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The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

lms2We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year.

These are big numbers, especially since the market grew by only 13% the prior year. Why all the growth? There are four big ... Read more»

Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

This week Kenexa, one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions. This represents a major move for Kenexa, putting the company firmly into the market for training tools, ... Read more»

The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

The LMS market remains very hot, and so does Facebook (below). Comments on both.

This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and Peopleclick) announced the acquisition of Strategia, a small but very successful enterprise learning management systems company. Strategia was a Canadian enterprise LMS company with ... Read more»

Blackboard to go Private:  Giving the Company Freedom to Invest

Blackboard to go Private: Giving the Company Freedom to Invest

Over the last ten years Blackboard has been one of the most successful learning technology companies in the market. Its platform is now the dominant system for secondary and university education and has been growing market share in primary education and in the corporate market. The company’s corporate LMS business is now in the top ... Read more»

Taleo Firmly Establishes itself in the Learning Management Systems Market

Taleo Firmly Establishes itself in the Learning Management Systems Market

The ever-changing market for Learning Management Systems (LMS) continues to evolve.  Last year, Taleo, the largest provider of recruiting software, spent $100 million acquiring mid-market LMS vendor Learn.com.  The company’s strategy, which we supported in earlier blog posts, is to expand across all elements of the talent management domain and develop an offering which ... Read more»

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning:  LMS Market Consolidation Continues

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of  GeoLearning.

Background:

SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems).  In our LMS 2011 research we show that before this acquisition SumTotal had ... Read more»

SumTotal Acquires Softscape:  The Gloves come Off in the Talent Management Market

SumTotal Acquires Softscape: The Gloves come Off in the Talent Management Market

Today SumTotal Systems, the largest provider of learning management systems, announced the acquisition of Softscape, the pioneering software vendor that started the market for integrated talent management software.  This move, another in a wave of consolidations taking place, creates a “gorilla” in the market for end-to-end talent management software.  (Recent acquisitions include Authoria’s ... Read more»

Taleo Acquires Learn.com:  A Shoe Drops in the LMS Market

Taleo Acquires Learn.com: A Shoe Drops in the LMS Market

Today a shoe dropped in the Learning Management Systems Market:  Taleo announced plans to acquire Learn.com.

Let me discuss this announcement from three perspectives: first, the impact on the market; second, the impact on Taleo and Learn.com customers; and third, the impact on you as a prospective LMS buyer.

(ps.  Kenexa also announced the ... Read more»

The LMS Market:  Hotter than Ever

The LMS Market: Hotter than Ever

In the last 60 days I’ve had the opportunity to attend five major industry events which cover corporate learning: user group meetings at Plateau, Saba, SumTotal and Taleo and the HR Technology Conference. While all this travel has taken a toll on my sleep, it did reinforce the tremendous importance of corporate learning technology.

In ... Read more»

IBM Adopts Saba as its Learning Technology Partner

IBM Adopts Saba as its Learning Technology Partner

A IBM Sabavery important partnership was announced today: IBM announced a major commitment to Saba as its primary learning management technology partner.

Background on IBM’s Learning Platform Business:

IBM has been in the corporate learning market for many years. In the 1980’s, the company offered a wide range of corporate training tools and systems, including PC ... Read more»