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Absorb 5.0 Availability and a Top 20 Learning Portal Award!

September 4, 2014 Leave a comment

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We here at Blatant Media are thrilled to announce the imminent release of Absorb LMS 5.0 – a major upgrade to our multi-award-winning Absorb Learning Management System.

 

Absorb LMS version 5.0, which will be released on September 8th, contains over 400 new features and enhancements including:

  •     Mobile (responsive HTML5) administrator interface with an all new look and feel
  •     New administrative dashboards and widgets
  •     Multi-language admin interface
  •     Significant security enhancements including administrator audit trails
  •     Major performance improvements built on new architecture and overall optimization
  •     Flexible competency models and certification enhancements
  •     Enhanced reporting functionality
  •     Advanced exam authoring
  •     Expanded course administration/ownership rights
  •     New “mass actions” for user and course management
  •     And hundreds more!

The release of Absorb 5.0 positions Absorb as the best LMS for organizations looking for ease-of-use, multi-language support, security, robust functionality and a great user experience at a fair price.

“We are very focused on, and invested in, maintaining our leadership position in the industry by delivering new features and technologies in a way that is intuitive and useful for our clients”, says Mike Owens, President of Blatant Media.

This customer-driven model and constant focus on innovation has led to continued growth and accolades, with the most recent award being the addition of Blatant Media to the TrainingIndustry.Com “Top 20 Learning Portal Company List for 2014“.

“It’s super awesome to be on the Top 20 Learning Portal list for the fifth year in a row!” says Mike Eggermont, Co-founder of Blatant Media.

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For more information on Absorb 5.0, please visit absorblms.com.

Absorb LMS Featured in Capterra’s List of 10 Best Reviewed LMS

August 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Capterra is an advisory services firm that helps organizations find the right software.

This company provides buying advice across a range of technologies including:

  • Applicant Tracking
  • Church
  • Construction
  • Contract Management
  • Field Service
  • Help Desk
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Maintenance
  • Medical Practice
  • Membership Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Project ManagementReviews of Absorb LMS

We’re thrilled to be included in Capterra’s list of Top Learning Management System Software Reviews.

We’re especially grateful that so many of our customers have taken the time to provide reviews of Absorb LMS and the services provided by the team at Blatant^.

Find out what people think about Absorb LMS by reading Capterra reviews.

Research Firm Says “Absorb LMS Among the Top LMS User Interfaces”

July 31, 2014 Leave a comment

desktopAbsorbLMSHR & LMS technology research company, Software Advice has included Absorb LMS in its list of learning management systems with the best user interfaces. You can read the full article here.

According to Erin Osterhaus, HR researcher at Software Advice, the research firm…

“chose to include Absorb LMS among the top LMS user interfaces for a simple reason: the interface itself is simple. Whereas many solutions can overwhelm users with options, Absorb LMS has streamlined its menus and course listings so that anyone—even less tech-savvy users—can easily navigate the system.”

Software Advice also mentions that, “having an LMS with an easily navigable user interface can make the life of a corporate trainer even easier.”

If you haven’t seen Absorb LMS’s user interface, check out our YouTube channel. Or, better yet, try out the learner side of the system or contact us to schedule a full demonstration of the system.

Two More Excellence in Technology Awards for Absorb LMS

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Absorb LMS has just won two more industry awards.

Brandon Hall Group, a research and advisory services firm specializing in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, and Human Resources has named Absorb LMS a Gold and Silver winner in their annual Excellence in Technology Awards.

2013 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology (Silver)

Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

2013 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology (Silver)

Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology

We’re thrilled to add these two awards to our list of accolades:

2013:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology
  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology
  • Bersin & Associates WhatWorks® Award Winner for Delivering Innovation
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

2012:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Learning Management Technology for the SMARTLAB LMS.
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

2011:

  • Awarded LMS Industry “Innovator” ranking in LMS Vendor Landscapes report by research firm McLean & Company
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global Training

2010:

  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training
  • Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

2009:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training

2008:

  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Custom Content

You can also access user reviews of Absorb LMS here.

