Best of Elearning! 2012 Award-Winners Named

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Readers name Best-in-Class products for 8th year.

Best of Elearning!

72 products across 21 categories have been named best-in-class by learning professionals and executives in 2012.

Elearning! Media Group, the industry voice of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announces the Best of Elearning! 2012 award-winners. Recipients are chosen by Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines’ reader community via an open-ended online ballot posted each summer at

Two vendors were multiple winners, including Articulate, which won in four categories: Best E-learning Development Tool, Best Mobile Authoring Solution, Best Presentation Tool, and Best Mobile App. Zenler also won in four categories: Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier), Best Rapid Development Tool, Best Simulation Tool, Best Assessment Tool. Double winners were Skillsoft, Bizlibrary, and Adobe.

The Best of Elearning! award-winners were honored at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo today at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA. Finalists in each category were honored with awards of excellence.
Altogether, 72 products across 21 categories have been named best-in-class by learning professionals and executives in 2012. Approximately 3881 nominations were collected over the 3 month balloting period.

“Given the number of nominations, to earn an Award of Excellence is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! Media Group’s publisher. “And, to be named a category winner is a true testament to the vendor’s product and service excellence.”

Each honoree will be featured in the 2012 Best of Elearning! Awards issues of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines. Readers can not only learn more about these solutions, but hear from real world users about how they are leveraging these solutions to drive enterprise performance. The awards issues will mail December 2012 and can be downloaded at

The 2012 Best of Elearning! Award Recipients Are:

Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier) – Winner: Zenler Online. Award of Excellence to: Articulate Online, BizLibrary CompanyCollege LMS, Docebo Cloud, ePath Learning ASAP, Epignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMS

Best Learning Management System (Enterprise-based) - Winners: SumTotal Systems TotalLMS and Meridian Knowledge Solutions Global LMS. Award of Excellence to: NetDimensions Learning, Saba Software LearningSuite

Best Learning Content Management System - Winner: eXact learning LCMS. Award of Excellence to: SumTotal Systems LCMS, Xyleme, Inc LCMS

Best Talent Management System – Winner: Cornerstone OnDemand. Award of Excellence to: SuccessFactors BizX Suite, Oracle Learn/Taleo, SumTotal Systems Total Talent Management.

Best I.T. Content - Winner: Skillsoft IT Library. Awards of Excellence: Software Library, Safari Books Online

Best Leadership Development Program - Winners: eCornell Leadership, Skillsoft Leadership Advantage Series. Award of Excellence to: Harvard Business Publishing ManageMentor

Best Soft Skills Content - Winner: BizLibrary Streaming Video Library. Award of Excellence: eCornell HR Management and FranklinCovey 7 Habits Series.

Best Compliance/Certification Program - Winner: Vubiz Compliance Courses. Award of Excellence: Global Learning Systems Security Awareness Essential and NetLearning Compliance Series.

Best Sales Training - Winners: BizLibrary, EJ4 Sales Training Library. Award of Excellence to: Achieve Global Sales Effectiveness

Best Rapid Development Tool - Winner: Zenler Studio Lite. Award of Excellence to: Articulate Studio Suite and ReadyGo WCB

Best E-learning Development Tool - Winner: Articulate Storyline. Award of Excellence to: Zenler Studio Pro, Trivantis Lectora, Adobe eLearning Suite

Best Simulation Tool - Winner: Zenler Studio Pro. Award of Excellence to: Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline

Best Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution – Winners: Brainshark, Techsmith Camtasia. Award of Excellence to: Sonic Foundry

Best Assessment Tool – Winner: Zenler Studio Pro. Award of Excellence to: Articulate Quizmaker, ReadyGo WCB

Best Social Learning Solution - Winner: Interactyx Topyx. Award of Excellence to: Cornerstone OnDemand Connect, Microsoft Yammer

Best Mobile Authoring Solution - Winner: Articulate Storyline. Award of Excellence to: Adobe Captivate, ReadyGo WCB

Best Presentation Tool - Winner: Articulate Presenter. Award of Excellence to: Adobe Presenter, Brainshark Slideshark, Prezi

Best Web Seminar Solution - Winners: Adobe Connect, Cisco Webex Meeting Center. Award of Excellence to: Blackboard Collaborate, Citrix Online GoToWebinar

Best Virtual Classroom – Winners: Adobe Connect. Award of Excellence: Blackboard Collaborate, Cisco WebEx Training Center, Citrix GotoTraining

Best Mobile Application - Winner: Articulate Mobile. Award of Excellence to: Brainshark Mobile, NetDimensions mEKP

Best Open Source Solutions - Winner: Epignosis eFront LMS. Award of Excellence to: Moodle LMS, Totara LMS

Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Company LLC. Elearning! Media Group consists of 13 media products: Elearning! magazine, Government Elearning! magazine, e-magazines, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, Web sites, Enterprise Learning! Summit, Expo & Conference. Elearning! Media Group serves the $160 billion enterprise and government learning markets. In combination, these brands reach more than 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals — all evaluating, deploying or implementing learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. To learn more, visit and

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