Plateau Systems Teams With SystemLink To Deliver Learning Management To Clients Implementing Enterprise Software

January 15, 2002

ARLINGTON, Va. and BALTIMORE , Md. ­ January 14, 2002 ­ Plateau Systems

and SystemLink Enterprise Solutions today announced they have formed a strategic

alliance to manage the learning and business needs that arise when organizations

roll out and integrate large-scale software applications, such as SAP, across

the enterprise.

The Plateau 4 Learning Management System (LMS) manages all an organization¹s

online and classroom training, and integrates with other enterprise applications

to enhance their value and push customized knowledge to employees. SystemLink

provides professional services that enable organizations to manage knowledge

and training as they adopt enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications such

as SAP and Oracle. Together, the two companies offer a proven, best-in-class

resource for managing the enterprise-wide training requirements of implementing

ERP applications – and for integrating learning with those applications to improve

productivity and business practices.

³SystemLink has a long, impressive track record of helping companies fully

exploit complex enterprise applications like SAP through custom training content

and integration expertise,² said Plateau Chief Technology Officer Ed Cohen.

³We¹re excited to work together with SystemLink in this important

and growing market.²

³Our partnership with Plateau reinforces our ability to create solutions

that rapidly deliver training content the moment it is needed,² said SystemLink

President Stephen Linker. ³Making strategic relationships with industry-leading

software developers like Plateau Systems creates significant added value for

our clients.²

For Plateau, the SystemLink alliance offers access to a deep market for training

around large-scale ERP systems. It also showcases the company¹s ability

to fully integrate the Plateau 4 LMS with such applications. Plateau 4 LMS was

re-engineered with J2EE/EJB programming last year to enable faster and easier

integration with systems for Human Resources, Sales Force Automation, Customer

Relationship Management, Document Management and Call Center Management.

For SystemLink¹s consultants, partnering with Plateau affords the opportunity

to gain valuable experience with Plateau 4 LMS, which will be an asset when

its clients seek guidance on LMS and other enterprise systems. In years of developing

training content for software applications like SAP, SystemLink has cultivated

expertise among a range of e-Learning technology vendors ­ and Plateau¹s

LMS has been widely adopted in some of the world¹s most demanding training


About Plateau: Plateau manages learning and knowledge processes for organizations,

improving their business operations by integrating and delivering the knowledge

employees, customers and partners require to excel. Plateau 4 Learning Management

System (LMS) is built on open, J2EE/EJB architecture, and is being used by clients

across the globe, including Motorola University, Federal Express, Bristol Myers-Squibb

and the U.S. Air Force. The company was founded in 1996, and is headquartered

in Arlington, Virginia. Plateau¹s news releases, electronic press kits,

media and sales contacts and other important information are available at

About SystemLink Enterprise Solutions: SystemLink Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

has become a leader in providing knowledge management, training and learner

management solutions that are designed to complement the most valuable resource

in any enterprise ­ people. SystemLink focuses on knowledge solutions for

the enterprise, leveraging 14 years and over 500 training engagements to deliver

solutions that truly empower the end-user. Further information is available

at 866-832-5669 or


Melanie Goldfader

SheaHedges Group

6845 Elm Street, Suite 700

McLean, VA 22101



David Pedreira

Plateau Systems


Stephen Linker