Pathlore e-Learning Contracts up 21 Percent Over Previous Year’s December Quarter
Pathlore, the most widely deployed LMS provider
in the marketplace, today announced strong growth in the value of e-Learning
contracts won during its first quarter of fiscal year 2002, which ended Dec.
31, 2001. The substantial 21 percent increase in contract value is in comparison
to contract value Pathlore recorded in the comparable quarter one year ago.
Privately held, Columbus-based Pathlore largely credited its strong performance
to having prevailed in a series of competitive e-Learning bids conducted by
large enterprises, coupled with continued momentum in government agencies and
the healthcare industry.
Pathlore increased its representation within the world’s largest enterprises
by adding to its customer base ABN AMRO North America Inc., the North American
subsidiary of the world’s 13th largest bank, and Mail Boxes Etc. Inc., the world’s
largest franchiser of retail postal and business services. These organizations
join an impressive list of current enterprise customers, including Computer
Associates International Inc., Meijer Stores Ltd., NEC America Inc., Novartis,
PNC Bank, Raytheon Co. and Southwest Airlines Co., in deploying Pathlore Learning
Management System (LMS) on an enterprisewide scale.
During the quarter, Pathlore saw strong momentum from the public sector, adding
several government entities to its customer roster, including Clark County School
District, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Ohio Department of Commerce
and Toronto Transit Commission. Pathlore is currently being used by government
organizations to deliver e-Learning in the federal government, 42 states and
the District of Columbia.
Sustained traction within the healthcare industry also was demonstrated as
Pathlore increased its customer base by adding Gundersen Lutheran and Health
Administration Corp. Pathlore has more than 100 customers in the healthcare
industry including Advocate Health Care, Affinity Health System, SSM Health
Care and William Beaumont Hospital.
"Pathlore is being selected as the e-Learning vendor of choice by some
of the world’s best-known organizations," said Steve Thomas, president
and CEO of Pathlore. "The gains we are experiencing reflect Pathlore’s
ability to help the world’s largest organizations redefine how they offer learning
to customers, employees and partners, and in doing so discover new ways for
e-Learning to bring substantial value to the bottom line."
As the digital backbone for corporate learning, Pathlore LMS lets companies
plan, deliver and manage e-Learning, including instructor-led, Web-based and
live online collaborative events. Pathlore LMS assesses learning performance
by student, group and line of business or across the entire extended enterprise.
Pathlore LMS also lets companies tightly manage their organizational skills
and competencies; employees can assess themselves online and then go directly
to prescribed online or classroom learning.
Pathlore’s strong customer base has firmly established the company’s leadership
in the marketplace with rapid and successful e-Learning implementations. Pathlore’s
strategy begins with listening to the distinct business needs and objectives
of each of its customers so they can take a blended approach to learning. Pathlore
advocates a mixture of traditional classroom, online learning and virtual classroom