The Best of Elearning! 2013 Named by Elearning! Media Group

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Executives Selected 85 Products Across Expanded 25 Categories for Excellence.

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Our industry continues to innovate and transform. We responded by adding new categories of Learning Services, Mobile, HR Technology, Virtual Learning Environments and more.

Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Awards 2013 honorees. Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast 3,862 nominations for the best-in-class solutions across 25 product categories. Winners of each category will be revealed at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on August 26, 2013, which is co-located with the California HR Conference.

The Best of Elearning! Awards program formalizes the “word-of-mouth” referrals practiced in our industry. According to our research, 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 3,862 nominations. Eighty-five individual products are being recognized for excellence; up from 72 in 2012. “Our industry continues to innovate and transform. We responded by adding new categories of Learning Services, HR Technology, Virtual Learning Environments, Translation and Mobile Authoring. We 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. All ballots were cast between March 15 and May 1, 2013. Each ballot was reviewed and validated by the editorial team. All vendor ballots were voided.

All 85 brands will be honored for excellence and the top vote-getter in each category is named the winner. “Each of the 85 brands named will receive an award of excellence or winner honors. 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,” Upton adds.

New in 2013: Awards Ceremony Hosted with California HR Conference
The Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards ceremony will be conducted at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on August 26, 2013, at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. Co-located with the California HR Conference, up to 3,000 attendees from HR, talent, learning and development can attend the Best of Elearning! Awards and Best of Elearning! sessions. To learn more about ELCE and the awards program, visit http://www.ELCEShow.com. Discount rates are available until July 15, 2013.

In addition to the awards program at ELCE, each honoree will also be featured in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines’ December 2013 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 users say about the solutions,” reports Roche.

Honorees by category are as follows:
1. Learning Management System (SaaS or Cloud)    
Articulate    -Online
BizLibrary -LMS
eCornell -Enterprise
Skillsoft -SkillPort

2. Learning Management System (Enterprise, Behind the Firewall)    
Meridian KSI -Global LMS
NetDimensions -Learning
Saba -Learning@work
SumTotal Systems -Learn

3. Learning Content Mgt System    
eXact Learning -LCMS
Kenexa -LCMS
Xyleme -LCMS

3. Learning Content Mgt System    
eXact Learning -LCMS
Kenexa -LCMS
Xyleme -LCMS

4. Talent Management System    
Cornerstone OnDemand -Talent Cloud
NetDimensions -Talent Suite
Oracle -Taleo Cloud
SuccessFactors -Business Executive Suite

5. Human Resources Technology    
SAP -ERP HCM
SumTotal Systems -Work
Workday -Workforce Lifecycle Mgt.

6. I.T. Content    
BizLibrary -Computer & Microsoft E-learning
Lynda.com -Software Training
Safari Books Online     -Technology Library
Skillsoft -I.T. Library

7. Leadership Content     
BizLibrary -Leadership E-learning
eCornell -Leadership Strategic Mgt. Suite
Harvard Business Publishing -ManageMentor
Skillsoft -Leadership Advantage

8. Soft Skills Content    
BizLibrary -Streaming Video Library
eCornell -HR Mgt. Suite
Skillsoft -Business Catalog

9. Compliance & Certification    
eCornell -Project Leadership
RedVector -Red VectorDesign & Construction CertiDesign & Construction Certification
Skillsoft -Compliance Modules
VuBiz -Compliance Series

10. Sales Training    
CloudCoaching Intl -Pathways to Growth
Richardson -Sales Training
SalesiTV -Sales Leadership

11. E-learning Development Tool    
Adobe -eLearning Suite
Articulate -Storyline
iSpring Solutions -Suite
SumTotal Systems -ToolBook

12. Rapid Development Tool    
Adobe -Captivate
Articulate -Storyline
Lectora -Inspire
TechSmith -Camtasia

13. Simulation Solution    
Adobe -Captivate
Articulate -Storyline
SumTotal Systems -Toolbook

14. Video Software    
Adobe -Premiere Pro
Articulate -Storyline
Techsmith -Camtasia Studio

15. Assessment    
Articulate -Quiz Maker
Platte Canyon Multimedia Corporation -Exam Engine
ProProfs -Quiz Maker

16. Social Collaboration    
Bloomfire -Bloomfire
BizLibrary -Community
Microsoft -Yammer

17. Mobile Authoring    
Articulate -Storyline
Kenexa -Hot Lava
iSpring Solutions -iSpring Pro

18. Presentation Solutions    
Articulate -Presenter
Microsoft -PowerPoint
Prezi -Prezi

19. Web Seminar Solution    
Adobe -Connect
Cisco -WebEx Meeting Center
Citrix Online -GoToWebinar

20. Virtual Classroom    
Adobe -Connect
Cisco -WebEx Training Center
Saba -Classroom
Citrix Online -GoToTraining

21. Virtual Learning Environments    
Intercall -Virtual Environment
INXPO -Online Events
Linden Labs -Second Life
On24 -Virtual Environment

22. Mobile App    
Brainshark -Brainshark
Evernote -Evernote
Qstream -Qstream

23. Translation & Language Services    
Berlitz -eBerlitz
Rosetta Stone -TOTALe Pro
Transperfect -Transperfect

24. Learning Services    
Booz, Allen, Hamilton -Human Capital & Learning
IBM -GBS Learning Services
ICS -Custom E-learning

25. Open Source    
Docebo -LMS
Epignosis    eFront -LMS
Moodle -Moodle

About Elearning! Media Group
Elearning! Media Group, owned by B2B Media Group, LLC, consists of 12 media products including: Elearning! agazine, Government Elearning! magazine, e-magazines, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, website, Web Seminar Series, Elearning! Institute, Enterprise Learning! Summits and Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo. Elearning! Media Group serves the $160 billion enterprise learning market. In combination, these brands reach more than 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals, all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at http://www.2elearning.com; on Twitter: 2elearning, #ELCE13, #ELSummit; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine; and, LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Enterprise Learning! Events.

About Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo
Since 2008, Enterprise Learning! Events bring onsite and online audiences together to learn, network and share. Mark your calendar for Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo, the exclusive learning and workplace technology marketplace, Aug. 26-28, 2013 at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo hosts the Best of Elearning! Awards and Learning! 100 Awards. The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo Virtual edition is slated for October 3, 2013. For more information about the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo visit http://www.elceshow.com

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