Global Food Service Giant Awards SkillSoft Top Honor for Third
NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2009--
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 the SUBWAY®
restaurant chain (Doctor’s Associates, Inc.) has named SkillSoft the
Technology Vendor of the Year for 2009. This marks the third consecutive
year that SkillSoft has won the coveted award for working with the
SUBWAY® brand to bring many different facets of technology-enabled
learning to employees through the University of SUBWAY®.
“At SUBWAY®, our goal has been to bring information and lessons to more
than 300,000 restaurant employees in 91 countries and SkillSoft has been
a valuable partner for us in that endeavor,” said Bonnie Zownir
Director, Worldwide Training Doctor's Associates, Inc. “We are able to
play off the efficiencies that SkillSoft brings to us with their
technology platform which enables us to get our training messages to the
people who need them, when they need them; in a format they are
comfortable with and in their language.”
“There are hundreds of suppliers eligible annually, so being selected
once is special. But to be recognized three years in a row is truly
exceptional,” said Jerry Nine, Chief Operating Officer, SkillSoft.
“SkillSoft is honored to earn this prestigious distinction.”
Additionally, two SkillSoft employees, Julie Pitcher, Learning
Strategist, and Colin Halford, Virtual Program Manager, were also
nominated for the brand’s Leadership Award and Excellence in Customer
Service Award, respectively. These nominations attest to their deep
expertise and breadth of experience.
Since October 2005, SkillSoft has been the e-learning platform, content
provider and program management support for the SUBWAY® brand. The
program has grown exponentially over the past six months as the SUBWAY®
restaurant chain has strengthened its commitment to improving its
restaurant operations, product quality and customer service by
leveraging the University of SUBWAY®, powered by SkillSoft. Operating
more than 31,750 restaurants in 91 countries, the SUBWAY® restaurant
chain is the second largest food service company in the world.
SUBWAY® Worldwide Training implemented SkillSoft’s products given the
geographical dispersion of its franchises, the inherent language
barriers and the technology requirements associated with rolling out
training programs. The impact of the program has been dramatic, within
the first year it saw a 45-percent decrease in customer complaints due
to untrained employees in stores.
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, and compliance
courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as
Leadership Development Channel™ video products, KnowledgeCenter™
portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring
services. SkillSoft’s Books24x7® product offering includes access to
more than 20,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book
summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the
SkillPort® learning management system, Search & Learn(R), and SkillSoft®
Dialogue™ 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.
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Source: SkillSoft PLC
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