Inmarsat picks Pathlore LMS from The Matchett Group

February 26, 2004

There are over 450 employees at Inmarsat’s headquarters in London, but with regional offices and distributors around the world, keeping track of all the training required has been an arduous task. One of the simplest, yet most powerful functions of Inmarsat’s new learning management system (LMS) is to list all of the available training resources.

The LMS – software for delivering and tracking training over the Internet – will mean that external partners and internal staff will be able to access and request courses on-line, and the training department users will be able to amend and update the schedules, course agenda and trainer availability.

As well as the training, there are quarterly training conferences held which need central booking facilities.

Said training manager Clayton Littlewood: “We will use the LMS to launch and track our e-learning programs which provide new product training; on-line students will be able to send Inmarsat web-based feedback after they have completed the courses; it will streamline and centralise our training administration function; the LMS reporting function will be used to track costs and numbers, and the testing facility will help us to find out how effective the e-learning has been.

“There will be an extensive training programme for the new Inmarsat 1-4 satellite system, which from 2005 will support the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (B-GAN) – mobile data communications at up to 432kbits/s for Internet access, mobile multimedia and many other advanced applications. This will all be managed by the LMS.”

Said The Matchett Group account manager Jamie Cole: “The Pathlore LMS, which The Matchett Group is supplying to Inmarsat, provides the best fit for their training needs. Pathlore and The Matchett Group have extensive experience in working with worldwide customers such as Inmarsat. Gartner lists Pathlore in the leader quadrant of the report entitled, ‘Magic Quadrant for Learning Management Systems, 2H03.’, which is an update to the LMS Magic Quadrant published by Gartner on February 14, 2003.”

Formed as a maritime-focused intergovernmental organisation over 20 years ago, Inmarsat has been a limited company since 1999, serving a broad range of markets. Starting with a user base of 900 ships in the early 1980s, it now supports links for phone, fax and data communications at up to 64kbits/s to more than 250,000 ship, vehicle, aircraft and portable terminals. That number is growing at several thousands a month.

The Matchett Group was formed in 2002 by merging John Matchett Limited (JML) and Adkins, Matchett & Toy Ltd (AMT). Both companies represent excellence in their fields – business learning, financial learning, enterprise solutions and professional services. The Pathlore Learning Management System is sold and supported by The Matchett Group in Europe. For more information about The Matchett Group, go to

About Pathlore
Founded in 1995, Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Pathlore develops software that delivers, tracks and reports on corporate training. Customers use Pathlore’s products to increase sales, comply with government regulations and adhere to quality initiatives. The privately held company’s client roster includes Delta Air Lines, NEC America Inc., Novartis, PNC Bank, Southwest Airlines, more than 100 hospitals and health care providers, and government agencies in over 30 states including California, Ohio and Texas. Pathlore also has offices in Australia, Italy, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. For more information, go to