Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. and Tata Interactive Systems Create Partnership

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Leading providers of learning technology and services establish agreement to provide the next generation in human capital management solutions.

Knowledge Management Solutions Inc (KMSI), a leading learning technology platform provider, has concluded a partnership agreement with Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), the global e-learning pioneer. Under the agreement, TIS will provide e-learning content development services to KMSI clients; while KMSI will supply TIS clients with KMx, the SCORM conformant Advanced Distributed Learning Platform that provides fully integrated e-learning content development, learning management, performance management, learning content management and virtual classroom technologies.

“The partnership with TIS will provide our current clients with the best possible combination of technology and services available in the learning technology marketplace. Leveraging the capabilities of our KMx platform, TIS will be able to provide its’ clients with the next generation in human capital management technology. The partnership could not have come at a better time for an industry that, due to recent consolidation, has caused hundreds of companies to look for new learning technology leadership,” said Jack E. Lee, President and CEO of KMSI.

TIS has developed over 950 custom built e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients across all sectors of the economy - including education and the public sectors - and operates in the USA, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Japan as well as in India.

Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks.

“TIS places great emphasis on quality – of process, product and relationships,” explained Manoj Kutty, TIS’s worldwide president of sales and marketing. “We believe that our strategic partnership with KMSI will allow each company to provide industry leading, holistic learning solutions to our clients.”

About Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI)

Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative knowledge and learning management solutions for Fortune 2000 companies and Government agencies. Our flagship product, KMx, is a SCORM conformant; Tiered Enterprise Class Web-Application built using MS .NET and MS SQL Server. KMx is accessible using standard desktop applications and browser technologies and supports popular learning, content and document management applications. KMx is globally scalable and provides an integrated environment for developing, managing, and delivering performance support, documentation and learning content. KMx enables rapid content creation and delivery by a wide range of content creators including instructional designers and subject matter experts. KMx is offered to its customers as an enterprise application or a hosted service under KMSI's Corporate University -- Today program.

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About Tata Interactive Systems

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning. A part of the $14 billion Tata Group—one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India—TIS has 15 years of experience in training consulting, designing, and developing innovative and cutting-edge workforce performance enhancement solutions. Its service bouquet includes Consulting; Simulations and Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs™); Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs™); Game-based Learning Objects (GamBLs™); IT Application Training; Regulatory and Compliance Training; Adaptive Assessments; Sales and Customer Service Training; New Hire Training; Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS); and Business Processes and Skills Training.

TIS employs a global team of 850 multi-disciplinary specialists—a unique mix of Project Managers, Software Engineers, Instructional Designers, Content Developers, Visual Designers, and Animators. It has a strong presence in the US, with operations spread across seven cities—Atlanta, Boston, Carlsbad, Chicago, Dallas, New Jersey, and San Jose—serviced by its development teams stationed locally. In keeping with the co-shoring model, the teams are managed by on-site Project Managers who co-ordinate with the clients and drive the project operations.

Powered by creative talent, sound processes, and technological excellence, TIS has developed 950+ e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients—including more than 50 Fortune 500 companies—across the US, UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as Allstate, American Airlines, Abbey National, American Honda Finance Corporation, British Airways, Citigroup, Cigna, ExxonMobil, Florida Virtual School, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, McKinsey & Co., McGraw-Hill, UNICEF, Unilever, University of Maryland, and University of Phoenix.

Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Classified as a Visionary in the Gartner Group’s coveted ‘magic quadrant,’ TIS’s quest for innovation and excellence is reflected in 22 prestigious industry awards, including Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2004; APEX 2004 Award of Excellence; Best Product at the British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show 2004; Training Magazine’s APX Award 2003; and Best E-learning Provider, Best B2B Web Site, and Best Educational Total Comprehensive Solution at the SIIA Codie Awards 2002.

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Press contacts

Bob Danna, Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc.

Phone: 916-933-9846

Kashyap Vadapalli, Tata Interactive Systems

Phone: 848-250-9723


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