Docent Expands International Leadership With Support of Chinese and Japanese Languages

September 18, 2001

Docent, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCNT) announced today that its award-winning eLearning product now offers Chinese and Japanese support. This latest addition to Docent Enterprise strengthens Docent’s ability to quickly and easily provide Global 2000 companies, which have operations in countries around the world, with an enterprise-wide eLearning solution that significantly increases organizational effectiveness.

Docent’s leadership in internationalization support is evidenced by the strong growth it has experienced in both the Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Supporting every character set in the world, localized versions of Docent Enterprise currently exist in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese and Swedish. Docent’s clear leadership in this area is critically important to Docent customers and a major reason why the company today has more than 40 customers in the Fortune Global 500.

“The true visionaries of the eLearning market are those companies that enable globalization by embracing a variety of local languages and cultures,” said Jennifer Vollmer, research analyst at META Group. “While single language content may be suitable for some documentation and software, it’s particularly important to offer multiple languages for an effective learning environment.”

“Docent Enterprise is the only eLearning solution that is flexible enough to serve the multiple language needs of large organizations,” said Dave Ellett, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Docent. “Our customers have a worldwide workforce and must be able to communicate and train them as easily as organizations operating in a single country.”

Docent Enterprise delivers personalized learning for individuals and provides organizations with valuable information about their workforce so that can relate improvements in learning to business performance, regardless of the geographic location. Global organizations are trying to standardize their systems, but at the same time having to accommodate diverse languages and geography. Docent Enterprise 5.0 provides a platform that is significantly more scaleable and flexible for multilingual global deployment.

Robust, Highly Scalable eLearning Solution for Global Organizations

Docent Enterprise 5.0 includes key enhancements for globally distributed deployments with demanding enterprise integration and scaling needs:

  • Sophisticated internationalization support featuring dynamic selection of multiple locales so users can simultaneously view the Docent system in multiple languages.

  • Enhanced interoperability with external applications via native Java support for Enterprise Java Beans and new structured Java API.

  • Optimized performance and scalability with new Web application server architecture support for multi-threaded processes.

About Docent, Inc.

Docent, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCNT) is the premier provider of eLearning software and services for Global 2000 companies. Docent creates business advantage for organizations by delivering the right knowledge to the right people at the right time. Docent provides a complete infrastructure for developing, delivering, managing, and measuring eLearning. Docent’s eLearning suite Docent Enterprise™ includes the award-winning Docent Learning Management Server™, Docent Content Delivery Server™, Docent Outliner™, and Docent Mobile™. Docent’s customer list features more than 200 companies, including more than 40 of the Fortune Global 500. Among global systems integration firms with which Docent has alliances are Accenture, Deloitte Consulting, Hewlett-Packard, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Docent is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with other offices throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit us at, or call 650/934-9500.