magic Quadrant for E-Learning Suites, 2006, authored by Waldir Arevolo and Lou Latham. Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.

"We believe Learn.com's positioning by Gartner validates our innovative holistic approach to workforce productivity," said Jim Riley, President & CEO of Learn.com. "We are honored to be listed in the Magic Quadrant for E-Learning Suites. As the Gartner research suggests, the e-learning market is "evolving rapidly" and we will continue to lead the industry by developing new and innovative ways to ensure that our clients always have the most cutting-edge, and relevant technology to support their business needs, goals and objectives. Our clients understand that our one-vendor approach to managing the entire pre-hire to retire lifecycle is paramount to enhanced workforce productivity."

According to the Magic Quadrant for E-Learning Suites, 2006 research, "The e-learning suite market is evolving rapidly, as buyers demand more comprehensive suites to manage their training processes more effectively and efficiently." The report goes on to suggest, "When you evaluate e-learning suites, focus on getting the most critical functions that you need while ensuring that the suites are modular enough to let you "turn on" individual components as you choose and easily add new components later on."

The Learn.com LearnCenter® platform is unique because all functionality is included for all clients. "Unlike our competitors, we don't require our clients to buy functionality as separate components. New features and functionality are included in the LearnCenter platform and are automatically distributed to our clients as they become available," said JW Ray, Chief Operating Officer of Learn.com. "Other vendors only add new functionality through additional components which the client must purchase. We help ensure our clients' success by making sure they are always running the complete and most current LearnCenter release."

About the Magic Quadrant for E-Learning Suites, 2006 research, "Gartner evaluates providers based on their ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs and competitive forces, and how well they map onto the Gartner position. Providers are rated based on their understanding of how market forces can be exploited to create opportunities for the provider. In addition to a product's capabilities, we evaluated vendors' viability, installed bases, geographic distribution capabilities, customer support and satisfaction, and management teams."

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

To be included in this Magic Quadrant, a vendor must:

Be focused on the e-learning suite; that is, it must own one.

Integrate components itself, even if it is an OEM of some of them; partnerships and systems integration (SI) don't count.

Either be in this space through a public go-to-market strategy, or else clients must conceive of the vendor to be in it based on buying patterns (that is, customers expect to be able to buy all capabilities from the vendor).

Have a minimum revenue target of $10 million in software and services.

Ensure that more than 15% of its revenue from offerings in e-learning come from e-learning suites.

Be referenced regularly by Gartner prospects or clients as a focused player in the e-learning market.

Participate in a minimum of two regions (for example, North America and Europe).

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

The LearnCenter Platform, a Workforce Productivity Suite

The award-winning LearnCenter is the first and only complete workforce productivity suite on the market today. LearnCenter enables the creation, delivery, management and tracking of any enterprise-wide human capital or e-learning initiative, whether in the classroom or online. LearnCenter creates a cost effective, high quality training, development and measurement environment designed to provide users never before visibility into and control of their career planning while providing management with real-time business intelligence. Learning Management, Performance Management, Content Management, Online Authoring, Succession Planning, Collaboration, e-Commerce, Portal Authoring and more are available within one solution, with one interface and one partner - Learn.com.

Click here to schedule a LearnCenter demo.

About Learn.com

Learn.com® is the worldwide leader in on-demand workforce productivity with more than 50 million end users around the globe. Our broad suite of on-demand solutions can fully automate the pre-hire to retire lifecycle within any organization. Learn.com's unwavering commitment to understanding client needs and goals allows us to partner with our clients to increase business performance. The Learn.com family of solutions includes the award-winning LearnCenter® platform, a workforce productivity suite, the CourseMaker Studio® Authoring Tool, Mentor® EPSS and the 1,100 title Learn2® online course library.

For more information please visit http://www.learn.com or call 954-233-4000.

Learn.com, its logo, LearnCenter, CourseMaker Studio, Mentor and Learn2 are registered trademarks of Learn.com. All other trademarks are respectfully acknowledged.

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