SilkRoad Technology Partners with KnowledgeAdvisors to Integrate LMS and Analytics

silkroad_ka.jpgTalent management provider, SilkRoad Technology, and learning measurement provider, KnowledgeAdvisors, joined forces to integrate SilkRoad’s GreenLight learning management system (LMS) with KnowledgeAdvisors’ Metrics that Matter analytics platform. Metrics that Matter offers SilkRoad's clients a 360-degree assessment of how effective educational programs are by analyzing data collected from GreenLight LMS. Additionally, it can incorporate big data collected from other enterprise systems, such as customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and employee surveys to create a more comprehensive picture of the success of learning and training programs.

Furthermore, GreenLight customers can benefit from Metrics that Matter's capabilities to calculate return on investment (ROI) for each course. In so doing, they can decide whether a course or program is worth sustaining. Mr. Kent Barnett, CEO and founder of KnowledgeAdvisors explains, “Our partnership with SilkRoad will deliver a platform that enhances their customers’ learning programs by measuring learning effectiveness to reveal the true impact of their investments."

The press release underlines how SilkRoad benefits from the partnership while not insisting on KnowledgeAdvisors' gains. Are we looking at a future merger, since the two players seem to complement each other quite well?
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