Interactive Advantage Corporation Deploys ToolBook to Create Turnkey Solution for Rapid Development of Software Simulations
BELLEVUE, Wash.–Feb. 5, 2004–Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS), leader in enterprise productivity solutions, today announced that Interactive Advantage Corporation (IAC), a multimedia software development and consulting company, and a leading Click2learn value-added reseller in the Southeast US, has successfully deployed ToolBook Instructor as the enterprise authoring solution for its QuickStart Package.
The program is designed to help companies rapidly create learning content and interactive software training simulations without extensive training. Effective learning content and training simulations are critical success factors in any organizational learning initiative. Using ToolBook’s powerful features, organizations can develop professional, standards-based simulations, tutorials, courseware and other interactive learning content without in-depth programming skills. Based on AICC and SCORM standards, ToolBook also makes it easy to launch and track ToolBook content through standards-compliant learning management systems (LMS).
After extensive evaluation of simulation and content authoring tools on the market, IAC chose ToolBook as the foundation of its QuickStart Package based on its ease-of-use, intuitive interface and comprehensive simulation capabilities. QuickStart has enabled large enterprise companies such as Federated Department Stores, Inc. Cardinal Health and others to get their learning initiatives up and running quickly and efficiently by providing the ToolBook technology, design methodology and training to help development staff capture and synthesize critical corporate information into professional looking, performance-based software simulations and courses to increase workforce accuracy, proficiency and productivity.
“ToolBook has been central to our success in helping customers leverage their corporate knowledge to address business issues and goals,” said Ron Wincek, IAC president. “ToolBook’s in-depth simulation capabilities, in particular, have been key factors in our ability to meet customer demands. Simulations are an essential element in increasing workforce productivity, particularly in readying employees to use mission-critical enterprise software applications, and ToolBook is the easiest, most robust solution we’ve found for rapidly creating sophisticated simulations.”
ToolBook’s simulation capabilities allow content authors to:
- — More quickly develop simulations to deploy as demonstrations
— Automatically repurpose recorded simulations into three delivery modes — demonstration, practice and assessment, saving development time and more quickly providing the most training options to the enterprise.
— More rapidly create and modify complex enterprise caliber software application simulations designed for demonstration, practice and assessment
— More easily edit actions, transition steps and application features within software simulations with improved, built-in editing capabilities
— Accurately, record, capture and create software application simulations — including all user activities, application logic and on-screen controls — with just a few mouse clicks
Click2learn’s ToolBook has been named one of the best authoring software packages on the market today by learning analysts, training and human resource publications and thought leaders. Thousands of companies and organizations representing more than 120,000 licensed users rely upon ToolBook for their creation of SCORM- and AICC-compliant content. This long-term user base includes 13,000 major global corporations, hundreds of military and government organizations, and more than 500 colleges, universities and K-12 schools. ToolBook Instructor(TM) also acts as the Simulation Editor module in Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Productivity Suite(TM).
About Interactive Advantage Corporation
Interactive Advantage Corporation (IAC) assists organizations in adopting technology-based training as part of their core training infrastructure. IAC’s ToolBook QuickStart Package evolved from more than ten years of experience providing clients with development support services and staff training. IAC’s clients include major financial, retail, telecommunications, utilities and government organizations. IAC (www.interactiveadvantage.com; 770.945.9466) is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is a Click2learn Gold Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and Regional Click2learn Training Center.
Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) is the recognized leader in enterprise productivity solutions for Global 2000 organizations and government agencies seeking to improve business performance and workforce productivity. Using Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Productivity
Suite(TM) and ToolBook authoring solution, many of the world’s best-known corporations improve sales force readiness, achieve and demonstrate regulatory compliance, improve speed and quality of customer service, and educate customers and partners, while at the same time realizing significant cost savings. Click2learn’s clients include such industry leaders as Accenture, American Airlines, AstraZeneca, Century 21, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Pfizer and Symantec. Based in Bellevue, Wash., with offices throughout the U.S., Click2learn (www.click2learn.com, 800.448.6543) also is represented in, Europe, Australia, Japan and India.
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