NIIT and OpenSesame Form Strategic Partnership

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Leading training services provider and training marketplace partner to provide flexible content options to mid-market companies.

OpenSesame’s marketplace model will offer our customers the broadest selection, newest courses and most flexible purchasing model

Today, NIIT (http://www.NIIT.com), a global provider of managed training services, and OpenSesame (http://www.OpenSesame.com), the online training marketplace, announced a strategic partnership to connect NIIT mid-market customers with the broadest, freshest and deepest selection of online training courses in the world.

Known worldwide as a leader in learning outsourcing, with a presence in more than 44 countries, NIIT provides a broad range of managed training services to organizations, brings proven best practices into business processes, and redirects surplus training capital into core business functions.

OpenSesame is the world’s leading marketplace for buying and selling online training courses. eLearning buyers visit the OpenSesame website to browse more than 20,000 courses, read customer reviews, watch previews and purchase training courses they can use instantly online, through email or in any learning management system.

“In searching for an affordable, complete and high quality elearning solution for the mid-market, we concluded that OpenSesame’s marketplace model will offer our customers the broadest selection, newest courses and most flexible purchasing model. We are thrilled to be partnering with OpenSesame,” said Edward Trolley, NIIT’s VP of Managed Training Services for Mid Market. “By partnering with OpenSesame and other learning content providers, we’re going to make it faster, easier and less expensive for our customers to select and use the best off-the-shelf training courses available.”

The OpenSesame catalog features content from world-recognized elearning providers, including FranklinCovey, Wiley (the world-recognized developers of the “For Dummies” series), Cegos, MindLeaders and 360 Training.

“In addition to building the world’s largest catalog of online training courses, we have developed new, innovative purchasing models including pay-per-use pricing and ecommerce transactions,” said OpenSesame CEO Don Spear. “We’re looking forward to working with NIIT to provide their customers with excellent training while reducing negotiating and implementation time.”

About NIIT Enterprise Learning Solutions Business (ELS)
NIIT's Learning Solutions Business for Enterprises delivers innovative strategies that help clients accelerate business impact. NIIT Managed Training Services are a suite of best-in-class training processes that enable customers to reduce costs, sharpen their business focus, and drive quantifiable results. Our Managed Training Services deliver more relevant training to organizations, bring proven best practices into business processes, and redirect surplus training capital into core business functions. Known worldwide as a leader in learning outsourcing, with presence in more than 44 countries, NIIT’s Learning Solutions Business for Enterprise offers products and services including curriculum design and custom content development, learning administration and operations, learning delivery and management, learning technology development and administration, learning management systems, virtual labs, student retention services, and strategic assessments. Together with its organization, Cognitive Arts, NIIT’s global talent development programs help clients achieve real-world skills to better compete in today's market. Established in 1981, NIIT is known globally as the number one choice for strategic learning solutions. NIIT has earned more than 60 awards, including 17 Brandon Hall awards. For more information about NIIT’s Learning Solutions Business for Enterprises, please visit niit.com or facebook.com/niitels.

About OpenSesame
Based in Portland, Oregon, OpenSesame is an open marketplace connecting elearning buyers and sellers. Buyers browse thousands of courses in a wide variety of subjects from workplace safety to business skills, all compatible with any learning management system. For more information, visit http://www.OpenSesame.com or follow @OpenSesame on Twitter.

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