Now placed to the right of the top left quadrant of the latest 9-Grid Report adjacent to the ‘Strategic Challenger’ category - the authoring tool is common to the eXact learning suite of products, produced by the Italy-based digital learning content management business solution provider, eXact learning solutions.
In addition to an LCMS, this suite of products includes a professional template-based authoring environment, comprising an advanced, local client application and a 100 percent web-based tool (eXact learning Packager and Online Editor) as well as an app to manage, deliver and track learning content through iOS and Android-based mobile devices (eXact learning Mobile). The eXact learning solutions’ end-to-end provisioning is completed by a set of high level professional services including consulting, training and technical support in the field of Digital Learning Content Management.
Valerio Torda, eXact learning solutions’ CEO, commented,“It’s good to see independent research from Fosway Group, which was formerly known as Elearnity continue to confirm the eXact learning authoring environment as a potential leader in its field.”
Among Europe’s leading independent talent and learning analysts, Fosway Group provides research, analysis and advice on learning innovation and technologies, in addition to publishing its 9-Grid Report.
The Fosway Group 9-Grid™ report for authoring tools is a multi-dimensional model that can be used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the UK/European authoring tool and learning content management market. It compares solutions according to five criteria:
• Potential - scope and sophistication
• Performance - market performance and customer performance
• Presence - historic and current presence in the market
• Total Cost of Ownership the full cost of acquiring, implementing and operating the solution
• Future Trajectory trends of the market related to a vendor’s performance and potential
According to the Fosway Group,“The overall market is still dominated by desktop authoring tools, with collaborative and LCMS tools in a distinct minority. Adoption of SaaS-based authoring solutions is generally the exception, rather than the rule.
“Authoring tool choices are frequently still dictated by instructional design features, rather than overall production efficiency and scalability. As a result, this is an area of learning technology that often doesn’t receive the strategic consideration it deserves.”
About the Fosway Group 9-Grid™
9-Grid™ is a five dimensional market analysis model that is used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the learning and talent systems market. 9-Grid™ has been in evolution since 2008 and is driven by demand for analysis and insight designed for European-based companies. Too often, organisations have had to rely on a US-centric view.
The Grid is based on Fosway’s independent research in the Next Generation HR and Learning markets over 18+ years, and with the insights and experience of its Corporate Research Network. This comprises over 150 leading global companies; typically enterprise-scale organisations with a large European presence.
A key difference of the 9-Grid™ to other analyst models, is that all of the nine zones have value and a set of actions to maximise that value. 9-Grid™ explicitly prompts conversations around the trade-off between customer performance, solution sophistication and total cost of ownership.
About eXact learning solutions
eXact learning solutions (exact-learning.com) is a leading business solution provider in the field of Digital Learning Content Management. Its content lifecycle care solutions include modular and interoperable tools enabling, supporting and optimizing specific processes within a Digital Learning Content ecosystem: collaborative content creation; structured and workflow-based content management, and multiple output delivery of content in any desired format, channel, device and language, with any look & feel.
The eXact learning Suite comprises a fully-fledged, enterprise-wide Learning Content Management System (eXact learning LCMS), a professional template-based authoring environment, comprising an advanced, local client application and a 100% web-based tool (eXact learning Packager and Online Editor) as well as an app to manage, deliver and track learning content through iOS and Android-based mobile devices (eXact learning Mobile). The eXact learning solutions’ end-to-end provisioning is completed by a set of high level professional services including consulting, training and technical support in the field of Digital Learning Content Management.
eXact learning solutions is a sister company of LATTANZIO Group, a holding company based in Italy which integrates knowledge-intensive business services blending management consulting, IT services, training and e-learning, market research and communication.