Absorb LMS Selected as “Top 20 Learning Portal Company” for 2013

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

2013Top20LearningPortals162x162Blatant Media, creators of the Absorb LMS (Learning Management System), has been selected as a “2013 Top 20 Learning Portal Company” by TrainingIndustry.com for the fourth year in row. Blatant Media is one of the few vendors that has been awarded a place on the list each year since the program started in 2010.

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) October 16, 2013: Staff at Blatant Media Corp., creators of the award-winning Absorb LMS, are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on TrainingIndustry.com’s annual list of “Top 20 Learning Portal Companies.”

Selection of this year’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list was based on the following criteria:

  • Breadth of functionality and capabilities
  • Commitment to the corporate training market
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Geographic reach

“Our Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list represents the companies that support the administration and delivery of learning content. These innovative companies integrate an array of technologies into their portals to support engagement, and bring a deep set of industry experience,” said Ken Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“These companies use a variety of strategies to ensure content is easily accessible to the learner. There is also a strong focus on improving the ease of use through simple, innovative platforms and interfaces,” said Doug Harward, Chief Executive Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“The LMS landscape, and the vendors on this list, have changed a lot over 4 years so we are particularly proud to have been selected each year since the program began in 2010,” said Mike Eggermont, co-founder of Blatant Media.

About Blatant Media Corporation

More than 1,000,000 learners use Absorb LMS every day in over 1,000 companies globally. Among the list of international clients are Oakley, Adobe Software Systems, Dannon, Dale Carnegie, American Medical Systems, EVOCO, University of Indiana, Zoll Medical, Shortel, Websense, , the United States Anti-Doping Association and many others.

The creator of Absorb LMS, Blatant Media Corporation is a learning technology company that leverages the power of technology to provide training management solutions for clients throughout the world. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. http://www.absorblms.com, (403) 520-2595.

Media Contact

Dan Medakovic
V.P. Learning Solutions
Dan.medakovic(at)absorblms(dot)com

Absorb LMS Named One of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching

May 30, 2013 1 comment

Top5OnlineColleges.org, a research and advisory services site focused on learning and development in the online higher education world, has just named Absorb LMS one of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching. This list includes resources in the following three categories:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • Teaching Tools & Technologies
    • Learning Management Systems
    • Journals & Blogs

We’re particularly proud to be listed 42nd on this list. Fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will recall that 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

We don’t know if Absorb LMS is the answer to everything, but offering solid learning management is at least a start.

Blatant^ Named a 2013 Bersin & Associates WhatWorks® Award Winner for Delivering Innovation

March 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Bersin & Associates WhatWorks® AwardCALGARY, ALBERTA– (Mar 28th, 2013) – Bersin by Deloitte, a leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning, have announced that Blatant Media Corporation (blatant^) has been named a 2013 WhatWorks® Award Winner in the area of Delivering Innovation.

Winners were chosen by Bersin & Associates from hundreds of applicants and include industry leaders in business processes, consulting, financial services, food products, government, hospitality, information technology, insurance, media and software. Bersin & Associates conducted the awards program in cooperation with Human Resource Executive® magazine.

Blatant^ was recognized a winner for the development of Absorb LMS’s innovative, HTML5-based, learning management system user interface, which responds and adapts to different hardware platforms. This technology allows learners to access content such as courses and learning events on traditional computers, tablets such as iPads, and phones.

“We’re thrilled to add a Bersin & Associates award to our trophy shelf,” said blatant^ co-founder, Mike Eggermont.

This is the 13th award and accolade bestowed on blatant^ since 2008.

About Bersin by Deloitte

Bersin by Deloitte delivers research-based people strategies designed to help leaders and their organizations in their efforts to deliver exceptional business performance. The company’s WhatWorks® membership gives Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 HR professionals the information and tools they need to design and implement leading practice solutions, benchmark against others, develop their staff, and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin by Deloitte research is downloaded on average approximately every minute during the business day. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide use our research and consulting to guide their HR, talent and learning strategies. For more information, please visit www.deloitte.com/bersin or www.bersin.com.

