About Skillsoft


Who we are

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based solutions for our customers worldwide, who range from global enterprises, government and education customers to mid-sized and small businesses.

Our courses, books and videos have been developed by industry-leading learning experts to ensure that they build talent and develop a more knowledgeable, productive and valuable workforce. Our customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop both packaged and custom learning programs tailored to our customers' needs.

We currently serve over 6,700 customers and more than 45,000,000 learners worldwide and provide continuing, hands-on support to assist them in maximizing their ongoing success. To read more, click here to download our corporate brochure.

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Company history

Founded in 1998, Skillsoft Corporation is the product of a 2002 merger with SmartForce, a leader in IT courseware that was founded in 1989.

Since 2002, Skillsoft has continued to be a leader in the field of learning, growing the business organically and through acquisition. We completed the acquisition of NETg from The Thomson Corporation in 2007, in 2011 we acquired Element K from NIIT and in 2012 we acquired ThirdForce Group PLC (Mindleaders).

In April, 2014, Skillsoft was acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, one of the oldest Private Equity funds in Europe that has been investing in management buyouts since the 1980s. Since then, Charterhouse has completed 137 transactions with an aggregate value of EUR 50 billion. Today Charterhouse is investing from its ninth fund of EUR 4 billion and focuses on backing managers of outstanding businesses to achieve their growth plans. For additional information please visit: www.charterhouse.co.uk.

In September, 2014, Skillsoft acquired SumTotal Systems, LLC. SumTotal provides flexible, next-generation human resources (HR) solutions to 3,500 customers and 49 million users worldwide, including many of the Fortune 500. In May, 2015, we acquired Paris, France-based Vodeclic SAS and leading provider of new generation video courses that help companies, universities, and professionals improve digital productivity skills proficiency.

Skillsoft has grown from its early days as a provider of IT and business skills elearning, and now offers learning solutions that include digitized books, videos, simulations, a learning management system, content development tools, and a range of services to ensure that our customers can effectively leverage our solutions to achieve their business goals.

Awards & recognition

Skillsoft consistently earns recognition from our industry's best-known publications and analyst firms. Some recent honors:

2015

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 New England

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 New England

Skillsoft CEO Chuck Moran honored in technology sector

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Learning Management

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Learning Management

SumTotal named a Leader

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Social Technology

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Social Technology

SumTotal named a Leader

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management

SumTotal named a Major Player

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Performance

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Performance

SumTotal named a Major Player

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Recruiting

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Recruiting

SumTotal named a Major Player

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Compensation

IDC MarketScape - Integrated Talent Management: Compensation

SumTotal named a Major Player

Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix - Talent Management

Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix - Talent Management

SumTotal named a Leader

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards - Talent Management

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards - Talent Management

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Skillsoft awarded for Best Advance in Creating a Talent Strategy

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards - Learning Management

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards - Learning Management

United States Department of Agriculture and Skillsoftawarded Bronze for Best in Learning Technology Implementation

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards - Learning Management

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards - Learning Management

Fallon Health and SumTotal awarded for Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy

Gartner's Talent Management Magic Quadrant

Gartner

SumTotal named a Visionary

Apps Run the World Cloud Top 500 HCM Vendors

Apps Run the World Cloud Top 500 HCM Vendors

Skillsoft named Top 10 HCM Vendor

Trainingindustry.com's Top 20 Learning Portals

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Trainingindustry.com's Top 20 Outsourcing Training Companies

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Trainingindustry.com's Top 20 Workforce Development Companies

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Trainingindustry.com's Top 20 Content Development Companies

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Trainingindustry.com's Top 20 Sales Training Companies

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Skillsoft listed on the Watch List

Trainingindustry.com's Top 20 IT Training Companies

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