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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

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.

Absorb LMS Continues Winning Streak

January 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Brandon Hall Excellence AwardWe’re thrilled to announce that Blatant Media has been awarded Bronze in the Learning Management Technology category of the 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology for Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards.

This is the fifth time Absorb LMS has earned the recognition of Brandon Hall:

May 2011: 

  • Gold Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global Training
  • Silver for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training

April 2010:

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

In addition, Blatant Media, the company behind Absorb LMS, has been recognized for its content creation services. In 2008, Blatant Media was awarded a Silver Brandon Hall Award for Best Video in a Learning Program.