About Blatant^ and Absorb LMS

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Blatant Media Corporation is an e-learning company that leverages the power of technology to enable learning for clients throughout the world. The company’s multi- award-winning learning management system, Absorb LMS, is used by more than a million learners in organizations throughout the world. Organizations currently using Absorb LMS include Adobe Software Systems, American Medical Systems , Dannon, New York University, Oakley, the United States Anti-Doping Association, and more than 500 others.

Media Contact

Richard Nantel
VP, Enterprise Learning Solutions
Absorb LMS | a blatant^ solution
(403) 277-4856
Richard.Nantel AT AbsorbLMS DOT com

 

Absorb LMS Wins Another Gold Award

January 3, 2013 Leave a comment

GoldExcellenceInTechnology-2012We’re pleased to announce that Absorb LMS has just been awarded a Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award in the Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses category.

The entry submitted by blatant^ provided an overview of the newly launched, iPad- and iPhone-friendly, HTML 5 version of Absorb LMS, code named `Ninja.’

According to Brandon Hall Group:

The entries were evaluated by a panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Senior Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria:

Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

This brings the number of Awards and accolades won by blatant^ to twelve:

2012: Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
2012: Named one of  TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
2012: Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Learning Management Technology for the SMARTLAB LMS
2012: Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology
2011: Awarded LMS Industry “Innovator” ranking in LMS Vendor Landscapes report by research firm McLean & Company
2011: Selected as Top 20 LMS Vendor by TrainingIndustry.Com
2011: Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global Training
2010: Silver Brandon Hall Excellence for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training
2010: Selected as Top 20 LMS Vendor by TrainingIndustry.Com
2009: Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
2009: Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training
2008: Silver Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Custom Content

Absorb LMS Customer, COLA, Wins a Brandon Hall Excellence Award

October 3, 2012 1 comment

We’re pleased to announce that Absorb LMS customer, COLA, has won a Silver Excellence In Learning Award from Brandon Hall Group in the category of Best in Learning Technology Implementations for their submission “COLA’S New E-Learning Experience.”

The winning entry describes COLA’s move to Absorb LMS from an open source learning management system and reports the following benefits and return on investment:

COLA is spending less on the Absorb platform than it did on the old proprietary system. Further, because it is an internally hosted solution, there is no external hardware dependency. Indeed, updates to the materials available by the solution can be made by multiple COLA staffers. COLA no longer needs to hire a vendor to print certificates, and COLA customer service staffers have experienced a 50 percent drop in customer complaints since the new tool went online.

Factoring in all savings to date, COLA estimates its reduction in costs to be $60,000 since the new system went online.

In addition to spending less, COLA is selling more. COLA experienced a measurable spike in sales of its educational products and services.

About COLA:

COLA is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation, and accreditation. The U.S.’s largest private accreditor of medical laboratories, COLA helps clinical labs comply with federal lab quality requirements established under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act Amendments of 1988. Additionally, COLA also helps labs comply with licensure requirements in various states. COLA is also the only CMS-deemed accreditor to be certified under ISO standard 2001: 1998 affecting quality management system.

You can find out more about COLA and review the 80+ courses this organization provides at http://cola.org.

Learning Management System User Reviews for Absorb LMS

We’re pleased happy excited thrilled ecstatic to have been recently awarded a “Best in Class” rating from Brandon Hall Group’s Smartchoice® Solution Provider Certification program. The company received its highest scores in the focus area of Cost of Ownership, based on “great price to value” and extremely high customer satisfaction with their overall return on investment in the Absorb platform.

Hearing about high customer satisfaction is rewarding. Reading reviews from satisfied customers makes us giddy. A number of our customers have provided learning management system reviews of Absorb LMS. Access them here.