ENMAX Selects Click2learn’s Aspen Platform to Centralize Workforce Readiness Programs
BELLEVUE, Wash.–Nov. 14, 2001–Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) announced today that ENMAX Corporation, a leading competitive electricity retailer in Alberta, has selected the Aspen™ Enterprise Learning Platform to improve workforce readiness.
The six-figure initiative, based on Click2learn’s Aspen Learning Management Server (LMS), will provide ENMAX with a single point of management and regulatory compliance tracking for all corporate training activities — including both traditional classroom instruction and personalized online learning content and courses.
By delivering these courses through the Aspen LMS, ENMAX gains a running inventory of the skills and knowledge of its workforce. This information can be used to better target professional development programs and aid strategic staffing decisions, ensuring maximum use of employees’ skills and knowledge.
Click2learn will work with ENMAX to implement its e-Learning program, integrate it with the organization’s employee resource planning (ERP) system, and host the solution at Click2learn’s state-of-the-art data center. In addition, ENMAX will use Click2learn’s desktop authoring software, ToolBook Assistant, to create custom content to train individuals on the organization’s proprietary products and procedures.
“By centralizing its workforce preparedness program, Aspen will enable ENMAX to more rapidly deliver key business training to employees throughout its organization, which will be beneficial as the organization adapts to changes related to the deregulation of the electrical industry,” said Kevin Oakes, chairman and CEO of Click2learn. “In addition, the ability to map the skills and knowledge of their workforce provides ENMAX with valuable insights into their human capital resources — information that may be used to better manage business fluctuations.”
Described by industry analysts as the new model for enterprise learning technology, Click2learn’s Aspen platform is designed to facilitate the capture, management and dissemination of corporate knowledge to improve productivity and business performance.
The platform, which has an open architecture, is made up of three modular but independent components that are designed to work as an integrated system. The Aspen Learning Management Server (LMS) is used for competency management, skills-gap analysis, tracking of assessments and resource management for either e-Learning or instructor-led training. The Aspen Content Development Server (CDS) is used to rapidly author highly effective e-Learning content and manage large, team-based content development projects. And the Aspen Learning Experience Server (LXS) delivers a personalized learning experience to improve knowledge transfer and facilitate knowledge exchange with a community of peers and experts.
ENMAX Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary, provides electricity, natural gas and value-added services to more than 400,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Alberta through its subsidiary companies.
Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) is a provider of enterprise software for Global 2000 organizations seeking to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge throughout their extended enterprise. Using Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform, organizations can deploy highly interactive, personalized learning initiatives to achieve strategic business objectives. Many of the world’s best-known corporations use Click2learn’s technology and award-winning content development services to improve workforce performance, educate customers, and publish large volumes of learning content. Click2learn’s clients include Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo, Symantec, Prudential, American Airlines, ADC Telecommunications, Ernst & Young and the New York Stock Exchange. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Click2learn (www.click2learn.com, 800/448-6543) operates offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.
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