New Shopping Experience Reaches Extended Enterprise Learners
Herndon, Va. – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading provider of learning management solutions, is announcing the latest release of its Meridian Global LMS. This version gives associations, retailers and global organizations a way to showcase educational content to members of their extended enterprise – such as vendors, distributors, partners, members and customers.
Extended enterprise learners can choose a course, video or other type of content by logging into the LMS to purchase what they want in the currency of their choice. The LMS supports over 120 international currencies, 28 languages and operates seamlessly across disparate localities and time zones.
“In the 2013 version of Meridian Global, we’re giving associations and commercial organizations a simple way to present a ‘store-front’ Public Catalog on their web sites to sell online and classroom courses,” said Vinay Nilakantan, vice president of Product Management and Marketing for Meridian. “This provides a familiar shopping experience, like the kind they find elsewhere on the web.”
The Public Catalog in Meridian Global LMS 2013 proactively serves content that is relevant to each learner’s locale, while also allowing users to search for educational content. All of this can be done without the need to log in to the LMS.
“Associations, among other organizations, want a learning-technology platform that they can easily manipulate to promote and sell content,” added Nilakantan. “What we’re delivering with our newest version of Meridian Global will improve an association’s bottom line.”
Meridian Global LMS 2013 also includes a social module for customers to integrate discussion forums, wikis, blogs, document sharing and chat within the application’s collaboration spaces. There, learners can share know-how or discuss courses they have taken, and post comments and links about courses, videos or podcasts to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Meridian Global 2013 fully supports the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) 2004 4th edition to enable the interoperability of content.
Meridian Knowledge Solutions is the #1-rated human-capital management company for customer loyalty, with a documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. Meridian provides integrated solutions for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active users including AutoZone, Bell Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread, Sunrise Senior Living, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal, state and local governments. Meridian takes a unique approach to tailor every solution to exact client needs. Meridian asks the right questions, listens and molds its solution to fit its customers’ unique requirements. Meridian offers SaaS, private cloud or on-premises deployments.
Meridian’s flagship product, the Meridian Global LMS, integrates advanced learning management, mobile learning, social learning, e-commerce, learning content management, performance management and workforce analytics into one fully integrated solution. Meridian also provides strategic professional services, mobile and e-learning courseware development and hosting services. Meridian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals. To learn more, visit www.meridianks.com, or follow Meridian on Twitter @meridianks.
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