SilkRoad Technology Recognized as Champion in Learning Management Solution Vendor Landscape

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SilkRoad’s GreenLight Ranked Among Top Solutions by McLean & Company

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced its learning management solution, GreenLight, has been ranked in the Champion quadrant in the latest Learning Management Solution (LMS) Vendor Landscape published by McLean & Company, a division of Info-Tech Research Group. GreenLight’s robust features led McLean & Company to recognize SilkRoad as an exemplary, best of breed solution for small to mid-sized companies.

McLean & Company noted that, “Employees were three times more likely to meet performance targets because an LMS gave them control and direction over how to achieve their goals.” GreenLight’s strong skills assessments, student management and mobile device support provides employees with anytime, anywhere access to personalized learning and empowers them to drive their own development and careers.

SilkRoad’s diverse learning delivery methods include customized video training, stand alone courses and instructor-led classroom lesson plans, which together creates an engaging, blended learning experience. According to McLean & Company, organizations plan to increase their use of blended learning experiences (composed of instructer-led, e-learning and social collaboration) by 127 percent in the coming year. SilkRoad Point, available in early 2012, will provide GreenLight users an additional layer of learning through social interactions, collaboration and sharing of expertise.

“Top talent is considered one of today’s biggest competitive advantages, and learning solutions play a critical role in developing, engaging and optimizing the performance of that talent,” said Brian Platz, COO of SilkRoad. “With GreenLight, we are giving companies an edge with the tools they need to build a self-motivating culture, and with the resources their employees need to accelerate and drive their own careers.”

Noted in the report as supplying, “skills assessments as part of its comprehensive LMS,” SilkRoad’s GreenLight strengths included:

  •     Mobile device support
  •     Role-based curriculum
  •     Skills assessments to identify skills gaps
  •     Integration into overall talent management suite
  •     Excellent value with one of the lowest total costs of ownership

McLean & Company Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, McLean & Company Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

About SilkRoad technology
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite is an integrated set of employer-branded HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire for recruiting, RedCarpet for onboarding and life events, WingSpan for performance management, GreenLight for learning management, Eprise for intranets and HeartBeat for trusted core HR. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open “start anywhere” architecture – implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it’s the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit silkroad.com, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.

About McLean & Company

McLean & Company (http://www.hr.mcleanco.com) is a division of Info-Tech Research Group (http://www.infotech.com) a global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis for over thirteen years. McLean & Company provides practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools and advice that have a clear and measurable impact on the business.

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