Skillsoft Announces Percipio Voice and Expanded ELSA Functionality to Accelerate Learning

New features deliver in-the-moment access to learning content

BOSTON October 4, 2018Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced Percipio Voice, a new feature in iPhone and Android versions of the Percipio Mobile App. Using Percipio Voice, users can search Skillsoft’s award-winning intelligent learning experience platform for content using voice-activated commands.

Further deepening its ability to enable learning in the flow of work, Skillsoft also announced that its groundbreaking Percipio Embedded Learning Synchronized Assistant (ELSA) now supports additional web browsers. In addition to Chrome, learners can now search, discover and learn in Percipio via a browser plug-in for Internet Explorer and the Windows App.

Both Percipio Voice and ELSA leverage Artificial Intelligence to deliver the most intuitive and advanced corporate learning experience. Percipio has quickly become a leading resource for more than 1,500 organizations, helping learners acquire knowledge and accelerate learning.

Percipio Voice delivers learning content on command

Streamlining learning on the go, Percipio Voice provides easy access to content from a mobile device. Similar to how consumers leverage Apple’s Siri or Amazon Alexa, Percipio Voice allows learners to use voice commands such as “search, show, find, look for, seek and open” to find all content related to a search term, search for specific content types, or even a specific content item, and resume content already in progress. If a search returns an exact match, audiobooks and videos will automatically play and books will open to the table of contents. If an exact match is not found, a list of relevant results will be displayed.

ELSA now available on additional web browsers

ELSA creates frictionless, on-demand learning by enabling users to highlight text on a web page using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or the Windows App and then click “Search in Percipio.” Learners can also search directly in Percipio ELSA to quickly find relevant multimodal learning content, including courses, videos, digital books and audio books, all while working in another web application. Additionally, users can add discovered content to playlists should they choose to resume their learning at another time.

Windows App for Windows 7, 8 and 10 provides an always-available portal into Percipio content

“Frictionless and in-the-moment access to learning content is a growing necessity for organizations looking to fill skills gaps due to rapid changes in technology and global competition,” said Michael Rochelle, chief strategy officer and principal HCM analyst, Brandon Hall Group. “Skillsoft is again raising the bar for cutting-edge corporate learning technology. With Percipio Voice and its ELSA enhancements, the company continues to distinguish itself by breaking down barriers that accelerate learning.”

“Today’s Percipio enhancements will continue to revolutionize how corporate learners take advantage of fully embedded, in-the-moment learning,” said Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer, Skillsoft. “By leveraging sophisticated technology, Skillsoft is delivering innovative ways to remove the barriers to content, improving accessibility and accelerating outcomes at a critical time when continual learning is a business imperative.”

Modeled after experiences consumers have come to expect from brands like Netflix, Percipio provides the world’s first immersive learning experience where users have one-click access to personalized learning playlists and a massive library of courseware, videos, books, audiobooks and book summaries. With the Percipio Mobile App, learners have on-demand access to learning anywhere, anytime and on any device. Learn more about Percipio, Skillsoft’s award-winning intelligent learning experience platform.

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning solutions that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management.

Skillsoft provides the most comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology and Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience accelerates learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

Skillsoft is trusted by thousands of the world's leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Learn more at


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