uPerform Helps Clients Increase Return on Investment from HP Software

January 26, 2012
by Jim Jarrett

HP Adoption Readiness Tool (ART) is powered by uPerform software

Elkridge, MD, January 26, 2012 – ANCILE Solutions, Inc., a global provider of best-in-class learning and performance software solutions to more than half of the Fortune 100, today announced it is working with Hewlett-Packard Company (“HP”) to provide ANCILE uPerform™ Express software to HP clients. ANCILE’s innovative ANCILE uPerform™ Express software, a content creation and performance support tool, enhances the way clients learn to use HP products. ANCILE’s existing customer base has seen a decrease in content development costs of up to 50 percent through the use of ANCILE products.

“We are excited to work with HP to deliver innovative features and functionality, like our XML-based single-source approach, to benefit both ANCILE and HP clients,” said Frank Lonergan, Chief Executive Officer of ANCILE. “We look forward to adding HP software users to the 12 million users in 88 countries currently using ANCILE software.”

The ANCILE uPerform™ Express product, rebranded as the HP Adoption Readiness Tool (“ART”), provides customers who do not have any programming experience the ability to easily customize, create, and publish rich eLearning content. The product’s interactive courses, step-by-step procedures, and simulations help users to get the most out of their HP software. The first HP-built content products available for purchase will be HP Service Manager ART, HP Quality Center ART, HP Portfolio and Program Manager ART, HP Asset Manager ART, and HP Quick Test Professional ART.

Content is designed to be used throughout the application lifecycle, beginning with configuration decisions and extending into performance support for users on the job. Show Me, Try Me, and Test Me simulation modes allow for demo, practice, and knowledge checks. The simulation-based learning content can be used straight out of the box or clients can take advantage of the “single capture-multiple output” recording and content development tools to personalize the material to match their unique implementation of HP software. The ANCILE-developed software provides users the flexibility to record not only HP software, but virtually any Microsoft Windows- and web-based applications to create a single-source document and learning simulation that can be reused and rapidly deployed globally in over 30 languages.

“Strong user adoption is critical for realizing business value from software investments,” said Hans Peter-Klaey, Senior Vice President, Software HP. “The HP Adoption Readiness Tool allows clients to easily create and consume engaging and relevant custom content learning materials to drive adoption and reduce errors and costs.”

ANCILE uPerform™ Express allows organizations to rapidly and easily create, edit, and publish documents, simulations, and eLearning courses, and then quickly deploy the content directly into the hands of the entire workforce via the web. Using ANCILE uPerform™ Express’ unique combination of authoring, publishing, and performance support, organizations can reduce content development and maintenance costs while delivering targeted, high-quality learning content to improve overall user performance.

More information on the ANCILE uPerform™ products, including a brief video presentation of the software, can be found on the ANCILE website at www.uperform.com.More information on HP and the ART software can be found at http://h20546.www2.hp.com/main/news.cfm?go=ART.

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