uPerform™ 5 Released to Accelerate Training Programs Across the Enterprise

April 23, 2013
by Jim Jarrett

Learning and Performance Software Adds Project Management, Crowd-Sourced Authoring, and Dashboard Reporting

ELKRIDGE, Md., Apr. 23, 2013 – uPerform Solutions, Inc.,a global provider of best-in-class learning and performance software solutions to more than half of the Fortune 100, today announced the availability of uPerform™ 5 to partner resellers and direct-licensed customers. uPerform™ 5 is a scalable authoring and content management solution, which enables organizations to rapidly create, deliver, and manage learning content, increasing productivity across the enterprise.

According to IDC research study, (IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd Platform, November 2012), “2013 IT spending will exceed $2.1 trillion, up 5.7% from 2012,” increasing the demand for skilled IT project teams. Enterprises rely on training programs to decrease costly knowledge gaps and assist with the successful deployment of applications. Effective training solutions are imperative to the relay of company policies and help to drive greater worker productivity and user adoption.

“Aligning organizational performance with business priorities is critical to enterprise success. However, process changes, personnel changes and incomplete training each contribute to reduce organizational performance,” said Cushing Anderson, Vice President for IT Education and Certification research at IDC. “Tools that facilitate enhanced visibility into training completion, and provide a straightforward approach to content authoring can help organizations develop and confidently impact organizational skills to achieve business objectives.”

Specific uPerform™ 5 capabilities include:

  • Project Management: Facilitates content creation, assignment, deployment, status monitoring, and maintenance. Users can designate separate task and content owners, assign documents via email, and view assigned tasks on the server.
  • Crowd-Sourced Authoring & Rapid Recorder: Empowers subject matter experts (SMEs) and regional experts to quickly and easily create localized content, without training.
  • Dashboard Reporting: Dashboard analytics and new reports (help request, task status, user data, and website usage) track content creation and consumption on an organization’s website, while providing insight to the overall impact of training and ROI. An interactive graphical pie chart, project page, and report export ensure visibility across all projects, and help senior management drive business decisions.

“ uPerform 5 delivers powerful new productivity functionality while adding a host of new platform configuration and optimization features,” said Frank Lonergan , CEO of uPerform Solutions. “With uPerform 5, we’ve built on our earlier success and created an even more advanced training solution that will address our client’s most complex project management and reporting requirements.”

uPerform will be showcasing uPerform™ 5 at Technology Services World 2013 Best Practices on May 6-8 (Booth # 25) and the SAPPHIRE NOW + uSUG Annual Conference on May 14-16 (Booth # 1031).

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