Docent Selected by GlaxoSmithKline as eLearning Solutions Provider for More Than 100,000 Employees Worldwide
Setting the standard for eLearning in the Life Science industry, Docent Inc.
(NASDAQ: DCNT), the premier provider of eLearning solutions for Global 2000
companies, today announced that GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) will standardize
its learning on a single global implementation of the Docent Enterprise
Learning Management Server (LMS) for the company’s base of more than 100,000
employees. As a result, all employees will be able to identify and access a
wide range of learning opportunities from a single online source, and learning
professionals will be able to effectively track compliance with regulatory and
corporate learning requirements and manage learning resources.
Over time the system may also be extended to allow suppliers to learn about
GSK’s business and processes, and to enable customers to learn more about GSK’s
products. The implementation is expected to deliver financial and operational
benefits to each GSK business unit with all new LMS requirements now being met
using the Docent system rather than via independent implementations. Additionally,
migration feasibility plans are being developed for other existing LMS installations
"Companies in the Life Science industry are recognizing that the delivery
of personalized, on-demand eLearning can play a critical role in maintaining
a competitive edge in the marketplace," said Andy Eckert, president and
COO of Docent. "With Docent Enterprise, GSK will be able to quickly and
efficiently leverage its complex knowledge base to solve key business problems
on a global basis."
Docent Enterprise Enables Global Compliance and Harmonization
Docent Enterprise enables tracking of global learning for regulatory compliance
in a single system and provides compliance mandates, such as automatic audit
trail reporting. Docent enables life sciences companies to manage and disseminate
critical intellectual capital that will accelerate products through the R&D,
clinical research, and regulatory acceptance pipeline while managing strict
compliance with regulations specified in the Food and Drug Administration’s
21 CFR Part 11.
In addition, Docent is compliant with draft specifications of eCTD Working
Group of the Harmonization of Technical Requirements Task Force, which is working
on a standard for electronic submission of documents to multiple global regulatory
bodies. Docent is also compliant with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s
Pharmaceuticals Affairs Bureau guidelines in Japan, as well as with the guidelines
of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products. Coupled with
global customer support, an internationalized suite of products, and full support
of 15 languages Docent is aggressively enabling its customers to streamline
global operations under a single suite of solutions.
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) — one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical
and healthcare companies — is committed to improving the quality of human life
by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information
visit GlaxoSmithKline at www.gsk.com
About Docent, Inc.
Docent Inc. (NASDAQ: DCNT) is a leading 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, Docent Peak Performance and Docent
Mobile. Docent’s customer list features 295 companies, including more
than 55 of the Fortune Global 500.
Among global systems integration firms with which Docent has alliances are
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Deloitte Consulting, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Docent is headquartered in Mountain View, California with other offices throughout
the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit us
at www.docent.com, or call 650/934-9500.
Docent, Docent Enterprise, Docent Peak Performance and the marks relating to
Docent products and services referenced herein are either trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of Docent Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
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