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16 February 2016 Gabriele

Fosway Group confirms eXact learning solutions authoring tool’s ‘Potential Leader’ status

The latest edition of Fosway Group’s 9-Grid Report for Authoring Tools sees eXact learning solutions’ learning content management system (LCMS) improve its rating as a ‘Potential Leader’.

Now placed to the right of the top left quadrant of the latest 9-Grid Report – adjacent to the ‘Strategic Challenger’ category – the authoring tool is common to the eXact learning suite of products, produced by the Italy-based digital learning content management business solution provider, eXact learning solutions.

In addition to an LCMS, this suite of products includes a professional template-based authoring environment, comprising an advanced, local client application and a 100 percent 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 set of high level professional services including consulting, training and technical support in the field of Digital Learning Content Management.

Valerio Torda, eXact learning solutions’ CEO, commented: “It’s good to see independent research – from Fosway Group, which was formerly known as Elearnity – continue to confirm the eXact learning authoring environment as a potential leader in its field.”

Among Europe’s leading independent talent and learning analysts, Fosway Group provides research, analysis and advice on learning innovation and technologies, in addition to publishing its 9-Grid Report.

The Fosway Group 9-Grid™ report for authoring tools is a multi-dimensional model that can be used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the UK/European authoring tool and learning content management market. It compares solutions according to five criteria:
• Potential – scope and sophistication
• Performance – market performance and customer performance
• Presence – historic and current presence in the market
• Total Cost of Ownership – the full cost of acquiring, implementing and operating the solution
• Future Trajectory – trends of the market related to a vendor’s performance and potential

According to the Fosway Group, “The overall market is still dominated by desktop authoring tools, with collaborative and LCMS tools in a distinct minority. Adoption of SaaS-based authoring solutions is generally the exception, rather than the rule.

“Authoring tool choices are frequently still dictated by instructional design features, rather than overall production efficiency and scalability. As a result, this is an area of learning technology that often doesn’t receive the strategic consideration it deserves.”

About the Fosway Group 9-Grid™
9-Grid™ is a five dimensional market analysis model that is used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the learning and talent systems market. 9-Grid™ has been in evolution since 2008 and is driven by demand for analysis and insight designed for European-based companies. Too often, organisations have had to rely on a US-centric view.

The Grid is based on Fosway’s independent research in the Next Generation HR and Learning markets over 18+ years, and with the insights and experience of its Corporate Research Network. This comprises over 150 leading global companies; typically enterprise-scale organisations with a large European presence.

A key difference of the 9-Grid™ to other analyst models, is that all of the nine zones have value and a set of actions to maximise that value. 9-Grid™ explicitly prompts conversations around the trade-off between customer performance, solution sophistication and total cost of ownership.

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 set of high level professional services including consulting, training and technical support in the field of Digital Learning Content Management.

eXact learning solutions is a sister company of LATTANZIO Group, a holding company based in Italy which integrates knowledge-intensive business services blending management consulting, IT services, training and e-learning, market research and communication.

For more information, please contact:
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, Office +44 (0)1727 860405; email press.pr@exactls.com

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