NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2008--SkillSoft PLC
(Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and
performance support solutions for global enterprises, government,
education and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced that
SkillSoft has cosponsored a benchmark report from Aberdeen Group
titled "Achieving Real Business Value with Learning and Development."
The report, states that 73 percent of "best-in-class" organizations
integrate their learning and development strategy with their overall
This benchmark report, which considers employee retention,
performance and compliance rates for determining "best in class," is a
compilation of surveys and interviews of 535 human resources, learning
and line of business managers worldwide. Aberdeen selected SkillSoft
customer TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, as its featured case study for this report. TELUS was selected
based on its ability to scale its learning solutions quickly and
efficiently, and integrate learning with performance management to
achieve measurable business improvement.
"Nearly one-third of all organizations in Aberdeen's survey sample
utilize SkillSoft's learning solutions," said Kevin Martin, Vice
President and Principal Analyst for Human Capital Management at
Aberdeen Group. "Our research found that organizations that utilize
SkillSoft's solutions are 27 percent more likely to be satisfied with
their learning and development programs than industry average
The ability to train and teach employees within the organization
has always been a top priority and SkillSoft's solutions seek to ease
the process of learning and development by providing online texts,
tips and directives so employees are not forced to sit through long
"Aberdeen Group's findings support the necessity of strong
in-house learning and development programs, and we at SkillSoft have
helped numerous companies achieve their goals by taking this carefully
planned route," said John Ambrose, Senior Vice President of Strategy,
Corporate Development & Emerging Business for SkillSoft.
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SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading SaaS provider of
on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global
enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized
businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize
business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-
learning content, online information resources, flexible learning
technologies and support services.
Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and
consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content
assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products,
KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services
and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product
offering includes access to over 20,000 IT and business books, as well
as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include
the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R),
SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) and virtual classroom.
SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information
purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has
no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release,
upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press
release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.
SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn,
SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials,
GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives,
ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are
trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United
States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners, countries.
Donna Keenan, 603-821-3211
Public Relations Manager
Lois Paul & Partners
Frank Tutalo, 781-782-5761
SOURCE: SkillSoft PLC