Kenexa, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, and SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning content, technology and services, today announced a strategic alliance to integrate and market Kenexa’s global talent management solutions with SkillSoft’s learning content and platform technology.
This collaboration uses SkillSoft’s Open Learning Services Architecture (OLSA), which utilises web services technology, to provide richer content and user experiences for the enterprise market.
Under the alliance, the companies will bring together SkillSoft’s learning content and underlying SkillPort platform capabilities with the Kenexa 2x integrated talent management platform and 2xPerform performance management suite. Joint customers will benefit from the unique combination of Kenexa recruiting, onboarding, performance management and its competency libraries, which are used to identify candidates’ skill sets and gaps with SkillSoft’s learning management platform for delivery and tracking of content and courseware, as well as streamlined access to SkillSoft’s high quality content libraries.
“Kenexa has been an admirer of SkillSoft for a number of years and we are delighted to now be a strategic partner with a company so universally recognised for its learning content and platform technology,” said Eric Lochner, Kenexa’s President of Global Talent Management. “We have already partnered with SkillSoft on a number of new opportunities and our existing customer base is extremely excited by the potential of seamless access to content directly from Kenexa platforms. Our customers recognise the need to identify, launch and manage learning solutions through their Performance Management solution.”
John Ambrose, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business at SkillSoft, said: “SkillSoft believes this collaboration with Kenexa, a leader in integrated talent management, will provide substantial value to our mutual customers and will open up entirely new opportunities with companies who share the vision for making learning content more fluidly available throughout the talent management process. Kenexa’s vision and enthusiasm around OLSA, not just for learning platform support but more seamless content access, raises the bar for the industry and improves the overall experience for enterprise clients.”
The Kenexa 2x platform was designed to integrate all talent management functions and data, including a unified talent record, mobile tools and robust analytics, into one single system that provides a consistent user interface, security features and reporting engine while allowing for a customer’s future global expansion. The powerful performance management software gives companies the information they need to make strategic decisions based on a holistic view of their workforce. Kenexa’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model is complemented by its drive to deliver extreme service with a commitment to accuracy, timeliness, responsiveness, and mutual learning.
Kenexa 2x Perform is available now for annual subscription.
SkillSoft’s OLSA is a suite of web services that seamlessly integrate multiple types of content resources and learning application services, as well providing a means for integration with third-party systems faster and more efficiently.
SkillSoft (skillsoft.com) 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 organisations to maximise business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, and flexible learning technologies and support services.
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™ portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7® product offering includes access to more than 29,000 digitised IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort® learning management system, Search-and-Learn®, SkillSoft® Dialogue™, inGenius® and virtual classroom.
Kenexa (kenexa.com) helps drive HR and business outcomes through its unique combination of technology, content and services. Enabling organisations to optimise their workforces since 1987, Kenexa’s integrated talent acquisition and talent management solutions have touched the lives of more than 110 million people. Follow Kenexa on Twitter: @kenexa.
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