Indus International Launches eLearning Initiative Powered by DocentPartnership with Docent, Inc. Creates Premiere Web-Based Training Solution

August 25, 2000

San Francisco, CA – Indus International (NASDAQ:IINT), a leading provider of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions introduces Indus Learning Center ONLINE, a web-based learning service for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) professionals. Developed in partnership with Docent, Inc., a provider of award-winning eLearning and knowledge exchange technology, Indus Learning Center ONLINE offers training options specially tailored to the requirements of the more than 300,000 Indus users, partners, and employees worldwide. The move underscores Indus International’s expansion into Web-based solutions and is delivered through the portal.

This new delivery model leverages the proven Indus instructor-led training curriculum, broadening access to and maximizing efficiency of Indus products to more than 400 Indus customers in 40 countries throughout the world. Indus Learning Center ONLINE options provide the ability to have student curriculum paths offering blended learning solutions (combination of instructor-led training and online training) with Just in Time and Just Enough training maximizing the ROI for Indus’ customers by taking the courses they need when they need them. Indus plans to continue to add online courses for Indus Solutions and the MRO community while adding web seminars and virtual workshops to a worldwide audience in the near future.

Through the Docent partnership agreement, Indus International has developed a Learning Management System (LMS) using Docent’s award-winning eLearning technology infrastructure to totally automate the training process, from schedules and registration to mobile access and transcript management.

“Today’s fast rate of corporate change presents both a challenge of just-in-time/just-enough training and an opportunity to leverage the technological power of eLearning,” said Maria Hyman, senior director of the Indus Learning Center. “Indus Learning Center ONLINE powered by Docent’s technology can provide quick, easy web access to training for an entire corporate learning community.”

“Initially we are concentrating on utilizing online learning to reduce classroom while expanding availability of training for Indus Solution Series,” said Rick Beatty, president, “We also have the capacity to customize and maintain LMS portals of all types of learning for existing and new Indus customers as well, opening an entirely new revenue stream for Indus International.”

“The pace of change in today’s business environment is so rapid that information just created yesterday becomes critical knowledge for employees and customers today. We believe that Indus’ choice of our eLearning infrastructure should offer their customers the opportunity for just-in time education, focused on helping them stay competitive in the marketplace,” said Dave Ellett, chairman, president and CEO of Docent, Inc.

About Indus International

Indus International is a leading provider of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) services and solutions for capital-intensive industries around the world. The company delivers a comprehensive suite of products, the Indus Solution Series, to ensure companies reduce cost, increase capacity and improve and over all return-on-assets. Through the integration of Indus’ technology, companies reap a significant return on their investment with Indus. Indus has launched a business initiative delivering agile eBusiness solutions via the Internet through The company partners with industry-specific vendors such as Oracle, IBM, CommerceOne and Ariba to deliver the most comprehensive supply-chain software solutions to meet the dynamic needs of complex industries. Indus’ team of experts provides software and services to more than 300,000 users in more than 40 countries. Visit Indus Learning Center Online at

About Docent, Inc.

Docent, Inc. provides products and services that enable the exchange of knowledge among large enterprises, educational content providers and professional communities. Docent™ Enterprise, an Internet-based knowledge exchange platform, goes beyond the delivery of learning content online, commonly known as eLearning, to bring together organizations into a virtual marketplace with an array of value-added services. In addition to being recognized for standing out amongst the competition by PC Week, it was also named “1999 Product of the Year” by Call Center Solutions Magazine and “Best Integrated Online Learning System” by

Docent, Inc., headquartered in Mountain View, California with offices throughout the US and Europe, has over 100 customers in such market-leading companies as Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), Ariba Inc. (NASDAQ:ARBA), Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), Impiric (formerly WCJ), Merrill Lynch (NYSE:MER) and others. Docent helps to build the right connections between Global 2000 Enterprises, professional communities and a growing list of partners including Andersen Consulting (to be known as Accenture from 01.01.01), Harvard Business School Publishing, MillerHeiman, Inc., Centra, Siebel Systems, Inc., and C³i. For further information about Docent, visit or call +1 650 934-9500.

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