Northern Tool Selects eLogic Learning’s Cloud-Based LMS to Expand Learning Programs

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Northern Tool + Equipment has selected eLogic Learning's cloud-based LMS to support all the growing retailer and ecommerce store's training and development activities, from eLearning to live learning events and more.

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With the flexibility and configurability of the system, we created a customized experience for our employees that gives them access to the developmental tools they need, when they need them - Mary J. Anderson, Manager, L&D, Northern Tool + Equipment

Northern Tool + Equipment (NTE) has selected eSSential, eLogic Learning’s Learning Management System (LMS), to replace the company’s homegrown learning solution. eLogic’s cloud-based LMS will enable NTE to expand their learning and development programs to bring positive results to the business.

An antiquated system with limited capabilities, NTE’s homegrown learning management system (LMS) could no longer keep up with the company’s growth. NTE needed an LMS that would promote awareness of new learning and development opportunities with an easy-to-use interface and more system permissions for managers. For example, an employee’s manager was required to send an email to the LMS administration team any time an employee needed to be registered for training. If there was a way to give the manager permissions in the system it would eliminate unnecessary steps and reduce delays.

NTE chose the eSSential LMS ( because it was the solution that provided the relevant functionality needed to support growth and promote a culture of learning and development. Working with eLogic Learning, NTE has configured the eSSential LMS to bring the company’s training initiatives to life. NTE employees can access training when and where they want using eLogic’s cloud-based LMS platform. The customizable course catalog is easy to find and employees can register and launch a course all from one place. Live and virtual learning events are supported within the eSSential LMS as well, which wasn’t the case with NTE’s old solution.

Reporting capabilities in the LMS allow administrators to track and analyze training in a way that wasn’t previously possible. In only the first four months after implementing the eSSential LMS, the average number of course completions have increased by 34%. To read more about NTE’s experience with the eSSential LMS, click here:

NTE has been pleased with the results they’ve had using eSSential and look forward to continually expanding their learning and development offerings.

“The eSSential LMS has allowed us to empower our employees to take control of their development. With the flexibility and configurability of the system, we created a customized experience for our employees that gives them access to the developmental tools they need, when they need them,” says Mary J. Anderson, Manager of Learning & Development for NTE.

About Northern Tool + Equipment

What a remarkable journey for Northern Tool + Equipment (NTE). Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Don Kotula, started the business in his garage in 1980, selling log splitters and other hydraulic parts. In 1981, he established the first retail store, customer contact center, and warehouse. In the years following, the privately owned NTE opened three distribution centers, another manufacturing facility and customer contact center, and 88 retail stores across 18 states. More growth is inevitable for NTE in the future with plans to open six new retail stores each year.

NTE is a multi-channel supplier for quality products to contractors, automotive shops, industrial companies, grounds maintenance professionals, farms, and homeowners. Annual company revenue is approximately $1 billion dollars.

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About eLogic Learning

For more than a decade, eLogic Learning has been providing excellence in learning technology as a recognized leader in the eLearning industry. eLogic’s flagship product, the eSSential Learning Management System (LMS) was named to multiple “Top LMS Software” lists, including E-Learning 24/7 and Capterra for 2014. The eSSential LMS makes it easy to manage learning content and events, keep up with regulatory compliance requirements, analyze training data, enable ecommerce, and much more.

In addition to its LMS, eLogic Learning develops custom eLearning content and provides an extensive third-party courseware library. With a comprehensive turnkey approach to implementing learning strategies, eLogic offers professional services and proven expertise in content strategy, business process change and the development of corporate training programs.

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