Best of Elearning! 2013


Elearning! Media Group announced the Best of Elearning! 2013 award-winners at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, August 26-28, 2013. Recipients are chosen by Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines’ readers and community members via an open-ended online ballot.
For the first time, four organizations earned both Best of Elearning! awards and Learning! 100 honors for top performing learning organizations. They are: Oracle; Cisco; Successfactors, an SAP Company; and Kenexa, an IBM Company.

These four companies literally ‘walk the talk’ „, says Jerry Roche, editorial director of Elearning! Media Group. “Not only do these organizations invest in new products and services, they deploy their solutions within their own organizations, providing the best possible use case for implementation.

This year’s ballot included four new categories bringing the total to 25 categories and 85 products. Thirty brands were recognized as Best of Elearning! honorees at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo. Finalists in each category were honored with awards of excellence. Those receiving awards at the event include the following:

Best Learning Management System (cloud) – Winner: eCornell EDUCE Enterprise Platform. Awards of Excellence: BizLibrary LMS and Skillsoft’s SkillPort.

What voters said about the winner: „The product, the content and ease of use combine with true quality.”

Best Learning Management System (enterprise) – Winner: SumTotal Systems’ Learn. Award of Excellence: Meridian Knowledge System Global LMS.

What voters said about the winner: „It provides the functionality we need to make online, instructor-led, and virtual classroom training available to our learners. It does what we need it to do to manage our training programs.”

Best Learning Content Management System – Winner: Kenexa, an IBM Company’s LCMS.

What voters said about the winner: „The tools are good, the science and analysis back up the tools, and they follow up in terms of what worked and what didn’t work.”

Best Talent Management System – Winner: Cornerstone OnDemand’s Talent Cloud. Awards of Excellence: Oracle Taleo Cloud, SuccessFactors’ Business Executive Suite.

What voters said about the winner: „It’s a powerful tool with tremendous flexibility. It’s much more than just a LMS.”

Best HR Technology Solution – Winner: SumTotal System’s Work.

What voters said about the winner: „It has enabled us to better manage our workforce, reduce costs and empower employees to be more productive.”

Best I.T. Content – Winner: SkillSoft I.T. Library. Awards of Excellence: BizLibrary Computer & Microsoft E-learning.

What voters said about the winner: „Great content, interactive format
easy to understand and navigate.”

Best Leadership Training – Winner: eCornell Leadership & Strategic Management. Awards of Excellence to: SkillSoft Leadership Advantage, BizLibrary Leadership E-learning.

What voters said about the winner: „Broad and very current content, excellent collaboration, high-quality instruction.”

Best Soft Skills Training – Winner: eCornell’s HR Management Suite.  Awards of Excellence: BizLibrary’s Streaming Video Library, SkillSoft Business Catalog.

What voters said about the winner: „I personally find it excellent and valuable to my job and development.”

Best Compliance/Certification Program – Winner: VuBiz Compliance Series. Awards of Excellence: eCornell Project Leadership, Skillsoft Compliance Modules.

What voters said about the winner: „Price was excellent for our non-profit agency and allowed us to meet our compliance without the need for an over expensive, time-consuming workshop.”

Best Sales Training – Winner: CloudCoaching International Pathways to Growth

What voters said about the winner: „Standardizes attributes in every manager’s DNA into a M.O. that not only can they follow, but gives them the time back to do what they need to do the most: meet customers and build strategy.”

Best E-learning Development Tool – Award of Excellence: SumTotal Systems ToolBook.

What voters said about the winner: „Even though it may not be considered rapid development, I can develop much faster with it than with other so-called rapid-development tools.”

Best Mobile Authoring Tool – Winner: Kenexa, an IBM Company for Hot Lava Mobile.

What voters said about the winner: „I like the cross-platform deployment to mass audiences — even to WAP phones.”

Best Simulation Tool – Award of Excellence: SumTotal Systems’ ToolBook.

Best Social Collaboration Solution – Award of Excellence: BizLibrary Community.

Best Mobile Application – Winner: QStream QStream.

What voters said about the winner: „Easy-to-use platform that has been a hit with our clients!”

Best Learning Consulting Services – Winner: IBM’s Global Business SolutionsLearning Solutions. Award of Excellence: Booz, Allan, Hamilton Human Capital & Learning.

Best Translation & Language Services – Winner: Transperfect for Transperfect.

Best Virtual Learning Environment – Winner: InterCall’s Virtual Environment.

The balance of the 85 Best of Elearning! honorees will be announced in December 2013 in the Awards issue of Elearning! and Government Elearning! Magazines.  On December 5, 2013, The Enterprise Learning! Virtual Summit will present The Best of Elearning! solutions and case studies. Mark your calendar for these important dates.

The 2014 Best of Elearning! balloting will open December 2013. Learn more about the program, nomination process and upcoming educational events at


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