Italian Training Institute IAL Buys Pathlore Software

December 2, 2003

According to IAL FVG executives, the organization sought a software platform that would simplify the delivery of training to its constituents. A top priority for IAL FVG’s team was finding a learning-management system that could not only deliver online training that mirrored the quality of its traditional classroom training but also blend the two modes of instruction.

“We needed to have a platform capable of supporting various projects, easily integrated with the existing corporate architecture and especially easy to manage,” explained Carlos De Bastiani, director of IAL FVG. “And it was important for the platform to integrate training – classroom and remote – with one interface. The Pathlore LMS gave us everything we wanted.”

To accomplish this, Pathlore implemented its system with IAL Campus, IAL’s Web portal. With the portal and LMS in place, students can take training online and under the guidance of professors and tutors.

“The value of linking a portal to an LMS comes from creating a single location for corporate information, learning and collaboration,” said Michael Brennan, program manager at market research firm IDC. “In spite of these benefits, our research shows less than 10 percent of corporations deploying a learning-management system integrate the software with a corporate portal. I expect this number to spike over the next few years.”

Brennan added, “Pathlore is demonstrating its leadership by tightly integrating learning experiences into portal software and, consequently, the workflow of employees, partners and customers.”

“We see learning – whether formal or informal – underpinning everything that happens inside an organization,” said Steve Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Pathlore. “Integrating portals and learning-management systems gives customers and employees the technology to not only find but also deliver and track the training and know-how needed to meet business goals.”

About Pathlore
Founded in 1995, Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Pathlore develops software that manages, 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 more than 30 states including California, Ohio and Texas. Pathlore also has offices in Australia, Italy, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

IAL is a private, not-for-profit trade organization operating throughout Italy with more than 100 offices, each having regional authority. IAL Friuli Venezia Giulia designs and coordinates training to prepare young people for professional careers. The organization also offers continuing education for working professionals.

IAL also engages in research, organizes conventions, participates in a variety of training initiatives and consults with executives who want to incorporate their companies. More information about IAL is at:

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