After clocking up 15 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions, the leading global e-learning producer, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), has concluded partnership agreements with Denmark’s Key2Know and eGEDI, in South Africa. This follows similar partnership agreements between TIS and the Netherlands-based consultancy Scientafix, as well as with the US-based Knowledge Management Solutions Inc (KMSI).
Under these agreements, TIS will use its considerable experience and expertise to enhance its partner companies’ clients’ e-learning approaches. TIS’s partner companies - Key2Know, eGEDI, Scientafix and KMSI - are also making their specialist services available to TIS’s clients.
Bo Frandsen, managing director of Key2Know, which specialises in the sales and implementation of learning tools, commented: “TIS has a reputation for supplying top quality learning solutions – not just in Europe but throughout the world. We’re delighted to add TIS’s undoubted e-learning expertise to our toolkit – and we’re also delighted to be able to use our skills to give TIS clients a keener competitive edge.”
Barry Vorster, of eGEDI, which specialises in the sales and deployment of SAP and is one of the EPI-USE groups of companies, said: “eGEDI provides a framework within the Southern African and international environment to improve the opportunity of becoming a lifelong learner. Our extensive experience in curriculum development, instructional design and the application of this expertise to e-learning enables eGEDI to offer a total training solution, customised for customer-specific needs, using a variety of instructional strategies.
“Our partnership with TIS enhances this by improving our range of products and services in the education and training field.”
Scientafix is supplying TIS clients with strategic consulting services, along with implementation of the e-learning materials, learning management system (LMS) and other tools.
“Our aim, in working with clients, is to turn knowledge and learning into results,” commented Jop Duyvendak, joint head of Scientafix, whose clientbase predominantly consists of Fortune 500 companies in Europe. “We are delighted to be working with TIS, whose aims are similar to our own and whose skills and competencies are complementary to ours.”
Under its agreement with KMSI, TIS is providing e-learning content development services to KMSI clients; while KMSI will supply TIS clients with KMx, its SCORM conformant Advanced Distributed Learning Platform that provides fully integrated e-learning content development, learning management, performance management, learning content management and virtual classroom technologies.
“The partnership with TIS will provide our current clients with the best possible combination of technology and services available in the learning technology marketplace,” said Jack E. Lee, KMSI’s president and CEO.
“Leveraging the capabilities of our KMx platform, TIS will be able to provide its clients with the next generation in human capital management technology. The partnership could not have come at a better time for an industry that, due to recent consolidation, has caused hundreds of companies to look for new learning technology leadership.”
TIS has developed over 950 custom built e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients
across all sectors of the economy - including education and the public sectors - and operates in the USA, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Japan as well as in India. Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks.
“We believe that our strategic partnership with these four organisations will help to improve the quality of each company’s offerings to their many clients,” explained Manoj Kutty, TIS’s worldwide president of sales and marketing.
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning. A part of the £7bn Tata Group – one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India, TIS has 15 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions.
TIS employs a global team of 850 multi-disciplinary specialists – a unique mix of project managers, software engineers, instructional designers, content developers, visual designers and animators. Its service bouquet includes Simulations, Systems Training, New Hire Training, Business Processes and Skills Training, Regulatory and Compliance Training, Sales and Customer Service Training, Adaptive Assessments, Story-based Learning Objects and EPSS. Powered by creative talent, sound processes and technological excellence, TIS has developed over 950 e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients – including 50 Fortune 500 companies – across the UK, Europe, US, Australia and Asia. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as British Airways, BECTA, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, McGraw-Hill, NHS, ntl, Orange, Pearson Education, Qwest, Royal Mail, Swiss Re, UNICEF, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland and Vodafone.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in 20 prestigious industry awards, including BETT 2004 Best Product Award, Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2004, APEX 2004 Award of Excellence and three nominations for the prestigious WOLCE Awards.
Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 020 7235 8281
Bo Frandsen, Key2Know, 00 45 283 51400, key2know.dk
Barry Vorster, eGEDI, 00 27 827 770017. epiuse.com & egedi.co.za
Jop Duyvendak, Scientafix, 00 31 (0) 629 075191, scientafix.com
Jack E Lee, KMSI, 00 1 866 501-5674/ 00 1 410 859-3413 (direct), kmsi.us