Carson-Dellosa Publishing, the leading supplementary educational solutions provider for both teachers and parents in the United States, has chosen eXact learning solutions’ learning content management system (LCMS) to be the foundation of its digital content infrastructure, providing digital asset management and educational content authoring and deployment.
“Our goal is to create a great educational experience for our users within the ecosystem of their choosing (be it print or digital) and personalize that experience as ecosystems – such as mobile app and eBook platforms evolve. Internally, we want to produce and market content as efficiently, cost-effectively, and quickly as we can,” said Steve Griffin, Carson-Dellosa’s Chief Technology and Digital Officer.
“We selected eXact learning solutions because it was the best at doing what very, very few enterprise LCMS packages can do,” said Griffin. “It’s flexible, enterprise-scalable and able to be integrated with other systems via powerful application programming interfaces (API). It supports content reuse and is customizable without creating costly system upgrade dependencies.
“No other LCMS had those features as well as proven large-scale deployments. Particularly noteworthy was the ability to change the authoring environment to create highly efficient authoring processes for custom types of print and digital products.
“Having worked with many of the top LMS/LCMS systems for more than 20 years, in my experience no other LCMS can deliver this combination of features. The investment in eXact learning solutions has enabled significant business improvements and has provided significant value to our shareholders.”
All editorial manuscripts are now stored within the eXact learning LCMS, allowing the team to take advantage of the system’s versioning capabilities. These versioning features proved especially useful in enabling Carson-Dellosa’s editorial teams to track and go back to earlier versions of manuscripts, as needed. Editorial times have been reduced through ready access to projects via the repository for internal and freelance staff.
The eXact Learning Repository and authoring environment has enabled Carson-Dellosa to gain control over a vast collection of assets and positioned it to achieve operational efficiencies across its print and digital product development and marketing processes. This has produced benefits for Carson-Dellosa’s editorial, art and design, marketing and sales support activities.
Carson-Dellosa Publishing is the leading supplementary educational solutions provider for both teachers and parents in the United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, the company offers a wide range of products that enhance a child’s learning potential at school and at home. Carson-Dellosa provides teachers, parents and children with educational materials from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. The company has a large and growing collection of print materials, ebooks and interactive content. It has partnered with brands such as Guinness World Records® and The World of Eric Carle® and publishes under many imprints including Carson-Dellosa Publishing, Learning Spot™ Lessons, Summer Bridge Activities, Key Education, Thinking Kids™, Spectrum® and Brighter Child®. Its products find their market via many channels – including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Google, Costco, Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, Joanns, and over 1,000 independent teacher supply stores and chains.
About eXact learning solutions
eXact learning solutions is a leading, business solution provider in the field of Digital Learning Content Management. Its content lifecycle care solutions include modular and interoperable tools enabling, supporting and optimizing specific processes within a Digital Learning Content ecosystem: collaborative content creation; structured and workflow-based content management, and multiple output delivery of content in any desired format, channel, device and language, with any look & feel. The eXact learning Suite comprises a fully-fledged, enterprise-wide Learning Content Management System (eXact learning LCMS), a professional template-based authoring environment, comprising an advanced, local client application and a 100% web-based tool (eXact learning Packager and Online Editor) as well as an app to manage, deliver and track learning content through iOs and Android-based mobile devices (eXact learning Mobile). The eXact learning solutions’ end-to-end provisioning is completed by a full set of high level professional services including consulting, training and technical support in the field of Digital Learning Content Management.
About Lattanzio Group
Lattanzio Group is a leading management consultancy based in Italy which generates over 50% of its turnover from international activities. The Group’s range of expertise aims at growing the performance of businesses and public administration organizations. The founder and CEO of the company, Ezio Lattanzio, is the President of the Italian association of management consulting firms (Confindustria Assoconsult), President of the Italian Federation of Consulting, Communication, Research and Web publishing (Confindustria Intellect), the Chairman of the European Federation of Management Consultancies Associations (FEACO) and a member of the Main Board of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG).
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