Plateau Systems and Trivantis Partner To Deliver Integrated Learning Management and Authoring For The Enterprise

October 22, 2003

ARLINGTON, Va. and CINCINNATI, Ohio – October 21, 2003 – Plateau Systems, the leading provider of enterprise learning management systems, today announced that it has widened its multimedia authoring and publishing capabilities through a partnership with Trivantis Corporation, a provider of the preferred e-Learning authoring and publishing tools for Global 2000 corporations and large government organizations. This most recent partnership further expands Plateau’s ability to deliver – from a single source – a full suite of capabilities including learning management, authoring, content management, virtual classroom and analytical solutions that are open and extensible across the enterprise.

Under the Trivantis partnership, Plateau customers can purchase Plateau 4 Learning Management System (LMS) and Lectora Publisher( from one source, giving enterprise customers an AICC-compliant and SCORM-conformant platform to create, distribute and manage rich-media learning content. Plateau has tested its compatibility with Lectora Publisher, considered the fastest, easiest-to-use and most comprehensive authoring and publishing tool available. Both companies have coordinated efforts to market this integrated e-Learning solution.

Plateau’s strategy of partnering with best-in-class application, software and technology partners offers its Global 2000 and enterprise government customers a full suite of e-Learning and knowledge readiness capabilities, allowing them to respond quickly to any knowledge need across their value chain. Plateau’s decision to provide customers with a choice of open technologies rather than creating a proprietary offering allows global organizations to continue to leverage their existing IT investments and select best-in-class technologies that best meet their unique needs.

For Plateau customers, Lectora by Trivantis provides the most powerful authoring solution because it is so easy to learn and use that it extends the authoring capability to a wide circle of subject matter experts within the enterprise. With Lectora, those involved with knowledge transfer are able to produce engaging, media-rich, interactive e-Learning content quickly and easily. By expanding the participation of a company’s resources in the authoring process, knowledge transfer will occur faster and more effectively, thereby increasing the organization’s ability to leverage human capital and gain a competitive advantage with Lectora Publisher and Plateau 4 LMS.

“Plateau is very pleased to partner with Trivantis, which provides an easy-to-use, robust authoring and publishing platform for the enterprise,” said Paul Sparta, Plateau’s CEO and chairman. “Plateau’s strategy is to partner with best-in-class technology companies and offer their systems as part of a comprehensive suite. By doing this, we offer our customers the ability to truly tailor their learning initiatives rather than forcing them to select a suite of applications that may not fit within their IT infrastructure or extend beyond their training department.”

“The customers of both Plateau and Trivantis already know that Lectora Publisher and Plateau 4 Learning Management System is a proven successful combination for the high-speed deployment of e-Learning content throughout their organizations,” said Tim Loudermilk, Trivantis president and CEO. “This new Plateau-Trivantis partnership formally extends the opportunity for the same success to current and future Plateau customers. Trivantis looks forward to working with Plateau to provide more e-Learning advantages to our mutual customers in the future.”

About Plateau: Plateau’s enterprise-class software manages all of an organization’s learning and knowledge on one scalable platform. Plateau 4 Learning Management System (LMS) is built on Web-based J2EE/EJB architecture, and is the engine behind the largest e-Learning initiatives in the corporate, non-profit and government markets. Plateau’s clients include the American Red Cross, Motorola, Union Pacific and the U.S. Air Force. The company is headquartered in Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit

About Trivantis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based Trivantis Corporation provides world-class digital authoring and publishing software and content development services that enable the creation of multimedia educational content. Trivantis’ authoring tools feature near-zero learning curves that provide educators in the business sector, government, and academia the capabilities to create and publish high quality multimedia educational content quickly, easily, and independently. Trivantis solutions are designed to help overcome the technical barriers traditionally associated with publishing to a variety of digital media including the Internet, intranet, CD-ROM, and handheld devices. The Trivantis flagship product, Lectora Publisher, helps subject-matter experts within an organization to start creating courses immediately, collaborate with colleagues and convert content to provide the rapid transfer of knowledge across the enterprise so that organizations can shorten time to productivity. For more information, visit: