SkillSoft Expands German Offerings with New German-Focused KnowledgeCenter

New award-winning learning portal supports training and development for global organizations

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkillSoft today announced a new German-focused KnowledgeCenter to support international organizations with their global training and development programs. SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, created the SkillSoft Office 2010 KnowledgeCenter in the German language, expanding SkillSoft's international footprint in content and support. The new localized content allows learners to gain knowledge through articles, courses and online books in German, including hands-on Practice Labs allowing business professionals to learn and use Office 2010 skills in a real-time environment. A SkillSoft KnowledgeCenter is a pre-packaged, user-friendly learning portal that allows learners instant access to trusted, targeted content. Each KnowledgeCenter includes material specifically chosen to help learners build knowledge around a topic as quickly and efficiently as possible. "SkillSoft is a global company and we understand the training and development needs of organizations across the world," said John Ambrose, senior vice president, strategy, corporate development and emerging business, SkillSoft. "We continue to invest in localized content, creating content from scratch in various languages, so we can offer support to customers wherever they have offices and employees. The more efficiently learners can access the information they need, especially in their native language; the faster they can apply that knowledge to their jobs." Share on Twitter At the CeBIT global conference, the new German language KnowledgeCenter was one of three products selected for the "Innovation Award IT 2012" of IT Mittelstand in the category of e-Learning. The KnowledgeCenter was selected out of more than 2500 entries. In German speaking countries, SkillSoft has more than 50 employees work with approximately 400 customer organizations. KnowledgeCenter resources include selections from Books24x7; SkillSoft courseware organized into Learning Roadmaps that make it easy for learners to locate and use the most appropriate courses for their needs, simulations (through SkillSims, practice labs, or the Project Center), expert mentoring services (for IT KnowledgeCenters and the PMI KnowledgeCenter); and featured topic spotlights, refreshed regularly, to provide an in-depth focus on particular topical areas. SkillSoft's learning solutions are available in 111 different countries around the word in 19 languages. About SkillSoft SkillSoft 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. SkillSoft is on the web at 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 more than 29,000 digitized 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), inGenius(R) 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, Dialogue and inGenius are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft Ireland Limited in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, countries. Contacts SkillSoft Donna Ayer, 603-821-3211 or Lois Paul & Partners Maribel Lopez, 617-986-5719