ING Bank Slaski Turns to Centra to Deliver Real-time Business Collaboration and Training to Corporate Branches over the Web

June 25, 2002

Centra announced that ING Bank Slaski has selected them to power their live collaboration and eLearning initiatives in Poland. Created through the merger of ING Barings and Bank Slaski, ING Bank Slaski’s core business is corporate banking comprised of lending, deposit taking, and a wide range of domestic and foreign settlement services. The bank is also active in the government securities market and is involved on a small scale in equity trading. Subsidiaries comprise a brokerage house, a leasing company, an asset management joint venture with ING and a pension fund. ING companies in Poland employ more than 12,000 employees.

ING Bank Slaski’s leading position in Poland and expansion into new financial markets must be supported with training and information on-demand, making Centra’s infrastructure a ‘must-have’ for dispersed organizations like theirs,” said Lawrence Whittle, Vice President of Sales Operations for Centra in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “ING Bank Slaski now has the tools needed to incorporate eLearning and collaboration successfully into their critical business processes.”

The ease of use and low bandwidth requirements of Centra have resulted in rapid implementation and adoption of the solution across the organization. Using Centra’s real-time event recording features, ING Bank Slaski has the capability to record, edit, and playback Centra events, interactive discussions, video, application demonstrations, and group collaboration sessions. Software Infrastructure for eLearning and Collaboration Used in over 850 companies, government agencies and universities worldwide, Centra’s enterprise products and services are based on CentraOne, an open and extensible platform for eLearning and collaboration.

By leveraging the core capabilities of CentraOne, Centra is the only company to offer a full range of compatible eLearning and collaboration solutions – from voice-enabled virtual classrooms, Web conferences, and online meetings to powerful applications for content management, personalized eLearning, and standards compliant content creation. Through this integrated environment, organizations can increase the overall effectiveness of their eLearning initiatives, targeting the appropriate mix of live and self-paced learning formats and activities for each audience or strategic business task.