OutStart Named a Top Learning Portal Company by TrainingIndustry.com

Boston – September 24, 2010 – Following an extensive review of corporate learning providers, OutStart was recently named a Top 20 Learning Portal provider by TrainingIndustry.com.  Training Industry’s recognition reaffirms OutStart’s unwavering focus on providing best-in-class learning solutions that meet the continuum of formal, social and mobile learning demands of its customers.

OutStart’s inclusion on the list was based on the following criteria:
•    The breadth of portal capabilities
•    The company’s commitment to the corporate training industry
•    Industry visibility, innovation and impact
•    Number, type and strength of clients served
•    Geographic reach
•    The company’s size and growth potential

For organizations to succeed, their employees must possess or have easy access to an incredible breadth and depth of knowledge.  The only way for employees to attain the knowledge they require is to be constantly learning in a continuum of ways, formally and informally.  To meet these varying learning needs OutStart provides a complete set of formal, social and mobile solutions, including:

•    OutStart LCMS – the leading learning content management system (LCMS) for automating the       development, management, maintenance and delivery of modular training
•    OutStart TrainingEdge.com – The industry’s premier corporate learning solution
•    OutStart Participate – An innovative social business software platform
•    Hot Lava Mobile – Develop, deploy and track mobile content


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Doug Harward, Chief Executive Officer, Training Industry, Inc
"Our Top 20 Companies deliver the most innovative and often the most comprehensive suite of products and services in the marketplace.  Companies can count on the capabilities of these providers when looking to implement their own Learning Portals."

Massood Zarrabian, President & CEO, OutStart
“Our inclusion on the Top 20 Learning Portal list is testament to the successes our customers have driving business results with their corporate learning programs.  We thank each of our hundreds of customers for their support, commitment and patronage.  To support them we are absolutely dedicated to providing and enhancing the industry’s premier formal, social and mobile learning solutions.  

About OutStart
At OutStart, we’re out to solve a big problem.  Most organizations posses a wealth of underutilized collective intelligence around their products, services and processes.  This underutilization negatively impacts employees, customers and partners, costing precious time and money while hindering performance.  Said simply, “what your people don’t know will hurt you.”  OutStart’s social business software, mobile and learning solutions act like a lifeline: connecting people to the know-how, creativity and learning they require to be efficient, effective and agile.

 

Since its inception in 1999, and backed by leading venture capital firms, OutStart has matured into a profitable and rapidly growing company with an impressive range of customers who are surpassing expectations and delivering exceptional business results.  The company is honored to have customers like Autodesk, BB&T, Boeing Company, BT, CVS Caremark, DIRECTV, General Dynamics, Hewlett-Packard, Internal Revenue Service, McDonald’s, MetLife, Prudential, Australian Defence Force, U.S. Navy, UK Ministry of Defence, Verizon Wireless and Yum! Brands.  To learn more about OutStart, visit the company on the web at www.outstart.com.  You can also read the blog at http://blog.outstart.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/outstart.

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Media Contact:
Kelby Troutman
OutStart
617 897 6833
ktroutman@outstart.com
http://www.outstart.com